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On My Honor Teaching Novel Unit
Jul
20
2011

This is a custom written literature unit to be used with On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer.

This unit is designed to be used with some student/instructor interaction. It can also be revised as an independent study for the student. It is written as a 7-day unit but can be slowed down or sped up as needed for the individual student. It is written for the 5-8th grade reading level.

It would work great in a one-on-one setting for home school or for a teacher to use as a resource in the classroom for a small group or entire class. The unit is designed so that you can start teaching immediately with little to no preparation on your part. Great time saver!

This unit contains:

  • Teacher Packet containing detailed daily lesson plans, an answer key, and suggested curriculum connection activities.
  • Student Packet containing vocabulary activities, comprehension questions, and extension activities that correlates with the book
  • An after the book activity packet

I wrote and developed this unit myself. I am a certified teacher in Nebraska. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Iowa State University and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. In addition to my Masters I have taken graduate courses on teaching of the Gifted and Talented. I have successfully used these activities in the classroom setting many times.

Pirate's Ahoy! Making Words Game
Jul
20
2011

This is a fun game for 2-4 players to practice making words/blending. While playing the game kids are encouraged to read the words they make. Included are words in the word families _at, _in, _et, _og, _ug. Put all cards in for even more variety. I have included materials and instructions for 2 levels of play (simple & advanced)


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The "Teacherstuff" Shop
Jul
20
2011


 

 

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As a teacher, time is always what we need. There's never enough, and our work is never done. Teacher Stuff is full of time-saving lessons that are exactly what you need. Research based and aligned with standards, you will find fun, creative, interactive lessons that you can use tomorrow. If you are looking for ways to integrate technology into your classroom, smartboard lessons are my speciality! First developed for use in my classroom, you'll find practical resources for practical  teachers on a teacher's budget. Give yourself the gift of time. Download a lesson today!


My Credentials:
I have been an elementary school teacher since 1999 with experience in Kindergarten, reading recovery, 2nd grade (which I currently teach), 4th grade, and ELL. My degree is in English with an emphasis in elementary education and I have an ELL endorsement from the University of Northern Colorado. I have a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesely University, and I have completed one year of my doctorate in primary literacy instruction.

These lessons are made for teachers (who don't get paid enough to spend a lot of extra money), so my intention is not to get rich and quit my day job (I love teaching way too much anyway!). I just wanted to share things I thought might be useful to others. Because of the time and effort it takes, I needed a little incentive to keep creating, so I am charging a small, reasonable fee. I had to pay for the really cute graphics that I use in most of my lessons from www.thistlegirl.com, and I had to buy a reseller's license to share them with you, so I am hoping to earn my money back. Because I made these lessons and resources for my own classroom, getting my money back would be a bonus for me!
So my goal for opening this shop is to share something useful with you that saves you the time and energy of creating it yourself, and to earn enough that I can use it for free in my classroom!
Happy shopping . . .

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The "The-Weekly-Hive" Shop
Jul
20
2011

Hi!  My name is Lauren Blackmon.  I am a third year first grade teacher from St. Louis, Missouri.  I have taught in a fifth grade e-MINTS classroom for two years prior to teaching first grade.  I love to be creative with my kids and come up with new inventive ideas to use in my classroom. 
 

The Tale of Despereaux Teaching Novel Unit
Jul
19
2011

This is a custom written literature unit to be used with The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo.

This unit is designed to be used with some student/instructor interaction. It can also be revised as an independent study for the student. It is written as a 26-day unit but can be slowed down or sped up as needed for the individual student. It is written for the 5-8th grade reading level.

It would work great in a one-on-one setting for home school or for a teacher to use as a resource in the classroom for a small group or entire class. The unit is designed so that you can start teaching immediately with little to no preparation on your part. Great time saver!

