Windup Teacher

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"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." -attributed to Groucho Marx
 
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These fill-in-the-blank bibliography sheets make citing sources a breeze for your elementary students! This bundle includes 3 versions of a Bibliography Cloze Sheet. #1 The first is a 2-sided Bibliography Cloze Sheet with clip art and plenty of
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This activity sheet is ready to go after you read Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto and Ed Martinez. It includes a spot for students to color and explain their favorite part, write 5 words that rhyme with "ring", write the definition of "kneaded",
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Parts of a Book Word Search for elementary school students. Words are vertical, horizontal, or diagonal. No words are backwards.
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I used these handouts with my 3rd graders in the Media Center and it helped make them independent and left me open to circulate more during class. Students make their video in front of the green screen using the regular video app on the iPad.
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9 Just Right Book reproducible activities and bookmarks. Activity #1: Identify an easy, hard, and Just Right book. Activity #2: A writing assignment that asks them to justify WHY a book is Just Right for them. Activity #3: Activity Sheet for
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Here are some activity and writing sheets for you to use after reading "The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree" by Gloria Houston. *1* Comprehension Sheet - This asks students to draw their favorite part, answer some questions and write five
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Here is an 8.5" x 11" activity sheet for the Caldecott Medal. AND a 8.5" x 14" legal sized Poster Activity for the Caldecott Medal. They vary slightly since there was more room for items on the larger version. Some of the things these ask the
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This activity has been tested and used in my elementary school Media Center for years. Students LOVE it! This file has TWO complete Call Number Scavenger Hunts for your library. Each game has two jokes that the students will find the answers to,
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What better way to study book care than to make your own class book about it? Use these reproducibles to excite your students into writing about how to care for books. Bind the book together, put a barcode label on it and let them check it out
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Help your students Create an Invention with this 8.5" x 14" legal-sized activity sheet! It walks your students through the Engineering Design Process step-by-step. Included in this packet: 1. Design an Invention Poster Activity Sheet (8.5" x
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This is a FUN way for your students to review finding call numbers in your library! There are 3 sets of Scavenger Hunt Task Cards to cover the Easy, Fiction and Nonfiction areas of your library. Each set has 12 task cards to find, so there are 36
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The Class Book is a great way to reinforce rhyming words. Use it after reading Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas. Makes a great Writing Center! The Comprehension and Skills Activity Sheet goes with the book "Rhyming Dust Bunnies" by Jan Thomas.
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Writing doesn't have to be boring! Get this pack of Mother's Day writing papers for your students to choose from. This Writing Paper Pack for elementary students includes: 2 Heart writing sheets - one with lines, one without 7 Acrostic pages with
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I have found that my elementary students need a little bit of structure and accountability during their Makerspace time in my elementary library. Thus, this kit addresses that need by giving them a structure via a Mission sheet that they guides
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What better way to learn library rules than to make your own class book about it? After reading Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen, use these reproducible pages to excite your students into writing about a rule they think the library should have or a
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Here are 3 activity sheets to print and use after you've read Auntie Claus, by Elise Primavera, to your students. 1. Comprehension Sheet - This sheet asks students to draw and write about their favorite part and answer some questions related to
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Easy Community Helpers Word Search. Words horizontal and vertical only in an all lowercase puzzle. Comes in Full Color for those that like to laminate and reuse. Also in B&W reproducible.
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I have used Stop Motion animation with my Kindergarten and 1st graders over the past few years in the Media Center. In this 15 page presentation, you will find step-by-step directions on how to teach your students how to use an iPad and the
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Easy center idea for upper elementary students. I have used this successfully with 3rd graders in my Media Center. They LOVE being able to research a topic of THEIR choice! This reproducible gives students a structured research process for them to
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3 Storyboard Templates to meet the needs of your individual students.Same basic design on each storyboard, but each has different number of lines. One storyboard has just 2 large lines with larger boxes to draw in.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching since 1993. I have degrees and teaching experience in Special Education, Elementary Education, and Library Science.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to model and then let children do it for themselves!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Nationally Board Certified Teacher 2003, renewed 2013.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Elementary Education Master's in Specific Learning Disabilities Master's Library Science

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As an elementary Media Specialist I love helping students get hooked on reading and technology!

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