Balbaugh's Besties
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"Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire." -William Butler Yeats
 
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Need activities for an Ocean Unit? Here you go! This word work packet is similar to my other versions of my "read write draw" available for purch...
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This emergent reader was created with camping in mind. It contains simple, repetitive text using common sight words. I have included 2 versions o...
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This mini-packet is a larger version of the activity I uploaded as a sample of my work. I use these sheets for morning work, or "bell work" when ...
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This emergent reader was created with The Wizard of Oz in mind. It contains simple, repetitive text using common sight words. I have included 2 v...
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Need activities for Mother's Day? Here you go! This word work packet is similar to my other versions of my "read write draw" available for purcha...
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This emergent reader was created with Cinco de Mayo in mind. It contains simple, repetitive text using common sight words. I have included 2 vers...
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This emergent reader was created with frogs in mind. It contains simple, repetitive text using common sight words. I have included 2 versions of ...
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Need activities for Summer? Here you go! This word work packet is similar to my other versions of my "read write draw" available for purchase and...
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This emergent reader was created with Space in mind. It contains simple, repetitive text using common sight words. I have included 2 versions of ...
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This emergent reader was created with Mommies in mind. It contains simple, repetitive text using common sight words. I have included 2 versions o...
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This emergent reader was created with Easter in mind. It contains simple, repetitive text using common sight words. My Kinder kiddos love to read...
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This is a Spring-Themed phonics game I have used with my guided reading groups. The main objective is focusing on ending sounds in CVC & CCVC wor...
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This emergent reader was created with the end of the school year in mind. It contains simple, repetitive text using common sight words. I have in...
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This is a Spring-Themed phonics game I have used with my guided reading groups. The main objective is focusing on ending sounds in CVC words and ...
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Need a little Easter flair? Here you go! This word work packet is similar to my other versions of my "read write draw" available for purchase and...
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This emergent reader was created with Earth Day in mind. It contains simple, repetitive text using common sight words. I have included 2 versions...
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This emergent reader was created with Spring in mind. It contains simple, repetitive text using common sight words, and positional words. I have ...
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Need activities for Birthdays? Here you go! This word work packet is similar to my other versions of my "read write draw" available for purchase ...
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This is a Spring-Themed phonics game I have used with my guided reading groups. The main objective is focusing on ending sounds in CVC words and ...
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This emergent reader was created with birthdays in mind. It contains simple, repetitive text using common sight words. I have included 2 versions...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am currently teaching 2nd Grade, and love it! I have also previously taught Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and 1st grade. I have been told by more than one colleague and administrators that I am very much a "primary" teacher, which I take to be a wonderful compliment to my teaching experience and preferences!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a faithful, loving, creative, kind and positive person. I take these ideals with me into my classroom. I teach with with Love and Logic and I have very high expectations for my students and my classroom because my students capable of so much learning! While I am firm I am loving, and where I am neat and have a place for every thing in my room, I love getting creative and messy! I believe in student-based, student-driven planning, learning and teaching. I expect my students to be involved, be engaged and have fun, because they don't even know they are learning when they are all these things!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

The greatest reward that I could ever receive is seeing the "light bulb click" when one of my students makes a learning connection for the very first time. Nothing is more precious that the love that each one of my students gives me each and every day. There is no workplace where one could feel more valued than in a Kindergarten classroom!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I am a Texas girl through and through. Born and raised in the Lone Star State, I graduated from The University of Texas San Antonio with my Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies EC-4. I am certified EC-4 Generalist and ESL EC-4.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also spend a great deal of time volunteering with the youth at the church where my husband works. Since I was a small child, I have found nothing as relaxing, rewarding or freeing as reading a good book! I love many different types and kinds of books, but some of my favorite stories are written by children's authors! Some of my favorite authors are: Judy Blume, Eric Carle, Kevin Henkes, Laura Numeroff, Mo Willems and MANY more!