Hero image

Happyedugator's Shop

Average Rating4.23
(based on 131 reviews)

I have a total of 27 years teaching experience . After I received my M.Ed. from the University of Florida (hence the name "HappyEdugator"), I began teaching in elementary school, where I taught pull-out remedial classes for grades 2-5 and a section of K-1. Then I taught Pre-K for 5 years, before I went up to Middle School, where I have been in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Last year, I went back to 1st grade in a private setting. I have traveled worldwide and am also fluent in Spanish.

1k+Uploads

391k+Views

33k+Downloads

I have a total of 27 years teaching experience . After I received my M.Ed. from the University of Florida (hence the name "HappyEdugator"), I began teaching in elementary school, where I taught pull-out remedial classes for grades 2-5 and a section of K-1. Then I taught Pre-K for 5 years, before I went up to Middle School, where I have been in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Last year, I went back to 1st grade in a private setting. I have traveled worldwide and am also fluent in Spanish.
Symbiosis - Symbiotic Relationships PowerPoint
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Symbiosis - Symbiotic Relationships PowerPoint

(0)
Symbiosis - Symbiotic Relationships PowerPoint. Colorful graphics and animated slides explain the differences between the three types of symbiotic relationships that exist in ecosystems: commensalism, mutualism, and parasitism. Nice addition to your ecology unit. Easy to understand terms.- HappyEdugator
Public Speaking PowerPoint
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Public Speaking PowerPoint

(1)
Public Speaking PowerPoint - How to write and present a speech. Presentation explains purpose ( Persuade, Inform, and Entertain), points to consider such as subject, audience, personality, and occasion. Discusses the process of planning a speech, including the body, the introduction, and the conclusion, writing an outline, and preparing the delivery. 25 slides.
Narrative Hooks Study Guide
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Narrative Hooks Study Guide

(1)
Narrative Hooks and Writing Practice. Examples of various types of hooks from literature. Students will learn about hooks that writer's use to engage the reader and apply what they have learned by using a hook in their own writing. - HappyEdugator
Strategies for Teaching Different Learning Styles PowerPoint
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Strategies for Teaching Different Learning Styles PowerPoint

(0)
Strategies for Teaching Different Learning Styles PowerPoint. Useful strategies and activities for different learning styles. Animated and colorful slides. There are several theories related to learning styles and multiple intelligences. Effective teachers consider their students' learning styles and use strategies adapted to their students' individual needs. Here are many different strategies to use for the different learning styles and multiple intelligences. For example, includes specific strategies and a list of activities for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners.
Back to School Classroom Expectations PowerPoint
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Back to School Classroom Expectations PowerPoint

(0)
Back to School Classroom Expectations PowerPoint. Just what you need at the beginning of the year. Use at Open House, Back to School Night, or Parent Night. A basic slideshow template of classroom expectations for students at the beginning of the year. Fill in your own specifics. Back to school expectations include behavior, routines, etc. Project it on your SmartBoard for the first day of school. Editable. Revise for yourself as necessary. I also play it continuously looping at Open House at individual student computers, set up like kiosks. - HappyEdugator
Imagery with Weather Poems
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Imagery with Weather Poems

(0)
Imagery with Weather Poems! Have your students create weather poems using descriptive adjectives and imagery. Three different poem formats support differentiated instruction. After reading a story or novel in which weather plays a major role in developing the plot (such as the short story “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury or the novel The Cay by Theodore Taylor), have your students write weather poems. Discuss how to create imagery using words that appeal to the senses. They will enjoy coming up with vivid adjectives and descriptive language. Ask your students to think of words that will create the best images, or they can look up adjective lists online if they have access to technology. The first format has the most scaffolding for the kids who have trouble putting words on paper. The second format is a little more challenging, and the third one is great for your high achievers. If you prefer, you can also use these in sequence and build up to the higher level thinking format. After your students complete the format, ask them to share, edit and revise, and then type up the poems to publish and make a great display.
Giraffes  Fun Facts about Giraffes PowerPoint
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Giraffes Fun Facts about Giraffes PowerPoint

(0)
Giraffes - Fun Facts About Giraffes PowerPoint. Learn about giraffes! This giraffe PowerPoint has interesting and fun facts about the life of a giraffe. Informational text can be used to introduce or supplement a jungle theme unit or a unit about the zoo, giraffes, or African animals. Engage students and grab their attention, or build background knowledge for reading books with giraffes, like "Giraffes Can't Dance." It can even be a fun supplement to the book "The White Giraffe." - Happyedugator
Appostives and Appositive Phrases PowerPoint
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Appostives and Appositive Phrases PowerPoint

(0)
Appositives and Appositive Phrases PowerPoint. Animated graphics and interactive slides helps students Identify appositives and appositive phrases, how to punctuate sentences with appositives, and how to use appositive phrases to combine sentences. Sentence combining is a skill that helps student correct short choppy sentences in their writing. Supports common core standards. - HappyEdugator
Margaret Thatcher - The Iron Lady PowerPoint
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Margaret Thatcher - The Iron Lady PowerPoint

(0)
Margaret Thatcher - The Iron Lady PowerPoint. A biography of some of the highlights of the life of Margaret Thatcher, her childhood, her schooling, her rise to leadership, and her accomplishments as the first woman to become British Prime Minister, her family, her friendship with Ronald Reagan, the Falklands War, and famous quotes. Good for Women's History Month. 27 slides. Print out the slides with quotes to also make nice posters for your room! - HappyEdugator
Lions - Fun Facts About Lions PowerPoint
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Lions - Fun Facts About Lions PowerPoint

