Balbaugh's Besties
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"Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire." -William Butler Yeats
 
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Let’s Read Series – The Camping Trip Make small group instruction fun and engaging with this colorful emergent reader. Students can practice skills in small groups and centers. This resource includes: An overview of contents included Explanation
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Sentence Fluency for Primary Learners – Summer Edition Make fluency fun with these fun summery sentences for your students to practice. Students will receive much needed exposure to sight words and have fun manipulating sentences while practicing
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This mini-packet is a larger version of the activity I uploaded as a sample of my work. I use these sheets for morning work, or "bell work" when my students arrive in my classroom. You will find simple sentences using Spring related vocabulary as
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This emergent reader was created with The Wizard of Oz in mind. It contains simple, repetitive text using common sight words. I have included 2 versions of the reader. The first one contains illustrations and written text. The second one contains
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This emergent reader was created with Cinco de Mayo in mind. It contains simple, repetitive text using common sight words. I have included 2 versions of the reader. The first one contains illustrations and written text. The second one contains
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Need activities for Mother's Day? Here you go! This word work packet is similar to my other versions of my "read write draw" available for purchase and free download. I use these sheets for morning work, or "bell work" when my students arrive in my
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This emergent reader was created with frogs in mind. It contains simple, repetitive text using common sight words. I have included 2 versions of the reader. The first one contains illustrations and written text. The second one contains
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Need activities for Summer? Here you go! This word work packet is similar to my other versions of my "read write draw" available for purchase and free download. I use these sheets for morning work, or "bell work" when my students arrive in my
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This emergent reader was created with Space in mind. It contains simple, repetitive text using common sight words. I have included 2 versions of the reader. The first one contains illustrations and written text. The second one contains
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This emergent reader was created with Mommies in mind. It contains simple, repetitive text using common sight words. I have included 2 versions of the reader. The first one contains illustrations and written text. The second one contains
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This emergent reader was created with Spring in mind. It contains simple, repetitive text using common sight words, and positional words. I have included 2 versions of the reader. The first one contains illustrations and written text. The second one
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This emergent reader was created with Easter in mind. It contains simple, repetitive text using common sight words. My Kinder kiddos love to read these simple books and this ties in great with any Easter theme unit! The layout is designed so that
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This emergent reader was created with the end of the school year in mind. It contains simple, repetitive text using common sight words. I have included 2 versions of the reader. The first one contains illustrations and written text. The second one
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Need a little Easter flair? Here you go! This word work packet is similar to my other versions of my "read write draw" available for purchase and free download. I use these sheets for morning work, or "bell work" when my students arrive in my
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This is a Spring-Themed phonics game I have used with my guided reading groups. The main objective is focusing on ending sounds in CVC & CCVC words and matching those endings to the correct word families. This game makes a great addition to literacy
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This is a Spring-Themed phonics game I have used with my guided reading groups. The main objective is focusing on ending sounds in CVC words and matching those endings to the correct word families. This game makes a great addition to literacy
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This emergent reader was created with Earth Day in mind. It contains simple, repetitive text using common sight words. I have included 2 versions of the reader. The first one contains illustrations and written text. The second one contains
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This emergent reader was created with birthdays in mind. It contains simple, repetitive text using common sight words. I have included 2 versions of the reader. The first one contains illustrations and written text. The second one contains
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Need activities for Birthdays? Here you go! This word work packet is similar to my other versions of my "read write draw" available for purchase and free download. I use these sheets for morning work, or "bell work" when my students arrive in my
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This is a Spring-Themed phonics game I have used with my guided reading groups. The main objective is focusing on ending sounds in CVC words and matching those endings to the correct word families. This game makes a great addition to literacy
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am currently teaching 2nd Grade and love it! I have also previously taught Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and 1st grade. I love the "littles" and believe in building a strong foundation for the future! Going on 11 years, I love my job, my kids, and am constantly trying to learn something new.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am faithful, supportive, and kind. I love my students like my own children at home. I try to provide stability, fun, and academics in ways that nurture and build my kids up, while my they explore the world around them. I have high expectations for my students and my classroom because I know kids are capable of so much learning with the right amount of guidance and structure. I try to allow my students to use their natural curiosities, questions, and desire to learn something new, to create student-centered opportunities, lessons, and experiences.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been honored with: Northside ISD Education Foundation Team Grant: 2006-2007 Teacher of the Month: November 2012 Donor's Choose Grant: 2014-2015 Donor's Choose Grant: 2015-2016 Weatherford Education Foundation Team Grant: 2015-2016

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I am a native Texan born and raised in the Lone Star State. I graduated from The University of Texas San Antonio with my Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies EC-4. I am certified EC-4 Generalist and ESL EC-4.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also work with the youth at my church where my husband is also the youth minister. I love reading and watching old 80s/90s sitcoms. Most importantly, I love spending time with my own two sweet girls and showing them all of my favorites things to do. Being a Mom is my favorite job and by far the most fun adventure I've had yet!