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By 1stgradefireworks
Close Reading b/w printable pages for engaging students in the CLOSE READING process. Inlcudes: Note taking, making connections, illustrating, using the text to prove answers, and more!FOREVER FREEBIE!
Subjects:
Writing, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Centers, Activities
FREE
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By 1stgradefireworks
This packet will help with practice in ending punctuation. Student printables allow students to use ending punctuation, to identify types of sentences, and to write and punctuate their own sentences. Grades 1-2.
Subjects:
Writing, Thanksgiving, Grammar
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
FREE
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By 1stgradefireworks
FREE2 on a Page B/WA brief THANK YOU note to send to parents and/or family, AFTER attending a Parent-Teacher Conference.Kindness MATTERS!
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
FREE
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By 1stgradefireworks
Initial Blends practice sn,st,dr,cr & bl Word Sort and Making Words Cards Student's make words with initial blends "snowballs" and rime endings Student printable for accountability Phonics, Reading, Word Work FREEBIE! Need More? Check
Subjects:
Winter, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
FREE
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By 1stgradefireworks
HFW game. Word cards included.Choose an "OH,No!" card, Dance, Cluck!, Flap your Wings! You may lay an egg! Fun, active word game.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st
Types:
Centers, Games
FREE
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By 1stgradefireworks
This BINGO game helps students practice their first grade high frequency words We used candy corn for BINGO markers. One student is the "caller". He/she draws the word card and places it on the table where all players can see. The players cover the
Subjects:
Halloween, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Centers, Games
FREE
43
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By 1stgradefireworks
FREE..... Editable Teacher Contact Cards. This is a powerpoint file so YOU can personalize YOUR info! Great for Back to School and/or Meet the Teacher!
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Coaching
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables
FREE
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By 1stgradefireworks
FREEBIETEN FRAMES with WINTER THEMEfor the MAKING TEN Strategy.snowmuchfunfreebieManipulatives NOT INCLUDED.Laminate / Sleeve for continued use.Black / White ONLY!FOREVER FREEBIE
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Winter, Valentine's Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Centers, Printables
FREE
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By 1stgradefireworks
FREEBIE Editing checklist for Writers! Can be used by parents, teachers, peers, individuals to edit & check POST writing. B/w to save on ink! FREE!!
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Task Cards, Centers, Printables
FREE
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By 1stgradefireworks
Holiday-themed game for Early Finishers!Fill in the blanks with nouns, verbs, & adjectives that begin with each letter! Fun & creative! FREEBIE!
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
FREE
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By 1stgradefireworks
FREE Focal Wall Banner & Headers CCSS Skill Headers included.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Spelling
Grades:
1st
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
4
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By 1stgradefireworks
Hop To It! Bunny themed. 3 Digit addition. Match the number sentence to the sum! FREE!
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Easter
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Centers, Printables, Games
FREE
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By 1stgradefireworks
Morning ( or Literacy Center ) Word Work. FREE Download to help students practice rhymes, orthographic mapping, phonics, letter sounds, handwriting practice, letter formations, and sentence writing. It includes capitalization, word spacing, grammar,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Centers, Activities
FREE
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By 1stgradefireworks
FREE Graphic Organizers to help students with writing about Abe Lincoln and George Washington.snowmuchfunfreebieCan stand alone as writing station, homework, partner/independentwriting. Great for whole class discussion.May accompany 'Honest Abe
Subjects:
Study Skills, Writing, Presidents' Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Centers, Printables
FREE
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By 1stgradefireworks
Reading Comprehension Discussion Starter Sticks. CCSS aligned Grade 1 Great for Partner Reading
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st
Types:
Literature Circles, Centers
FREE
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By 1stgradefireworks
Preview FREEBIE Back to School Word Work PREVIEW Student practice pages to work on short vowel & CVC words. This packet is a FREE preview of my complete packet: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Back-to-School-Word-Work-1906342
Subjects:
Phonics, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
FREE
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By 1stgradefireworks
Easter Egg Word cards to be sorted into EASTER BASKETS!Four WorkMats and 36 EGGS to be sorted. Fun Game for spelling, reading, and new vocabulary.Questions? Email me: 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com
Subjects:
Phonics, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Games
FREE
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By 1stgradefireworks
FREE SAMPLER... A few word trees to help your students practice reading for October!Word Trees are for fluency practice.They include Sight Words, phrasing, and Fall vocabulary help students master reading with continued practice. If you would like
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a 30-year veteran teacher, always in GRADE 1! I have taught at a Title 1 school for most of my career. I have been a district liaison teacher, a BTSA support provider, a master teacher for new teachers, and a site lead teacher for many years. I have a reading specialist certificate, and currently, have 18 EL students ( of 24) in my class. Literacy is my focus. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Sellers-Im-Following/Add/1stgradefireworks

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style has developed over the years. I like a structured class, where my students feel respected and free to make choices. I enjoy the "buzz" of learning discussions within the classroom.My favorite time of the day, is when we come to the "reading table" to "show off". Show me what you know! I play music, we chant, we dance, and we laugh. I like to have educational games available for both non-readers and gifted students. I also hold my students accountable for their learning. I try to instill in them the love of LEARNING for a lifetime.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was our district's liaison resource teacher for a year during curriculum adoption. I helped train EVERY elementary teacher in our district. A HUGE honor!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I entered the profession late, after having 3 boys at home and a daughter on the way. My highest honor was earning my teaching credential after 3 1/2 years of night school. The degree was a collaborative effort between my husband, my family, and myself. I later earned my Reading Certificate, after another stint at night school. I LOVE to learn!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

As a Title 1 teacher, I have been trained in MANY excellent programs. GLAD, SIPPS, Dataworks, RTI, Guided Reading, AR, are just a few. All professional training makes us the teachers we are today. We take a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, and combine them to create an environment where we laugh and want to learn, for a lifetime!

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