Christopher McVay

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United States - Ohio - West Lafayette
Christopher McVay
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Children are not sponges, they are unique, creative and capable beings who can create and recreate their surroundings.
 
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Here is a clock that is designed to pack the maximum amount of information into the clock face. This clock is designed to be colored to allow the students to make connections to the hands and what the hands represent. ** I know the colored page
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3.8
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In this wheel shaped window style activity students illustrate each step of the life cycle of a plant. Beginning with Seed -> Germination -> Roots/leafs -> Budding -> Flowering -> Pollination -> Fruiting -> Transportation.
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1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
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This is a whimsical drawing of an ancient castle complete with banners, towers, drawbridge, torches, a pine forest, moat, fountain and inner courtyard. Set against a moonlight mountain background. This coloring page has just enough detail to keep
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This integrated science and math lesson shows students the names of the phases of the moon while strengthening basic math skills. The math in this activity is not meant to take over the lesson but rather provide mathematics enrichment to a science
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Mix of addition and subtraction problems all below 20. Students must solve then color the picture. if this is done correctly they should have a picture of a turkey when complete. This work by Christopher McVay is licensed under a Creative Commons
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1st, 2nd
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4.0
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Easter themed stained glass drawing ready for the coloring! If you have any special holidays you would like please let me know I will be happy to make it! This work by Christopher McVay is licensed under a Creative Commons
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3.9
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Earth Day stained glass coloring page This work by Christopher McVay is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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4.0
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Here is a stained glass mothers day card with a simple message "Love you mom" on the outside and Happy mothers day on the inside with a stained glass bouquet of flowers on the inside. This work by Christopher McVay is licensed under a Creative
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Cr, Tr, Sh, Th, Ph are all in this Easter themed hidden picture coloring page This work by Christopher McVay is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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This Easter themed worksheet includes addition, subtraction, roman numerals, tally marks, and number recognition. Students solve the problems and use the resulting answer to do a color by number revealing an Easter basket. This work by Christopher
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Spring themed stained glass math mystery picture. This mathematics worksheet has double digit subtraction and addition, multi-digit addition (1+2+1) and regrouping. This work by Christopher McVay is licensed under a Creative Commons
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This is a spring themed, flower bouquet stained glass coloring page. The Ribbon is intentionally left blank so that a message may be inscribed in it. I also left the stained glass pieces bigger to allow for it to be converted into a math mystery
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This hidden picture is themed for Easter. The students must read the word and drop the first sound they hear. Then color the remaining words by the word family. This work by Christopher McVay is licensed under a Creative Commons
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This color by value mystery picture uses tens, ones, hundreds and thousands. It shows these values in both block and standard form. I also utilize addition and subtraction problems to utilize a deeper understanding of how values change. For the
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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3.5
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Spring themed rainbow stained glass coloring page This work by Christopher McVay is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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Another fun coloring page for the season.
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Snow man coloring page. This is a stained glass styled picture, and is done in a way that it can easily be turned into a color by number picture.
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A cute snowman ready for the cold weather to fly in. All the areas are big enough that math problems could be placed into them to turn this coloring page into a math hidden picture.
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This activity will allow the students to build a 3 tiered ice cream cone to show expanded form. The students can then use the numbers at the end to take the expanded form back to the original number. The numbers at the end can be stacked and are
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1st, 2nd, 3rd
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This sort asks the children to sort, color, and trace each word. This helps build word recognition and fluency. The last key component is having the children read the word wall words daily.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am in my fourth year of teaching, my third year as a first grade teacher, but second year in North Carolina. I had two years experience teaching first grade in Kansas.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I follow a more reggio/montissori style of teaching, the students guide themselves and are encouraged to explore the world around them. many of the assignments I create give tools to help the children succeed however it dose not show them how to use it. Children will surprise you if you simply ask them what they think they should do. This does not mean that no help should be provided, but the correct scaffolding can work wonders. The reason I do this is because it helps to insure that the students do no get trapped in one way of doing something. I want to ensure that the options are as limitless as possible.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Graduated Cum Laude Eagle Scout

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Craduated Cum Laude from Muskingum University with a BA in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Art. Studied art and culture at the University of Limerick, Limerick Ireland

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a native of Eastern Ohio (Appalachian Region) I come from a village of about 2000 people. I have known from sixth grade that I wanted to be a teacher, I love to help others and strive to make materials that are fun, versatile in their use and meaningful for the students.

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