Dana Lester

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By Dana Lester
This booklet teaches student who runs their local, state, and federal government. The students will write in the names of their country, state, and local government and write facts about them.Directions: Copy pages 3 & 4 back to back and pages
Subjects:
Elections - Voting, Government, Presidents' Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
151
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By Dana Lester
The purpose of this Power Point is to teach the difference in common and proper nouns, with a focus on the capitalization rules for proper nouns. Great for distance learning!Teaches:-special titles (Mr., Mrs. Captain, Jr., etc)-capitalization of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$3.75
89
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By Dana Lester
This powerpoint covers the following vocabulary words: wants, needs, goods, services, factory, industry, producer, consumer, and worker. It is great for distance learning!There are two videos links in the Powerpoint as well as notes on some slides.I
Subjects:
Civics, Economics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$3.75
67
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By Dana Lester
The book Inside A House That Was Haunted is a great one for sequencing and retelling. It is a Rebus read aloud by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. This product includes picture cards and cards with sentences from the story that can be used with both
Subjects:
Reading, Halloween
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$1.50
60
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By Dana Lester
Long e (with e, ee, and ea) and short e word cards and pictures to sort. Two cut and paste activities. Table of Contents Page 3…Long e sort by e, ee, and ea Page 4… Long and short e word sort Page 5…Long and short e word cards Page 6…Long and short
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.00
63
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By Dana Lester
Compound Words Multiple ways to play! ~Memory with the picture and word cards or Memory with the word cards that make the compound word ~Adjective/compound word practice worksheet ~Compound worksheet ~color and blackline masters included~ 40
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
L.1.1, L.2.1, L.3.1
$5.00
65
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By Dana Lester
This Powerpoint will help your children understand that some words have multiple meanings and they must read closely to determine the appropriate meaning! Students will have the opportunity to think up multiple meanings for words such as park and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Printables
$3.75
53
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By Dana Lester
This power point teaches the parts of the plant. It would be great for a review or introduction to the parts of the plant. Great for distance learning!It includes slides that specifically state the lesson's objectives and reviews the learning at
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$3.75
41
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By Dana Lester
This activity pack is to be used with The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash. Page 3- Cause and effect definition cards Page 4- Blank cause and effect sheet to use as you choose. Page 5- Causes from the story with blank effect boxes Page 6- Effects to
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$4.00
47
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By Dana Lester
Work on words with long a (ay, a_e, and ai) and short a. Word and picture cards to sort as well as cut and paste activities. Table of Contents Page 3…long a sort by ay, a_e, and ai Page 4… Long and short a word sort Page 5…Long a word cards Page
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.00
32
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By Dana Lester
Students will match the 3D shape to it's name and an everyday object with that shape. The shapes included are: cube, sphere, cone, pyramid, rectangular prism, & cylinder I have also included What am I riddles with clues using the number of
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$3.00
33
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By Dana Lester
Do your students need help with long and short o sounds? If so, this is the activitiy pack for you! It covers long o made with ow, oa, oe, and o-consonant-e. I have included a vowel sheet for the teacher;s information and a long vowel rule poster
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.00
14
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By Dana Lester
The activities in this product were created to be used after reading The Mitten, written by Jan Brett. Use the sequencing cards to strengthen memory recall or pass them out and allow students to write the story from that characters point of view.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.2.2, L.K.1a
$3.50
29
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By Dana Lester
Need some fresh ideas to liven up the mundane task of writing spelling words? Student can choose fun, new ideas from this menu of activities! These activities can be used with spelling or vocabulary words. In my classroom, I have this page blown
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
57
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By Dana Lester
This pack includes writing prompts for the months of August through May, generic prompts for winter and spring (do not include any holiday references), and a rubric. Here's how I do it- *Fold a piece of construction paper in half. *Glue prompts to
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Rubrics, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$4.00
42
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By Dana Lester
Cool Jobs Research Project is ready to print and send home! There is no work left for you to do! Click print, copy, and stuff in folders! The CCSS have writing, speaking, and listening components,This project hots all of them. Included:
Subjects:
Writing, Oral Communication, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Research, Projects, Activities
$3.75
18
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By Dana Lester
This packet will teach your students 5 rules for why we have silent final e, using fun super heroes! there are 2 different activities on 2 different ability levels, and one worksheet. I have included CCSS posters, I can statements, and rule
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.50
20
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By Dana Lester
Most of the pages in this product are not Big Red Barn specific. They will work with any farm story. This product includes a variety of materials that can be used different ways. There are animal picture cards to sequence, black and white animal
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.2.2, RL.2.4
$2.00
19
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By Dana Lester
This skip counting power point practices counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's. It includes objects to count, real world application, and a catchy skip counting from YouTube. I have also included a "We can" statement. I used this during an observation
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$3.75
22
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By Dana Lester
This packet is a bundle of my 5 long and short vowel activities. There are word and picture cards to sort for each vowel, as well as cut and paste handouts. Each vowel has approximately 10 pages. I have included black lines and color copies of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
17
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching since 2001. I have taught Pre-K through 2nd grade and am now an elementary school librarian.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I use and love Whole Brain Teaching!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teach of the Year for the 2012-2013 at my school!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education and my Master's in Library Science.

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I write a teaching blog called Common to the Core. I invite you to follow it and my Pinterest Boards at Dana8609.

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