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By Having Fun First
Learn about winter holidays from around the world with this culturally responsive, informational unit for 5 diverse winter holidays: Christmas, Hanukkah, Las Posadas, Diwali and Kwanzaa. Non-fiction passages with comprehension, a print and go
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Cultural Activities, Research, Printables
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.2.1, RI.3.1, W.1.2, W.2.2, W.3.2, W.3.1a, W.3.1b, W.3.1c, W.3.1d
$9.00
109
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Take students through the narrative writing process with this fun and engaging Halloween themed writing unit. This spooky narrative writing fun is packed with graphic organizers, mini-lessons, mentor posters and writing checklists to help guide
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Graphic Organizers, Printables
$6.00
30
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Engage your students with this snowman trap STEM activity, book companion comprehension activities and art. This STEAM unit pairs with the book "How to Catch a Snowman" by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton. Help catch the snowman with an engaging STEM
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.2.1, RL.2.5, RL.3.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.9
$5.50
96
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By Having Fun First
Build a skeleton tower with an engaging STEM challenge, create unique skeleton art, or teach a fun, fall themed guided reading unit featuring multiple comprehension skills extensions and worksheets. This book companion unit for Bonaparte Falls Apart
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Halloween, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
$5.50
70
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By Having Fun First
Engage students with STEM catapult challenge for How to Catch a Turkey. In this thorough Thanksgiving STEM resource students can create unique turkey art, work on fall themed guided reading comprehension skills and extensions, as well as a guided
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Thanksgiving, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3
$5.50
40
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By Having Fun First
Help catch Elf with an engaging STEM grabber challenge, create unique elf art, or teach a fun, winter or Christmas themed guided reading unit featuring multiple comprehension skills and worksheets as well as writing extensions in multiple genres.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Winter, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3
$5.50
36
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By Having Fun First
Engaging Earth Day activities for the classroom. Celebrate Earth Day with five different book companion guided reading sets, 6 leveled nonfiction closed reading passages with comprehension, Recycle and Repurpose STEM, multiple writing prompts,
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal, Earth Day
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.10, RL.2.1, RI.2.1, W.1.2, W.1.7, W.2.2, W.2.8
$8.00
46
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By Having Fun First
Catch a leprechaun with STEM traps this St. Patrick's Day. Book companion activities, reading comprehension, craft and more to keep your students engaged this March! All activities go with the book How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace and Andy
Subjects:
English Language Arts, St. Patrick's Day, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
$5.00
19
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By Having Fun First
These Earth Day activities are sure to engage! Are you looking for DIGITAL and PRINT activities for Earth Day? This unit is packed with Earth Day crafts, writing extensions, math, reading comprehension, STEM, warm-up or review activities, and answer
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Holidays/Seasonal, Earth Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Thematic Unit Plans, Google Apps
$17.00
$11.00
10
Bundle
By Having Fun First
Looking for unique and exciting way to introduce the Chinese New Year? Help catch the dragon with an engaging STEM pulley system challenge, create unique dragon art, or teach a fun, Chinese New Year themed guided reading unit. This resource reviews
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, W.1.1, W.1.2...
$5.50
15
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By Having Fun First
Gingerbread Man Writing materials to guide students through the narrative writing process. This engaging gingerbread man fictional writing resource has graphic organizers, mini-lessons and mentor posters, prompt help, writers tools and more. Help
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Posters, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.3, W.1.5, W.2.3, W.2.5, W.3.3, W.3.5, W.3.3a, W.3.3b, W.3.3c, W.3.3d
$6.00
11
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By Having Fun First
Distance learning Earth Day Activities for Google Classroom. Are you looking for digital distance learning activities for Earth Day? This Earth Day Activities Unit is packed with literacy, writing extensions, math, reading comprehension, STEM,
Subjects:
Earth Day, For All Subjects, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps, Homework
CCSS:
1.NBT.B.2a, 1.NBT.C.4, 2.NBT.A.1, 2.NBT.B.5, 2.NBT.B.6, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.6, RI.2.8...
$9.00
9
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By Having Fun First
Gingerbread Man Guided Reading Activities for 5 different mentor texts. These gingerbread themed units focus on the comprehension strategy of story mapping & sequencing while reviewing comprehension strategies of text connections, plot,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.3, RI.2.8, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, W.2.1...
$20.00
$16.00
Bundle
By Having Fun First
Decorate a digital Christmas tree with this simple to use decorating activity in Google Slides and SeeSaw can be used for many festive activities this winter. Decorate and use one if the many writing extensions to continue the learning. How to
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Winter, Graphic Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$7.00
1
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By Having Fun First
Winter break writing journal packed with prompts, graphic organizers, vocabulary, checklists, editing templates and more! Use this printable or digital resource for homeschooling, home connect or to keep your child working over the holiday break.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Winter
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Printables
$4.00
4
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By Having Fun First
Build a haunted house with an engaging STEM challenge, create unique haunted house writing with art, learn about 3D shapes, or teach a fun, fall themed guided reading unit featuring multiple comprehension skills extensions and worksheets. This book
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Halloween, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
$5.50
Digital Download PDF (4.04 MB)
By Having Fun First
This llama themed Valentine's Day craft is sure to brighten your bulletin boards or hallway. Multiple ways to print offer the opportunity for you to mix it up! Heart shaped pennant or bulletin board title add the perfect finishing touch. Perfect for
Subjects:
Valentine's Day, Arts, Visual Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
4
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By Having Fun First
Snow Days have you scrambling for learning opportunities? This Snow Day Activity Pack is full of fun learning for kids and families! Attach in an email or newsletter to parents or post to your classroom blog for an easy download. Do your own
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Creative Writing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
2
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By Having Fun First
Groundhog Day activity pack filled with informational and opinion writing choices, reading comprehension passage, math, Groundhog Day game, craft and more! Perfect for the elementary classroom. Literacy -non-fiction passage and
Subjects:
Math, Balanced Literacy, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.50
8
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By Having Fun First
This gingerbread is a sample from my gingerbread fun pack. Enjoy a gingerbread measurement activity using what else but.. marshmallows! I have also included a cute coloring sheet. ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️If you like this fun freebie make sure to check
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
FREE
5
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

* I have taught for over 14 years. * I have experience in both 1st and 2nd grade * I have served as the 504 Monitor for my school (K-5) * I have served as one of the Culturally Responsive Teacher facilitators for our district in charge of presenting strategies and learning to our staff. * Creator and lead, of the "Sensory Space" at my school. (A library of resources to support all styles of learners that are available to staff to check out and use within their own classrooms)

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to have fun while learning with my students. Engagement is my goal to keep kids learning and hard behaviors at a minimum. There is a fun and interesting way to learn almost everything, so differentiation is key. The most important part of my day is to make sure all my kids feel unique, supported and important. I try my best to make connections with students daily, whether it is academically or in support of their social skill development. I also believe strongly in the value of home to school communication and I try to offer extensions to home in many of my resources.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

* Educator of the year 2017 * Distinguished Teacher

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

* Masters degree in Early Childhood Education * K-5 Literacy Endorsement * National Board Certified EMC Literacy

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I develop curriculum my focus is differentiation and engagement. I want to help teachers meet the needs of our diverse learners. Helping teachers meet the standards in unique and realistic ways is a priority of mine.

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