Let's tackle whatever the school year holds TOGETHER!
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Sound Familiar Super Teacher?
Imagine if you could feel like this instead:
"Friend from across cyber space, you are like my Fairy Godmother! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I’ve spent hours on TpT but this brought it all together! Thanks so much. I’m not going to cry today, I’m going to do this!!!"
Nectaria // Classroom Teacher
Hi! I'm Katie,
and I want to be your Betsy.
a.k.a. i want to be a super teacher
a.k.a. your virtual betsy
If you're a 2nd or 3rd grade classroom teacher who wants to save yourself time, stress, and get support when you need it most, you're in the right place.
I have fourteen years of classroom teaching experience in grades 2-3, and am passionate about helping teachers engage every learner and personalize instruction.
My specialties are providing choice within structure, creating engaging advanced options for high-flying students, and using workshop models and conferencing to meet the needs of every learner.
I am hoping to be your virtual Betsy throughout the next school year and beyond.
I'm so excited about the possibility of rocking the 2021-22 school year TOGETHER!
Want to know more? Read on Super Teacher.
So, let me explain.
During my first year of teaching I was an intern, which basically means I skipped student teaching and went straight to the classroom.
The catch was, interns were paid half salary, but we also were assigned a facilitator whose job was solely to help us.
Was Betsy's mentorship worth half my salary? As a 21 year old with minimal bills, absolutely!
She created a folder of teaching items for us every month, but didn't pressure us to use them.
She gifted us teaching presents every month (Cute stationary, stopwatch, Flair pens, teacher heaven!)
She knew all the right things to say at exactly the right times, could defuse any angry parent, and could take care of a 5th grader with a pocket knife like nobody's business.
Can I come to your room and drag out a screaming, knife-wielding 10 year old?
But, I know I can help. And it's my top priority from now until your next summer break and beyond to make sure I'm there to make your teaching life easier, save you stress, and give you more time for yourself.
I know how overwhelming and isolating teaching can be, even if you have a great team. How often do you just want to turn to an adult and say, "Did you hear what that kiddo just said?"
I know how heavy that bag you carry to your car every night can feel.
I know how Sundays can start out all fancy free, and then at 7pm you feel like an elephant is sitting on your chest.
I know how you'll drag yourself in to work when you're at death's doorstep, just because sub plans are more effort than they're worth.
I know that the materials and support I can provide within the membership can make a real difference in your day-to-day teacher life.
If you want a virtual Betsy for the upcoming school year, then sign up for the waitlist, let me do the summer stressing, and keep an eye on your inbox. You'll be the first to know when the doors open in early fall.
Why a Membership?
With homework menus & printables, digital math games, math challenges, literacy centers, math centers, and monthly bonus printables, there is something for every 2nd or 3rd grade teacher in the membership. Plus, more resources will continue to be added based on member requests.
What you need most is what comes next!
You can access the membership materials from any device, at your convenience, on an independent site accessible in any school district.
Get what you need to teach right at your fingertips.
Join our members only "Super Teachers' Lounge" community and connect with Super Teachers just like you. If you're a straight-talking teacher with a flair for fun, you're in the right place!
Learn, share, leave feedback, and make requests for future updates you need to make your teaching life easier.
Unlike a course, the membership is never "done." Materials will consistently be added based on your requests as well as the immediate needs you have during this highly unusual school year and beyond.
You will always have the current and upcoming month's modules available to meet your needs if you like to plan ahead, or if you need to grab and go TODAY!
Plus, with a membership you have the flexibility to choose between monthly and yearly pricing options. No down payment required.
You can have access to sanity-saving teaching materials and support for less than a team Starbucks run before faculty meeting!
Join us this fall and get a jump-start on every school month with access to:
Let's get our year of Super Teaching started. Head here to say hello, leave feedback, and access our private Super Teacher community forum.
Take some of that worry out of Back to School with these August resources!
