Dawn Kessler

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Dawn Kessler
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By Dawn Kessler
I really love teaching my students the Bible story of God’s Creation. One of the parts I love the most about teaching this unit, is seeing what illustrations the student’s can create to go with the story. This mini book teaches the story while
Subjects:
Religion
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Dawn Kessler
Have students out of their seats and comprehending verbs! Scan QR codes around the room while looking for verbs! Scan, read, write, and move...all verbs while looking for verbs!!!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
4 ratings
3.8
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By Dawn Kessler
This QR code unit will help students practice decomposing numbers with the part part whole format. The QR codes will provide instant feedback.
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Math Centers
$1.50
6 ratings
4.0
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By Dawn Kessler
This packet includes 5 classroom rule posters and name plates. The classroom rules: sharing, listening, raising hand, following directions, and friendship. The desk plates provide a line for students name, an odd even number line, and an alphabet
Subjects:
Back to School, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Dawn Kessler
Camping themed worksheets to practice abc order, syllabication, punctuation, number sentences, reading comprehension, categorization, and writing!
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar, Basic Operations
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Dawn Kessler
This product could be used as a center or whole group activity to review or introduce the concept of contractions.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$1.00
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By Dawn Kessler
This is a QR lesson or learning center to practice/introduce the use of pronouns.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$1.00
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By Dawn Kessler
This QR code scavenger hunt to find nouns, will get your kiddos up and moving. It is a fun interactive way to find words that are nouns.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Dawn Kessler
This is a themed day of fun and learning. It is perfect for a day close to summer vacation! It includes reading, science, phonics, language, and math into a day centered around all things that POP!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
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By Dawn Kessler
This short vowel unit would make a perfect center activity with stampers and an ink pad. It could also just as easily be used as a whole class lesson/activity. This unit cover all 5 short vowels and allows students to spell the sounds they hear.
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
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By Dawn Kessler
Work with student's names to introduce/review vowels, consonants, and money concepts.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers
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By Dawn Kessler
These cards will make a perfect, and classy, letter line in any classroom. They will match any classroom theme.
Subjects:
Grammar, Back to School, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
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By Dawn Kessler
These two cut apart books help me ease into reading with my 1st graders. The two books allow me to review some basic kindergarten words while sneaking in the new concept of using pictures to help with unfamiliar text.
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Reading Strategies, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$1.00
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By Dawn Kessler
This product contains 10 different classroom desk plates, 12 classroom helper tags, a postcard to mail to students before school starts, and 5 classroom rules (sharing, social skills, listening, following directions, raising hand).
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Posters
$3.50
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By Dawn Kessler
We all have so many things to show and tell our kiddos about their new classroom on the first day of school. At the end of the day, I love to play a little "review" game with mine. It is fun and surprising for us all! I hope this adds some
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Printables
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By Dawn Kessler
This printable word sort could be used as a center, or group lesson, for differentiating synonyms and antonyms.
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
7 ratings
4.0
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By Dawn Kessler
Help your students visualize the numbers 1-12. Mental math will aide your students in math speed and accuracy.
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Mental Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Math Centers, Interactive Notebooks
$1.00
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By Dawn Kessler
Help your students use your classroom anchor chart that shows asking words. Using the anchor chart regularly, will help them determine when question marks are needed.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Internet Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 17 years. I have been a first grade teacher for 12 of those years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love to provide my students with tons of hands on learning. I love small group teaching and exploration.

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Wal-Mart teacher of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and have a BS in education.

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