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Homework Packet for First Grade: Write & Share {Common Core Connections} This homework product was designed to replace the traditional “ro...
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Bats! Baffling Bats: Non-fiction Unit {Common Core Connections} This packet has a Shared Reading non-fiction book that uses real photos to suppor...
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Thanksgiving Song! Shared Reading Singable {CCSS} This BEST SELLING singable retells the story of the first Thanksgiving. Your students will del...
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Butterfly Life Cycle - Butterfly, Butterfly Singable {Common Core Connections} This singable teaches the life cycle of a monarch butterfly using ...
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Penguins: Peculiar Penguins Non-fiction Penguin Unit {CCSS} This penguin packet has a Shared Reading Non-fiction book that uses real photgraphs t...
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Spiders! Amazing Arachnids: Non-fiction Unit { Common Core Connections} This non-fiction book uses real photos to support the detailed informatio...
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Thanksgiving Writing! Eat More Turkey? {CCSS} This open-ended frame writing will introduce your students to the fine art of persuasive wr...
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Contraction Game: Birdie Contractions for Literacy Centers offers a variety of ways to use these adorable birds and nests to teach contractions. ...
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Columbus Day! 1-2, Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue {CCSS} tells the story of Columbus sailing with 3 ships looking for land and discovering Americ...
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Pirates Ahoy! 1 - 2 Yo! Ho! A Pirate Crew! Shared Reading & More {CCSS} will fit perfectly with your Pirate Unit. We have included numerous L...
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Farm! 1-2, A Farm For You - Shared Reading Book & More {CCSS} will have the children reading about farm animals anxiously waiting to be fed. ...
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Presidents’ Day! Two Presidents A Shared Reading Singable. This book teaches children about the 2 February presidents: George Washington and A...
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Winter Penguin Song: 5 Little Penguins - Shared Reading Singable {CCSS}. This book tells the story of five little penguins who are busy with thei...
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Zoo Animals: 1-2, A Trip to the Zoo! {Common Core Connections} This book may be used to spark excitement for a trip to the zoo or to introduce zo...
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Insects and Spiders: Nature’s Superstars (with Common Core Connections) Shared Reading-This singable targets the use of adjectives to describe ...
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Gingerbread Man Song - Shared Reading Singable {CCSS} This book about the Gingerbread Man is a COMPLETE RETELLING of the traditional Gingerbread ...
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Letter Recognition! Race Car ABCs Literacy Center Activities {CCSS} offers engaging ways to learn Upper and Lower Case letters. The students enjo...
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Pirate Loot! Five Greedy Pirates Shared Reading Singable & More {CCSS} tells the story of Captain Patch and his crew of pirates. They all hav...
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Contractions! Contraction Squeeze {Common Core Connections} This singable and the Literacy Center activities target contractions formed using the...
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Johnny Appleseed Shared Reading Singable {CCSS} is a story of the life of Johnny Appleseed and how he planted apple trees. The book is sung to th...
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Mary K.
I just purchased and downloaded 1-2 A Pond For You. The graphics are so cute, but I am disappointed that the number of animals does not correspond to the numbers in the poem (except the frogs do match). I love the thoroughness of the product otherwise (including pocket chart and black line masters for the children to illustrate). But I don't want to confuse my children who are still learning about numbers from 1-10. I guess I can't return it, huh?
April 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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JK Curriculum Connection  (TpT Seller)
We created this product to follow the familiar rhyme 1-2 Buckle My Shoe.
This product is designed to reinforce literacy skills of rhyming along with an introduction to pond animals. It is an innovation of the familiar chant, "1,2, Buckle My Shoe". Math ie. number recognition and concept of number were not the focus we had in mind when we created this product.
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I think your contraction singable/lessons are so cute and will be really helpful making it all 'click' with my first graders. Have you created any songs/activities for teaching quotation marks? That's another tricky one for my students and I'd love to see your ideas.
November 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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JK Curriculum Connection  (TpT Seller)
Not yet but we will go to work on this one and see what we come up with. Thanks for the suggestion.
