Amanda Durski

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By Amanda Durski
Save by buying this Phonics Stations Bundle!!! These packs introduce letters in the same order as Saxon Phonics and include file folder sorts/games, picture sorts, magnet letter activities, missing word games, and cut and paste activities.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
$10.00
$7.00
109
Bundle
By Amanda Durski
Hi! Thank you for your interest in these snap cube mats! This pack includes mats to show young students how to use snap cubes to build the 26 lowercase letters and numbers 0-9. Cards are available with snap cubes in color or b/w. I personally
Subjects:
Numbers, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers, Activities
$2.00
88
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By Amanda Durski
Sort digraphs th, sh, and ch in 6 fun activities!Activity one: Sort eighteen picture cards onto sorting mats based on the beginning digraph. Activity two: Sort twenty-four picture cards onto sorting mats based on the beginning and ending digraph.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
$2.00
82
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By Amanda Durski
These color word activities help young students learn to read and write color words. Activity 1: Unscramble the letters to spell each color word. Activity 2: Make puzzles that match colors to the correct color words. Activity 3: Practice sheets
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
$2.00
137
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By Amanda Durski
This activity includes differentiated phonics activities for literacy stations or independent work. It focuses on the letters L, G, H, and T, which are the first 4 consonants introduced by Saxon Phonics. The phonics activities include:1. File Folder
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Games
$2.00
66
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By Amanda Durski
This pack includes phonics activities for literacy stations or independent work. It focuses on the letters P, N, M, and S, which are the 5th-8th consonants introduced by Saxon Phonics. The phonics activities include:1. File Folder Sorts:Print
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
$2.00
30
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By Amanda Durski
Here's a simple anchor chart that can be used to teach making inferences. Enjoy! Amanda D.
Subjects:
Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters
FREE
46
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By Amanda Durski
This activity will help students recognize and form letters, numbers, and shapes. Included are:-26 letter cards (upper- and lower-case together)-26 missing letter cards-20 number cards (1-10 in color and ink-saver; both sets include ten frames)-8
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Occupational Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
52
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By Amanda Durski
This pack includes phonics activities for literacy stations or independent work. It focuses on the letters F, R, K, and B, which are the 9th-12th consonants introduced by Saxon Phonics. The phonics activities include:1. File Folder Sorts:Print
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
$2.00
16
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By Amanda Durski
This includes activities for the following word families: -at, -an, -ag, -am, -en, -et, -ed, -ig, -ip, -it, -og, -op, -ot, -ut, -un, -ug, and -ub.By purchasing the bundle, you'll save 30%!!!!!!!!!! Activities for each word family include: Picture
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
CCSS:
RF.K.2, RF.K.2a, RF.K.2c, RF.K.2d, RF.K.2e
$10.00
$7.00
25
Bundle
By Amanda Durski
This pack is FULL of ways students can practice their sight words. The best part is that after you introduce these activities, students can use them to practice any list of sight words without you having to re-explain the rules! Students will be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
$3.00
27
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By Amanda Durski
This unit was designed to help young students learn about the different kinds of plants in our world. Students will practice using their plant vocabulary to describe and compare plants. Plants are not just flowers, but also trees, bushes, and grass.
Subjects:
Science, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$3.00
13
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By Amanda Durski
This pack includes phonics activities for literacy stations or independent work. It focuses on the letters Z, C, Y, and D, which are the 13th-16th consonants introduced by Saxon Phonics. The phonics activities include:1. File Folder Sorts:Print
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
$2.00
11
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By Amanda Durski
Practice counting numbers 0-20...with a fall theme!This pack includes:*Write It, Make It-Write the number and make a model on ten frames (2 versions).*Roll It, Make It-Roll dice and make a tower matching the number on the dice. *Match, Read,
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Math Centers
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.2, K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.5
$3.00
14
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By Amanda Durski
This pack includes phonics activities for literacy stations or independent work. It focuses on the letters V, J, X, W, and Q, which are the last 5 consonants introduced by Saxon Phonics. The phonics activities include:1. File Folder Sorts:Print
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
$2.00
8
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By Amanda Durski
I use this book in the last week of my plant unit to discuss how plants are the same and different in different locations. Students can write a fact about a plant in each environment and then illustrate. I'm not the super crafty person I know some
Subjects:
Science, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities
FREE
27
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By Amanda Durski
This shape unit includes 89 pages of differentiated shape fun! The included activities are:-Shape sorts (2D, 3D, flat/solid, 3D snacks) with cut and paste sorts to match-30 discussion slides to promote vocabulary and critical thinking skills-10
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
K.G.A.1, K.G.A.2, K.G.A.3, K.G.B.4, K.G.B.5, K.G.B.6
$2.00
15
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By Amanda Durski
This pack includes 6 reading sorts focusing on different phonics skills: -tall, small, and fall (tail) letters -b, d, p, q -beginning sounds -short vowel sounds (medial position) -sneaky e -long vowel sounds (medial position) -short vs long vowel
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Phonics, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
6
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By Amanda Durski
This includes activities for the word families -ig, -ip, and -it.****This pack now includes -in (not all resources are available for -in). Activities include: 18 picture and word cards Write the room/stamping with differentiated recording sheets
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
CCSS:
RF.K.2, RF.K.2a, RF.K.2c, RF.K.2d, RF.K.2e
$2.00
13
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By Amanda Durski
Help your students practice fluency up to 5 with these five frames. This pack includes 5 frames with different ways to make 5, blank 5 frames, and a match game.
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
K.OA.A.5
FREE
21
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've had 12 wonderful years of teaching in both kindergarten and first grade. I teach in the fabulous city of Atlanta, GA where I love my school and kiddos!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm not sure I have one distinct style of teaching. My class does some small groups, some whole groups, some partner groups, some "by-yourself" work. I can get a little dramatic at times because that just makes the day more interesting. One thing about my teaching is I LOVE to integrate. I like finding ways to bring subjects together because that helps kids to "get it" and get excited about it.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I had the very big honor of being my school's Teacher of the Year in the 2010-2011 school year (They like me! They really like me!). The biggest honor for me was watching my kiddos' reading levels come up SO many levels from where they were in kindergarten. Talk about getting the warm fuzzies!!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I'm an alum of Mercer University. Gooooooooo Bears!

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Please visit my blog at http://www.teacheratthewheel.blogspot.com/

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