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Nikki Smith
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This math assessment includes two versions of a first grade Common Core math assessment. The first is a pre-assessment which is a shortened vers...
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This file contains a page for each first grade common core math standard - all 21 of them. Each page is labeled with the standard with which it ...
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The chapter book "My Father's Dragon" by Ruth Stiles Gannett is on the Common Core S...
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This file includes activities to practice ordering three objects by length, comparing lengths of objects and measuring objects with length units ...
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18 hidden pictures using a number grid (1-120). Each hidden picture corresponds with an activity page that reinforces Common Core Standard: Numb...
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Help your students master basic computer skills in a digital world. Technology is becoming fully integrated into educational curriculum, these a...
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This file includes 95 word lists and corresponding activities for grades 1-3. The word lists are adapted from the “Words Their Way” approach...
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This file contains pages that demonstrate the meaning of the equal sign (as a balance) in accordance with CCSS 1.OA.7. These pages use ten frame...
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This file contains multiple activities for ALL eighteen first grade Common Core State Standards. Nineteen sections are listed in the contents an...
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This file provides a variety of visuals and strategies to understand addition and subtraction of two-digit numbers and multiples of tens in accor...
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This file contains 3 booklets: skip counting by twos, fives, and tens. Each booklet has ten or more pages for students to practice their skip co...
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This file contains three different picture sort sheets and a blank sorting page. Students cut out the pictures and glue them into a column based ...
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This file contains a variety of "Make Ten" strategies included in CCSS 1.OA.3 and 1.OA.6. The activities start with an example and vary in compl...
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This file contains practice pages for "partitioning circles and rectangles into tow and four equal shares" as stated in CCSS 1.G.3. Some pages i...
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This file contains eight sentence combining pages and ten sentence expanding pages. Each page has three opportunities to practice combining or e...
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This file includes a blank sorting sheet and eight sheets of rhyming picture pairs. Students cut out the pictures, find the rhyming pairs, and g...
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This file contains a variety of activities to compose two and three dimensional shapes as written in CCSS 1.G.2. Students will fill shapes and p...
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This file contains practice pages for using a number line as an addition/subtraction strategy in accordance with CCSS 1.OA.5 & 1.OA.6. Stude...
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This file contains three different picture sort sheets and a blank sorting page. Students cut out the pictures and glue them in to a column based...
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A booklet with a variety of Common Core math activities using candy conversation hearts. A great way to celebrate Valentine's Day while practici...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my eighth year teaching first grade in Highland Park, IL.

MY TEACHING STYLE

During my student teaching, "differentiation" was the current buzz word. Therefore, I was "raised" in education to differentiate for my students' needs. I assess continually and conduct a lot of small group instruction to differentiate for my students each year.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Presenter at the 2013 Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) conference.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Master of Education in Reading and Literacy degree from Benedictine University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University. I have a Reading Specialist certificate and have earned endorsements (and am highly qualified) in Middle School Education, Mathematics, Language Arts, and Social Sciences. I am also a "Technology Leader" in my elementary school building.

Highly Qualified in Mathematics:

Math is one of my favorite subjects, and always has been. In college, I chose to specialize in mathematics with my education degree, even though I had tested out of any math credit requirements. I loved learning to teach math as much as learning it myself. I am an active participant in district math curriculum and assessment design committees. I am especially well versed in the first grade Common Core State Standards for mathematics. I design my math activities based on the CCSS and their specific criteria. I see many educators and publishers trying to match their previous work to the CCSS. Many of these products claim to “align” with the CCSS; however they do NOT contain the same level of concepts and strategies outlined in the standards. When you purchase my math materials, you can be certain they are not aligned, but designed based on the CCSS by an educator who understands mathematics.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Nikki is an artist and a first grade teacher. She enjoys using a variety of artistic media. Currently, her illustrating technique combines the use of watercolor, collage, and graphic design. Her children’s books and teacher materials incorporate her experience with children and art. Her work is inspired by her love of water, animals and family.