This unit contains:

  • Teacher Packet containing detailed daily lesson plans, an answer key, and suggested curriculum connection activities
  • Student Packet containing vocabulary activities, comprehension questions, and extension activities that correlates with the book
  • An after the book activity packet

I wrote and developed this unit myself. I am a certified teacher in Nebraska. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Iowa State University and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. In addition to my Masters I have taken graduate courses on teaching of the Gifted and Talented. I have successfully used these activities in the classroom setting many times.

The "theteachingbank" Shop
Jul
19
2011
The Teaching Bank was founded in 2003 by Michelle Heisler with sales on Ebay. Sales expanded in 2008 on Amazon, in 2010 at teacherspayteachers.com, and now 2011 on The Teacher's Notebook!

My goal is to provide quality lessons and units that are practical and ready to teach. I have a large number of novel study units. I also provide everyday grammar practice activities, math activities, and literacy center activities. Activities in my store can be found for Kindergarten- 12th grade!


You can find The Teaching Bank at:
http://www.facebook.com/TheTeachingBank
http://theteachingbank.blogspot.com/
https://twitter.com/#!/TheTeachingBank
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/The-Teaching-Bank/
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_office-products?_encoding=UTF8&node=1064954&field-brandtextbin=The%20Teaching%20Bank
The "vintageteacher" Shop
Jul
19
2011

As a vintage teacher with  18+ years of classroom experience, the Vintage Teacher Shop provides you with materials/lessons made with the knowledge gleamed over time.  

As an upper level elementary teacher,  I am very aware that not all students are achieving at the same level.  For this reason, there are a wide range of skills and learning levels available at the Vintage Teacher Shop.

I believe that learning can be fun, so there are many games/activities listed on a wide range of topics that I have made to use with my students.  There are fun lessons available that require no technology, as well as PowerPoint and Smart Board activities.

In the days of high-stake testing, it is imperative that lessons/activities are all working toward achieving the goal of mastery, while still preparing our students for life.  While working towards those goals, students can also have fun.  You will find many games/activities at the Vintage Teacher Shop to help achieve those goals.  The use of a game to practice skills will often help draw out those students who just aren't sure they "get it" into the mind set I can do this!

Please check out my blog and Facebook page to stay up-to-date with new items and to find some freebies! 

Thanks and have a great learning day!


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Fabulous Fairy Tales Unit (ideas for 10 Fairy Tales!)
Jul
19
2011

Fabulous Fairy Tales is an 87 page unit that provides writing, math, science, and literacy activities for 10 popular fairy tales. The ten fairy tales included are: Cinderella, The Princess and the Pea, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, The Frog Prince, Little Red Riding Hood, Golidlocks and the Three Bears, and The Elves and the Shoemaker. Here is what's included:

* Writing Prompts and themed writing paper (4 styles to hopefully meet the needs of students K-3)
* Story Maps for each story
* Venn Diagrams
* Math practice pages covering addition, subtraction, word problems, tens and ones, graphing, patterns, time to the hour and half hour, and measurement.
* Jack and the Beanstalk themed lima bean experiment with observation journal
* Reading a map practice page
* Fairy Tale word search
* Castle writing page
* Sample Parent Letter for a Fairy Tale Feast

These pages print great in black and white or in color. The preview file contains a full table of contents as well as sample pages.

Back to School Activity Pack
Jul
19
2011

The beginning of the school year can be busy! This pack includes activities for the first few days of school. It also includes a few team building and classroom community activities and a back to school book list. The activities in this packet are appropriate for 1st and 2nd grade students and homeschoolers.

The "KindergartenWorks" Shop
Jul
18
2011
KindergartenWorks brings you 8+ years of model/lab school teaching experience to save you time in your classroom! Everything I've created for you has been at use in my classroom! Rest assured it's been kid-tested and principal approved!

I believe in developing independence and teaching students to think on their own, think through their actions and develop an awareness of good choices. My work featured here on Teachers Notebook.com reflects that and the need to differentiate for all students as well as how to keep it streamlined, effective and simple for you the teacher.

Check out our blog and our facebook page to stay up to date and grab freebies!