Hero image

Happyedugator's Shop

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

256k+Views

20k+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.
Common Prefixes and Suffixes PowerPoint
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Common Prefixes and Suffixes PowerPoint

(1)
Common Prefixes and Suffixes PowerPoint. Learn what are prefixes and suffixes, why they are important to know, and the most common prefixes and suffixes that are used in English. 25 slide PowerPoint presentation has animated graphics, common prefixes and suffixes, and interactive practice slides with answer keys.
Endangered Animal Brochure Research Project  - The White Giraffe
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Endangered Animal Brochure Research Project - The White Giraffe

(0)
Endangered Animal Brochure Project with Rubric - The White Giraffe. Also includes research report assignment and rubric. Students must take on the role of an endangered African animal protection activist. Student task is to create a brochure for the public to inform them of the dire need to preserve the species that he or she chose to advocate. The brochure must persuade others of the importance of their animal, and the urgent need to preserve it for the future. Includes student handout and 100 points rubric. Left in editable format so you may modify for your classroom needs. May be used as a supplemental extension activity when reading The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John, or may be adapted for science or a research unit. (Just remove novel name) Includes a template for the students to use to make their brochures and an endangered species list. Supports student writing of informational text and argument that the common core standards stress, and the use of technology in the classroom.
Adverbs Hunt Worksheet
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Adverbs Hunt Worksheet

(0)
Adverbs Hunt Worksheet. Parts of Speech fun. Find the adverb or adverbs in each sentence and identify them. Key is included. This is a one page worksheet with 25 sentences. This is a worksheet version of my Finding Adverbs in Sentences Interactive PowerPoint. Can also be used as a short assessment. - HappyEdugator CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.1a Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
Strong Verb List
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Strong Verb List

(1)
Strong Verb List. Use strong verbs to enhance writing. A great revision strategy is to look for ways to make verbs more descriptive. This list of strong action verbs is a handy reference to use when a better word is needed. Students can keep these sheets in their writer's journal or notebook. These words can also make a great word wall. - HappyEdugator
Poetry Terms
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Poetry Terms

(0)
Poetry Terms Study Guide. Twenty poetry terms listed for students to define on the line provided. Answer key is provided for self check. This can also be used in reverse. The answer key can be given as notes, and the study guide can be used as a test. This comes out as two pages...one without answers and one with the answers. I have added an assessment piece...students need to identify the poetry term that best describes the example given. 10 questions...two sheets to a page to save paper, and answer key. Enjoy! - HappyEdugator
Martin Luther King Jr. PowerPoint and Writing Assignment
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Martin Luther King Jr. PowerPoint and Writing Assignment

(1)
Martin Luther King Jr. PowerPoint and MLK Writing Assignment. This PowerPoint presentation (with a writing assignment) has 30 slides depicting the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., from birth to his death, and his legacy. There are many photographs and some audio from his "I have a dream" speech. Students will learn about the life of MLK, his influence, and how he dreamed of a brotherhood of man. There is a writing assignment for the last slide, which is a prompt that can be used for any grade level with expectations of the complexity of the writing the difference between a lower grade answer and a higher grade answer. There are four options for student choice. Editable for your own class and may be customized for your class only. Technology note- If you are using a PowerPoint Viewer instead of the full PowerPoint program, I have discovered that some of the text will disappear. Please make sure you have a full version of PowerPoint before you download.
The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant Short Story Unit
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant Short Story Unit

(1)
The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant Short Story Unit. What you need to teach The Necklace: Vocabulary, Comprehension Questions, Cause and Effect, Observing Details, Making Inferences, Dialogue, Word Scramble and Fill-in, Essay Questions. Answer key included. -
Poetry Terms Crossword
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Poetry Terms Crossword

(0)
Poetry Terms Crossword Puzzle. Terms include alliteration, personification, onomatopoeia, imagery, rhyme, rhythm, tone, mood, metaphor and simile...18 terms and clues. Key included. Fun review! - HappyEdugator
100  Book Projects Kids Enjoy! US Version
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

100 Book Projects Kids Enjoy! US Version

(2)
100 Book Projects and Activities you can have your students do to accompany the books they have read and to foster a love of reading. A list of ideas to get you started on having a fun year sharing about fiction and nonfiction books.
4 Digit Addition with Regrouping UK Version
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