Jackie and Kylene
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Buyer re: Farm Classic- Little Red Hen Singable & MORE! {CCSS}
On the game with the cards... you say draw a card and respond. Some cards have words on them, and some have directions about moving. Do they need to draw from different stacks? It's probably there, but my brain isn't getting it! Thanks for the help! I love all of your products!
October 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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JK Curriculum Connection  (TpT Seller)
No, they all just go in the same pile. By respond we mean either read the card aloud or move accordingly. Sorry for any confusion! Thanks for your "love" of our products. We sure appreciate it!
Jackie & Kylene
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Kelly H. re: C-V-C Word Building Game-Farm Feathered Friends!
Wouldn't let me leave feedback under comments section, but wanted to let you know that this is fabulous. Love that there is a black and white version!
September 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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JK Curriculum Connection  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much for taking the time to give us your feedback here. We appreciate your kind words.
Jackie and Kyene
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Melissa C. re: Homework Packet for First Grade: Write & Share {Common Core Connections}
Do you have this for 2nd grade? I love this idea! I hated traditional "sharing" (who has the most expensive toys?)! I work in a low-income school.
May 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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JK Curriculum Connection  (TpT Seller)
As of right now we don't but we have been talking about possibly expanding it. This product came about for the very reason you stated. Kylene worked at a low- income school and saw a need for this. Thank you so much for your interest.
Jackie & Kylene
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Buyer re: Groundhog Day! I’m A Little Groundhog! Shared Reading Singable {CCSS}
Hello! I love the Groundhog book! Do you think you might have time some dayto include a mini black and white version? I would be forever greatful!!! No rush as I won't need it until next year. Thank you! katec100
February 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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JK Curriculum Connection  (TpT Seller)
Hello Kate,
Thank you for your request. We finished adding the Little Reader and made the mini-movie. Please go to My Purchases page and download
the revised file. Have fun and thanks for the idea!
Jackie and Kylene
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Buyer re: Thanksgiving Fun! Turkey Stomp - Shared Reading Singable {CCSS}
This is fantastic! Do you have any other dances (Christmas, maybe?). Thanks for sharing all of your talents!!!
November 9, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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JK Curriculum Connection  (TpT Seller)
Hello!
We are happy that you are enjoying the Turkey Stomp. We have a winter one called 5 Dancing Snowmen that we will be putting up soon.(This one is not new we are just adding to it so you will not get any notices.) We wrote a Christmas one, "Jingle Bell Bop"! Because of your "inspiration" we also are creating the "Polar Bear Polka"! Dance on! Thanks again, Jackie and Kylene
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I am Bullyproof Music  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for being so friendly, Kylene. You rock. Is there no way to have a simple conversation on TPT without writing on a question page? Should I just write you on your website? Sorry, clumsy newbie here! btw My better half is a sound engineer/speaker designer person. He'd be glad to assist you with any MP3 questions you ever have--just email us. He's a wiz at all that.
November 8, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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JK Curriculum Connection  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much for the help.
Here is my email address www.kyleneturner@me.com
Love to talk some more.
Take care,
Kylene
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I am Bullyproof Music  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! We're newbies at TPT and have been looking for other teachers who use music with students. We love to sing too! Just wanted to say hello -- what you do seems very wonderful. Also wondering if there's a place here where all music teachers say hello on a thread? Can't seem to find one. Seems like it might be a friendly thing to do...Maybe create a music teacher's TPT pinterest page we can share? Or are we just over-eager newbies haha with too many ideas? Either way, hello there! Love your philosophy.
November 7, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
JK Curriculum Connection
JK Curriculum Connection  (TpT Seller)
Hello,
Fantastic to meet another song writer. Love your store.
Yes, we do need to do something to gather us together. What is the question?
You have some great ideas about where to begin.
We are trying to learn how to get Mp3 Audio Files up at TPT. This is our winter goal.
Your songs are very inspiring as well as your mission.
Take care,
Kylene
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G1Teacher  (TpT Seller) re: Homework Packet for First Grade: Write & Share {Common Core Connections}
Can you tell me what common core standards are covered in this file?
