Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Feature Teacher Tuesday

This week's featured teacher is Ashley, 1st grade teacher and blogger over at The Blessed OCDiva. The name pretty much speaks for itself! She has a passion for sharing God’s word, sharing goodies for teachers, and providing a fix for anyone else just a tad OCD!
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She is married to her other half and they are doggy parents to Groot (yes like Guardians of the Galaxy Groot) and Maximus (yes like Gladiator Maximus Aurelius).
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Ashley has been teaching for 7 ½ years and 6 of those have been in first grade. Along with teaching she also is the lead mentor for her campus and has been a team leader for 5 years. She loves being able to help lead other teachers and ignite their passion for learning and teaching; ultimately hoping to be able to turn that into a path for her career.


In 2014, she was Teacher of the year for her campus. What an honor and blessing this was!! All possible through God’s never ending love and direction.
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Since starting her blog, The Blessed OCDiva, she also opened up her TPT store as well and has worked at building it to offer resources for other teachers that span across the curriculum.      Some of her products include: (click to check them out)

This little packet is an integration of social studies, writing, reading, and math!!!
It focuses on 6 main landforms: hills, mountains, valley, canyon, cliff, and island.
I have included the following types of activities to help you teach:
-anchor charts
-writing definitions/characteristics of each
-matching the name to picture
-identifying the type of landform and labeling
-Count, Tally and graph
-Writing response with question stems
-landforms book with fill in the blanks (answer key included)
-Guessing game


I have also included a page of suggestions to help with understanding how it is intended to be used. However, feel free to use it according to your kids needs!
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Do you like to challenge your kids during reading workshop? Do you want them to be able to have accountable talk and written response with their text? If you do, these cards are for you!!


These can be used very easily within the workshop time frame of read to self, read with a buddy and even small groups. The teacher will want to model A LOT! But it is intended for slow release until independence!!


-2 formats for teacher’s preference of printing
-mini anchor charts for reference or can also be easily inserted into the kids card bundle
-color coded for ease of use
- table of contents for teacher and student use


Click here to see how I use them!

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Here is a bundle pack of all things geometry! 108 pages of fun! I made it as versatile as possible so it can reach anyone with many objectives!
I have included the following items in each section.


2-D shapes:
-anchor charts for each shape (square,circle, rectangle, triangle, rhombus,trapezoid, pentagon, hexagon,octagon)
-Memory match
-Book of shapes (this also integrates some fractions)
-Matching shapes
-Identifying sides/vertices
-Assessment/independent practice
-Find,Tally,Graph
-Roll and Cover
-Connect 4 spin and cover


3-D shapes:
-anchor charts for each shape (sphere, cube, triangular prism, rectangular prism, pyramid,cone,cylinder)
-Memory Match
-Find, Tally, Graph
-Name match
-Assessment/independent practice
-Sorting 3-D
-Attributes charts
-Roll, Slide, Stack chart
-Connect 4 spin and cover


Fractions:
-anchor charts (whole,half, thirds, fourths)
-Memory Match
- Bingo
-Equal/Unequal activities
-Spin and Cover
-Roll and Cover
-Assessment/independent practice
-Color fractions
-Spin and Color
-Find, Tally, Graph


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Snag some freebies while you are checking out the resources above!


This one has had over 17,000 downloads!







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