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The Inspired Classroom

I've enjoyed wearing many hats throughout my career... university level instructor, elementary and middle school teacher, middle school administrator, staff developer, technology instructor, independent consultant, & adult educator. In my classroom, I embrace a differentiated workshop approach. I've also enjoyed extensive study in brain-based teaching & learning and utilize these principles as the foundation for all my teaching. I love inspiring others to see their amazing potential within!

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I've enjoyed wearing many hats throughout my career... university level instructor, elementary and middle school teacher, middle school administrator, staff developer, technology instructor, independent consultant, & adult educator. In my classroom, I embrace a differentiated workshop approach. I've also enjoyed extensive study in brain-based teaching & learning and utilize these principles as the foundation for all my teaching. I love inspiring others to see their amazing potential within!
EDITABLE Lesson Plan Template
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EDITABLE Lesson Plan Template

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Hello, friends at TES! This is one of my all-time favorite tried and true organizational tools that I've used for years... Fully editable lesson plan template allows you to customize it just the way you like! Cheers~ Julie
CLIP ART - QT Kids... Feelings Matter! - Children's Clip Art - Personal and Commercial use
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CLIP ART - QT Kids... Feelings Matter! - Children's Clip Art - Personal and Commercial use

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Help your students express their feelings with QT-Kids Feelings Matter! Set includes 12 characters as shown in the pics. Twelve emotions to choose from including: -Happy -Sad -Confused -Angry -Upset -Silly -Peaceful -Shy -Surprised -Tearful -Hurt -Mischievous All images are high quality .png with transparent backgrounds - great for layering and creating that just right look for your designs! (Watermarks will not appear on product when you download the images.) I’ve stored the images in a powerpoint slideshow. To insert them into your own project, simply click on the image/s you want, then copy/paste them into your doc. Works like a charm! Shoot me an email if you’d like them delivered in a different format after purchase - thanks! Happy Creating! tags - clip art, kids, kids clip art, cute kids, children, clip art with children, cartoon, cartoon kids, emotions, feelings, express your feelings, social-emotional
OWL Theme Classroom Decor Kit
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OWL Theme Classroom Decor Kit

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Hoot-hoot! Owl classroom decor kit to brighten up those four walls we all know and love 9 months out of the year! I used fun and festive retro owls to design this cohesive themed decor kit. The entire kit was designed in Microsoft POWERPOINT- so you can easily edit any item to specifically meet your needs. Label it, re-size it, change the font, change the color scheme - you name it! You can also personalize everything with these "editable" powerpoint files! The Owl Themed Classroom Décor Kit includes: - ABC word wall headers - Book tub labels - just click-type-and print! - 2 full page checklist charts (one with 25 lines & one with 30!) - 9 full page headers/stationery papers - Calendar headers (Jan - Dec) - Calendar number tiles (1 -31) - Desk name plates - Days of the week headers - Full page circle headers ... click-type-print! - Goodie bag tags - personalize them to say just the right thing :) - Bookmarks (just click & type to personalize them with your classroom slogan!) - Note cards/post cards - both quarter page and half page cards As always, wishing you the very best! tags - owl, owl paper, owl theme, owl classroom, green and blue, retro, green, blue, stationery, editable stationery
FRACTIONS - Brain-based Fraction Chant - Powerpoint & PDF -  CCSS 3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.3b, 2.G.A.3
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FRACTIONS - Brain-based Fraction Chant - Powerpoint & PDF - CCSS 3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.3b, 2.G.A.3

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Fractions are SUPER easy using this tried-and-true, brain-based fraction chant. Boost the learning in your classroom with this easy to teach mnemonic chant that will help ALL learners to master fractions in a FRACTION of the time! I've studied brain-based teaching and learning for over 20 years, and I can tell you without a doubt, brain-based methods REALLY work! This kit includes a powerpoint slideshow to display on your smartboard, printable 8.5 x 11" color anchor chart, printable 4-to-a-page mini-anchors to be pasted into math journals, and blackline masters of both! I've also included a "teaching tips" page which includes more brain-based ideas to go along with this activity. Fraction are fun and EASY with this amazing technique! Wishing you the very best ~ Julie tags - fractions, basic fractions, beginning fractions, fraction review, numerator, denominator, teaching fractions, fraction chants, brain-based learning, mnemonic devices, brain-based teaching, fraction powerpoints, smartboard activity
FRACTIONS - Fun with M&M's and Other Candies! CCSS 3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.3b, 2.G.A.3
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FRACTIONS - Fun with M&M's and Other Candies! CCSS 3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.3b, 2.G.A.3

