I’ve got some awesome news!!! Educents is opening a marketplace, which means now you can purchase items from seller stores any day — in addition to the great deals they already offer! There are over 500 stores in the marketplace ready for you to save some money, including MINE! Some great bloggers and I are joining together on this blog hop to introduce ourselves and show you the great products we have in our stores!
My name is Sarah Plum, and I’m a second grade teacher in Northern Virginia! My passion for teaching is deeply rooted in the population I currently serve, which is a very diverse population of primarily English Language Learners. In everything I do, I strive to reach my incredible students and open doors for them so they can achieve their dreams!
In addition to being a second grade teacher, I’m also a Mom to two very sweet boys! My oldest son, William, is currently in Kindergarten and is LOVING school. My youngest son, Henry, is about to turn two and is in love with all things musical — he loves to move his body and dance!
My husband, Rich, is also a certified teacher. He is the absolute best part of my life (other than my two sweet boys) — and my partner in crime! If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be able to continue to do what I love and create resources for other educators to use in their classrooms.
When I’m not working or creating, you’ll find me exploring the D.C. Metro area with my family! We especially love visiting the zoo in the spring and summer, and we know the Natural History Museum by heart! (The above picture was taken this winter when we FINALLY got to tour the White House — talk about COOL.)
Besides creating resources (which is something I truly love to do) and explore D.C. with my family, I love to read! I know, I know, shocking that a teacher would love to read, but it’s true!
My favorite professional read lately has been Number Sense Routines by Jessica Shumway. Developing number sense is something I’m super passionate about in my classroom, and I’m always looking for ways to beef up my daily instruction in that area. This is a quick, easy read with a WEALTH of information — I’m on my third read!
My favorite read-aloud is (no surprise here) The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. Reading this with my class changed our whole dynamic — and my life as a teacher — but it is genuinely just an amazing book to read aloud. The chapters are brief, the characters are endearing, and the content drives MANY discussions. I’m very passionate in my belief that every educator should read it!
My favorite pleasure-read is The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown. I first read it in high school and I’ve since read it four times, discovering something new each time. I love a good thriller — both in print and on film — so this is the PERFECT book for me. If you haven’t read it, you should! If you have, try reading a few of Dan Brown’s other great novels — I’ve read many of them!
I’m super excited to share with you this EXCLUSIVE Educents freebie, direct from my Matter Matters pack, just released (and on-sale). This freebie features a 20-question SCOOT game to help your students review the key elements of matter, its three states, and the phase changes that can occur.
If you’re not a big SCOOT fan, but you love task cards, you can use this game all the same and make it a science station or task for an early finisher. Likewise you can also change things up and do a daily review throughout your unit by featuring a single question or use it as a write-the-room — the possibilities are endless!
Be sure and follow my store for more freebies and exclusive sales — you can do it by clicking the image below, and then click on the gray heart that says “Follow Me!” below my store name. If you’re not sure where it is, don’t worry — I’ve got a handy graphic below!
I’m THRILLED to be linking up with some other amazing educators to give away some Edubucks that you can use in the brand new marketplace or on the always-fabulous deals. Enter below, and then be sure and head to visit my other pals to see what freebie they’re offering up!