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By Growing Firsties
Teaching reading comprehension strategies to beginning readers can be difficult. But with this scaffolded and differentiated resource, you will have everything you need to teach your students about finding text evidence, citing text evidence and
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
L.1.4, L.1.4a, L.2.4, L.2.4a, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$6.50
2,591
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By Growing Firsties
Teaching your students about writing a friendly letter is a valuable and fun activity. This Friendly Letter Unit has everything you need to introduce your students to this writing genre and guide them to independent friendly letter writing. Begin
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3
$6.75
803
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By Growing Firsties
Help your students build a strong understanding of addition and subtraction concepts by starting with Part Part Whole relationships ( aka Number Bonds ). By having a solid foundation with part part whole concepts students will have the skills
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Math Test Prep
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Printables, Centers
CCSS:
1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.8
$6.00
591
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By Growing Firsties
Your beginning readers will love these Science of Reading aligned decoding reading strategies! The animals act as a scaffold for students to practice and learn decoding strategies. Great for use during whole group and small group instruction, as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, For Parents, Posters
CCSS:
RF.K.3, RF.1.3
$2.00
1,554
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By Growing Firsties
Parent support for reading at home is so important! Parents are so busy that this parent letter will provide support for students reading take home books. It features comments that parents can make to support their child's word-solving (decoding),
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Back to School, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Assessment, For Parents
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RF.1.3, RF.1.4
$1.50
551
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By Growing Firsties
We can help our beginning readers grow into independent readers with strong reading comprehension by teaching them important self monitoring skills they can use while reading. These self monitoring skills are great decoding strategies and reading
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Test Preparation
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Lesson
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.1.4a, RF.1.4b, RF.1.4c, RF.2.3, RF.2.4a, RF.2.4c, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.10
$5.50
619
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By Growing Firsties
Make kindness a focus in your classroom or guidance lessons with this Social Emotional Learning Unit focused on being kind. This SEL Kindness Unit includes everything you need to teach your elementary students about kindness, provide them with
Subjects:
Character Education, Back to School, Poetry
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables
$4.50
334
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By Growing Firsties
This 1st grade math bundle is perfect for teaching part part whole, number sense, and place value to your 1st grade students. This 1st grade math bundle includes 40 no-prep printables for teaching part part whole, number sense, and place value.
Subjects:
Numbers, Math Test Prep, Place Value
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Printables, Centers
CCSS:
K.CC.B.4, 1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.2a, 1.NBT.B.2b, 1.NBT.B.2c, 1.NBT.B.3, 1.NBT.C.4, 1.NBT.C.5, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.C.5...
$15.00
$12.50
57
Bundle
By Growing Firsties
Writers Workshop starts with your writers having ideas for their writing. Personal Narrative writing units are a great way to help your writers identify writing topics and ideas from their lives. Help your students become great writers with these
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers, Lesson
$5.00
563
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By Growing Firsties
What a great way to get growth mindset oriented parent input during back to school or when you have new students! This Back to School form for your new parents to fill out will give you SUCH helpful information so you can hit the ground running! The
Subjects:
Life Skills, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment, For Parents
$1.00
578
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By Growing Firsties
1st Grade Writers Workshop is made simple with this bundle specifically designed to teach opinion writing, personal narratives and friendly letters! These 1st Grade Writers Workshop units are designed to promote independence through clear and
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st
Types:
Unit Plans, Graphic Organizers, Lesson
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4
$19.75
$15.00
77
Bundle
By Growing Firsties
Do you want to build deep-thinking readers that can correctly cite text evidence and self-monitor their reading? This 1st grade reading comprehension bundle is exactly what you need! This 1st grade reading bundle includes printables, anchor charts,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RI.1.1, RI.1.4, RI.1.6, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4
$22.00
$15.00
233
Bundle
By Growing Firsties
Reading beginning consonant blends can be difficult with students. Now you can grab everything you need with this Initial Consonant Blends resource for L Blends and R Blends. Helping your students master these commonly found consonant blends will
Subjects:
Spelling, ELA Test Prep, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
RF.1.2, RF.1.2b
$5.00
62
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By Growing Firsties
No prep, print and go May printables perfect for busy teachers! Use for morning work, test prep, centers, assessment, sub plans, independent work, working with words, homework and you name it – very versatile! All printables are aligned with Common
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Centers
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.6, RI.1.10, RF.1.1, RF.1.3, L.1.1b, L.1.1c, L.1.1f...
$3.25
269
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By Growing Firsties
If you already own Teaching Readers to Self-Monitor pack, than this bundle will help you even more with your Readers Workshop because it includes Finding Proof and Building STAR Readers.Please go to each listing on TpT to download the previews for
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.1.3, RL.1.4, RL.1.6, RL.1.7, RL.1.9, RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, RL.3.1, RL.3.2...
$12.00
$10.00
204
Bundle
By Growing Firsties
No prep, print and go December ELA printables perfect for busy teachers! These December themed paper pencil work pages are great to use for morning work, test prep, centers, assessment, sub plans, independent work, working with words, homework and
Subjects:
Spelling, Writing, Winter
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Centers
CCSS:
RF.1.1, RF.1.2, RF.1.3, W.1.1, W.1.2
$3.25
166
Digital Download PDF (12.93 MB)
By Growing Firsties
Base 10 Blocks are wonderful tools for building Place Value concepts! Playing games to work on place value is a fun way to learn. There are 3 versions of a dice game, a place value mat for Base 10 Blocks, cut your own Base 10 Blocks and 2 versions
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Place Value
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Games, Centers
CCSS:
1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.2a, 1.NBT.B.2b, 1.NBT.B.2c, 1.NBT.C.4, 1.NBT.C.6
$2.50
235
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By Growing Firsties
This readers workshop pack has everything you need to launch or refine readers workshop in your classroom! This pack focuses on building reading comprehension habits - STAR readers that Study Think Ask and Respond to reading. This is perfect for
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Lesson
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.5, RL.1.9, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.7, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2...
$5.50
249
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By Growing Firsties
Building a strong number sense is crucial to math success!  These no prep morning work number sense activities provide lots of extra practice at Back to School or any time of the year for your first grade students and can supplement any curriculum!
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Math Test Prep
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Printables, Centers
CCSS:
K.CC.B.4, 1.NBT.A.1, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.D.7
$4.50
84
Digital Download PDF (17.87 MB)
By Growing Firsties
No prep, print and go February printables perfect for busy teachers with Groundhog Day, Valentines Day, Presidents Day and Dental Health themes! Use for morning work, test prep, RTI intervention, centers, assessment, sub plans, independent work,
Subjects:
Math, Winter, Valentine's Day
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Centers
CCSS:
1.MD.A.2, 1.MD.B.3, 1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.C.5, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.A.2, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.7, 1.OA.D.8
$3.25
102
Digital Download PDF (12.34 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

In addition to being a wife and mom to two adorable (and semi-sassy kids)...I've been a 1st grade teacher, Reading Specialist, University Instructor and Freelance Literacy Consultant.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Committed to learning and growing together in an environment that accepts, honors and celebrating everyone.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Working with kids is reward enough for me!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Degree from University of WI-Madison; Master's Degree from University of WI-Milwaukee

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have taught for over 20 years - mostly first grade.

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