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Fractions are FUN with this sort-count-write fraction activity kit!! Students will sort their candy colors and record fractions to understand that they can be used to show the relationship of parts to a whole. And at the end of the lesson they'll enjoy gobbling up their sweet candy treat! Depending on the brand of candy you purchase, there may be up to four, six or eight different colors in the bag. I've included templates to accommodate them all! I suggest you print off the templates and then LAMINATE them for future use. Students can then use dry erase markers to record their findings. I've also included my "Jellybean Dominoes" game for your kiddos. 60 dominoes have both numerical fractions and jellybean picture fractions. My students LOVE regular dominoes, so they were absolutely delighted to play this jellybean fraction version! Included in this kit: - 3 bright, colorful candy fraction recording templates (for 4, 6, or 8 colors) - for those who prefer to conserve printer ink... 3 white background recording templates - 60 jellybean dominoes (laminate and cut apart) I hope you and your little ones find this to be a DE-licious way to practice fractions! BE SURE to pick up my Brain-based Fraction Chant which makes learning fractions oh-so easy! As always - Wishing you and your mathematicians great success! CCSS 3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.3b, 2.G.A.3 tags - fractions, part-part-whole, sorting, counting
Super Hero Font - Clip Art Lettering Set - Personal and Commercial Use
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Super Hero Font - Clip Art Lettering Set - Personal and Commercial Use

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A-Z are here to save the day! ! ! Super Hero themed font in bold, bright colors! Letters are high quality .PNG clip art images (with transparent backgrounds). All uppercase letters... great for scrapbooking, graphic design, bulletin boards, newsletters, letter-of-the-day, student projects, t-shirts, and digital teaching resource designs. Including numbers 0 - 9. Be sure to check my store for all my superhero themed academic and clip art items! I’ve stored the images in a powerpoint slideshow. To insert them into your own project, simply click on the image/s you want, then copy/paste them into your doc. Works like a charm! Shoot me an email if you’d like them delivered in a different format after purchase - thanks! Great for scrapbooking, graphic design, student projects, TES products, and much more!
COMMON CORE MATH - Place Value into the THOUSANDS
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COMMON CORE MATH - Place Value into the THOUSANDS

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All students can succeed with PV into the thousands! These practice pages are designed to provide more support in the beginning, and then slowly decrease in support in order to fully develop your independent learners! 16 practice pages guide your mathematicians through: * 4 ways to write a number: digits, word form, expanded form and base ten representation. * Skip counting by 2's, 5's, 10's, 100's, and 1,000's - using various starting points on the number line. * Identifying specific place values in a number Ready-print-go format makes this a must-have in your math curriculum! tags - place value, place value practice, place value worksheets, place value into the thousands, expanded form, base 10 representation, word form
Pirate Font - Clip Art Lettering Set - Personal and Commercial Use
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Pirate Font - Clip Art Lettering Set - Personal and Commercial Use

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Ahoy there! This is a perfect addition to your pirate themed classroom! All uppercase lettering with number set. Images are .png format with transparent backgrounds. I’ve stored the images in a powerpoint slideshow. To insert them into your own project, simply click on the image/s you want, then copy/paste them into your doc. Works like a charm! Shoot me an email if you’d like them delivered in a different format after purchase - thanks! Great for scrapbooking, graphic design, student projects, TES products, and much more!
Super Hero Themed Writing Paper - Literacy - Writing Centers
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Super Hero Themed Writing Paper - Literacy - Writing Centers

