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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!

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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!
Christmas Maths Pack
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Christmas Maths Pack

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This Christmas Maths packet is geared towards 8-10 year olds. This Christmas Maths packet includes story problems for every operation, graphing, comparing numbers, fractions and more! Included you will find 25 pages of Christmas Maths: *Christmas themed word problems. Single and multi-step Christmas Maths problems for all operations *Christmas present 3 digit addition and subtraction Christmas Maths problems. Colour odd presents green and even presents red *Multiplication and Division Christmas tree fact families *Addition and Subtraction Christmas Maths tree fact families *Number Comparison- Compare two numbers using greater than, less than and equal to. Add in a missing number to make the number sentence true on this Christmas Maths Page *Rounding numbers to nearest 100 and 1000 *Elapsed Time - How long does Jeannette lie in bed awake until she can see if Santa came to her house? How long was Cheyenne wrapping presents? Find out with these riveting elapsed time Christmas Maths problems! *Graphing- William asks 100 of his closest friends what they want for Christmas. In this Christmas Maths page, use his data to make a graph, fractions, percents and more! *Fractions- Divide up Christmas biscuits and Christmas cakes *Number Patterns- Find the pattern and fill in the missing numbers. Identify the pattern *Shape Patterns- In this Christmas Maths page, find the patterns and fill in the missing shapes. *Hundreds Chart Puzzles- Avery can't open her Christmas Maths presents until she has finished these Hundreds Chart Puzzles. Help her!!! *Christmas Hidden Picture- Answer 100 Christmas Maths problems to find the Christmas Maths Hidden Picture! This Christmas Maths packet is a great supplement to your curriculum. Offer this Christmas Maths packet as review or offer this Christmas Maths as enrichment. Send this Christmas Maths packet home over break to keep students thinking. This Christmas Maths pack makes great morning work or an early finishers! Answer Key is included.
Christmas Maths Pack for Year 5
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Christmas Maths Pack for Year 5

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Christmas Maths Pack This Christmas maths packet is made with Year 5 in mind. This Christmas maths packet includes story problems, line plots, comparing numbers, fractions and more! Concepts are covered using games, hidden messages and hidden pictures. Adorable graphics compliment these fun problems. This Christmas Maths packet is perfect for the week before Christmas! Included you will find 37 pages of Christmas Maths: *Christmas Story Problems *Colour by Sum- Adding and Subtracting 3 digit numbers *Factors *Writing fractions with 10 or 100 as a denominator as a decimal *Comparing Decimals *Logic Problems *Line Plots *Area and Perimeter *Number and Shape Patterns *Time, Money, measuring *So much more!!!
Christmas Maths Pack for Year 6
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Christmas Maths Pack for Year 6

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This Christmas Maths Pack is 26 pages and designed for Year 6 students. It covers TONS of maths concepts in fun and engaging ways. This Christmas Maths Pack is perfect for the week before Christmas or holiday breaks! This Christmas Maths Pack for Year 6 Includes: *Coordinate Graphing Mystery Picture *Multiplying and Dividing Fractions *Rounding and Comparing Decimals to the ten thousandths *Volume *Colour by Product *Interpreting Line Plots with fractions *Fraction Word Problems *Order of Operations *Writing and Solving Equations *Scaling *Christmas Logic Problems *Ordered Pairs Check out the other UK Christmas Products available in my shop!
Tattling vs. Telling and "I Feel" Slide Show
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Tattling vs. Telling and "I Feel" Slide Show

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When is it Tattling? When is it Telling? How can you teach your students the difference? This interactive PowerPoint Presentation gives students an easy to understand definition for each and concrete examples. This slide show also addresses "I Feel" statements and how students should always use their words first before going to a teacher or an adult. This slide show is perfect for review, beginning of the year, PBIS 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 Library Showing Respect in the Bathroom Slide Show 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
Tattling vs. Telling
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Tattling vs. Telling

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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!
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!
Showing Respect to Others
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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!
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.
Being Respectful in the Library
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Being Respectful in the Library

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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
Animal Research Project
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Animal Research Project

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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
Shape Fraction Play Dough Mats and Games
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Shape Fraction Play Dough Mats and Games

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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
Fall Hundred Chart Hidden Picture K-1
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Fall Hundred Chart Hidden Picture K-1

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Students LOVE Puzzles! Have them loving math with this Fall Hundreds Chart Hidden Picture. Students will solve 120 problems to reveal the hidden picture! The problems in this Hidden Picture are for Kindergarten and 1st grade. Problems Include: Base 10 Blocks Adding and Subtracting 10 Adding a single digit to a double digit number Number Comparison Number Sense This Fall Hundred Chart Hidden Picture is also part of my Fall Math Pack for 1st Grade!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/fall-math-for-1st-grade-11119520 Check out the Hidden Picture MEGA Bundle! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/hundred-chart-hidden-picture-mega-bundle-11127114
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!
Fraction Strips
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Fraction Strips

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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).
Fraction Posters
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Fraction Posters

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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
Winter Hundred Chart Hidden Picture
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Winter Hundred Chart Hidden Picture

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Puzzles are super motivating for students! For this Winter Hundred Chart Hidden Picture, students will solve 100 math problems to reveal the picture in the Hundreds Chart. This activity is great for morning work, enrichment or early finishers. Problems Include: Addition & Subtraction Multiplication & Division Place Value Base 10 Blocks Time Money This Winter Hundred Chart Hidden Picture is also part of my Winter Math Pack! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/winter-math-pack-11119493 Check out the Hidden Picture MEGA Bundle! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/hundred-chart-hidden-picture-mega-bundle-11127114
Spring Math Pack
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Spring Math Pack

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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
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!