Courtney A Woods

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By Courtney A Woods
This unit was designed to provide structure for teachers of grades 4K – 2nd grade to lead discussions about race and identity in a meaningful way that is connected to literacy. Spark meaningful conversations with young kids about who we are and what
Subjects:
Character Education, Writing, Black History Month
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Cultural Activities, Minilessons
$3.00
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By Courtney A Woods
This science unit is geared towards preK-3 teachers who need a hands-on way to introduce the nature of science. Through a week-long investigation of apples, you can introduce your students to what a scientist does. Display the packet on your
Subjects:
General Science, Environment, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
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If you’re reading this, it probably means you’re interested in nature education and getting your students outdoors as much as possible! In today’s teaching world, however, it sometimes seems impossible to find the time for it! I’ve found over the
Subjects:
Numbers, Earth Sciences, Environment
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Science Centers
$3.00
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By Courtney A Woods
This comprehensive list of interactive read-alouds includes four books linked to each of the Next Generation Science Standards grades K-5. Includes both fiction and informational books, as well as a brief summary of each read-aloud. A great resource
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Nonfiction Book Study, Science Centers
$6.00
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By Courtney A Woods
This is a scaffolded/progressive editing checklist for the personal narrative writing unit. I use the first one during the first few months of school, and gradually introduce the longer ones as the year goes on! You could also use these as a form of
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
W.K.3, W.K.5
$2.00
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By Courtney A Woods
A six week unit teaching mindfulness for elementary students. Students will learn the definition of mindfulness, and how they can incorporate the habit into their lives to calm their bodies, minds, and emotions. Through six lessons, the teacher
Subjects:
Character Education, Health
Grades:
PreK, 8th, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning
$3.00
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By Courtney A Woods
Learning about mindfulness in the classroom? Use these printable posters to spark discussion, or as mindfulness reminders throughout the year!
Subjects:
Character Education, Back to School, Health
Grades:
PreK, 8th, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Posters
$2.00
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By Courtney A Woods
I use this as a weekly homework checklist for my students! I ask that families complete any five items from the checklist. My checklist includes reading a book, cooking a meal as a family, and any number of activities that relate to what we are
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Homework
$1.00
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By Courtney A Woods
I use this in my classroom for students who need a self-selected or teacher-directed break. I have a kit underneath the chair that has fidgets, yoga pose cards, and other calm-down tools. Use this sign so kids know where to go!
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
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By Courtney A Woods
Easy to use nature journal, for observing outdoors, taking a walk, or starting an informational writing unit!
Subjects:
General Science, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Science Centers
$1.00
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By Courtney A Woods
Use this for your Scientist of the Month bulletin board! Below it, I put a picture and some biographical information about a different scientist each month.
Subjects:
General Science, Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Science Centers, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
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By Courtney A Woods
Use this as a free choice or dramatic play center. Make a circle with blue painters tape on the floor, and let kids take their shoes off (or put socks on top of their shoes). Then play a song and let them "skate" around!
Subjects:
Winter, Drama
Grades:
PreK, 1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
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By Courtney A Woods
Use this after a taste test of different colored apples. Each student can color his/her apple in red, yellow or green, and practice writing their color words as well! Then make into a class book. Cover included. Teach Run Eat apples
Subjects:
Other (Science), Writing, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
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By Courtney A Woods
Use for your tree unit after reading "If I Were a Tree" by Dar Hosta. Kids can draw a picture and write a sentence about what they would do if they were a tree. Then put together to make a class book! Cover included.
Subjects:
Environment, Poetry, Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
FREE
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By Courtney A Woods
Increase the joy and wonder in your room by starting a wonder table! Allow students to bring in any items they find outside or at their house that caused them to stop and be curious. Hang this sign on a table in your room and start a wonder
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Science Centers
FREE
1
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By Courtney A Woods
Use this graph during your calendar routine. Students fill in weather each day and see which one has the most at the end of the month!
Subjects:
Graphing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
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By Courtney A Woods
I use this list for partner work of all sorts - reading partners, writing partners, turn and talk partners. I just say "Sun partners will go first and Moon partners go second," or vice versa!
Subjects:
Math, Writing, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught kindergarten for eight years in Wisconsin. In the past, I taught environmental education in Chicago, Michigan and New York.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Integrative/hands-on/exploratory learning

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

n/a

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS in elementary education and psychology MS in literacy (reading specialist)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In my free time I love to run, bike, hike and read. I work at a nature center in the summers, and I am especially passionate about teaching outdoor education and mindfulness!

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