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Karen Hester
Works at Dallas ISD
Attended Texas Woman's University
Lives in Cooper, Texas
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I just uploaded my Adaptations Concept Sorts. There are a total of seven different sorts,with keys and ideas for differentiation!
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I'd love to hear your thoughts about what you can do to make this the #best yearever
It's amazing how I start each summer exhausted and end it ready to get back to school. This year...not so much. I had a horrible school year last year. I won't go into details, but suffice it to say that if I had won the lotto, I would have been out of there quick, fast, and in a hurry.
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Are your littles MIGHTY?
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Help your students learn about the basic types of plants with these fun concept sorts!
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It's a blog hop!! with Freebies!
Greetings, Greetings, Greetings!! Why am I so happy? Because spring has sprung! I LOVE springtime and just about everything about it (except stormy weather...I live in tornado alley). In my humble opinion, Texas has the most beautiful springtime anywhere! It's warming up in my neck of the woods, ...
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I'm lucky to be a teacher because... !
Happy Thursday to you!! Today I'm joining up with Brooke from Countless Smart Cookies for a fun blog hop. There are over forty blogs participating, so get comfy...you're in for a fun ride! The theme for this blog hop is "Lucky to be a Teacher". You know, when you are in the thick of a rough ...
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A fun freebie for helping little one develop useful background knowledge!
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Two motivational posters...One for you...One for them!
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Collect / manage / and plan using student performance data for 2nd grade math TEKS!
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Four states of matter products bundled for super savings! Perfect for 3rd-5th grades.
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Introducing Gus!
Gus is a five year old Golden Doodle (it is a breed...I asked), that belongs to one of our school counselors. Jill and her family got Gus specifically because of his breed. Because he is part poodle, his hair is just that: hair. Not fur. So this makes him an allergy friendly pet for her children ...
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This set is great for teaching beginning classification of animals to grades 3-5!
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3rd grade Science & Social Studies Teacher
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Wiesbaden, Germany - Kaiserslautern, Germany - Newburg, New York
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I'm a veteran teacher in Northeast Texas. I have experience with 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. This year I'll be adding 3rd grade to the list! I love creating relevant, rigorous, and fun activitities from my students.
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Married for 23 years with 2 kids.
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  • Texas Woman's University
    1983 - 1987
  • University of Texas
    M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, 2013
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Adaptations: Science Concept Sorts
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Thank you for your interest in Adaptations: Science Concept Sorts! Sorting activities are excellent for assessing prior knowledge and review

OWL Chart - Observe Wonder Learn
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Sometimes students need help developing prior knowledge. OWL charts give them the opportunity to make observations, and to use those observa

FREEBIE - Motivational Quote Posters
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Motivational Posters Two fun posters...one for you and one for your students! This product contains two square motivational posters (PNG fil

Motivational Posters - Small but MIGHTY!
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Product contains four fun kid-friendly posters with the phrase "small but MIGHT!!" Help your littles understand that though they may be smal

Types of Plants: Science Concept Sorts
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These sorting sets are designed to provide a quick and fun way for students to review basic vocabulary and concepts for grades 3-5. They als

States of Matter Super Bundle
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This is a bundle of four separate products that address vocabulary and concept acquisition for the three basic states of matter. WHAT’S INCL

Classifying Animals: Science Concept Sorts
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These classifying sorting sets are designed to provide a quick and fun way for students to review basic vocabulary and concepts for grades 3

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Pinterest is a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas. Use Pinterest to make meals, plan travel, do home im

States of Matter: Science Concept Sorts
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These states of matter sorting sets are designed to provide a quick and fun way for students to review basic vocabulary and concepts for gra

Second on Sale!!
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It's a three day weekend and payday which, in my opinion, is reason enough to throw a sale! If you are a second grade TpT seller and you wan

Happy New Year and... Currently!
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I totally missed linking up for the December Currently. What was I thinking? I really enjoy the monthly Currently, but somehow the entire mo

Inspirational Quotes & Writing Prompts
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I designed this product to be not just a group of inspirational quotes, but to also provide students and teachers with opportunities to disc

FREEBIE: Show your Swag! Motivational buttons for math & science
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Eight fun motivational buttons for science and math. Each page has 12 buttons that are made for 2-1/2 inch buttons available at craft stores

Holiday Sudoku!
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Do you Sudoku? Sudoku and other number puzzles have been around for many years. Strategy puzzles are thought to keep the aging mind sharp an

Addition & Subtraction: Skills Scoot
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My students love to Scoot, which makes skills practice a little bit more fun! Skills Scoot! offers 108 addition and subtraction task cards t

Accountable Talk Sentence Stem Bookmarks
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These handy bookmarks are perfect for your students to use as quick references when participating in scholarly talk. Accountable talk helps

6 down....30 to go and October Currently!
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It's hard to believe that the first six weeks is over! Time really flies doesn't it? Usually I have what I like to call my "first few weeks

5 down...31 to go, and a TEACHER FEATURE!!
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Well I didn't publish a blog post last weekend for week #4 because honestly...all I would have done was complain because I'm tired and grump

3 down....33 to go (with some freebies!)
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Hola!! Greetings from sunny northeast Texas. The weather has cooled down into the 80's for a few days, and it has actually been coolish in t

1 down, 35 to go...
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It's been a while since I blogged, but I wanted to wait until I actually had something school related to talk about. So...how y'all doin'? M