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Copy and paste these timers into your PowerPoint presentation to countdown for group work, centers, or timed assignments. Timers that count down by minute: • 15 minutes • 10 minutes • 7 minutes • 5 minutes • 1
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Interactive Whiteboard, Activboard Activities
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This basic, simple checklist allows you to track major milestones for 4 year olds as they approach kindergarten. Can also be used for students entering kindergarten to assess current levels of development. This file is provided in WORD so that you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Child Care
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
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These fun, quick games can help students with developing emotional literacy (the ability to name emotions in myself and others) as a key stepping stone to developing empathy (an understanding of the thoughts, feelings, wants, and needs of
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Character Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
$1.50
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This lesson is intended for PreK-Kindergarten students to build and expand upon their knowledge of shapes. Instead of the usual method of showing the class a shape, pointing out its attributes and finally naming the shape, this series of lessons
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Visual Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
$1.50
5 ratings
3.8
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An effective science learning center is not simply a touch table or a pre-packaged kit. It an experience, an opportunity, a jumping off point for children to make sense of something and learn. This product walks you through how to create a science
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$3.00
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4.0
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This product includes three printables that can be used in an science or inquiry learning center within the early childhood or primary grades classrooms. Information sheets on helping children develop inquiry questions and writing hypotheses are
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Science Centers
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This tool does not assess the actual handwriting of a student. It assesses handwriting capacity: the ability to learn handwriting and develop the skills necessary for beginning printing. This tool allows the teacher to observe a student as he/she
Subjects:
Child Care, Handwriting, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$1.00
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This activity pack walks through the creating of a learning center about the properties of air. Lists of materials are provided as well as procedures for setting activities up for child-directed or teacher-led facilitation. Included in this
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
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This project has students draw a tree on the school property each month throughout the course of a year and write their name on the page. The drawings and handwriting are assessed monthly using the included progress log as a year long portfolio
Subjects:
Other (Arts), General Science, Handwriting
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, Assessment
CCSS:
W.K.2, W.1.2
$2.00
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3.6
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The premise of the project is very simple: Rusty is a stuffed dog who goes home each night with a different child. Each night, the family writes a short story about what Rusty did during his visit in journal that accompanies him. Sometimes he goes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Other, Projects, Activities
CCSS:
W.K.3, W.K.8, W.1.3, W.1.8, W.2.3, W.2.8
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In Great Performances: Creating Classroom Based-Assessment Tasks (ASCD, 1998), Lewin and Shoemaker describe what they call, “The World’s First Checkbric.” It’s a scoring system that uses a checklist to note that all elements of a student’s work are
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Child Care, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment
$2.00
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Students get the opportunity to read about Wilson A. Bentley, the man who pioneered microscopic photography and studied snowflakes. Students explore his photography, and learn about snowflakes through this mini-unit idea guide infusing literature
Subjects:
Geometry, General Science, Informational Text
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Nonfiction Book Study, Science Centers
CCSS:
K.G.B.4, 1.G.A.1, 2.G.A.1, RI.K.7, RI.K.10, RI.1.7, RI.1.10, RI.2.7, RI.2.10, RF.K.4, RF.1.4...
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Allow children an opportunity explore with wiggling worms! Build a worm habitat and observe worms with your senses. Then, use worms for both standard and non-standard measurement tasks as well as a writing activity. Printable worksheets are included
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Measurement, Biology
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Science Centers
CCSS:
K.MD.A.1, W.K.3, W.1.3
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Teachers and parents alike often approach conferences with apprehension or nervous fear, especially if problems or difficult issues need to be discussed. Proper planning, forethought, and some empathy can go a long way in helping to ease those
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, For Administrators
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Assessment, Professional Documents, Classroom Forms
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Free template for an easy to assemble practice clock. Includes: ~ Clock printable page (just cut out and attach hands) ~ Clock printable for tracing and cutting practice (Cut out a large circle template and trace it around the numbers; then attach
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.MD.B.3, 2.MD.C.7, 3.MD.A.1
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Students conduct an observation experiment where they compare how quickly snow melts with and without an additive to snow with sea salt and snow with magnesium chloride pellets (snow melt / rock salt). This lesson uses and defines the following
Subjects:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Science Centers
CCSS:
2.MD.D.9, 2.MD.D.10, 3.MD.A.1, 3.MD.A.2
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Resource list of books that have central themes of bullying, peer aggression, or friendship. Books include both picture books and chapter books. Customer Tips: How to get TPT credit to use on future purchases: • Please go to your My
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Character Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
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4.0
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Product Description: This printable pack gives you three different sorting placemats as well as printable templates that you can cut out manipulatives from. Printables are provided in both color and black and white. Provide students with a set of
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Other (Math)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.G.A.1, K.G.A.2, K.G.A.3, K.G.B.4
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The calm down timer bottles can be used for relatively quick measurements of time, usually 1-2 minutes depending on the contents and how they are shaken. The bottle is an excellent time-out resource. For students with emotional outbursts in the
Subjects:
Special Education, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Other, Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
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4.0
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This freebie includes instructions and pictures for creating a fine motor center activity. Ages: Young Toddler and up Skills: Grip, precision, and aim with small objects; screwing on container lids Materials: Empty plastic spice container, coffee
Subjects:
Life Skills, Child Care, Occupational Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Other, Activities, Games
FREE
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My experiences in education vary and I have worn many hats in the field including teacher (PreK, Middle School, and long-term Elementary sub), parent educator, professional development provider, school consultant, anti-bullying specialist, handwriting specialist, grant writer, curriculum writer, and researcher. Right now I am the owner and director of Curriculum Solution Center where I focus on creating quality professional development for teachers as well as curriculum and assessment services for schools.

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Constructivist, experiential, inquiry based, thematic, project based

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Gannon University Graduate Studies Award for Excellence in Education

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction (Gannon University), B.A. Elementary Education (Mercyhurst University) Childcare Administration - Director's Credential (Point Park University)

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