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By Cara's Creative Playground
This is a bundle of my two community helper resources, When I Grow Up Nonfiction Unit and When I Grow Up Centers. Please read the descriptions below for more information about both! When I Grow Up UnitThis community helper unit is designed to give
Subjects:
Career and Technical Education, Economics , Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$20.00
$10.00
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By Cara's Creative Playground
As a perfect companion to my When I Grow Up Unit, this resource is a set of community helper task cards. Included are 5 centers that are different in that they use Velcro to attach the pieces to the task card. This makes for easy storage and high
Subjects:
Career and Technical Education, Economics , Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
$4.00
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By Cara's Creative Playground
This community helper unit is designed to give your students a look at many different professions in the world around them. Through engaging and creative activities, your students will use their higher thinking and literacy skills. Included are
Subjects:
Reading, Career and Technical Education, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$12.00
$6.00
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By Cara's Creative Playground
Ready to travel the world with your Elf? What fun your students will have as they travel alongside your own (not needed!) classroom elf! The Elf visits 13 different countries to learn about their Christmas AND holiday traditions and symbols. At
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
$10.00
$8.50
10 ratings
4.0
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By Cara's Creative Playground
This resource was designed to make your life a bit easier, when it comes to fitting in all the skills we're required to teach! This set of December Task Cards, include both literacy and math skills, that are correlated to the Common Core Standards.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Numbers, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$6.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Cara's Creative Playground
The newest book to hit classrooms is The Wonky Donkey, by Craig Smith. As both a story and song, this book is sure to be a hit with your students, as it's about a silly donkey, full of rhyming words! The illustrations are wonderful and hilarious
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Cara's Creative Playground
Take care of your entire Halloween holiday with this Haunting Week Unit! Included are three days of informational learning about bats, bones, and spiders. Students will track their learning on schema anchor charts (chart parts included!) on the
Subjects:
General Science, Halloween, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$7.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Cara's Creative Playground
Now is the perfect time for discussing, learning, and reflecting on the season of Autumn. Full of fall activities, this seasonal unit will enhance your teaching of the subject, with proven student satisfaction! You will find teaching materials in
Subjects:
Short Stories, Autumn, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$7.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Cara's Creative Playground
Celebrate this Halloween Season with an information packed resource such as this one, that your young learners are sure to love! Included are numerous resources you can use to teach with (no additional resources needed), comprehension activities,
Subjects:
Reading, Halloween, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas
$10.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Cara's Creative Playground
Have you been required by your administrators to begin Makerspace projects or wondered how to begin setting up a Makerspace Center in your classroom? This resource is jam-packed with helpful tips, tricks, printables, decor, and more; all are
Subjects:
Specialty, Science, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Staff
Types:
Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas, Science Centers
$12.00
$10.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Cara's Creative Playground
This resource will kick up your pumpkin explorations a notch! Allow your students to participate in hands-on, standards based centers, but doing so with their own "baby" pumpkins! During this activity, students will become Pumpkin Parents and use
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Reading Strategies, Halloween
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$9.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Cara's Creative Playground
Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day, on September 19th, with this activity unit you'll be sure to love! Transform your classroom and set the stage with the included pirate decor, student buttons, award, and pirate hat. Then move on to the literacy
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
$9.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Cara's Creative Playground
This rustic resource includes many different succulent and cactus themed banners. You will receive 16 different designs in three pastel colors and gold. These will suite any classroom with pastel colors or a succulent theme. You can edit the text
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms
$4.00
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Cara's Creative Playground
If you're having an Open House, Meet and Greet, or Teacher Night, this resource is for you! Having a rustic succulent theme, you'll receive a PowerPoint presentation you can edit to meet your needs. They are meant for station or step signs, but
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.00
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Cara's Creative Playground
This rustic resource includes many different succulent themed binder covers. You will receive 17 different designs in three pastel colors and gold. These will suite any classroom with pastel colors or a succulent/cactus theme. You can edit the
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms
$4.00
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Cara's Creative Playground
This magical resource includes many different unicorn themed banners. You will receive 29 different designs in five pastel colors. These will suite any classroom with pastel colors or a unicorn theme. You can edit the text to say whatever you
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms
$4.00
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Cara's Creative Playground
This magical resource includes many different unicorn themed binder covers. You will receive 29 different designs in five pastel colors. These will suite any classroom with pastel colors or a unicorn theme. You can edit the text to say your name
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms
$4.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Cara's Creative Playground
This resource bundle includes 5 different items to be used during Open House, Meet the Teacher Night, Meet and Greet, etc.. Included are ALL you will need for a successful Back to School Night, including a classroom presentation, station rotation
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
$20.00
$9.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Cara's Creative Playground
If you're having an Open House, Meet and Greet, or Teacher Night, this resource is for you! Having an awesome superhero theme, you'll receive a PowerPoint presentation you can edit to meet your needs. They are meant for station or step signs, but
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Cara's Creative Playground
This has become one of my favorite decor bundles of this year! Featuring super-cute and diverse superhero kids, there is all you need for an awesome looking primary classroom! All elements listed below are editable; you can change the text, font,
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
$25.00
$12.00
1 rating
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades for 17 years in Muskegon, Michigan. I've also taught at the higher education level, as an adjunct professor of Psychology, Human Relations, and Educational Practices and Techniques.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Artsy-Fartsy, eclectic & extremely humorous

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I've presented at the National Council for History Education Conference this past March, in Kansas City, Missouri. I developed a unit about the Harlem Renaissance for Lower Elementary to Middle School age students. I've presented on the topic of Urban Education at the SDE National Conference for Differentiated Teaching Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. I also created a unit on Lyrical Rhyme for the Library of Congress; it appears on their website for public use.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA Psychology & Special Education MA Educational Leadership Certified Elementary Teacher (K-8 Self-Contained) Certified School Administrator Endorsements in Elementary Principalship, Cognitive Impairments, Behavioral\Emotional Impairments

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have a 10-year-old Autistic Son, Garyn, with Aspergers Syndrome. He is the absolute joy of my life and brings me laughter nonstop! Other than my Son and teaching, my other passion is art and drawing. I really like to create realistic portraits of people, using only a mechanical pencil! If you'd ever like to have anything custom drawn or created for you, please email me and I'd love to make you happy and have fun at the same time! caraelizabethtaylor@gmail.com

GRADES

PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, Not Grade Specific

SUBJECTS

English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, PreCalculus, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, World History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Special Education, Drama, Career and Technical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), African Studies, Afro-American Studies, Other, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Anthropology, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Basic Reading, Writing, Forensics, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Physical Therapy, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, The New Year, Dance, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading, Women's History Month, African History, Classroom Community

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