The August module includes an editable Back to School Night presentation, Classroom Scavenger Hunt, and a Meet the Teacher Ready, Set, Show game along with the August homework menu + printables, animal-themed Math Challenges & Brainteasers, and August literacy and math centers.
Set the foundation for your school year with a solid management plan, and super back to school math, writing, and reading.
Downloads include: September homework, Back to School Math Challenges and Brainteasers, "Ready, Set, Show!" Addition, Subtraction, Place Value and Expanded Form.
Let's plan for parent conferences, report cards, centers (you can do it!), and the first big holiday of the school year.
Downloads include: October homework, October Math Challenges and Brainteasers, Halloween "Ready, Set, Show!" Addition, Subtraction, Addition & Subtraction combo, and Multiplication. Plus some fun seasonal bonuses!
Just a few weeks until a holiday Super Teacher! We'll get you to that fourth Thursday in November (and beyond) with simple activities that will save you some sanity.
With seasonal printables, games, and calm classroom traditions, we'll make it to the new year before you know it.
Whatever is in store for 2022 we'll work through it together and welcome our kiddos back from break with classroom routines that will set the foundation for the remainder of the school year.
Hearts, flowers, and the easiest class party of the year! You'll be ready to tackle the month with February homework printables, math challenges, and digital math fact activities with Oscars, Groundhog Day, and Valentine's Day themes.
Download printables and digital games with leprechaun, rainbow, and horseshoe themes and have a place to turn during this uncertain standardized testing season. Spring Break is just a hop, skip, and a jump away!
Get a head start on April with homework, digital math games, and math challenges with spring and Easter themes.
You're so close to summer Super Teacher! This month you'll have access to May homework, end of the year math challenges & brainteasers, plus summer Ready, Set, Show games. Need something fun to keep the kiddos' attention during this crazy time? The Wonka Week items included this month will do the trick!
Not quite to break yet? You'll have access to fun review activities, camping math challenges & brainteasers, plus some fun extra ideas and ready-made activities for those final weeks. Done with the school year? Come participate in our summer challenge (prizes too!), plus submit requests for what you need most for the 2022-2023 year. You relax and I'll do the work.
Grab one of the reading and writing workshop bulletin board kits or the classroom library organization pack from this month's module and do some printing/laminating/cutting while Netflixing with your favorite beverage. In the mood to plan? Look for a brand new Trello resource to start virtually jotting down your thoughts for next year. Need a break? You can choose to pause your membership this month. Just reply to one of my weekly emails and I'll take care of the rest.
Every month, members will get at least 2 bonus items. Bonuses currently include monthly challenges (with PRIZES!) and a pre-filled Trello board to virtually plan out every school month.
This growing library of editable templates includes: Name Art (in person & virtual), Top 10 Lists for team building and student spotlights, virtual three ring binders for organizing student work, Google Slides for virtual word work and story retelling, and more!
Access our members only community to ask questions, share, leave feedback, and make requests for future membership updates.
You'll have these downloadable items at your fingertips in every monthly module:
Differentiate through choice with a monthly homework menu, grading options, editable menu, and 30+ corresponding printables. Use as your homework system, or edit the menu and use the printables for centers, mini-lessons, or fast finishers.
Simply project & play with these "Ready, Set, Show!" paperless math games. Perfect for in-person or virtual learning, these PowerPoint math games are ready to use in seconds. Student versions in Google Slides are also available for independent practice.
Created to challenge advanced 2nd and 3rd grade mathematicians, these seasonal sets of math challenges are perfect for math contracts, fast finishers, or homework for your high fliers. Use them for whole class number talks or partner problem solving too.
But, that's not all!
You'll also get:
- At least 2 literacy centers + student-friendly instruction page
- At least 1 math center + student-friendly instruction page
- A FUN monthly challenge (with PRIZES)
- At least one other surprise bonus to cure those Sunday night blues
EVERY, SINGLE, MONTH!
