Hero image

The Naturally Creative Classroom

Welcome to my shop! I'm so happy you are here! I have experience as an elementary teacher (1-5), teacher mentor, guest teacher and mom (twins!). The belief that ALL students can be creative thinkers guides all that I do. I am certified to teach gifted education and am pursuing my ESL endorsement. Elementary Math and integrated unit planning are my favorite subjects to teach. There is a little something for everyone in my shop! Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

220Uploads

22k+Views

3k+Downloads

Welcome to my shop! I'm so happy you are here! I have experience as an elementary teacher (1-5), teacher mentor, guest teacher and mom (twins!). The belief that ALL students can be creative thinkers guides all that I do. I am certified to teach gifted education and am pursuing my ESL endorsement. Elementary Math and integrated unit planning are my favorite subjects to teach. There is a little something for everyone in my shop! Please feel free to contact me with any questions!
Being Respectful in the Library
karenemorris05

Being Respectful in the Library

(0)
This interactive PowerPoint presentation will teach children all about how to be respectful in the library. It provides a child-friendly definition of respect and concrete examples showing kids what respect to yourself, others, the library and things in the library looks like and sounds like. This presentation is perfect for PBIS, beginning of the year, review or social groups! If your like this product, please check out: All the items below are also available in a Behavior Lesson BUNDLE Showing Respect in the Lunchroom Slide Show Bucket Filling Power Point Trust Bank Presentation The Golden Rule and Acceptance The Importance of Being Honest Tattling vs. Telling Snow at School Being Respectful Lining Up Properly Know Your Anger Triggers Keeping Hands and Feet to Yourself Good Fit Video Games Dealing with Conflict Dealing with Anger Controlling Your Behavior How to be a Bucket Filler Behavior T-Charts A Safe Recess 5 Ways to Avoid a Fight
Showing Respect to Others
karenemorris05

Showing Respect to Others

(1)
It is important to show respect to others, even when you might be unhappy or upset. This lesson will guide students why it is important to show respect to others. This behavior lesson includes 4 parts: Setting a Purpose, Teaching Examples, Activities and Role Playing and Reinforcement Activities. If you like this lesson, check out the others in the series: 5 Ways to Avoid a Fight A Safe Recess Being a Bucket Filler Building Trust Choosing Safe Playground Games Controlling Your Behavior Dealing with Anger "I Feel ____" and "Talk and Squawk" Everyone Wants to Belong Good Fit Video Games Keeping Hands and Feet to Yourself Knowing your Anger Triggers Lining Up Properly Showing Respect to Others Snow, School and You: A Guide Tattling vs. Telling The Golden Rule The Importance of Being Honest OR Get them ALL in a BUNDLE!!! Check out my shop!
Shape Fraction Play Dough Mats and Games
karenemorris05

Shape Fraction Play Dough Mats and Games

(0)
Engage students with Shapes and Fractions using these Play Dough Mats and original Shapes Games! Students will need to identify shapes and fractions and divide the shapes into given fractions. This packet contains *Directions for Individual or 2 Player activities *18 Play Dough Mats *Fractions Playing Cards *Shapes Playing Cards CCSS Math Standards: 2.G.3 3.G.2 3.NF.3b 3.NF.3c These Play Dough Mats and Game are also included in my Shapes Activity BUNDLE!!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/shapes-unit-bundle-11121840
How to Be a Bucket Filler
karenemorris05

How to Be a Bucket Filler

(0)
Bring the Concept of Bucket Filling into your classroom with this pack! This pack includes Lesson Plans, classroom activities, a guide to a classroom display, Posters and More! If you like this lesson, check out the others in the series: 5 Ways to Avoid a Fight A Safe Recess Being a Bucket Filler Building Trust Choosing Safe Playground Games Controlling Your Behavior Dealing with Anger "I Feel ____" and "Talk and Squawk" Everyone Wants to Belong Good Fit Video Games Keeping Hands and Feet to Yourself Knowing your Anger Triggers Lining Up Properly Showing Respect to Others Snow, School and You: A Guide Tattling vs. Telling The Golden Rule The Importance of Being Honest OR Get them ALL in a BUNDLE!!! Check out my shop!
Bucket Filling Power Point
karenemorris05

Bucket Filling Power Point

(1)
Help prevent bullying in your classroom by explaining the concept of Bucket Filling to your students. This colorful Power Point outlines the major points and concepts of bucket filling in a child friendly way!
Tattling vs. Telling
karenemorris05

