Amy Journell Johnston
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This is a fun way to introduce and practice the decoding strategy of using picture clues to figure out unknown words! Perfect for a mini-lesson during the Daily Five. There are ten different pictures. For each picture, there are three separate
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This pack contains everything you need for intense sight word curriculum throughout an entire year (32 weeks). 270 pages! It is a cumulative sight word curriculum that includes all dolch words from pre-primer through second grade. Each week's
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Full of fun fall activities ready for you to use in your classroom! This pack includes: -8 "Silly Fall Sentence" writing prompts & templates -2 "Halloween Night" writing templates -"Spookley the Square Pumpkin" art project idea and two writing
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This is a perfect way to learn about and document all of the fun facts about National Symbols. National Symbols included in this pack are: American Flag, Bald Eagle, Washington Monument, & Statue of Liberty In this pack, you will
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This pack includes over 100 pages of math games, centers/stations, whole group activities, and projects to welcome winter with Common Core Aligned math skills including: -Word Problems -"Backwards" Story Problems to promote higher level thinking
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FUN ways to explore shape attributes and shapes in the environment. *Please note that if you have purchased my "Hello Winter" Math pack, you should NOT purchase this because you already have these geometry activities, books, etc. I had some
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These are fun, basic math games that would be perfect for the first few weeks of school because they require very little setup, manipulatives, or directions. They are also simple enough that all kids can play and feel successful. I designed these
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*Proceeds from this Thanksgiving mini-pack are being donated to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund via the Red Cross* This fun, quick writing activity is a perfect way to practice "how to" writing. Students select a dish that they "think" they know
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This is packed full of hands-on activities to introduce place value, "teen numbers", more and less, base ten blocks, ten frames, skip counting, ordinal numbers, and more! Recording sheets and Independent Practice/Assessment are included to check
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This pack contains everything you need to introduce the concept of MAIN IDEA & DETAILS to your primary students in a hands-on way. It also provides a guide for helping your young writers write multiple sentences on the same topic using the same
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Get back to the basics with these activities, assessments, and resources perfect for back to school in the primary grades! This was designed to be a review of kindergarten skills at the beginning of first grade but could be used in Kindergarten all
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If your students are working on COUNTING COINS this spring (or anytime!) this is a great, hands-on way to supplement your math curriculum. *Please Note: This game includes dimes, nickels, and pennies...no quarters!* There are several different
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This is a math pack designed to keep your classroom Merry & Bright all December long! *Whole Group Activities, Partner & Small Group Games, & Independent Practice focusing on Addition/Subtraction/& Number Sense* Includes: -Cover
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I noticed that my first graders were still having trouble constructing *related* addition and subtraction problems (fact families) so I made this activity for some extra practice. Prep is minimal...not a lot of small pieces to cut out. You can
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This is a set of math vocabulary cards for the primary classroom. They can be used for instruction or posted on a math word wall (or both)! Each card has the math vocabulary word, a simple definition, and a visual with clipart to help students
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These are some printables that I hope you can use in your classroom as you begin introducing readers workshop, guided reading, literacy stations, The Daily Five, or whatever reading instruction you choose to implement in your classroom with your new
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These bright, fun reading strategy headers are perfect to display reading strategies on a bulletin board. Please note - this pack ONLY contains the -Accuracy -Comprehension -Fluency -& Expland Vocabulary HEADERS Look for my coordinating
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These Reading Strategy Cards coordinate with my Chevron Reading Strategy Headers (which are also free). These cards would be perfect to display under the headers on a bulletin board OR to simply to use in small group/whole group reading
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These Reading Strategy Cards coordinate with my Chevron Reading Strategy Headers (which are also free). These cards would be perfect to display under the headers on a bulletin board OR to simply to use in small group/whole group reading
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This is a simple game that kids LOVE to play. All you need is dice! This game helps students begin to recognize dot patterns and understand addition and probability. It is a great back to school game for first or second grade. This could be
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught first grade for 7 years in a public elementary school in Virginia. I LOVE my job! :)

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to have FUN with my students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In 2011 I received my National Board Certification in Early and Middle Childhood Literacy. If anyone has any questions about the process, I would be happy to help!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my undergraduate degree in early childhood education and my masters in elementary education, both from Virginia Tech...Go Hokies!

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