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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.

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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.
Digital Classroom Interactive Reading Comprehension Story - Finish Line
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Digital Classroom Interactive Reading Comprehension Story - Finish Line

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Perfect to set up on Chromebooks. This is a great reading comprehension passage for your struggling boys who are just not motivated to read. Finish Line is the fiction story of a boy who is trying to find his own special talent in a family of many talents, who finds a dirt bike, fixes it up, and goes on to win at a dirt bike race, making new friends along the way. Each slide is a piece of the motocross story, and is followed by a slide of reading comprehension questions requiring thinking, evidence, and inference, as required by the rigor of today's standards. 22 questions in all, with an answer key at the end, so it can be self checking. Good for independent practice and test prep, and perfect for homeschool, too. If you have a boy who likes motocross bike racing, this is a great independent reading assignment to do at a computer station or on a Chromebook or iPad. It can also be shown in Google Slides. ©2017 HappyEdugator.
Harriet Tubman PowerPoint
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Harriet Tubman PowerPoint

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Harriet Tubman - PowerPoint explains the history behind the American Heroine, and how she led slaves to freedom, fought against slavery, served in the Civil War, worked for women's rights and suffrage, and served her community with humanitarian efforts to help the needy and the elderly. Slide topics include - Who was Harriet Tubman? Early Life Suffered Cruelty as a Slave Marriage Determined to Be Free Escape The Fugitive Slave Act Rescuing the Family Rescue Missions Close Calls Tough Love Religious Faith Rescuing Her Parents John Brown Harper's Ferry Civil War After the War Harriet Remarries Later Years Queen Victoria Final Years Listening to Her Inner Voice Honors - Statues, Stamps, and $20 bill Legacy
FREE Following Directions Test - A Tricky Following Directions Lesson
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FREE Following Directions Test - A Tricky Following Directions Lesson

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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
Context Clues Powerpoint
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Context Clues Powerpoint

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Analyzing Context Clues PowerPoint. Strategies help students figure out unknown words in text. Build vocabulary and reading comprehension by teaching common context clues. This PowerPoint has explains five different context clues: definition, synonym, antonym, example, and inference. Practice activity at the end with answers. 15 slides. Good for test prep! - HappyEdugator
Acrostic Poem - Thankful.
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Acrostic Poem - Thankful.

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Acrostic Poem - Thankful. Autumn Harvest themed, students can use this festive template to write an acrostic poem using the letters in the word thankful. Lower grades can write one word answers, upper level students can write phrases or sentences. Adjustable for your grade level. Enjoy! Thank you for looking. While you are here, please check out my store.
Candy Bar Fraction Hunt - A Fun Fraction Activity
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Candy Bar Fraction Hunt - A Fun Fraction Activity

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Fraction Hunt. This is a fun way to practice fractions. First, hide a candy bar (or any individually wrapped candy) somewhere in the room under a map, atlas, globe, or drawing of the earth. Then give students the sheet to decode the message and find the candy. They will have lots of fun trying to be the first one done to get the prize. - HappyEdugator
SANTA Writing Paper - Lined Paper - Santa Theme
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SANTA Writing Paper - Lined Paper - Santa Theme

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SANTA Writing Paper - Lined Paper - Santa Theme. Eight different Santa designs, two different sizes of lines for writing at different ability levels. Students will have fun writing with cute little Santa to inspire them. - Enjoy! HappyEdugator
Back to School - Kindergarten Language Arts Practice FREEBIE
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Back to School - Kindergarten Language Arts Practice FREEBIE

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Back to School - Kindergarten Language Arts Practice FREEBIE. Students have to connect the alphabet letters in the right order to get the children to school and back home. Upper case and lower case letters. Good back to school quick assessment. Enjoy this free product and have a great year! - HappyEdugator CCSS K.RF.1d
Phonics PowerPoint Bundle
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Phonics PowerPoint Bundle

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Phonics PowerPoint Bundle. Includes 8 PowerPoints to help students with decoding and sounding out words: Letter Sounds PowerPoint. Short a Sounding Out Words PowerPoint Short e Sounding Out Words PowerPoint Short i Sounding Out Words PowerPoint Short o Sounding Out Words PowerPoint Short u Sounding Out words PowerPoint. Word Families PowerPoint. Word Families. - HappyEdugator
Using Reference Materials TEST
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Using Reference Materials TEST

