When I first started teaching the Lucy Calkins Units of Study, my challenges were many and my answers were few. But that’s because I hadn’t read the books. I immediately set out on a quest to make the most of this new and awesome curriculum!
I am not going to lie and tell you it was all rainbows and sunshine. I had a hard time. I was trying to balance school, work outside of work, spend quality time with my family, and all of the things that nobody figures in to anything when they decide to be a loving teacher who wants to be a kid’s hero. Who was I to try to be a hero, and be a teacher of Lucy Calkins Units of Study, AND have a life outside of school?
As teachers, we all understand sacrifice, and we sacrifice a lot every single day. We are called to our profession and sometimes it is hard to get it all done.
I want to encourage you that you are not alone in feeling overwhelmed as a teacher. ! We have a lot to be thankful for!
When I first started teaching, my students were not half the readers they became after I started teaching the Lucy Calkins Units of Study!
When I moved to other grade levels and used my products to implement the Lucy Calkins Units of Study, I saw my students’ test scores increase across the board. Each lesson in each manual is packed with TONS of wonderful, research-based instruction and incredible resources that far exceed what we can provide on our own! These Units of Study are extraordinary!
The Challenge, The Sacrifice, and The Solution
As with any curriculum, the challenge is in the implementation. Time is scarce. Life is busy. Teaching is tiring and stressful. In order to teach an extraordinary curriculum in an extraordinary way, there needs to be some extraordinary effort put into its implementation.
Through many years of very hard work and sacrifice, we at Jammin Resources have created premium resources that will help you implement the Lucy Calkins Units of Study with excellence.
We call our products Lucy Life Savers because they give our customers their free time back!
You deserve them! You work too hard already! Life is short! With Lucy Life Saver, you’ll spend your free time however you want!
When you come in to teach in the morning, you will know that your lessons are already ready for you to teach.
Imagine walking in to school on Monday, and pulling up your Lucy Life Saver slides. Imagine looking at your students’ faces. They’re smiling and laughing at the vibrant, colorful, fun graphics! They’re engaged in learning what you are teaching them. Your students think you’re awesome, and It’s a win, win!
Your students know exactly what they’re supposed to learn in each session thanks to the awesomely illustrated “Goal” slide, which is found in every session of Lucy Life Saver slides.
During the teaching time, the slide tells you exactly what parts in the manual to read aloud and summarizes other key points that do not need to be read straight from the manual. So your students learn everything they’re supposed to for each session.
When it comes time for the students to work, just pull up the “Activity” slide. The directions are clearly stated and easy for the students to follow, so your students will know exactly what to write or do in every session.
The conferencing section gives you some areas where your students might be struggling, so you can help them in those areas.
The “Share” time in Lucy Calkins can be a wild card. Thankfully, Lucy Life Saver adapts to each type of share time so you don’t have to.
WHAT?! YOUR ADMINISTRATOR JUST WALKED IN?! No worries. . But, just in case your administrator didn’t get the email, you have a printed copy at the ready. Your class is more focused and learning at a higher level than any other class he or she has seen all day. In fact, your administrator is very impressed with your slides and even compliments you.
Picture going home that evening and doing whatever you want. There’s no lesson plans looming over your head that need to be done. YOUR FREE TIME IS BACK!
I am honored that God has chosen me to help improve the lives of other teachers. Although it has been a long, uphill struggle for years to get these resources created in the midst of life happening, there is not a more deserving group of people on the planet than teachers. I would not have gone to this amount of extraordinary effort for any other group of people. You are so deserving and yet so underappreciated.
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Our pricing is rooted in love for fellow teachers! Our units are $40 each. But we want to truly bless you by giving you the 4th unit for just $5!
,and we know we can have the greatest impact for good by offering this discount. God bless each of you, your students, and your families! It is an honor to serve each of you and be a part of your classrooms!
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This resource bundle is your Lucy Life Saver SUPER PACK for 2nd Grade Reading. It has slides and lesson plans to cover ALL SESSIONS in ALL 4 2nd Grade Lucy Calkins Reading Units!!
Not only will you find beautiful, vibrant, editable slides (Power Points) that keep your students on track, but you’ll also have impressive, editable, printable lesson plans (Word Documents) that simplify each session into 6 easy-to-follow categories: Opening, Goal, Teaching Time, Activity, Conferencing, and Share. You can also turn these lesson plans in to your supervisor and make both your lives easier!
But this incredibly beneficial product doesn’t stop there! With the implementation of any curriculum, there are wrinkles that are only worked out through trial, error, and experience. We have you covered there too! Gain our knowledge and experience by buying this product that is loaded with Teacher Notes that help guide you along the way. These notes are embedded in the slides and lesson plans throughout every unit!
Overall Product Contents:
Units Covered in this SUPER PACK:
►Unit 1 (Second-Grade Reading Growth Spurt)
► Unit 2 (Becoming Experts: Reading Nonfiction).
►Unit 3 (Bigger Books Mean Amping Up Reading Power)
►Unit 4 (Series Book Clubs)
► Engaging, COLORFUL, and
► 100% Editable Lesson Plans with easy to use instructions to help you add anything you’d like. (Word Documents)
►Illustrated Session Title Slides to keep you on track
►Goal slides to focus the lesson
►Concisely summarized teaching points for ease of delivery
►Lesson plans that break each session into sections and will impress your supervisor as you excel your level of teaching.
►Session specific teacher notes on slides and lesson plans that alert you to things that are important to know.
►Activity Slides with directions to guide students during work time.
►Page references to cue you to read from the manual. (ex: Let me read you an example of a good setting. (read p. 88 "The sand on the beach.....")
►Slides for the Share section at the end of each session with concise and easy to follow directions.
►Ilustrated slides that cue you in when it is time to put up another piece of the Anchor Charts that come in your awesome Lucy Calkins Units of Study kits
As a bonus available only to our customers, you will gain access to our Exclusive Insider Teaching Tips for teaching the Lucy Calkins Units of Study! We have pooled our experience together and compiled a list of 20 things that will improve your overall implementation of the Lucy Calkins curriculum and make your life better.
This product is the ULTIMATE COMBINATION OF CONVENIENCE AND GOOD TEACHING!
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7th Grade Writing
8th Grade Writing
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