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By First Grade Roars
Enjoy the last 6 days with your students by doing themed days. This bundle contains activities for ice cream day, beach day, bubble day, circus day, camping day, and popcorn day. Your students will be so excited to come to school each day. It's
Subjects:
Writing, End of Year, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Fun Stuff
$30.00 $22.00
$17.60
643 ratings
4.0
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By First Grade Roars
Spend one of your last days with your students learning about bubbles! Go outside and enjoy the fresh air with a bubble experiment. Your students will LOVE this special day filled with fun. Bubble Themed Activities Included: • Bubble Day Poster to
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, End of Year
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$5.00
$4.00
380 ratings
4.0
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By First Grade Roars
This author study was created using Chester's Way, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Lilly's Big Day, A Weekend with Wendell, Wemberly Worried, Sheila Rae the Brave, Julius Baby of the World, and Chrysanthemum. Students will work on the following
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Guided Reading Books
$17.00
$13.60
424 ratings
4.0
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By First Grade Roars
This unit on the rainforest includes activities to go along with six different books. The strategy in this packet focuses on the author's purpose but there are many more reading and writing strategies included. Each story comes with colorful anchor
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Environment, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Guided Reading Books, Graphic Organizers
$12.00
$9.60
275 ratings
4.0
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By First Grade Roars
Leo Lionni Author Study Updated May 2016   Do you love reading Leo Lionni books? This Author Study is filled with a ton of activities to go with his amazing literature. Included you will receive… A Color of His Own Beginning Middle, and End Text
Subjects:
Writing, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers
$10.00
$8.00
245 ratings
4.0
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By First Grade Roars
This fun story written by Margie Palatini is perfect for the month of December. Many reading strategies, writing connections, math games and a fun moose craft are filled in this package. Your students will just love this classic story and enjoy
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Reading Strategies, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers
$6.00
$4.80
240 ratings
4.0
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By First Grade Roars
Eric Carle Author Study   Eric Carle books are so much fun to read to your students. This packet provides resources for 9 of his books. For each book you will receive guided reading strategies, writing activities and a craft. Included you will
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers
$10.00
$8.00
224 ratings
4.0
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By First Grade Roars
This Unit was designed to teach young children about three different Native American tribes. There is a booklet for the Iroquois, Sioux, and Hopi Tribes. Each booklet can be copied two per page. They come with assessment pieces. There are
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Native Americans, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$10.00
$8.00
212 ratings
4.0
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By First Grade Roars
This unit provides reading and writing activities to go along with different versions of The Three Little Pigs. There are fiction and non-fiction text activities as well as two mini books and 3 crafts! Definitely a week's worth of fun!The Three
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers
$10.00
$8.00
222 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (75.22 MB)
By First Grade Roars
Pack your beach towels and enjoy a day filled with beach activities. Your students will be so excited to come to school and enjoy this day with you. Beach Day Activities Included: Text connections for If you Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.00
$4.00
201 ratings
4.0
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By First Grade Roars
This MLK Jr. Unit is perfect to use in the month of January. It has been completely updated with activities to go along with 4 different stories, All About Martin Luther King Jr. (included), I am Martin Luther King Jr., We're all Wonders, and The
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Martin Luther King Day, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Minilessons
$10.00
$8.00
198 ratings
4.0
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By First Grade Roars
This product is a bundle of 4 fairy tale units combined It is over 600+ pages and could be used over the course of an entire month. By purchasing this bundle you will receive a bonus packet to play "Guess that Fairy Tale" and display all the
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers
$33.50 $26.00
$20.80
224 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By First Grade Roars
Enjoy this fun themed day with your student eating popcorn and watching a movie. Children will learn all about popcorn and complete popcorn related activities. Your students will be engaged and learning on one of the last days of school. Popcorn
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$5.00
$4.00
183 ratings
4.0
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By First Grade Roars
Do you love the story of Spookley the Square Pumpkin? This activity packet is filled with your choice of comprehension strategies, writing activities and more. A shape pumpkin craft is included with different sample ideas for completion. There
Subjects:
Writing, Reading Strategies, Halloween
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
$5.50
$4.40
148 ratings
4.0
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By First Grade Roars
Would you like to teach your students about 6 different animal groups? This non-fiction unit could last you 6 or more weeks. It is filled with informational text on birds, insects, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, & fish. Each unit has
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Guided Reading Books, Nonfiction Book Study
$60.00 $48.00
$38.40
217 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By First Grade Roars
The end of the year can be difficult to keep your student's attention. In our room we do "themed" days for the last 2 weeks of school. Camping day is by far one of our favorites! We build campfires, eat s'mores and spend the day doing the
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
$4.00
180 ratings
4.0
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By First Grade Roars
This packet will guide you through the CCSS for Writing in first grade. It addresses 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.5,1.7 Included you will receive teaching posters for each standard and several worksheets to practice the skills that are multi-level. Perfect
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
$6.00
$4.80
184 ratings
4.0
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By First Grade Roars
This fun unit will have your students learning all about animals in winter. The focus is on hibernation, migration, and adaptations animals make to survive changes in their environment. During this unit, your students will focus on checking for
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers
$12.00
$9.60
160 ratings
3.9
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By First Grade Roars
This unit focuses on learning different poems while teaching visualizing as well. There are 5 featured poems that have question and answer responses for digging deeper as well as visualizing activities. In addition there are 10 others poems that
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Grammar, Poetry
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Posters
$10.00
$8.00
179 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (74.41 MB)
By First Grade Roars
Explore and learn all about the different sources of energy. This packet includes 2 mini books, and several activities to learn about electricity, gasoline, batteries, the sun and wind. Check out the preview to see most of the activities.
Subjects:
Environment, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Guided Reading Books
$4.00
$3.20
143 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching in Elementary School for 20 years. I was a fourth grade teacher for my first 3 years. Then I switched to first grade. I will probably retire in first grade.

MY TEACHING STYLE

In first grade I have students of all levels. I try to meet the needs of all of my students by doing a variety of things in the classroom. I teach guided reading in a large group and a small group setting. I incorporate the Daily 5 into my classroom as well. I try to integrate all of my subject areas on a daily basis.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was nominated three times for Sylvania Schools "Teacher of the Year." I won Teacher of the Year in 2009 & 2016

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended Bowling Green State University for Undergraduate school and The University of Toledo for Graduate school.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am the mother to 14 year old triplets. I have two girls and a boy. I also have three step-children who I absolutely adore. They are 14, 16, & 18. Together my husband and I have a little girl who was born with Down Syndrome. She has changed all of our lives in the most amazing way. She is the center of our entire family, a little piece of all of us! Life is busy but I wouldn't have it any other way!

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