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The Naturally Creative Classroom

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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!

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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!
Personal Student Dictionary
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Personal Student Dictionary

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Are you bombarded every day with students asking you to spell the same words over and over again? Have students take charge of their spelling and writing with this personal student dictionary! This personal student dictionary will help students improve their spelling, reading and writing skills. When a student asks you to spell a word, have them write it down in their personal dictionary. The word will now be “theirs”! Already included in this personal student dictionary are Fountas and Pinnell sight words as well as Dolche sight words. I like having students highlight the sight words as they become secure in reading them. These are also great references for older grades or ELL students! *Student Cover *a page for every letter complete with cute clip art *sight words *spaces for students to add their own words An extra lined sheet is included at the end of this personal student dictionary so that you can double side the pages for extra writing space. To make this dictionary last all year, print the cover on colourful card stock or paper or use a three hole punch and keep in pronged report folders.
How to Be a Bucket Filler
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How to Be a Bucket Filler

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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
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Bucket Filling Power Point

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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!
Keeping Your Hands and Feet to Yourself
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Keeping Your Hands and Feet to Yourself

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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!
Building Trust Bundle
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Building Trust Bundle

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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.
Dealing with Anger
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Dealing with Anger

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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!
Showing Respect to Others
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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!
Being Respectful in the Classroom PowerPoint
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Being Respectful in the Classroom PowerPoint

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This interactive presentation will teach children all about how to be respectful in the classroom. It provides a child-friendly definition of respect and concrete examples showing kids what respect to yourself, others, the classroom and things in the classroom looks like and sounds like. This presentation is perfect for PBIS, beginning of the year, review or social groups! If you like this resource, please check out the other Behavior Management Resources available in my shop! 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
Spring Vs. Winter Season Sort
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Spring Vs. Winter Season Sort

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In these activities, students will compare Spring to Winter. In the first activity, they will cut and past items that have to so with spring and winter and sort them into the correct categories. Next, they will complete a spring vs. winter venn diagram. These activities are great for an introduction to the seasons!
Morning and Bedtime Routine Visual Clip Chart
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Morning and Bedtime Routine Visual Clip Chart

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Are your mornings a struggle, having to repeat yourself over and over telling your kids what to do to get ready? Try these Morning and Bedtime Routine Clip Charts! Now children will have a visual what they will need to do to get ready, helping them better process what they will need to do! The Morning Clip Chart Includes: Go potty & Wash Hands Brush Teeth Brush Hair Eat Breakfast Make Bed Wash Face Get Dressed Pack Lunch Bedtime Routine Do Homework Pick up Toys Brush Teeth Put on Pajamas Say Prayers Get Backpack Eat Snack Go Potty and Wash Hands Good Night Hug Read a Book Wash Face Take a Bath Go to Sleep If you enjoy this product, please check out some of the other Behavior Management Products available in my shop!
Know Your Anger Triggers
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Know Your Anger Triggers

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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!
Shapes Anchor Chart
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Shapes Anchor Chart

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Use these colorful Polygon Pieces to create a polygon anchor chart for your classroom! Included are the word form, definition and picture of each. Put this together with your class and keep it up all year long! CCSS Math Standards: 2.G.1
Everyone Wants to Belong- An Acceptance Activity
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Everyone Wants to Belong- An Acceptance Activity

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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!
Summer Math Pack
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Summer Math Pack

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Looking for something fun and engaging to keep your student on track during the summer months? Look no further! This Summer Math Fun Pack is 31 pages packed with standard's matching summer math activities that are so fun, your students won't even know that they are doing real math! This Summer Math Fun Pack is geared towards 3rd -5th graders. This Summer Math Fun Pack includes story problems, graphing, secret message, fractions and more summer math fun! Included in this Summer Math Fun Pack, you will find: *Student Book Cover *Beach Ball Math- Add, Subtract, Multiply or Divide *What’s Under the Bucket?- Find the missing number *Summer Math Hidden Picture- Solve 119 summer themed money problems to find the hidden picture *Summer TIME *Summer Math Hidden Message-Rounding *Word Problems *Graphing- Using the data provided, answer graphing problems and create a pictograph *Logic Problems *Color by Answer *Answer Key
Close Reading Folder
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Close Reading Folder

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Make this Close Reading folder for your students to increase engagement during Close Reading! Students will keep all of their resources for a close reading in one spot! The use of sticky notes adds novelty. Included are complete instructions with photos including exact measurements and an editable label template.
Rekenrek Practice Sheets
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Rekenrek Practice Sheets

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Increase number sense and number fluency with these rekenrek practice sheets! Students will use their own personal rekenreks to complete these practice sheets. 30 pages are included! Download the step by step instructions on how to make personal rekenreks from my shop! Rekenrek Practice Sheets Include: Rekenreks and Ten Frames Commutative Property Showing the Number Two Ways Write the Number Sentence Draw the Rekenrek Find the Missing Beads Create Your Own Rekenrek Problem What Number is This? Showing Doubles Showing Ten Word Problems Answer Key Included!
Multiplication and Array Map Project
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Multiplication and Array Map Project

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This End of the Year Math Project is a wonderful way to enforce and review multiplication and arrays as well as to add a little fun into the end of the year! It is designed for grades 3-5! It is designed to go along with my End of the Year Memory Book, but can also be used independently. This End of the Year Math Project Includes:: *Multiplication Map instruction sheets for teachers and students *Festival Map Example Images *Graph Paper *Two Memory Book Festival Map Product Options Option 1- Includes the units of each element of the map. Students will create arrays based on the given units Option 2- Students will decide the size of the attractions on their memory book festival map. They will decide the units and shapes of each attraction *Recording Sheets- Students will record the dimensions of the arrays they used as well as the corresponding multiplication facts *End of the Year Memory Book Map Product Descriptor- The Memory Book Map Product Descriptor is included so that you can easily grade this memory book festival map project. It covers map accuracy, components and effort. The Memory Book Multiplication Map Projects may be done individually or students may work in pairs and combine elements of their end of the year memory book to make their memory book maps. CCSS Math 3.OA.A.1 3.OA.A.2 3.OA.A.3 3.OA.A.4
Behavior Clip Chart
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Behavior Clip Chart

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Use this Behavior Clip Chart in your class to keep track of daily student behavior. This Behavior Clip Chart also allows students to keep track of their own behavior each day. This Behavior Clip Chart is also available in Spanish!!! Behavior Clip Chart Levels include: Outstanding Great Job Good Day Ready to Learn Think About It Teacher’s Choice Parent Contact Maravilloso Excelente Muy Bien Listo Para Aprendar Piensalo Decision de la Maestra/ Decision del Maestro Contacto con los Padres Print this behavior clip chart on heavy card stock and hang vertically in your room. You can also slide it into plastic sleeves to keep it looking beautiful year after year. Check out my store for more Behavior Management Products!!
Cupid's Busy Day:  A Multiplication Game for the Hundred Chart
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Cupid's Busy Day: A Multiplication Game for the Hundred Chart

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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!