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How To Make A Unit Plan

How To Make A Unit Plan

Often, teacher training programs focus on having student teachers write lesson plans. It makes sense, because they usually are teaching a lesson or taking over a class for a few weeks with supervision. But knowing how to write a lesson plan will only take you so...

Ancient & World History Teaching Resources

Ancient & World History Teaching Resources

Are you looking for student-friendly resources that will help your students master content from Ancient and World history? My presentations and correlated notes and assessments will make planning a breeze. Each topic has presentations, interactive notebooks, digital...

How to Use Interactive Notebooks for Differentiation

How to Use Interactive Notebooks for Differentiation

Interactive notebooks have a bad rap - they take too long to cut and glue, so they aren’t worth so much time. However, for me, the pros outweigh the cons. In my experience, students retained more of what they learned with INBs, and I was better able to meet the needs...

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How To Make A Unit Plan

How To Make A Unit Plan

Often, teacher training programs focus on having student teachers write lesson plans. It makes sense, because they usually are teaching a lesson or taking over a class for a few weeks with supervision.

Ancient & World History Teaching Resources

Ancient & World History Teaching Resources

Are you looking for student-friendly resources that will help your students master content from Ancient and World history? My presentations and correlated notes and assessments will make planning a breeze.

6th Grade Math BEST Standards

6th Grade Math BEST Standards

What can sixth grade teachers expect from the new Florida BEST Standards for math? How do they compare to the MAFS standards?

5th Grade Math BEST Standards

5th Grade Math BEST Standards

What can fifth grade teachers expect from the new Florida BEST Standards for math? How do they compare to the MAFS standards?

4th Grade Math BEST Standards

4th Grade Math BEST Standards

What can fourth grade teachers expect from the new Florida BEST Standards for math? How do they compare to the MAFS standards?

3rd Grade Math BEST Standards

3rd Grade Math BEST Standards

What can third grade teachers expect from the new Florida BEST Standards for math? How do they compare to the MAFS standards?

2nd Grade Math BEST Standards

2nd Grade Math BEST Standards

What can second grade teachers expect from the new Florida BEST Standards for math? How do they compare to the MAFS standards?

6th Grade ELA BEST Standards

6th Grade ELA BEST Standards

What can sixthd grade teachers expect from the new Florida BEST Standards for language arts? How do they compare to the LAFS standards?

5th Grade ELA BEST Standards

5th Grade ELA BEST Standards

What can fifth grade teachers expect from the new Florida BEST Standards for language arts? How do they compare to the LAFS standards?

4th Grade ELA BEST Standards

4th Grade ELA BEST Standards

What can fourth grade teachers expect from the new Florida BEST Standards for language arts? How do they compare to the LAFS standards?

Ideas For The Last Week Of School

Ideas For The Last Week Of School

How do you keep the learning going when everyone – students and teachers – are ready for summer? Here are some of my favorite ideas for the last weeks of school!

BEST Standards Posters & Checklists Teacher Resources

BEST Standards Posters & Checklists Teacher Resources

Over the next school year, Florida’s ELA and Math standards will be replaced with B.E.S.T. To help teachers prepare for the BEST standards, I am updating all of my Posters and Checklists to the new standards.

Hello! I’m Amy Mezni!

  • I believe that students need to be the leaders of the classroom. Even third graders are old enough to be held accountable and to take responsibility for their learning.
  • I do not believe that kids were made to sit in seats. They need to get up and move around.
  • Differentiated instruction is a must. I use guided reading and guided math groups to meet the individual needs of my students.
  • Helping a student to discover their love for reading is a privilege that I never get tired of.
  • School should be fun! We party in my class!