Tattling vs. Telling

(0)
Help students recognize the difference between tattling and telling and reduce the amount of tattling in your classroom. This behavior lesson includes 4 parts: Setting a Purpose, Teaching Examples, Activities and Role Playing and Reinforcement Activities. If you like this lesson, check out the others in the series: 5 Ways to Avoid a Fight A Safe Recess Being a Bucket Filler Building Trust Choosing Safe Playground Games Controlling Your Behavior Dealing with Anger "I Feel ____" and "Talk and Squawk" Everyone Wants to Belong Good Fit Video Games Keeping Hands and Feet to Yourself Knowing your Anger Triggers Lining Up Properly Showing Respect to Others Snow, School and You: A Guide Tattling vs. Telling The Golden Rule The Importance of Being Honest OR Get them ALL in a BUNDLE!!! Check out my shop!
Building Trust Bundle
karenemorris05

Building Trust Bundle

(0)
Teach your students how to build trust in the classroom and why it is important to have people trust you. Included in this bundle is my Building Trust lesson plan, Building Trust poster and the Trust Bank PowerPoint Presentation.
Animal Research Project
karenemorris05

Animal Research Project

(0)
This 155 page Animal Research Bundle contains all you need to teach students how to complete an individualized, self-directed research project ending in a Natural History Museum. Students will learn how to research using non-fiction books and put the information in their own words! No more copying directly from the book! The process is broken down into day-to-day lessons. This Animal Research bundle is differentiated and a perfect way to meet the needs of all of your students. Students will choose one animal from a selection of grade-appropriate non-fiction and focus on their animal's adaptations, habitat, predators, prey/diet and other interesting facts. Common Core and Science Standards aligned! Suggestions for guided reading groups are also included. This Animal Research Bundle includes: -5 + weeks of complete daily lesson plans -Completed PROJECT SAMPLES to show your students what a quality animal research project looks like -All student handouts, parent letters (English and Spanish) and teacher masters -Choosing books for animal research -Suggested Animal Lists -Anchor Chart Printables -Interactive Journal Pages -Creative ways to assess prior knowledge -Informational Text Features -Informational Text vocabulary activities -detailed instructions on how to teach students how to write an interesting paragraph with strong, varied language -suggestions on how to supervise student work and create guided reading groups based on need -step-by-step instructions on how to demonstrate to students how to make a No-to-Low cost diorama -step-by-step instructions on how to demonstrate how to make animal research product using PowerPoint or Prezi -Product Descriptors for easy grading! These Animal Research Product Descriptors are available in English and Spanish (translated using Google Translate) -Writing Process Clip Chart If you enjoy my Animal Research Project, check out my Biography Research Project! CCSS ELA Standards: RI.3.1 RI.3.3 RI.3.4 RI.3.5 RI.3.7 RI.3.8 RI.3.9 RI.3.10 RI.4.2 RI.4.5 RI.4.7 W.3.1 W.3.2 W.3.4 W.3.5 W.3.6 W.3.7 W.3.8 W.3.10 W.4.2 W.4.4 W.4.5 W.4.6 W.4.7 W.4.8 W.4.9 W.4.10 SL.3.3 SL.3.4 SL.3.6 SL.4.1 SL.4.2 SL.4.4 SL.4.5 L.3.1 L.3.2 L.3.3 L.3.4 L.3.5 L.3.6 L.4.1 L.4.2 L.4.3 L.4.4 L.4.5 L.4.6
Fraction Strips
karenemorris05

Fraction Strips

(0)
Fraction Strips are the perfect visual for fractions! Students can compare and order fractions easily with these colorful strips. You can print out the color version or have students color their own (crayons are preferred).
Dealing with Anger
karenemorris05

Dealing with Anger

(0)
What can you do when you get really angry in school? What is OK and what is not OK? This lesson gives students tools to deal with their anger. This lesson includes 4 parts: Setting a Purpose, Teaching Examples, Activities and Role Playing and Reinforcement Activities. If you like this lesson, check out the others in the series: 5 Ways to Avoid a Fight A Safe Recess Being a Bucket Filler Building Trust Choosing Safe Playground Games Controlling Your Behavior Dealing with Anger "I Feel ____" and "Talk and Squawk" Everyone Wants to Belong Good Fit Video Games Keeping Hands and Feet to Yourself Knowing your Anger Triggers Lining Up Properly Showing Respect to Others Snow, School and You: A Guide Tattling vs. Telling The Golden Rule The Importance of Being Honest OR Get them ALL in a BUNDLE!!! Check out my shop!
Good Fit Video Games
karenemorris05