October 15, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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JK Curriculum Connection  (TpT Seller)
Since it is primarily focused on Writing & Speaking, the CCS are mostly in Writing & Listening and Speaking areas:
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W1.2 Write information/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
W1.5 With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers.
W1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

SL1.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
*Follow agreed-upon rules for discussion (e.g listening to others with care, speaking one at a time aout the topics and texts under discussion)
*Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges
*ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion
SL 1.3 Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.

Hope that answers your question! :)
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Buyer re: Homework Packet for First Grade: Write & Share {Common Core Connections}
I'm very interested in this product. Out of curiosity, what other homework activities do you supplement it with? I'm looking for ideas, as copies in our school are incredibly limited this year.
August 26, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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JK Curriculum Connection  (TpT Seller)
I usually send home my week's homework packet on Friday. Along with asking parents to read with their child each day, I send home a weekly book bag with a sheet on outside where I list the name of books and their numbers. I numbered all my readers that I use for this. Easy & quick when one gets them back to switch out for new ones! You can give higher numbers to more difficult little readers.Then just exchange between same level until a child needs a harder level.But I always pick books that they will be successful with at home since this is practice. Sometimes inside the baggie that holds the books I put a paper (1/2 sheet). They would be asked to do something to extend one book. ex. Draw favorite part. Later, I will add more writing extensions/questions. On this half sheet --on the other side I have general questions for a parent to ask after reading a book. I explain that not all books need all these questions. As the year progresses I change out those discussion questions to other skill related questions.) Also, I send home a math practice worksheet. If you are short on paper maybe the math could go on the back side of the Write & Share. Later, I send a file folder game boards home. They are open-ended so that I can rotate the file folder games. I provide the list of words and/or math facts that the parents will use with the game. We have a free Halloween game posted now. It has the directions for the game. I use different looking kinds of file folder game boards but really all are played same way. (You know, if the CLIPART is different well...the children think that it is a different game --even if it is played the same identical way!!! Once the games are made in the file folders & laminated, they last for years.
I hope these ideas help you. It is hard writing all the details. Please do
write back if I can be of further help. Thank you for your questions. Also, thank you for buying Write & Share.
Kylene
August 26, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

WE LOVE to sing! We create SINGABLES that teach Early Literacy learning concepts and Common Core standards using singable text. Our Singables are sung to familar tunes like "Ity Bitsy Spider"or " Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" etc.. Many of our Singables have a "mini-movie" which displays the pages of the book with our voices singing along! Our students remember more and enjoy learning through music. We also create non-fiction thematic units and Literacy and Math Center games and activities. Jackie has been teaching for 37 years and still LOVES it! She has been a Special Education teacher, taught Grades 1, 3, & 4 and is now in Kindergarten - her favorite grade! She was a mentor teacher and an Early Literacy coach. Kylene has taught for 33 years and was a Early Childhood teacher, Reading Specialist, a multi-age and 1st grade teacher before becoming an elementary principal. She was also an Early Literacy coach. Their collaboration started as first grade teachers when they discovered they both loved creating children's songs and curriculum activities for literacy and math! Together they have taught at the university level for teacher extension classes in Early Literacy and presented many times at Reading and Kindergarten conferences and workshops.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student-based learning with a focus on balanced literacy and hands-on math! We use lively activities that incorporate all learning styles & get our students engaged! We love to involve parents in their children's education so we develop activities that connect home and school!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Both have been Teachers of the Year at their schools. Both have been involved in leadership in their district and helped win the California Distinquished School Award for each of their school sites!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Jackie graduated with her B.A. from Western Michigan University & Master's degrees in Special Education from Oakland University (MI) before heading out to California to continue her teaching career. Kylene graduated with her B.A. from Humboldt State and her M.A. from Chapman University. Both have taken numerous workshops that have helped build their deep understanding of balanced literacy!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Both Jackie and Kylene share a love of family and animals! Jackie has 2 spoiled miniature Schnauzers, Gracie and Noddi! Kylene has a dog named Breia, lots of cats, and a pasture full of llamas....oh, and a hard-working hubbie named George! Both love to read while Jackie is an avid quilter and Kylene loves to garden!