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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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Butterfly Life Cycle - Butterfly, Butterfly Singable {Common Core Connections} This singable teaches the life cycle of a monarch butterfly using ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dinosaur Addition & Five Giant Dinosaurs Singable {CCSS} This Count-down song tells the story of five dinosaurs who munch away until slowly t...
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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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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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Insects: Creepy, Crawly Critters - {CCSS} uses opposites and action words to describe insects. The Little Readers are in color & black/white ...
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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. Most 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 39 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 also 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 & M.A. 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!