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Deana Thelen

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By Deana Thelen
This end of year packet is a fun way to say goodbye for the summer! Your kiddos will love these Hawaiian Luau themed activities. The packet includes reading comprehension, money skills, Hawaiian words and translations. Also included is an
Subjects:
Reading, Math, Summer
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
2.MD.C.7, RI.1.1, RI.1.10, RF.1.4, L.1.2
$5.00
81
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By Deana Thelen
There's nothing better than hearing little voices singing patriotic songs! This program is appropriate for all elementary grade levels. Some have even used it for a school wide program! The first graders at my school have been doing this
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Vocal Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Scripts
$6.00
114
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By Deana Thelen
My Tale of Peter Rabbit activity packet is just what you need for spring and it's just been reduced! I always like to do this unit the week before or after Spring Break but it's perfect anytime of the year. My first graders are always inspired to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Spring
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.3, RF.1.4
$5.00
77
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By Deana Thelen
Have you ever been sick and had to get to the computer and type up plans for your sub? This packet will save you time and help you organize for a substitute. Cute stationery is included for you to leave detailed notes about daily routines as well
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
1st
Types:
Other, Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.3
$4.00
64
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By Deana Thelen
Your subs will love you! This packet will save you time and help you organize for a substitute. Cute stationery is included for you to leave detailed notes about daily routines.I also included four extra activities for your sub to use in case of
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Writing
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
2.MD.D.10, 2.OA.B.2, W.2.1
$4.00
54
Digital Download PDF (9.79 MB)
By Deana Thelen
This little packet provides support for "Where the Wild Things Are". Skills covered are vocab., story elements, nouns, adding ending to verbs. It also includes a draw your own wild thing with a paragraph frame and stationery for writing a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
56
Digital Download PDF (9.32 MB)
By Deana Thelen
Research indicates that students need to effortlessly recall basic math facts. Students rely on these basic facts to help them understand more complex math concepts.The Common Core Standards state that first graders should be able to add and
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Computation
CCSS:
1.OA.C.6
$5.00
39
Digital Download PDF (10.52 MB)
By Deana Thelen
This beautiful student project can be a bulletin board or a class book. Students paint original illustrations to go with America the Beautiful. The set includes a cover page that may be used for the class book cover, directions, and 8 pages for
Subjects:
Graphic Arts, Vocal Music, Poetry
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Songs, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
31
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By Deana Thelen
Ahoy Matey! Sail into this fun spelling/reading activity for your little pirates. Your students can read the room to find hidden treasures-pirate cards with "ar" words-then record them on the super cute pirate paper.
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.1.2d
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By Deana Thelen
This Cinco de Mayo packet is perfect for teaching your students about Mexico. It includes a map activity, stories and comprehension, and three language activities to introduce your students to the Spanish words for the months of the year, numbers,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.10
$5.00
18
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By Deana Thelen
This bug themed packet is perfect for the beginning of the year first grade. It includes 3 emerging reader stories, a story frame for students to complete, a short u game, following oral directions coloring page, and a rhyming worksheet. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RF.K.2b, RF.1.2b, RF.1.3b, RF.1.4a
$4.00
7
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By Deana Thelen
Just what you need for spring! This Make Way for Ducklings packet includes: Make Way for Ducklings Vocabulary Duck Cinquain Poem Directions and Example Cinquain Poem Stationery ABC Order with Duckling Names Mallard Ducks Informational Text with
Subjects:
Literature, Spring
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.C.5, RL.1.3, RI.1.1, L.1.1f, L.1.2
$6.00
29
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By Deana Thelen
This fun little packet of popcorn activities is fun to use in October or November. It's also great to use the week before Thanksgiving. Your kiddos will love the popcorn theme and the popcorn tasting activity as well as the other reading, writing,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math
Grades:
1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
1.MD.C.4, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.C.5, RL.1.10, RI.1.10, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3b, W.1.3
$4.00
10
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By Deana Thelen
The CCSS state that first graders should "write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure." Let's celebrate what kids know about Lincoln and Washington! This
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Social Studies - History, Presidents' Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.2
$3.00
36
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By Deana Thelen
This unit by Deana Thelen is based on the story "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" by Laura Numeroff. The pig activities include: three vocabulary activities, three writing activities, and three math activities: If You Give a Pig a Pancake” vocabulary
Subjects:
Reading, Math, Writing
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
1.MD.C.4, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.A.2, 1.OA.B.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3d, RF.1.3e
$4.00
28
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By Deana Thelen
This fun popcorn craftivity helps kiddos practice rhyming. It may be used with a popcorn theme or circus theme! It's super easy and fun to do. This activity is also a part of my Popcorn Party mini unit available on TpT. It is appropriate for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
RF.K.2a
$2.00
13
Digital Download PDF (3.41 MB)
By Deana Thelen
Your students get to share their fond memories in this cute booklet. It's so much fun for kids to make the last week or two of school. There is an original poem on the second page for students to illustrate too! I gave you two versions of the
Subjects:
Other (Arts)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
8
Digital Download PDF (13.82 MB)
By Deana Thelen
Here's a little penguin freebie for you! This writing activity is great for word work or work on writing centers. Students can do it independently! My class LOVES it! Woohoo! Included in the packet are sentence building cards, student book
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
L.1.1
FREE
37
Digital Download PDF (15.85 MB)
By Deana Thelen
Sing the song! Read the book! Make a "Down By the Bay" class book. Students make up a rhyme that wasn't used in the song to write their own verse for Down By the Bay. I suggest listing several animals and rhyming words on the board for students
Subjects:
Reading, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RF.K.1a, RF.K.2a, RF.1.3, RF.1.4b
FREE
12
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By Deana Thelen
Check out these two great March freebie pages! One page is leprechaun color by number and the other is a graphing activity. These pages are appropriate for first graders and homeschoolers. These freebies are from deana thelen.
Subjects:
Math, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
FREE
28
Digital Download PDF (1.82 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching first grade for 17 years. I also taught a 1/2 combo many years ago and a k/1 combo. In case you didn't know...combos are hard! Ha! Be sure to visit my blog at firstgradechatter@blogspot.com!

MY TEACHING STYLE

A balance of sugar and spice!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Masters Degree in Reading.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live in California with my hubby and we have two kids, ages 21 and 22. Both kids are out of the house so we are empty nesters! That is hard to get used to.

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