Deana Thelen
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Deana Thelen
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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
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My Tale of Peter Rabbit activity packet is ready for Spring! 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 check out other Beatrix Potter books from
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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Wouldn't it be great if someone would create a fun holiday themed word problem for each school day in December? Hey...somebody did! This packet includes word problems with Christmas, Winter, and Hanukkah themes. Two formats are included so you may
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This Bat unit is perfect for October. It includes a writing center with true/false bat information sorting cards, poetry center with sentence strips and read with a friend activity, Bat Rhymes word work with word cards and recording sheet, Bat ABC
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This packet contains tons of apple themed activities! The best part...all of the student's apple themed work goes into a super cute "apple basket" to take home when the unit is done! My class loves it! Included in this packet is: apple basket
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This unit is based on the fabulous, fantastic Corduroy by Don Freeman. I love that little bear and his adventures around the department store engage kids from the start! This packet includes vocabulary, comprehension, compare/contrast, ABC order,
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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,
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Wouldn't it be great if someone would create a fun holiday themed word problem for each school day in January? Hey...somebody did! Two formats are included so you may print a January problem solving book for each student or use the smaller versions
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Perfect for October science! This product is full of spider activities for your kiddos. It includes a spider diagram, web types labeling, tarantula story and comprehension, rhyming words, adjective and verb webs, super spider sentence activity,
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Wouldn't it be great if someone would create a fun spring themed word problem packet for spring? Hey...somebody did! You'll love this new packet of monthly themed word problems. 24 word problems are included on 12 pages. The graphics and stories are
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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

Yet to be added

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.