Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Fall Nature Walk and Art Project...

Hello, all!  I'm back at it again!  As you may have read, I'm in between teaching jobs, but am teaching dance and gymnastics, am tutoring, and am doing quite a bit of babysitting.  I've decided that since I miss teaching early childhood special education so much, that the kids I babysit are going to start getting the teacher treatment from me!

The other day, while watching a rather precocious 3-year old and his 18-month old brother, inspiration struck and we managed to turn 30 minutes of fresh air into a lesson on the changing season/conservation, followed up by an art project that even the 18-month old was able to work on to some degree. If used in the classroom, the finished product would make for an adorable bulletin board or portfolio item.

 If you'd like the full lesson plan (including science, conservation, sorting, and the art project directions), you can grab it on Teachers Pay Teachers!  Just click below!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

: Back to School

Hi, all!  It's that time of year again… Back to school!  I am not actually going back to school, but this year, I am preparing to move back to the US from Germany and am getting ready for knee surgery (woo hoo)!  Since I'm going to have a ton of downtime, I want to put together some curriculum, classroom handouts, and other teacher-ly goodies (oh my)!  Please let me know what you're looking for and let me do the work for you!

I love making reading units.  Check out my units for "Wonder" by R.J.Palacio and "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman and my super fun dodecahedron book report template.

I've got classroom activities like the ever-popular "Can You Follow Directions?" and "Can You Follow Directions? (Spring Edition)" in which students who do not follow directions, actually end up drawing you a lovely little picture.  These are great ways to start off the year!

Looking for classroom management or incentive charts?  I've got plenty!  Click through for a fun debit/credit tally chart, desk schedule for pull-out students, invitation for lunch with the teacher.

If you need reference sheets or review activities, I've got those as well!  Click through for a QAR Reference SheetAffect vs. Effect Reference Sheet, and Blank Jeopardy Powerpoint Template.

Please, oh please, let me create some more classroom materials for you!  Leave me comments, send me emails, or shoot messages to me via Teachers Pay Teachers!  I hope to hear from you soon!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Can you follow directions? Spring ed.

Hi, everyone!  I've had a sudden spike in page hits and Teachers Pay Teachers sales!  Thank you so much!  Since I am not currently working in a classroom, my brain hasn't been too focused on creating new curriculum… but I would like it to be!  What kinds of things are all of you wonderful teachers looking for?  More direction-following?  Organizers?  Book reports?  Reading anything great and need a novel unit plan?  

Let me know!  I'd love to create some wonderful new downloads for you!  

To tide me over until I hear from you, I've created a special spring edition of "Can You Follow Directions?" This one is fancy.  The kids will actually end up drawing a spring photo (if they don't follow directions), so even if they aren't following directions, they'll still get a chance at some creativity!   This one is a bit trickier than the original, so it would be best for grades 3-5.  Click the button below to download!