Plus, there's more to come:
In 2021-22 we are adding pre-filled Trello boards, so you can virtually plan for every month of the year.
We are also focusing on writing instruction, adding Make & Take videos + templates for a variety of writing mini-lessons.
Everything added to the membership is based on member requests. What you need most is what comes next!
Let's Tackle the Year TOGETHER Super Teacher!
Join the waitlist for a YEAR of Super Teaching Membership and you'll be the first to know when we're getting ready to open the doors again.
Have questions? Check your inbox after joining the waitlist and reply to my email. I'd love to know what you need. Let me do the stressing so you don't have to!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What do I get as a member?
As a member you will have immediate access to these modules:
- Welcome! Start Here
- August teaching resources
- September teaching resources
- Bonuses (includes the monthly challenge)
- Tech Tips
Each of the monthly modules includes: a monthly homework menu, editable menu, and 30+ corresponding printables, a set of 25 monthly math challenges, at least 2 paperless math games, at least 2 literacy centers + student-friendly instruction pages, at least 1 math center + student- friendly instruction page, a curated list of free downloads for the month, plus a bonus challenge and at least 1 bonus surprise during the month.
New monthly modules will be added on the first day of the following month. For example, in August you will have access to August and September resource modules. On September 1st, the October module will be added.
In addition to the teaching resources in the monthly modules you'll receive each month, the Super Teacher Community is the place to be to ask for advice, make requests for future membership resources or features, or ask for ideas from fellow Super Teachers just like you.
When can I join?
The membership is typically open during the month of August and for short periods at the end of the calendar year. Sign up for the waitlist and you'll be the first to know.
Will I be able to access these resources on my school computer?
The Super Teacher Membership is housed on an independent website, not Teachers Pay Teachers, YouTube, Facebook, or other sites commonly blocked by district filters. So, you should be able to login to your membership anywhere (including your school).
If you are having problems logging in, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or reply to one of our members-only emails that you will receive every Sunday.
What program(s) do I need to view/download the membership content?
Product downloads consist of PDF documents and editable PowerPoints. You will need to have access to PowerPoint to be able to use the editable templates.
The digital/distance learning resources are in PowerPoint and Google Slides formats.
Video tech tips and teaching videos will be housed independently on the Super Teacher Membership site, so you will not need to use YouTube to access them. You will be able to view these directly on the site.
How many product downloads do I get each month?
In every monthly module (August-May) members will be able to download:
- A monthly homework menu, 30+ corresponding printables, and an editable menu
- A set of seasonal Math Challenges (25+ printables)
- At least 2 digital/distance learning math games
- Two or more literacy center activities + student-friendly instruction page
- One or more math center activities + student-friendly instruction page
Plus, new resources will be added based on member requests.
In addition to downloadable products, members will also have access to a number of editable templates (schedule/subject slides, virtual word sorts, math contracts, homework grading bookmarks, bulletin board letters, centers grading) that can be personalized, downloaded, and printed.
What happens if I need to cancel?
If the membership is not a good fit for you, you have the ability to cancel your membership subscription in the "My Account" area of your dashboard with two clicks. No hoops needed.
However, if you cancel, and then want to join again in the future, you will need to re-enroll at future member pricing.
If you cancel within the 30 day guarantee window, you will be issued a refund for your payment and will no longer have access to the site after that refund is initiated.
If you cancel after the 30 day guarantee window, you will have access to the membership site until the last day of your billing cycle.
Can I purchase the downloadable products separately?
The homework menu packs, digital math games, and math challenges can be purchased separately at the I Want to be a Super Teacher blog and TpT stores. However, the editable templates and any additional products added to the membership through member requests will be exclusive for members upon their initial release.
When will my membership renew?
Depending on your chosen payment plan, your membership will renew monthly or yearly based on the original date of purchase. If you choose to pay yearly, you will receive at least one courtesy reminder 30 days before your next payment.
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