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Karen Hester
Works at Dallas ISD
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Lives in Cooper, Texas
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Five for Friday!
I'm a newbie to the whole "Five for Friday" linky party hosted by Doodle Bugs Teaching, but I've been reading them forever. So I thought that now is the time to get with it.  I have decided to get organized!!! So I s...
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There's going to be another sale!! This one at Teacher's Notebook, August 9th - 12th. My store will be 20% off, plus you get an extra 10% off sitewide!! I hope you will stop by. Y'all have a great Thursday! karen
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What a Great Giveaway!!
Hey there teacher friends! We so hope that you are all enjoying the B2S Bash 2014 blog hop. We know how hard teachers work all year long, so we hope that some of these prizes will make your classroom life a little easier. We ...
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Mark your calendars folks, get your wishlists ready, and make sure you are caught up on providing feedback. The TpT Back to School Sale is this coming Monday and Tuesday!! My entire store will be discounted 20% and if you ent...
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I love this! Thanks for sharing. I'm off to mess around with it now.
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I just recently discovered the Free Online Animated Gif and I just love it. It is so easy to create a mini slide show and post. I just started using it to create animated Gifs on Pinterest to try and promote some of the produ...
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Another Giveaway!
I am teaming up with some fantastic teacher-authors for a huge giveaway!  Diane at One Teacher's Adventures has reached 200 TpT followers, and as a celebration, she is hosting a giveaway of 3 fabulous prize packs.  Each prize pack includes amazing products ...
I am teaming up with some fantastic teacher-authors for a huge giveaway!  Diane at One Teacher's Adventures has reached 200 TpT followers, and as a celebration, she is hosting a giveaway of 3 fabulous prize packs.  Each p...
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Excellent Article and so true!
The night before I met my first group of students, I was at school in a panic.  Not because I was about to actually be a teacher.  Not because I felt like I had no idea what I was doing.  All true,...
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The sale that is. I'm alive, but I'm barely awake. Anyway check out these great resources by some of my blogging buddies! The sale is officially going: 20% off my store (I can't say what other stores' discounts are) and an ex...
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Have you heard? Have you heard? It's the biggest TPT SALE of the year! Run…don't walk... to the stores below to get your shop on and stock up some amazing resources for the new year!                             ...
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OMG...update. I just created one and it was soooo easy. Thanks again!
I just recently discovered the Free Online Animated Gif and I just love it. It is so easy to create a mini slide show and post. I just started using it to create animated Gifs on Pinterest to try and promote some of the produ...
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I am teaming up with some fantastic teacher-authors for a huge giveaway!  Diane at One Teacher's Adventures has reached 200 TpT followers, and as a celebration, she is hosting a giveaway of 3 fabulous prize packs.  Each p...
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The title says it all. We all have to keep up with and monitor the little monsters angels' behavior. Some teachers have really wonderful paper clip, clothes pin, move your name to the green-yellow-red systems. They work wonde...
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3rd grade Science & Social Studies Teacher
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Cooper, Texas
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Wiesbaden, Germany - Kaiserslautern, Germany - Newburg, New York
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Introduction
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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Landforms Vocabulary: Science Scoot 'ems / Task Cards
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Two sets of task cards that are perfect for Landform Vocabulary Review. These cards work well as whole group scoot activities, broken up int

Ecosystems Vocabulary: Science Scoot 'ems/Task Cards
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Two sets of task cards that lend themselves to being used for scoot games, centers, or early finishers. Set includes twenty multiple-choice

How To Make Task Cards
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I started buying task cards long before I starting making them. I found that I started to have preferences for the cards that I purchased an

Conferences and...crabs?
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Thanksgiving is almost here. Can you believe it? I'm really looking forward to five days at home with my family. November has been busy! At

Santa-Grams Tangram Puzzles FREEBIE
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Fun Santa themed tangram puzzles in two sizes with a total of ten puzzles. Perfect for introducing geometry concepts and centers!

Problem Solving - Thanksgiving Feast
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The problems in this pack all revolve around a school Thanksgiving feast. Problems are written using several different scenarios, with each

Pop Art - The Perfect At-Home Art Project! | kidCourseskidCourses.com
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I collaborate quite a bit with my friend Jenny from Art by Jenny K and am OBSESSED with her pop art designs! Not only do I use them for math

Math Centers: Spooky Fun!
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This product contains 6 fun basic math skills centers designed for 1st and 2nd grades.Included in this set are: Spooky Tic-Tac-Toe: basic &amp;

Halloween....Back in the day
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Hello and welcome to Smarticle Particles! I'm Karen, and I've teamed up with my blogging teamies from The Teaching 2 Step blog to bring you

Interactive Science Notebook: States of Matter Journaling Pages
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Set of journaling pages focusing on states of matter. This set includes, vocabulary and concept development activity pages/graphic organizer

Pumpkin Seeds!
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A great set of literacy center activities to accompany the book I Am a Seed by Jean Marzollo, which covers the basic life cycle of the pumpk

Interactive Notebook: Science Journaling Pages
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Extensive set of basic science journaling/interactive notebook pages perfect for learning and reflecting during any unit of science. These p

700 Follower Celebration - Win a $25 TpT Gift Card and 70 Products from ...
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My TpT journey has been incredible and I can't believe I have over 700 followers now! It is time for my monthly TpT gift card giveaway and t

Hundreds Chart: Fun with the Hundred's Chart!
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Set of games designed to build numerical fluency and mental math abilities using the hundreds chart. "All around the Hundreds Chart" require

Gimme Five!! Giveaway!
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Happy Tuesday! Today I'm joining up with Erica from A Grade 7 Heaven for a fun, quick blog hop and giveaway called Gimme 5. It's fast, fun,

MEGA GIVEAWAY GRAND PRIZE
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Hey there teacher friends! We so hope that you are all enjoying the B2S Bash 2014 blog hop. We know how hard teachers work all year long, so

3, 2, 1...Blast Off!
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Mark your calendars folks, get your wishlists ready, and make sure you are caught up on providing feedback. The TpT Back to School Sale is t