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By GreatMinds123
This Early America unit focuses on the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe. It includes information about how both groups of people used the land to survive (food, clothing and shelter). There are activities for reading and understanding non-fiction
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Thanksgiving, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.5, RL.1.9, RL.2.5, RL.2.9, RL.3.1, RL.3.5, RL.3.9, W.1.2, W.1.8, W.2.2...
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By GreatMinds123
This Bats - Common Core Non-Fiction Unit was created as a Common Core aligned non-fiction unit. There are activities for reading and understanding non-fiction text, informational writing based on understanding and comparing non-fiction text. We
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Halloween
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Guided Reading Books, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7, RI.1.9, RI.1.10, RI.2.1, RI.2.2...
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By GreatMinds123
The unit is 40+ pages and includes information about the patterns of the moon, sun, stars and seasons. We created this unit with the new Common Core science standards in mind. There are resources here that are designed to be used in a first grade
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Nonfiction Book Study, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
CCSS:
RI.K.1, RI.K.2, RI.K.4, RI.K.5, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.4, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7, RI.1.9...
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By GreatMinds123
The unit is 80 pages and includes information about the phases of the moon, as well as day/night (sun/moon patterns). We created this unit with the new Common Core science standards in mind. There are resources here that are designed to be used in
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Nonfiction Book Study, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.4, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7, RI.1.9, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.7, RI.2.10...
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617 ratings
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By GreatMinds123
This ocean unit comes with printable student books (facts, note taking pages, common core response questions), printable teacher notes, and follow-up student writing papers (rough draft and final copy)! It’s everything you need to teach about the
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literature Circles, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.K.1, RI.K.2, RI.K.4, RI.K.5, RI.K.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.4, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7...
$5.00
385 ratings
4.0
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By GreatMinds123
Our Mother's Day unit includes everything you need to make adorable Mother's Day keepsakes for mom! Pages can be mixed and matched and used in whatever way works for you. Also included are student created coupon books, bookmarks, cards, and more!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.00
359 ratings
4.0
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By GreatMinds123
This package includes games and worksheets for different common word endings. It includes activities for: verb endings, plural words (changing _y to _ies), double final consonant words, plural _es words, _y, _ful, _ly ending words. See below for a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
377 ratings
4.0
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By GreatMinds123
This Turkey - Common Core Non-Fiction Unit was created as a Common Core aligned non-fiction unit. There are activities for reading and understanding non-fiction text, informational writing based on understanding and comparing non-fiction text. We
Subjects:
Writing, Thanksgiving, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Nonfiction Book Study, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.5, RI.1.9, RI.2.5, RI.2.9, RI.3.1, RI.3.5, RI.3.9, W.1.2, W.1.8, W.2.2...
$5.00
374 ratings
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By GreatMinds123
Our American Symbols Unit covers 9 U.S symbols in a primary friendly way! The unit comes with printable student books (facts and note taking pages for all), printable teacher notes, and follow-up student writing papers (rough draft and final copy),
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, U.S. History, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.5, RL.2.5, W.1.2, W.1.8, W.2.2, W.2.5, W.2.7
$5.00
365 ratings
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By GreatMinds123
Winter Animal Non-Fiction Reading Reindeer / Caribou Common Core Non-Fiction Unit was created as a Common Core aligned non-fiction unit. There are activities for reading and understanding non-fiction text, informational writing based on
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Literacy Center Ideas, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7, RI.1.8, RI.1.9, RI.1.10
$5.00
433 ratings
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By GreatMinds123
Summer Work Packet – Over 90 short vowel activities and 40 writing activities! Teachers – We find that parents always ask us at the end of the year for things their children can do over the summer. This is a packet of short vowel and writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Summer
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$4.00
234 ratings
4.0
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By GreatMinds123
This Penguin Unit was created to help us meet the Common Core standards while still using a fun penguin theme! There are many “parts” included in this unit (far more than we can show in the thumbnails). Please see the list below and our preview for
Subjects:
Reading, Winter, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.5, RL.1.9, RL.2.5, RL.2.9, RL.3.1, RL.3.5, RL.3.9, W.1.2, W.1.8, W.2.2...
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343 ratings
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By GreatMinds123
This desert unit comes with printable student books (facts, note taking pages, common core response questions), printable teacher notes, and follow-up student writing papers (rough draft and final copy)! It’s everything you need to teach about the
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Environment, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Nonfiction Book Study, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$5.00
204 ratings
4.0
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By GreatMinds123
Short Vowel Phonics Bundle contains all the activities needed for a complete 10 week phonics instruction. Included: * 5-Day Instructional Guide * 10 Week Phonics assessment word lists, including "No Excuse" words * Teacher - Unit Assessment
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
247 ratings
4.0
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By GreatMinds123
This rainforest unit comes with printable student books written at two different levels to meet the needs of your students. The unit includes MANY common core aligned printable activities (vocabulary, compare and contrast, main idea, questioning,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Environment, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Nonfiction Book Study, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$5.00
199 ratings
4.0
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By GreatMinds123
This Matter Unit is Common Core Aligned. The unit covers matter, solids, liquids, gasses, and properties of matter, changing matter, and mixtures of matter. There is informational text, student note pages and teacher note pages for matter, solids,
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Cooperative Learning, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$4.00
216 ratings
4.0
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By GreatMinds123
Our Place Value Unit includes whole group lesson plans, MANY place value activities that can be used both as a whole group or as individual work. Materials are created with both ones/tens and ones/tens/hundreds options to help teachers differentiate
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math), Place Value
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$3.00
198 ratings
4.0
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By GreatMinds123
Step Up to Second Grade: Parents – Use with your children as fun summer review activities to prepare for second grade. Teachers – Use as end of the year review activities, throughout the year, or give to your students to take home over the summer.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Summer
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
174 ratings
4.0
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By GreatMinds123
Students reflect on their past school year by writing and illustrating in this End of the Year memory book! Pages can be used individually or as a book. This is a fun way to end the school year before summer vacation begins! Includes both color
Subjects:
Writing, Summer, End of Year
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
155 ratings
4.0
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By GreatMinds123
********* UPDATED FOR 2018 SUPERBOWL TEAMS ! ! ! ************* will be updated EVERY YEAR AS SOON as soon as we know the teams that will be in the Super Bowl! :) This unit includes math and literacy activities to use in your classroom before and
Subjects:
Math, Writing, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
$4.00
178 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (27.87 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

We are two elementary teachers with a combined 23 years of teaching experience in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Currently Sarah is teaching first and Katie is teaching third grade.

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Graduated with honors from Cal State Univ., Chico & Univ. of CA, Berkeley School Employee of the Month: November 2009, November 2011, June 2013

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BA: Univ. of CA Berkeley & Cal State Univ., Chico Multiple Subject Teaching Credential: Cal State Univ., Northridge Supplemental Teaching Credential: Health Education Education Specialist Credential: Cal State Univ., San Marcos MA: Cal State Univ., San Marcos

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