Good Fit Video Games

(1)
The video games students play can affect everything from their sleep patterns to the way their brain develops. Many students are playing games that are not appropriate for them. This lesson will teach students why it is important to choose a game that is a good fit for them. This lesson includes 4 parts: Setting a Purpose, Teaching Examples, Activities and Role Playing and Reinforcement Activities. If you like this lesson, check out the others in the series: 5 Ways to Avoid a Fight A Safe Recess Being a Bucket Filler Building Trust Choosing Safe Playground Games Controlling Your Behavior Dealing with Anger "I Feel ____" and "Talk and Squawk" Everyone Wants to Belong Good Fit Video Games Keeping Hands and Feet to Yourself Knowing your Anger Triggers Lining Up Properly Showing Respect to Others Snow, School and You: A Guide Tattling vs. Telling The Golden Rule The Importance of Being Honest OR Get them ALL in a BUNDLE!!! Check out my shop!
Snow, School & You:  A Guide
karenemorris05

Snow, School & You: A Guide

(0)
After a big snowstorm, it can be super tempting to make and throw snowballs at school. It is important to know that there are different things that you can do with snow at home and at school. Find out what! This behavior lesson includes 4 parts: Setting a Purpose, Teaching Examples, Activities and Role Playing and Reinforcement Activities. If you like this lesson, check out the others in the series: 5 Ways to Avoid a Fight A Safe Recess Being a Bucket Filler Building Trust Choosing Safe Playground Games Controlling Your Behavior Dealing with Anger "I Feel ____" and "Talk and Squawk" Everyone Wants to Belong Good Fit Video Games Keeping Hands and Feet to Yourself Knowing your Anger Triggers Lining Up Properly Showing Respect to Others Snow, School and You: A Guide Tattling vs. Telling The Golden Rule The Importance of Being Honest OR Get them ALL in a BUNDLE!!! Check out my shop!
Spring Math Pack
karenemorris05

Spring Math Pack

(0)
26 Spring Math pages packed with Spring Math Fun! This Spring Math Pack is common core aligned and geared towards 3-5 graders, but could be used as enrichment for higher level 2nd graders. This Spring Math pack is also perfect for early finishers or guest teachers! Included in this Spring Math Pack you will find: *4 pages of Spring themed word problems *Graphing- Graph Laura's Spring bird sightings and answer questions about it *Spring Math Fractions *Spring Math Logic- logic problems and Venn diagrams *Missing Bug Number- multiplication, addition, subtraction and division missing number problems *Spring Math Fact Families- 2 pages of Spring Math fact families for all operations *Spring Hidden Message- Round numbers to solve the riddle for this Spring math activity *Spring TIME *Spring Hidden Picture- The ultimate Spring Math pack activity! Solve 100 Spring math problems to find the Hidden Picture in the 100’s chart. This Spring Math Packet will make a great supplement to your curriculum. It is great for centers or for early finishers! Offer this Spring Math Pack as review or enrichment. Put this Spring Math Pack on your smart board and complete it as a class or give this Spring math pack students to complete individually or for extra credit! An Answer Key is included for this Spring math packet. CCSS Math Standards: 3.MD.A.1 3.MD.B.3 3.MD.B.4 3.MD.C.5 3.MD.C.6 3.MD.C.7 3.NBT.A.1 3.NBT.A.2 4.NBT.A.3 3.OA.A.1 3.OA.A.2 3.OA.A.3 3.OA.A.4 3.OA.B.5 3.OA.B.6 3.OA.C.7 3.OA.D.8 3.OA.D.9 4.OA.A.1 4.OA.A.2 4.OA.A.3 4.OA.B.4 4.OA.C.5 3.NF.A.1 3.G.A.1 3.G.A.2
Controlling your Behavior
karenemorris05

Controlling your Behavior

(0)
Learning to control your behavior is an important part of growing up and being a good student in class. Give students strategies to learn to recognize and control their actions. This lesson includes 4 parts: Setting a Purpose, Teaching Examples, Activities and Role Playing and Reinforcement Activities. If you like this lesson, check out the others in the series: 5 Ways to Avoid a Fight A Safe Recess Being a Bucket Filler Building Trust Choosing Safe Playground Games Controlling Your Behavior Dealing with Anger "I Feel ____" and "Talk and Squawk" Everyone Wants to Belong Good Fit Video Games Keeping Hands and Feet to Yourself Knowing your Anger Triggers Lining Up Properly Showing Respect to Others Snow, School and You: A Guide Tattling vs. Telling The Golden Rule The Importance of Being Honest OR Get them ALL in a BUNDLE!!! Check out my shop!
Everyone Wants to Belong- An Acceptance Activity
karenemorris05

