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I am a 5th grade inclusive-resource teacher in the United States who absolutely LOVES making new products for my classroom. My products typically focus on enhancing curriculum that has already been implemented in my district, however recently I have shifted to focus on student-led research projects. For more information, check out my "GUIDED GENIUS HOUR" projects! Happy teaching!!

I am a 5th grade inclusive-resource teacher in the United States who absolutely LOVES making new products for my classroom. My products typically focus on enhancing curriculum that has already been implemented in my district, however recently I have shifted to focus on student-led research projects. For more information, check out my "GUIDED GENIUS HOUR" projects! Happy teaching!!
Industrial Revolution GUIDED GENIUS HOUR!

Industrial Revolution GUIDED GENIUS HOUR!

Are you looking for a great way to explore the Industrial Revolution with your class? This product incorporates INQUIRY BASED LEARNING along with key sub-topics from the first and second Industrial Revolution. By the end of this project, students will have guided their own independent research, conducted organized notes throughout the process, and (with the use of technology) created their own advertisement for their focus invention. Included in this product you will find: 1) Teacher guide & explanation of product uses 2) Student rubric & detailed project guide 3) List of suggested inventions for research 4) Sample finished product 5) Easy print-and-go grading rubrics Here are some suggested uses for this product: 1) Independent research 2) Integrated Social Science project 3) Science-focused project while discussing key inventors or scientists 4) Formative assessment following an in-class unit on the Industrial Revolution This product is geared towards 4TH-9TH GRADE STUDENTS, as it requires a great deal of independent research, reading, and note-taking. Genius Hour projects are meant to be student-led, with final projects that reflect student learning. After implementing several of these projects in my own classroom, I highly encourage teachers to try at least ONE of these projects throughout the year. Students truly engage with the material when given CHOICE and FREEDOM to research topics of their own interest. After downloading, please rate & review my product! I love feedback!
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13 BRITISH COLONIES - GUIDED GENIUS HOUR PROJECT!

13 BRITISH COLONIES - GUIDED GENIUS HOUR PROJECT!

Incorporating hands-on projects into the classroom can be tricky - but with this guided-genius hour project, student-led research has never been easier! This product involves student research, note-taking, and a summative project in the form of a salt-dough map that reflects the geography and importance of each of the 13 British colonies in the 18th century. Included in this product you will find: 1) Teacher rubric & suggested uses 2) Student note packet & organized project details 3) Suggested colonies for reseach 4) Salt dough recipes 5) Pre-organized maps of each of the colonies 6) Print & Go rubrics for grading projects Suggested uses for this product include: 1) Summative assessment after a 13 colonies unit 2) Hands-on art project integrated into Social Studies 3) Geography integration into US History 4) Project for academically gifted students 5) Project as review or remediation for older students This project is geared towards 4TH-9TH GRADE STUDENTS and should be adapted based on the needs of individual classrooms. After downloading this product, please rate & review! I LOVE feedback!
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BIOGRAPHY BOX PROJECTS!

BIOGRAPHY BOX PROJECTS!

This product is PERFECT for teachers who are looking for a fresh way to spice up their unit on biographies - or simply integrate nonfiction text into their classroom. Using this product, students are assigned a "famous biography" and then responsible for taking important notes and talking points about their person of study. Using their information, they then create and design a cereal box (yes, truly a cereal box) that has all of their information decorated around the four sides. I have used this project in my class for several years and it is always one of my favorites! My students absolutely LOVE the opportunity to express themselves and reflect what they have learned about their famous focus person. Included in this product you will find: 1) Detailed teacher rubrics 2) Student project outline 3) Student note packet 4) Print & Go Rubrics 5) Suggested biographies to select from After downloading PLEASE rate and review this product! I LOVE feedback! Happy teaching!
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Inspire Science MODULE 1 Assessments (Grade 5)

Inspire Science MODULE 1 Assessments (Grade 5)

This resource is PERFECT for any 5th grade teacher looking to formatively assess students' progress through the first module of Inspire Science. This module touches on states of matter and exploring how to classify specific objects based on their properties. Included in this product you will find: 1) Quizzes for each of the 3 lessons 2) Study guide reviewing the entire module 3) End of Module assessment 4) Answer Keys After downloading this product please rate & review! I love feedback!
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Inspire Science Unit 2 Assessments

Inspire Science Unit 2 Assessments

This product is for 5th grade teachers who are working through the Inspire Science curriculum. This product includes quizzes for each of the 3 lessons in Module 2 as well as a study guide and final assessment. Topics in this module address: physical changes, chemical changes, signs of chemical changes, and the concept of volume change as matter undergoes chemical changes.
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Dangerous Reptile Report - GUIDED GENIUS HOUR!!

