Amanda Zanchelli

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By Amanda Zanchelli
12 Doubles and Near Doubles Task Cards and Recording Sheet: The Doubles and Doubles Plus 1 cards are to help students who already have doubles facts memorized to realize that all they have to do is simply add one more to the sum to get the answer
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
1.OA.C.6
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By Amanda Zanchelli
Earth Day if a fun and meaningful holiday for students. Help children to learn more about the Earth in this fun Earth Day Activity. I hope you enjoy this Earth Day Fact and Opinion freebie! Students will read several statements about the Earth,
Subjects:
Reading, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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By Amanda Zanchelli
My first graders love using QR Codes as a math center; especially since QR Codes are involved! QR Codes instantly make activities more exciting and engaging for all learners. In this special QR Codes scavenger hunt activity, students will solve
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Instructional Technology, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Task Cards
CCSS:
1.OA.C.6
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By Amanda Zanchelli
Contractions are often difficult for students so as much practice as they can get the better! In this activity students will match contractions to their correct word pairs. Students will also sort contractions based on the words that they are made
Subjects:
Other (Specialty)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
FREE
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By Amanda Zanchelli
Please enjoy this fact and opinion printable for your classroom! This product is a cut and paste activity that students sort facts from opinions. Enjoy!
Subjects:
Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables
FREE
51
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By Amanda Zanchelli
Help students to practice recognizing numbers 1-120 in a fun and engaging way! Students will read the numbers, find them on the number grid and color them accordingly to discover the mystery picture! To see more Halloween activities click the
Subjects:
Math, Holidays/Seasonal, Halloween
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
1.NBT.A.1
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69
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By Amanda Zanchelli
I hope you are able to enjoy this writing activity with your students! Twelve writing prompts are include in this freebie. The writing prompts are on sunglasses and are offered in both a QR Code version as well as a regular version. You can use
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, End of Year
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
114
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By Amanda Zanchelli
Help students grasp the associative property of addition by breaking down each side of the equation in this printable. Enjoy! This activity is aligned with the common core: CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.B.3 Apply properties of operations as strategies
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
FREE
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By Amanda Zanchelli
Practice contractions with this St. Patrick's Day printable! For more St. Patrick's Day activities aligned with the common core please click below: St. Patrick's Day Activity Pack (Common Core Aligned)  Enjoy!
Subjects:
St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
28
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By Amanda Zanchelli
This is a perfect hands-on center! Students will read, cut, sort and glue the words into the correct column. Children can also draw pictures directly on the line with their extra space of many of the of the words when they finish! There are two
Subjects:
Reading, Winter, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
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By Amanda Zanchelli
This freebie gives students the opportunity to walk around the room to find shapes in everyday objects. Students can search for shapes independently or in groups. This printable can be done whole class or also as a math center. After students
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
FREE
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By Amanda Zanchelli
Students will begin this activity by scanning a QR Code which will bring them to a short (about 6 minute) video clip about monarch butterflies. This video clip is narrated by a young child and allows students to watch the life cycle of a butterfly.
Subjects:
Science, Instructional Technology, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
FREE
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By Amanda Zanchelli
"I have...who has?" is a fun and interactive way for students to practice common core skills with their peers. "I have...who has?" Can be used as a time filler, bell ringer, introduction or conclusion to the lesson. It is a great listening activity
Subjects:
Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
1.NBT.A.1
FREE
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By Amanda Zanchelli
Students will go on a noun hunt as they read a story independently. Before going on their noun hunt students can scan the QR code to watch a short School House Rock video on nouns. To use QR codes in my classroom I use a free app called "Scan."
Subjects:
Reading, Instructional Technology, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
FREE
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By Amanda Zanchelli
Help students practice addition facts with Valentine's Day Bump! There are two versions to make differentiating easy in your classroom. In the first version students roll 2 dice, add the numbers together and place a marker on the appropriate
Subjects:
Math, Valentine's Day, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
FREE
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By Amanda Zanchelli
Swing into subtraction with this QR Code set! My first graders love using task cards as a math center; especially since QR codes are involved! QR codes instantly make activities more exciting and engaging for all learners. Students are able to
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Math Centers, Task Cards
FREE
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By Amanda Zanchelli
This document is intended to help others get started with guided math. It is in a zip file so that you can have a PDF version of the documents as well as an editable Powerpoint document. To see how I use these documents during guided math in my
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Other
FREE
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By Amanda Zanchelli
Homework Incentive Pennants! To use: 1. Print, cut and laminate each of the flags. 2. Designate a special place in your room for the flags to hang. 3. Every time the entire class turns in their homework-hang up ONE flag. 4. Continue everyday
Subjects:
Other (Specialty)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Homework
FREE
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By Amanda Zanchelli
Celebrate New Years 2018 with this product. New Years 2018 is an exciting time for students. This New Years 2018 product is designed to help younger students (kindergarten-second grade) come up with a meaningful New Years 2018 resolution.
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables
FREE
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By Amanda Zanchelli
We complete "Today's Number" each morning as a class. After picking a number for the day students help to complete each of the categories listed. Students use their hundreds grid to help them locate our number and to assist them in gaining a
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught first grade for seven years and I absolutely love it. My favorite part is seeing all of the growth from the beginning of the year first graders to the end of the year first graders. I feel incredibly blessed to enjoy going to work each and every day!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I do a lot of cooperative learning and centers within my classroom. I love to be able to integrate technology as much as I can to increase engagement as well.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Our school received the National Title One award. I presented at the National Title One conference in 2013 and 2014. I presented at the No Child Left Behind Conference is 2014.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle Indiana with my B.A. in Elementary Education. After college, I received my E.L.L Endorsement through National Lewis University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I teach in a 1:1 classroom. Follow my TPT store and blog as I incorporate technology, engage students, and use cooperative learning structures into a classroom full of 28 smiling first graders!

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