(0)
Lions - Fun Facts About Lions PowerPoint. Learn about lions! 18 slides of fun facts about lions, which can be used to introduce a animal theme unit of study. Informational text for reading practice. Lots of animated graphics. Learn the differences between African lions and Asian lions. What do lions eat? Where do lions live? Fun for March, which comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Engage students and grab their attention, or build background knowledge for reading books with lions, like Born Free (nonfiction), Lion Boy (fiction), or The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (fiction).
Haiku Tanka and Renga Poetry
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Haiku Tanka and Renga Poetry

(0)
Haiku Tanka and Renga Poetry. How to write Haiku, Tanka, and Renga poetry. Includes slides on the history of haiku, famous Japanese poets, descriptions, rules, and examples of each type of poetry, graphic organizers for students to write their own poems, and nature word lists that include 1 syllable nouns, 2 syllable nouns, and 3 syllable nouns to give students ideas for completing the graphic organizers. Enjoy! - HappyEdugator
English Words That Come From Spanish PowerPoint
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

English Words That Come From Spanish PowerPoint

(0)
English Words That Come From Spanish. Use word origins to build vocabulary. Notes about Spanish pronunciation makes this useful for an introduction to a Spanish class, too. Animated graphics and sounds will entertain students. It is fun to study word origins! 23 slide PowerPoint presentation will help students build their vocabulary and develop their understanding of where language comes from. These slides explain words like poncho, platinum, and embargo, with definitions and photographs, and an explanation of the etymology. The words can be used for spelling or vocabulary building. All of them come from Spanish or from indigenous languages of South America. Students will be surprised to know that alligator comes to us from Spanish! Slides can also be printed out onto cards for learning center activities. Leads into research...students can discover other words that come from Spanish, too. - HappyEdugator
Drama Play Outline for Play Writing Project
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Drama Play Outline for Play Writing Project

(0)
Drama - Play Outline for Play Writing Project. Drama writing activity. If you want your students to write their own play, this is a good way to get them to start thinking. They must write an outline of what their play is about, and they will need to complete the ten steps required for a good outline of their play. Students will have to include information on characters, setting, conflict, plot, etc. Includes brainstorming sheet and easy to grade checklist, for a total of 100 points.Students should write the actual outline on their own sheet of notebook paper or type it, using the checklist as a guide. - HappyEdugator
Summer Reading List Grade
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Summer Reading List Grade

(0)
Summer Reading List Grade 7 - 8. A suggested summer reading list to encourage reading. Nice handout to give to parents at the end of the year as a helpful guide to some good literature for young adults to read during the summer. Parents love it! Includes name of book and author. Chosen for the text level of complexity required by the common core standards. Good guide for homeschool parents, too. - HappyEdugator
Critical Thinking Brain Teaser Sheet
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Critical Thinking Brain Teaser Sheet

(0)
Critical Thinking - Brain Teaser Sheet. Words That Go Together. A challenging word game for gifted and talented students, or anyone who wants to think! Find another word that starts with the same two letters as the given word. The right answer will create a familiar compound word or two-word phrase. Key included.
Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening PowerPoint
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening PowerPoint

(1)
Robert Frost - Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening PowerPoint. Poetry analysis for a close read of the poem and writing activity. Includes slides about the author, setting, characters, figurative language, alliteration, metaphor, end rhyme, internal rhyme, structure, meter, different interpretations (including a Christmas one), and a writing activity based on common core standards that requires citing text evidence. 27 slides. Enjoy
Holidays Around the World - Christmas Around the World Poetry Activity
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Holidays Around the World - Christmas Around the World Poetry Activity

(0)
Have your students learn about holidays around the world and write acrostic poems about how people celebrate Christmas around the world. Includes informational text about ten different countries around the world and how they celebrate Christmas. You may wish to have students do additional research to write their poems. These are fun and easy to use for differentiation. You can choose longer or shorter poems for students, or you can give them choice. You can also require either words, phrases, or complete sentences on the lines. You can decide to rhyme or not. They do require some critical thinking and creativity. They make a great display, too. - HappyEdugator ©2016 HappyEdugator.
FREE Following Directions Test - A Tricky Following Directions Lesson
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

FREE Following Directions Test - A Tricky Following Directions Lesson

(14)
Following Directions TEST - A Tricky Following Directions Lesson. FREE Fun for April Fool's Day, too! Give this following directions test to your students, and try not to laugh too much when they are taking it. If they don't read the directions first and do what the directions say, they will be shocked at the end to find out they only had to do number one...write their name! Great test preparation activity to get kids ready for exams too! Enjoy! - HappyEdugator
Summer Outdoor Fun Crossword Puzzle
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Summer Outdoor Fun Crossword Puzzle

(4)
Summer Outdoor Fun Crossword Puzzle! Fun and free as a thank you to all my wonderful followers We all hate to see summer go, but hopefully it will last just a little bit longer. Enjoy this little piece of summer! - HappyEdugator
Vocabulary Lists, Activities, and Tests SAMPLE
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Vocabulary Lists, Activities, and Tests SAMPLE

(0)
Vocabulary - Vocabulary Lists, Activities, and Tests for a Year Sample. The first three weeks! If you like it, you may purchase the entire set which includes 102 pages of vocabulary activities for the whole year! Upper Primary and Lower Secondary level. Weekly Vocabulary lists, Weekly Homework practice and vocabulary activities, a HW checklist, and Weekly Tests with answer keys for the entire year! There are 8 weekly assignments for the 1st quarter, 6 for the 2nd quarter, 8 for the 3rd quarter and 6 for the end of the year. Words selected are those most often seen on standardised tests. Files are editable Word documents. First lists of each quarter stress root words and affixes. Students learn parts of speech as well. Just print out the handout and give to students at the beginning of the week, check off their homework practice as they complete the activities, and give them the test on Friday. Have everything ready to go at the beginning of the year. Try it out!