Abby Alley

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By Abby Alley
This is a month-long science unit on energy, force, and motion. The unit is very hands-on, including over 15 activities and 1 writing assignment. There are also many literature connections and use of technology. The month is broken down like
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$8.00
105 ratings
3.9
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By Abby Alley
This packet is a great resource for teachers new to guided reading or teachers who are experience with guided reading. Here's a look at what's included: - 5 different lesson plan templates for the different developmental stages in reading - blank
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$5.50
59 ratings
4.0
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By Abby Alley
This is a cross-curricular unit that teaches students about biographies as a genre, how to write a biography about a classmate and about a famous American, and along the way students will learn about famous Americans. This is perfect for February,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Social Studies - History, Presidents' Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers
$3.50
45 ratings
4.0
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By Abby Alley
Included in this product are 9 addition strategy posters. You can download the preview to see them before purchasing. These posters are great to compliment any math program/ curriculum you are using in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade. I suggest that you
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Posters
$2.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By Abby Alley
In this pack you will receive 5 number sense work stations (aligned to CCSS) - perfect for math workshop. The games are called: Difference Top-It, Number Sandwiches, I Wish I Had, What's Missing?, and Fill 'Em Up. These will work well for 1st and
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Math Centers
$3.75
31 ratings
4.0
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By Abby Alley
This unit includes 4 activities and investigations to do with your students on solids, liquids, and gases. The packet will last about one or two weeks depending on how much time you have for science each day. I have also included two unit
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Assessment, Laboratory
$2.00
31 ratings
3.9
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By Abby Alley
This 26 page pack includes: 20 different math work stations (10 for each level) for a math game that is very much like Boggle. Each game has a different target number and I have included blank game boards for each level as well as recording sheets.
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Games, Math Centers
$4.00
27 ratings
4.0
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By Abby Alley
Hi Teachers, This is a 3 week unit I use with my classroom that highlights important African Americans in the areas of science, politics/ civil rights, music/ literature. In this unit, I have included: - lesson plans - writing templates - read
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing, Martin Luther King Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$4.00
24 ratings
4.0
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By Abby Alley
Do your students need practice with initial blends? I know mine do :) I put together this packet for a couple of my guided reading groups to practice hearing blends and stretching out words. This will work perfectly as an activity to do during
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
17 ratings
4.0
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By Abby Alley
This is a packet of activities I put together to supplement my unit on weather. Thanks to Hope King, I have some amazing ideas for my core unit, but I wanted a weather journal with math and writing integration to do with it. In this packet, you will
Subjects:
Graphing, Science, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$2.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By Abby Alley
Here are a few activities to do around valentines day. Included are: contractions concentration game that can be used as a literacy station, candy heart math activity, and two valentines templates for teachers to give to students. Hope you enjoy!!
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Math, Valentine's Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By Abby Alley
After going on safari in Tanzania, I used my photographs to put together a book. The book is in the same pattern as Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See. It would be a fun read aloud to go with a unit on Africa/ African animals. The
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Other (Science), Informational Text
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
$2.50
10 ratings
4.0
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By Abby Alley
This packet gives you 80 fluency phrase cards to use with your students during guided reading or at a literacy station. (I used the Dolch words to create the phrases.) These are perfect for those first and second graders (or even third graders) who
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.50
14 ratings
4.0
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By Abby Alley
These sight word cards are perfect for a classroom word wall, flash cards, or can be used as a center (making words that match the word card, POP, word sorts by syllables/ sounds/ part of speech, and with 2 copies you can play Go Fish. I made these
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Flash Cards, Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Abby Alley
After reading Jessica Shumway's Number Sense Routines, I wanted to create some visual routines for my classroom - both for whole class and small groups. I made 3 sets of ten frames with increasing difficulty and 2 sets of quick images (one easier
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Mental Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities
$3.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Abby Alley
I made these number posters to hang up in my room. I really wanted the 10 Frame to become part of how my students visualize numbers. I hope you like them! Please let me know if you have any questions! I suggest printing on card stock and laminating
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Posters
$1.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Abby Alley
This is a very easy math work station for students to build number sense and understand place value by finding number patterns and filling in missing numbers. Included are 60 strips at varied levels of difficulty that allow students to practice
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Place Value
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
$1.50
6 ratings
4.0
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By Abby Alley
This packet is perfect to use during the winter months to teach writing strategies during writer's workshop or for a work on writing center. In this packet you will find 8 different writing activities, including planning templates and writing paper.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Graphic Organizers
$2.75
4 ratings
4.0
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By Abby Alley
This is a group of cute writing paper templates great for January, and February. These templates can be used for writer's workshop, during literacy stations, or for a fun winter or Valentine's Day project. I also included a couple of templates
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Poetry
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Abby Alley
This is a behavior clip chart with 5 slides: purple (outstanding), blue (great work), green (ready to learn), yellow (slow down), and red (parent contact). Please let me know if you have any questions!
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught for 6 years - 2 years in first grade, 3 years in 2nd grade, and 1 in a 1st/2nd split.

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I am a National Board Certified Teacher - 2011

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I got my undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in 2005. I graduated with a BS in Human Development and Psychological Services. I then got my masters degree in Elementary Education from Northwestern in 2007. Currently, I am getting my masters in reading from National Louis University - and finish in March!

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