Grumpy Dumpling

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“Within the child lies the fate of the future.” - M. Montessori We need to treat children with respect, kindness, and love, so they can thrive and become great adults.
 
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By Grumpy Dumpling
Tracing Shapes - Circle, Square, Triangle and MoreThis resource contains six tracing worksheets and a DIY shape die that you can use for different games. For example, you could cut lots of shapes and spread them on the floor. A child rolls the die
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables
$1.00
23
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By Grumpy Dumpling
Tracing Letters - B&W and Color Worksheets {Uppercase Letters} This resource contains 52 worksheets (a color and a B&W version for each letter). It contains also one line of letters with correct formation (numbered steps for tracing). I
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets, Printables
$3.00
14
Digital Download PDF (3.35 MB)
By Grumpy Dumpling
FREE Winter Weather and Clothes Flash CardsI use the flashcards to talk about winter signs with my kindergartners, by also contrasting winter to other seasons. We discuss each flash card, then place it in one of the two piles (“WINTER” or “OTHER
Subjects:
Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Flash Cards
FREE
27
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By Grumpy Dumpling
Five Little Ducks Stick Puppets Most kindergarteners I've met love the song "Five Little Ducks". Here are some stick puppets to use when you teach this song. You can also practice subtraction with them. Have fun! Please don't forget to leave
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Songs
$1.00
11
Digital Download PDF (0.58 MB)
By Grumpy Dumpling
Goldilocks and the Three Bears FREE Printables This resource contains two "Color by Number" pages, one worksheet to practice sizes, and C and B&W flash cards. I hope you'll like it! For more teaching ideas related to Goldilocks and the Three
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Arts, Drama
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Flash Cards, Printables
FREE
14
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By Grumpy Dumpling
Worksheets with Seasonal Clothes This product was requested by some who have downloaded Winter Clothes Sorting Worksheet {FREEBIE}. I hope you'll like it! ********************************************************************* If you like this
Subjects:
Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff
$1.00
10
Digital Download PDF (1.58 MB)
By Grumpy Dumpling
Worksheets with Monsters - Tracing and Number Recognition (1-6) Hello! This pdf contains two worksheets and a game. They are suitable for Halloween or just to work on numbers and tracing. I hope your kids will enjoy them! Thanks for
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
5
Digital Download PDF (0.68 MB)
By Grumpy Dumpling
Letter Find Worksheets - Letter Recognition Practice {A-Z} This resource contains 26 pages that you can use with kindergarteners or first graders, at home, kindergarten, or at school. Instructions: Print on A4 sized paper. The children can use
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets
$1.50
11
Digital Download PDF (0.47 MB)
By Grumpy Dumpling
Number Find Worksheets {1-10} This resource contains 10 number find worksheets, one for each number. Children can use markers, stamps, play dough, dot stickers to circle or cover the numbers on the worksheet. You can reuse the worksheets if you
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$1.50
11
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By Grumpy Dumpling
Phoneme Segmentation Cards These phoneme segmentation cards can be used in a variety of games and activities, using different types of letters – erasers, wooden letters, foam letters, stamps, written letters, etc. This resource contains both C and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.50
$3.00
10
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By Grumpy Dumpling
Tracing Letters - B&W and Color Worksheets {Lowercase Letters} This resource contains 52 worksheets (a color and a B&W version for each letter). It contains also one line of letters with correct formation (numbered steps for tracing). I
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Worksheets, Activities
$3.00
7
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By Grumpy Dumpling
Numbers 1-10 Tracing and Coloring Pages Each worksheet involves tracing the number (one line) and then coloring as many monsters as the number indicates. There's one worksheet for each number from 1 to 10. I hope your kids will like them!
Subjects:
Math, Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
$2.00
8
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By Grumpy Dumpling
Days of the Week Flashcards Here are some flashcards that you can use to teach the days of the week. Each day is associated with an animal whose name starts with the same letter as the day of the week, so they are easier to remember. There are some
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Printables, Posters
$1.00
4
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By Grumpy Dumpling
Feelings and Emotions – Fun Games and Activities {K, ESL, EFL} This resource is designed especially for EFL learners, but it might prove useful for native English speakers as well. It contains the following games and materials: • Flashcards (with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Games
$5.00
$3.00
3
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By Grumpy Dumpling
Winter Clothes Sorting Worksheet FREEBIE Here's a winter freebie - a worksheet that you can easily print and use with your kindergarteners. I hope you like it! ***************************************************************************** If you like
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Math)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets
FREE
12
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By Grumpy Dumpling
Colour Sorting Games and Images This printable contains some game ideas for colour sorting and fine motor skills and also 5 pages filled with images you can use for different activities. I hope you like it!
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Games
$2.00
8
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By Grumpy Dumpling
Tracing Letters (Lowercase Letters, C and B&W) These are some tracing worksheets with images for each letter of the alphabet. Enjoy! ***************************************************************************** If you like this product, you
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.00
7
Digital Download PDF (3.54 MB)
By Grumpy Dumpling
My First Number Journal {1-10} This resource has 2 worksheets for each number. Your kids will be able to practise numbers with ten frames, tracing, coloring and their number recognition
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Math Centers
$2.00
5
Digital Download PDF (2.51 MB)
By Grumpy Dumpling
Forest Animals - No Prep Worksheets for Math and Literacy Centers This pdf contains: • 1 Odd one out worksheet; • 1 count and circle worksheet (C and B&W versions); • 1 maze; • 1 match the word with the picture (C and B&W versions) • 1
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets
$1.50
3
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By Grumpy Dumpling
Roll and Color Monster Game This is a game that helps practise number recognition. I used the American spelling in the printable. I hope you enjoy it! ***************************************************************************** If you like this
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Printables
$1.00
7
Digital Download PDF (0.72 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hello! My name is Ilinca and I’ve been a kindergarten teacher in English/bilingual kindergartens for over eight years. Teaching is my passion and I hope to make your teaching experience easy and fun with the resources I create! I've been sharing teaching ideas and parenting tips on my blog: www.grumpydumpling.com. Stop by for some freebies and fun resources.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I prefer the child-centered approach to teaching: children learn better if they actively participate in the learning process, not just observe what the teacher is doing.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have been a kindergarten teacher for eight years. I have a bachelor in English and Finnish Philology, a master in British Cultural Studies, and a bachelor in Preschool and Primary School Pedagogy. I love teaching English to kindergarten kids.

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