Dangerous Reptile Report - GUIDED GENIUS HOUR!!

One of my FAVORITE ways to link science with language arts is through this expository essay. This project builds on curiosity and student-choice, as they explore the background and physical characteristics of a dangerous reptile. This product comes complete with: *Teacher Guide *Student Handout & Rubric *Student Note Templates *List of 20 dangerous reptile choices This product could be used in the following ways: *Genius Hour/Project Hour self-guided learning *Small group writing project *Whole-class guided writing (if the same reptile was chosen) *Introduction to online research & note-taking After downloading, please RATE and REVIEW this product! Happy teaching!
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Skeletal System GENIUS PROJECT

Skeletal System GENIUS PROJECT

Are you looking for a fun, inquiry-based method to reinforce (or introduce) the skeletal system in your classroom?! For my 5th grade kiddos, this project was just perfect for me. This guided-genius hour project allows students the opportunity to pick questions related to the skeletal system and explore, using self-guided research & careful notetaking, the ins-and-outs of bones! Included in this product you will find: - Guidelines & Explanation of Project Expectations - Student Note & Research Packet - List of suggested Genius Questions for research - Rubric for Genius Projects After downloading please rate & review this product! Happy teaching!
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Natural Disasters Brochure Project - GUIDED GENIUS HOUR!!

Natural Disasters Brochure Project - GUIDED GENIUS HOUR!!

Exploring Natural Disasters is an important element in various subjects - social studies, science, and NOW writing! This brochure assignment allows students to explore a natural disaster from either the United States or around the world and learn about the impact such events can have on the human population. For this project students are required to: 1) Research 2) Take self-guided notes 3) Organize sources 4) Produce a finished brochure as a final product Included in this product you will find: 1) Expectations for the project for both teacher & students 2) Project guidelines 3) Project Rubric 4) Student note handouts 5) Suggested list of project research topics Here are a FEW of the ways that you could potentially integrate this into your classroom: 1) Guided Genius Hour Project 2) Science supplemental project for Earth Sciences 3) Social Studies supplemental project to support standard pertaining to human impacts from natural disasters 4) Writing project to supplement expository writing 5) Novel supplement for Night of the Twisters 6) Independent research assignment 7) Writing center project over several weeks 8) Group research projects After downloading please rate and review this product! I LOVE feedback! Happy teaching!
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Welcome to Science - UNIT!

Welcome to Science - UNIT!

Are you looking for a perfect way to introduce science to your little learners? This unit is an EXCELLENT beginning of the year resource for anyone looking to kickstart their science block with a bang! What Topics Are Addressed? Lesson 1: Introduction to Science for Little Learners Lesson 2: Practicing Observation Lesson 3: Creating a Scientist Lesson 4: Using the Scientific Method What's included? - Four full lesson plans each aimed at 40 minute sessions - Links to reference videos to support learning - Ideas for Scientific Read-Alouds - Science Vocabulary Posters - Scientific Method Reference Posters - Create-A-Scientist Craftivity - Scientific Method Foldable & Worksheet This product is best suited for Grades 1-3 and aims at introducing students to the scientific method and what to expect from their science block! After downloading please rate and review this product! I LOVE feedback! Happy teaching!
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Lemonade War (Jacqueline Davies) - NOVEL UNIT!!!

Lemonade War (Jacqueline Davies) - NOVEL UNIT!!!

Hurray!! This novel unit is here to save the day! This product comes complete with everything you could ever want to implement the novel "Lemonade War" into your classroom. This product includes the following: 1) Comprehension Questions for the ENTIRE novel 2) Vocabulary for each section - in powerpoint form! 3) Vocabulary practice worksheets 4) Vocabulary quizzes 5) Comprehension Task cards for SCOOT! or Formative Assessment 6) All of the products above in SPANISH FORMAT as well After downloading please rate and review this product! I LOVE feedback! Happy teaching!
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