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Cutting practice and scissor skills just got a whole lot more fun with our haircut worksheet pack! Each of the 40 haircut pages give students different line styles to cut with increasing complexity. When students have finished the cutting activity
Subjects:
Back to School, Handwriting
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
258
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Make learning scissor skills fun and practical by integrating it with the alphabet and prewriting skills. Our fun activity pages are ideal!We've added some basic 'alphabet' content to this set to maximise the learning potential on each page!When
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
532
Digital Download PDF (2.26 MB)
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Combine Halloween fun with fine motor with our Franken-hair Scissor Skills activity pages. Each of the 40 haircut pages give students different line styles to cut with increasing complexity. When students have finished the cutting activity they can
Subjects:
Back to School, Halloween, Handwriting
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
92
Digital Download PDF (3.07 MB)
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Alphabet Tracing Pages - A Second Phonics Fine Motor PacketThis fast-prep pack provides you with even more big shape tracing worksheets - the perfect first step on your students' handwriting journey!Features: 2 large shape tracing page for every
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$6.00
231
Digital Download PDF (4.54 MB)
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Our alphabet tracing pages pack features 2 printable activity worksheets for each letter and is the perfect prewriting activity for kindergarten.These worksheetsare the perfect first step on your students handwriting journeyprovide for 2 'large
Subjects:
Writing, Handwriting, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$6.00
694
Digital Download PDF (3.06 MB)
By From the Pond
Combine Christmas fun with fine motor with our Santa's Beard Scissor Skills activity pages. Each of the 45 beard-trimming pages give students different line styles to cut with increasing complexity. When students have finished the cutting activity
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Handwriting, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
143
Digital Download PDF (2.40 MB)
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Halloween Tracing Pages {Fine Motor + Prewriting}This packet includes 14 fun 'big shape' pictures for students to trace and color. 'Big Shape Tracing' is a perfect first step on your students' handwriting journey!Students will trace the large shape
Subjects:
Writing, Autumn, Halloween
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
71
Digital Download PDF (2.01 MB)
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Make learning to write the letters of the alphabet fun and practical with our packet of rainbow writing pages!integrate phonics with writingletter formationcreative learningEach short beginning sound of the alphabet is represented. A lower case page
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Phonics
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.75
138
Digital Download PDF (6.75 MB)
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By popular request, I have bundled 12 of my 'Pinning Pages' packets into an easy to use bundle! The bundle is complete and no more will be added in the future. The packets included are: 1. Pinning Rules Posters of the Classroom 2. Australian
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$40.50
$25.00
141
Bundle
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These engaging Robot tracing pages are perfect for pre writing and handwriting skills. Students will be excited to pick up a marker and get their hands ready for writing! My big shape tracing activities:help bridge the two important steps before
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
123
Digital Download PDF (4.65 MB)
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These October Pokey Pin Pages are great for integrating fine motor skills into your month plans! Students will work on fine motor control and coordination to make a creative picture to display.I have provided 12 pinning pages to cover a variety of
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Autumn, Halloween
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.50
137
Digital Download PDF (1.58 MB)
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Alphabet Trace and Make Letter Crafts are perfect for early learners! This packet includes templates for 26 letter crafts. These crafts will help your students learn the single letter sounds of the alphabet. They will trace lines to develop basic
Subjects:
Phonics, Visual Arts, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$8.00
303
Digital Download PDF (8.62 MB)
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This collection of 24 fun fine motor activities will engage and motivate your students who need help developing skills for writing - all year round!Seasonal tracing and pokey pin pinning are provided for every month of the year!All students LOVE to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Phonics
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$5.00
421
Digital Download PDF (5.51 MB)
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These alphabet pokey pin pinning page printable activity worksheets will help you combine phonics and fine motor fun in your kindergarten and first grade classroom. All students LOVE to pin!I have provided a picture pinning page for each short
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$4.50
269
Digital Download PDF (1.58 MB)
By From the Pond
This packet is also included in a bundle in my TpT store HERE!I have provided a pack of pinning page for March and April!Staple a colored page to the back of your design. Students can use a jumbo push-pin to make a hole in each dot on the page.Once
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Spring
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
222
Digital Download PDF (3.33 MB)
By From the Pond
Have fun with these fun and unique 2D Shape Tracing Pages! These worksheets are the perfect first step on your students' handwriting journey! I have provided a 'large shape' tracing pages featuring 10 different 2D shapes. Students will trace the
Subjects:
Geometry, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
84
Digital Download PDF (1.33 MB)
By From the Pond
Your students will love these November and December Pokey Pin Pages.This packet is also included in a bundle in my TpT store HERE!I have provided a pack of pinning page for November and December. Staple a colored page to the back of your design.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
225
Digital Download PDF (1.62 MB)
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This Alphabet Handwriting pack includes 26 worksheets that will help your kindergarten students learn to write and form the letters of the alphabet correctly with consistent size and shape. Your students can complete a worksheet for each letter of
Subjects:
Writing, Phonics, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
126
Digital Download PDF (3.33 MB)
By From the Pond
Christmas Activities like tracing make students excited and engaged for learning!This packet includes 14 fun 'big shape' pictures for students to trace and color. 'Big Shape Tracing' is a perfect first step on your students' handwriting
Subjects:
Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
80
Digital Download PDF (1.19 MB)
By From the Pond
Back to School Big Shape Tracing PagesThese worksheets are the perfect first step on your students' handwriting journey!We have provided a 'large shape' tracing page in some back-to-school themes. Students will trace the large shape, followed, in
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
112
Digital Download PDF (1.85 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I started self publishing digital resources for education and early-learning in 2005 after graduating as a primary school teacher in 2001.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My resources aim to encourage a calm, happy classroom of engaged learners. Carefully designed resources can help promote a happy classroom, engaged learners and an excited teacher!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I graduated university with first class honours.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I earned the Outstanding Entrants scholarship to study at The University of Newcastle. I chose to study Education and have a double degree - Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Social Science - specializing in Early Childhood Education.

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