Building the Basics

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"It is easier to build strong children than repair broken men..." Frederick Douglas
 
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By Building the Basics
Your kids will enjoy practicing the cardinal directions using these doodles. *Cover page *Doodle sheet #1 *Direction sheet #1 *Doodle sheet #2 *Direction sheet #2 *You try it! doodle sheet *You try it! direction sheet *Credits
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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Worksheets, Activities, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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By Building the Basics
*1st page-- Singular noun word list & rules about adding (s) and (es). This can be run off on cardstock and laminated to stand up to multiple uses. *2nd page--recording sheet (students turn this one in for grading) *3rd page--credits
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Products For TpT Sellers
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas
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By Building the Basics
This file contains three activities for your students to practice identifying commands and exclamations. #1-Sort sentences based on content, not on end punctuation (12 sentences) #2-Write commands and exclamations using picture prompts. There
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets
$2.50
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By Building the Basics
This presentation will guide your class discussion on how habitats change over time. There are 28 photos in all, featuring both positive and negative changes to the environment. Examples included in the presentation are as follows: 1) Extreme
Subjects:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$3.00
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By Building the Basics
This file includes four literacy activities to be used with the reading of the book The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy. #1--Cut and Glue Story Sequence (up to 10 sequences) #2--Journal Response (4 topic suggestions) with lined paper #3--Contraction Word
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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By Building the Basics
This worksheet pack includes three activities of varying difficulty. Rockin' Relatives #1--Students will write a subtraction "relative" for a given adding sentence and will solve to find the missing number. Rockin' Relatives #2--Students will write
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Basic Operations
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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By Building the Basics
These are mini-posters and/or booklet for introducing how we use water in our daily lives. It includes a main idea/detail web for each picture poster for further concept expansion (teacher led or small group) and sample answers. Lastly, you get a
Subjects:
Arts, Geography, General Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Posters
$2.00
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This file contains three activities to practice -ful and -less. *Cover page *26 Scoot/task cards for writing the correct form of the word when the definition is given *2 blanks *3 Anchor posters *5 Bingo Cards/1 Blank with calling cards for small
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
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This is a high-interest Candy Land style game. The object is to be the first to move from the castle to the treasure. Players advance to the next space, as indicated by the color on their card, by correctly reading the triple consonant blend
Subjects:
Reading, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
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By Building the Basics
"Lion Them Up" is a play on the words "Line Them Up", meaning number order. There are three activities in this file for teaching and practicing number order in three-digit numbers. Activity 1--Kinesthetic Group Introduction: the teacher holds up
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Place Value
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
$4.00
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By Building the Basics
These task cards can be used as guided practice with the help of a digital projector, an independent activity in the form of a "scoot", or as a center activity. *Title page *Directions *20 task cards (numbered) *4 "practice" cards (labeled
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Posters, Task Cards
$2.00
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By Building the Basics
This bingo game is part of my larger suffixes unit for -ful/ -less. The larger unit has Memory Match, a words-in-context worksheet, and practice task cards. This bingo game focuses on what the words with suffixes mean. For example, the teacher
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Minilessons, Games
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By Building the Basics
This is intended to be a student learning tool where-in students learn through illustrations associated with given information. I made it for use during a university extension embryology project. We do this every year as a culmination to our
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Minilessons, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$3.00
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By Building the Basics
This is intended to be used as a discussion guide for your learning on Westward Expansion. It includes six "sections"...each section has a question, activity with printable, a "Here's the Fact!" follow-up page, and a scrapbook of photos that
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Minilessons
$4.00
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By Building the Basics
"Whoo Is in My Family?" is designed to be used as guided practice, independent practice, or as a math center. I use it as a "pre-lesson" before I have kids write related facts and fact families on their own. *Title page *20 cards, large enough
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Basic Operations
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Math Centers, Task Cards, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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By Building the Basics
"Wizard School" is a product line that I am developing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. This Wizard School file contains a beginning multiplication activity perfect for late 2nd grade or early 3rd grade. It uses a workmat, counters of your choice,
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Minilessons, Math Centers, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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This activity is perfect for the first few weeks of school when all students need a refresher that sentences must be a complete thought. The cards are story driven and could include opportunities for writing if you have students correct the
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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Ninja Critters Spinner Game is designed to be used as a follow-up to doubles practice. My kids loved this! Most knew their facts but a few utilized the "study guide" for math support. This is mental math building at work! *Title/Cover
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Mental Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Computation, Games, Math Centers
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By Building the Basics
The file contains five literacy centers for the post reading of Mark Teague's One Halloween Night. Read the story aloud or have students listen to it at the Listening Station. It's perfect for a "break in the routine" fun day in October,
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Halloween
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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By Building the Basics
This is designed to review punctuation "in reverse". Students look at cards which show a single punctuation mark and 2 or 3 sentences. They must decide which of the sentences would end with the given mark. As an added activity they can record
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$2.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

With a degree in early childhood, my first position out of college was a pre-k teaching position. I spent 7 yrs. enjoying the wonders of 3s, 4s, and 5s. In 1999, I took a full-day kindergarten position and loved that for 8 yrs. I moved up to 2nd grade and "stretched" myself to explore the new sets of skills that 2nd graders tackle. After 7 yrs., I was asked to teach 1st gr. just for a year (such wee ones compared to "seconds"!). Now I'm back at 2nd. One thing's for sure...I'm an early childhood teacher!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Balanced: whole group instruction and guided practice, independent practice through seatwork, small group instruction and cooperative learning, technology and STEM integration; and individual center work

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have served as a cooperating teacher for students going through their final field experience. This also includes being a cooperating teacher for a foreign exchange student teacher who was obtaining experience in an American school and gaining English proficiency. I recently wrote an article for Lutheran Education Association's Shaping the Future (Fall, 2018) publication.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Concordia University, Seward, NE., 1990 Additional early childhood education endorsement, Concordia University, 1990 12 hours graduate work, Washburn University, Topeka, KS. , 1993 and Concordia University, 1994 Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Nebraska Wesleyan University, 2016-2018 Mom to 4 children--Jarod, Ryan, Christian, and Adelynn

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I call my store "Building the Basics" because I focus on activities that support the core curriculum. I create things that fill a need within my own classroom and then I share them with others who may benefit from them.

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