Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Teacher Feature: The Extra Energetic Educator

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I have enjoyed getting to know Jennifer through her blog, The Extra Energetic Educator. I know that, if you haven't already met her, you will enjoy getting to know her as well. And if you have met her, then you already know she's terrific. She's not only extra energetic, she's extra nice too!

And here's where things get even better! Jennifer has come to visit my blog ready to share a freebie with you! (And it's a really great freebie!) While she is visiting, Jennifer is also going to tell you about a product available at her TpT store. It's called KaBlooEy! and I found myself giggling every time I said that word (and I'm thinking I should be embarrassed to tell you I have said it at least ten times just for the fun of it...)

So it my delight (indeed my JOY!) to begin this Teacher Feature by introducing you to Jennifer...
frame by Bubbly Borders and More on TpT... font by Kimberly Geswein on TpT.
My name is Jennifer from The Extra Energetic Educator.  I would like to thank my friend Kim at Joy in Sixth greatly for featuring me on her blog.  I have been in education for 12 years.   I have had a variety of teaching experiences.  I've taught collaboratively with Special Education teachers.  I've team taught and taught inclusion classes.  I've even taught all girl 5th grade classes....Yes, it was a quite a different experience, but believe it or not those years were some of my best years in the classroom.   For the most part I've taught 5th grade and a couple of years of 4th.  Currently, I am the Instructional Coach for a K-5 elementary school in south Georgia.

Since I was a young child, I've always wanted to teach. My 3rd grade teacher, Ms. Sherri, inspired me to go into teaching.  I admired her kindness and passion to help students learn.  This was one of the main reasons why I went into education.   I loved (love) to learn, and I wanted to help children learn!  I've always told my students that knowledge is one thing that no one can take away from you!  I'll stop before I get too mushy!

Here’s a freebie that I would like to share with you!  Sweet, Sweet Arrays allows you to give students quick practice on recognizing arrays. To play the game students must correctly match an array to the appropriate multiplication fact.  Take a the images to download this freebie if you are interested!   Please don't forget to leave feedback!

If you are interested in this freebie that you can use in centers, maybe you also want to use KaBlooEy! Kinds of Sentences can be used as a center as well!  KaBlooEy! pronounced ka-bloo-ee is an adjective that means "destroy"!  KaBlooEy! is similar to an old time favorite game! I wanted to give students a different word to yell in their excitement!  Besides, the word KaBlooEy just sounds silly!

This KaBlooEy! game is to practice identifying types of sentences and their correct end punctuation. The most exciting part of the game is when a player pulls a KaBlooEy! strip. When a player pulls one, everyone yells KaBlooEy! [C'mon it can be an inside, quiet yell!]   The player then must place all of the strips/points that he/she has earned back into the envelope, and it's the next player's turn.   Check it out here or click the images below!

Thanks again Kim for the feature!

Thanks for reading about me!



  1. So nice to "meet" you Jennifer! Thank you so much for this cute freebie :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  2. Thanks for the feature! You ROCK!!!

  3. Thanks Elizabeth! Glad to meet you!

    The Extra Energetic Educator

  4. FUN post, Jennifer ... great to meet you. Your stuff looks extraordinary and ... well ... energetic! Coming to your blog next!

    The Corner On Character


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