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10 themed super hero writing papers for your classroom... Great fun and a big motivator for your budding writers! Ready to print .PDF file makes this a no-prep, fun-filled paper pack... Happy Writing! tags - super hero, super hero writing paper, heroes, super hero writing center activities, hero paper, writing projects, writing paper
NUMERACY: The 10's Challenge - Making 10 - CCSS K.CC.A.3, K.OA.A.3, K.OA.A.4, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.D.8
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NUMERACY: The 10's Challenge - Making 10 - CCSS K.CC.A.3, K.OA.A.3, K.OA.A.4, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.D.8

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Your kids will LUV this challenge! I spread it out over 2 days during my mini-lessons in math workshop and for "math by myself". (Copy the 2 pages back-to-back so that each "game board" has the work areas on both the front and the back of the page.) First provide each student with a stack of 10 unifix cubes and a game board. (They will need at least 2 crayons - and perhaps more colors.) Introduce the challenge in your mini-lesson, model the "game play" on the smartboard by breaking apart a 10-stick to show 4+6=10. Discuss how mathematicians decompose numbers by breaking them apart. Demonstrate how to color in the first addend on the game board (4) with one crayon color, and then color in the second addend (6) with a different color. Then send them off to discover ALL the different ways we can make "10". Challenge them to come up with more creative ways to add up to 10, such as "2+3+5=10" and "2+2+2+2+2=10". Their eyes will light up, and your little ones will be eager to begin this type of creative thinking. Share out at the end and discuss how we need to work flexibly and creatively with numbers and as mathematicians. As always, wishing you the very best! CCSS K.CC.A.3, K.OA.A.3, K.OA.A.4, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.D.8 tags: numeracy, number sense, units of ten, decomposing numbers, math workshop, mini-lessons, working flexibly with numbers
ARRAYS - Introduction to Multiplication - CCSS 3.MD.C.7, 3.MD.C.7b, 3.OA.A.3, 2.OA.4, 2.G.A.2
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ARRAYS - Introduction to Multiplication - CCSS 3.MD.C.7, 3.MD.C.7b, 3.OA.A.3, 2.OA.4, 2.G.A.2

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Arrays are all around us! Introduce multiplication in your classroom with these fun and engaging practice pages. Aligned with Common Core State Standards CCSS 3.MD.C.7, 3.MD.C.7b, 3.OA.A.3, 2.OA.4, and 2.G.A.2. Kit includes 5 student practice pages. Students will gain experience in drawing out arrays, converting repeated addition into multiplication sentences, and solving multiplication word problems. T E A C H I N G I D E A S: I always kick off my multiplication/arrays unit with a big box of Cheerios! My students create different arrays out of Cheerios right on their desktops. While they're showing the array with these yummy manipulatives, I'm writing the accompanying number sentences on the smartboard. (For example, "Show me an array of 3 x 4."... I'll write 3 x 4 = ______ and also 3 + 3 +3 + 3 = ______.) Extend the activity by having students brainstorm other arrays in their surroundings and then make an anchor chart to record their examples. (i.e. ice cube trays, classroom mailboxes, etc.) OR, have students create a "Real World Array Booklet" to record their own examples and illustrations. Have fun with arrays in your classroom! Cheers ~ Julie tags: multiplication, arrays, repeated addition, real world connections, real world math, common core state standards, CCSS, 2nd grade math, 3rd grade math, 4th grade math
COMMON CORE MATH - Vocabulary Word Wall Kit
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COMMON CORE MATH - Vocabulary Word Wall Kit

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Set your learners up for success! The Common Core introduces a wide variety of vocabulary at every grade level. Help students stay organized and keep track of new information by posting a word wall with CCSS math vocabulary cards. Then use the same cards as flashcards to be pasted into their math journals along with definitions for each word! This 140-word kit is based on 2nd grade vocab words, but I've included an extra page of blank labels that allow you to modify your word wall to suit your grade level! Copy the cards onto white or colored cardstock, laminate if you like, and you're ready to go! As always, wishing you the very best! tags - math vocab cards, 2nd grade math, second grade math, math vocabulary, math word wall