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Using Reference Materials TEST - Student research skills assessment. Students must know how to be able to use reference materials (such as guide words in dictionaries), and where to look for information (such as atlas, almanac, or encyclopedia). Questions also on key words, how to find information in an index, Great test prep for state testing. 27 questions, multiple choice with key. - HappyEdugator
Shades of Meaning Verb Cards - Bundle of Six Sets
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Shades of Meaning Verb Cards - Bundle of Six Sets

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Shades of Meaning Verb Cards - Bundle of Six Sets. Cut out and laminate these 16 different cards IN EACH SET illustrating different synonyms of the verb "LAUGH, SEE, SAID, JUMP, RUN, AND WALK." Helps students understand connotation. With guidance and support from adults, students acquire new vocabulary by defining word relationships and nuances in word meanings, sorting words into categories, choosing and acting out the different meanings. Buy the bundle and save 20%! Aligns to Common Core Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.5d Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action (e.g., walk, march, strut, prance) by acting out the meanings. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.5d Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl) and adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.5b Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny). CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.5c Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty (e.g., knew, believed, suspected, heard, wondered). Additionally, words can be used for spelling practice, writing practice, and word walls. Includes definitions for the teacher. - HappyEdugator
Walruses:  All About Walruses PowerPoint
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Walruses: All About Walruses PowerPoint

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Walrus Facts and information all about walruses. If you are studying arctic animals, introduce your students to walruses with this PowerPoint presentation about these amazing marine mammals. Includes slides on: What is a walrus? Physical features - with a link to a video on walrus sounds Flippers Skin Tusks Whiskers Diet Life Expectancy Reproduction Range Population Behavior Threats - Natural Predators Threats - Climate Change Threats - Ship Traffic and Oil Spills 21 slides of informational text on walruses. - HappyEdugator
Accountable Talk Posters - Burlap and Chalkboard
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Accountable Talk Posters - Burlap and Chalkboard

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This set includes 26 Burlap and Chalkboard Accountable Talk Posters, and 26 duplicate posters in black and white if you need to save ink. The set includes an editable poster for each style, so you can add your own wording! Use these posters to remind students what to discuss in a group, and hold them accountable to get the work done. You can also give each group a set of these as cards to work with. When you print, go to settings, select four slides per page. Print, cut out, and laminate. You can save them in dollar store soap boxes, ziploc baggies, bind them into little booklets, or put them on a ring. - HappyEdugator
Alphabet Posters and Buntings - Burlap and Chalkboard
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Alphabet Posters and Buntings - Burlap and Chalkboard

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Chalkboard and Burlap Alphabet Posters and Bunting. Decorate your classroom this school year with these chalkboard and burlap alphabet posters and bunting. With the blue trim, they will go with a nautical theme or shabby chic, too! You can also use the letters to make welcome signs, or create other messages with the pennants. Includes: 26 chalkboard and burlap alphabet posters 26 chalkboard and burlap alphabet bunting
ACE Writing Strategy Posters and Practice Sheets
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ACE Writing Strategy Posters and Practice Sheets

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How to use the ACE writing strategy: This resource explains how to answer test questions using the ACE strategy for constructed response - Answer, Cite, and Expand. Explains what a constructed response is, the difference between a constructed response and a short answer question...can be projected on your Smartboard or printed out. Includes handouts, posters, and two worksheets for writing practice using the ACE strategy and a writing rubric. - HappyEdugator ©2016 HappyEdugator.
Bell Ringers - Common Core - Sentence Structure
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Bell Ringers - Common Core - Sentence Structure

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Bell Ringers - Common Core - Sentence Structure. Thirty ways to practice identifying simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences. Quick 5-7 minutes of practice that will help students build writing skill using sentence structure. Includes a couple of slides with information on what sentence structure is and why it is important. Each slide has an activity and an answer slide so they can quickly check themselves. These can also be printed out on index cards and turned into fun task cards. Supports Common Core. - HappyEdugator
Compound Words Matching Cards
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Compound Words Matching Cards

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Use these compound word cards in your literacy centers for fun practice. Students can match the cards together to make compound words and list them, write a story using the words, put compound words in alphabetical order, or write sentences using compound words. These matching cards can also be used to play a memory game. Includes 40 matching pairs of compound words. - HappyEdugator ©2016 HappyEdugator.
Editable Labels - Black and White Chevron
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Editable Labels - Black and White Chevron

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Back to school Editable labels will help you get organized! Three different sizes. Just insert a text box and write what you want. Great for name tags, desk plates, signs, posters, supply labels, and more. - HappyEdugator