4 Digit Addition with Regrouping UK Version

(0)
4 Digit Addition - with Regrouping Practice Worksheets. Includes ten worksheets with 20 problems per page, Keys included. You can print one on one side for class practice and one on the back for homework practice. Supports national curriculum. Enjoy! - HappyEdugator
Gift of the Magi PowerPoint
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Gift of the Magi PowerPoint

(1)
The Gift of the Magi PowerPoint. Animated PowerPoint on The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, a classic Christmas story that is a good resource for the holidays. Focus on figurative language. Complete lesson with before, during, and after reading activities. Includes background information about the author, twelve critical vocabulary words, review of foreshadowing and suspense, and a link to read the story online. Students close read to find foreshadowing and suspense, and focus rereading on discovering figurative language. Includes definitions and examples of figurative language in the story, such as metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole, and idiom. Discussion questions, explanations with examples of irony and allusion, and concludes with a short story writing activity with a 100 point rubric. Includes a quick interactive comprehension check. - HappyEdugator
Number Writing 1 - 10
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Number Writing 1 - 10

(1)
Practice worksheets for writing numbers and number words for the numbers 1 - 10. Trace and write, color the number, and circle the number of bees that match. - HappyEdugator
Confusing Words - Beat the Clock Game
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Confusing Words - Beat the Clock Game

(2)
Confusing Words Beat the Clock PowerPoint game. A fun interactive way to practice identifying commonly confused words. (there, their, they're) Students are given two sentences and have thirty seconds each to identify the correct confusing words that go in each sentence. They can work with a partner and use wipe-off white boards or write the answers down on paper. After time is up, the answers will disappear. (Timer is built in) Click again to check answers. Advance slide with another click to start with a new set of sentences. Grades 4 and up. Supports common core for frequently confused words! 36 sentences in all. - HappyEdugator
Christmas Story Starters
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Christmas Story Starters

(0)
Christmas Story Starters. 50 Christmas writing prompts that you can use to help your students get writing creatively around the holidays. A winter creative writing handout or resource that will help students find something to write about! Quick and easy December printable handout. 2 pages. Have fun with writing! - HappyEdugator
Children's Book Writing Project Rubric
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Children's Book Writing Project Rubric

(0)
Have your students write a children's book with PowerPoint, using this rubric as their guide. Help them incorporate literary elements, and make it easy for yourself to grade! This rubric considers the writing process, introduction, organization, problem/conflict, characters, solution/resolution, setting, spelling and punctuation, and specific requirements
Writing - How to Write an Outline Handout
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Writing - How to Write an Outline Handout

(0)
Writing an outline handout. What an outline is and why it is used, two types of outlines, and the rules for formatting an outline from general to specific with headings, subheadings, details, and specifics. Use when writing an expository paper such as a research report, biography, or essay. Includes an outline format template. You may also download my other Outline Template - Blank to help with scaffolding or differentiation. Thanks.
Alternative Book Reviews Handout
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Alternative Book Reviews Handout

(0)
Alternative Book Reviews Handout. This handout gives students several choices for different projects to complete instead of a standard book report. Students can select one of these alternative book review formats. Students may present to class when complete. Rubric included. - HappyEdugator
Acrostic Poem - Thankful.
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Acrostic Poem - Thankful.

(0)
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.
First Day of School
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

First Day of School

(0)
First Day of School Activity - What if Poem. Read the poem by Judith Viorst "The First Day of School" and then have students write their own "What if..." poem. Includes a page of writing ideas and a rubric for poetry.
Back to School Rules for Student Planner
HappyedugatorHappyedugator

Back to School Rules for Student Planner

(2)
Back to School - Rules for Student Planner. An abbreviated summary and student friendly copy of (editable) school rules that students can tape into the back of their planner to serve as a reminder of classroom and school expectations. Created with secondary school in mind. Give it to them on the first day of school. Editable! Can be adapted for year group or to reflect your school policies. Four copies per page on MS Word format. Thank you for looking. Enjoy! While you are here, please check out my shop!

-Happy Edugator