Everyone Wants to Belong- An Acceptance Activity

(0)
This is an activity that will help students (and adults) realize that EVERYONE wants to be part of a group. This lesson promotes the acceptance of others. This lesson includes 4 parts: Setting a Purpose, Teaching Examples, Activities and Role Playing and Reinforcement Activities. If you like this lesson, check out the others in the series: 5 Ways to Avoid a Fight A Safe Recess Being a Bucket Filler Building Trust Choosing Safe Playground Games Controlling Your Behavior Dealing with Anger "I Feel ____" and "Talk and Squawk" Everyone Wants to Belong Good Fit Video Games Keeping Hands and Feet to Yourself Knowing your Anger Triggers Lining Up Properly Showing Respect to Others Snow, School and You: A Guide Tattling vs. Telling The Golden Rule The Importance of Being Honest OR Get them ALL in a BUNDLE!!! Check out my shop!
Know Your Anger Triggers
karenemorris05

Know Your Anger Triggers

(0)
Knowing what makes you angry can help you avoid situations that might lead to a fight. This lesson will help students recognize situations in which they might get angry and give them some tools to avoid those situations. This behavior lesson includes 4 parts: Setting a Purpose, Teaching Examples, Activities and Role Playing and Reinforcement Activities. If you like this lesson, check out the others in the series: 5 Ways to Avoid a Fight A Safe Recess Being a Bucket Filler Building Trust Choosing Safe Playground Games Controlling Your Behavior Dealing with Anger "I Feel ____" and "Talk and Squawk" Everyone Wants to Belong Good Fit Video Games Keeping Hands and Feet to Yourself Knowing your Anger Triggers Lining Up Properly Showing Respect to Others Snow, School and You: A Guide Tattling vs. Telling The Golden Rule The Importance of Being Honest OR Get them ALL in a BUNDLE!!! Check out my shop!
Keeping Your Hands and Feet to Yourself
karenemorris05

Keeping Your Hands and Feet to Yourself

(0)
Students can have the hardest time keeping their hands and feet to themselves! Here are two lessons outlining why it is important to keep our hands and feet to ourselves. These lessons each include 4 parts: Setting a Purpose, Teaching Examples, Activities and Role Playing and Reinforcement Activities. If you like this lesson, check out the others in the series: 5 Ways to Avoid a Fight A Safe Recess Being a Bucket Filler Building Trust Choosing Safe Playground Games Controlling Your Behavior Dealing with Anger "I Feel ____" and "Talk and Squawk" Everyone Wants to Belong Good Fit Video Games Keeping Hands and Feet to Yourself Knowing your Anger Triggers Lining Up Properly Showing Respect to Others Snow, School and You: A Guide Tattling vs. Telling The Golden Rule The Importance of Being Honest OR Get them ALL in a BUNDLE!!! Check out my shop!
Fraction Posters
karenemorris05

Fraction Posters

(0)
Post these six colorful fractions posters around your room to aid student learning. These posters address The posters include: Parts of a Fraction - Numerator, Denominator and Fraction Visual Fractions on a Number Line Equivalent Fractions Comparing Fractions- Same Sized and Different Sized Wholes with visuals CCSS Math: 3.NF.1 3.NF.2 3.NF.3 If you enjoy this resource, please check out my Fraction Activity BUNDLE!!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/fraction-activity-bundle-11121361
Cupid's Busy Day:  A Multiplication Game for the Hundred Chart
karenemorris05

Cupid's Busy Day: A Multiplication Game for the Hundred Chart

(0)
Enjoy this FREE Valentine's Day Math Game for the 100's Chart. Be the first to make 120 hearts fall in love this Valentine's Day! It's Valentine's Day, Cupid's busiest day of the year! He needs to make 120 hearts fall in love before the clock strikes midnight. Roll the dice and help him collect 120 hearts before Valentine's Day ends! This game is also part of my Valentine’s Day Math Pack for 3rd Grade On each turn , students will roll the dice and move their game piece according to the direction page. They will need to add, subtract, multiply and be familiar with multiples to move their piece. The first person to reach 120 hearts wins the game. This Valentine's Math Game Includes: Teacher Instructions Student Instructions Cupid's Busy Day game board Put this out as a center or use this Valentine's Math hundred chart game as an early finisher's activity. Happy Valentine's Day!