I started teaching in 1976 in Idaho. Over the years I taught 4-7 grade students as a
classroom teacher, gifted and talented in a K-5
program, Title I, music, and computers. In
addition, I spent a few years traveling to
schools from Wisconsin to Washington as an
author. I took many of my teaching ideas over
the years and adapted them to technology which
I'm sharing on these pages. Use
them in any way you wish in your own classroom.
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All of these lesson ideas involve technology. I use Microsoft Office 2007, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Smart Notebook, and Kidspiration. If you have an earlier version of Office, you can download a converter from Microsoft. I have a Mac at home and these files open in Office Mac. You will need to have Kidspiration and Adobe Photoshop Elements installed on your computer to use those files.
If you do not have Smart Notebook software, you can use a web application called Smart Notebook Express.
The files are in order for youngest to oldest students.
Math Projects in Excel
How Much is a Million?
Effects of Oceans and Latitude on Climate
Student-led Interview Form
Graph a Comparison
Rat Measurement and Observation Record Sheet
An Explorer's Life
- I did not make a preview page for the Smart
Notebook activities. When you click on the file
name you will be asked if you want to download
How Big Are They?
Needs and Wants
Number and Letter Order
Parts of a Whole
That's Made from What?
Where Plants and Animals Live
Animal Name Matching
Beginning and Ending Sounds
It Has Hair
Real or Make Believe