Holly Murray

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Holly Murray
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"You have been blessed with one of Gods gifts to be used in the service of others. So use your gift well. 1 Peter 4:10".
 
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By Holly Murray
Here is a 10-page, 2-week unit for first grade that can easily be adapted for K or 2nd. Included are lessons on the following topics: • Similarities and differences in families (including traditions and cultures) • Comparing school rules and
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Social Studies - History, Character Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Multimedia, Cooperative Learning
$4.99
84 ratings
3.9
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By Holly Murray
This is a Powerpoint presentation that correlates precisely with my First Grade Social Studies Plans 2 Week Unit Family, Choices, Needs and Wants lesson plans. Easily adaptable for Kindergarten and Second Grade. Included are slides on the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Life Skills, Instructional Technology
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Unit Plans, Activities
$3.99
64 ratings
3.9
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By Holly Murray
Use this activity to have some in-depth discussions about making decisions with your children. Students create a cube and are given task cards on which is written a situation that they might face. Students roll the cube and if it lands on the
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Problem Solving
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$2.00
32 ratings
4.0
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By Holly Murray
Here is a fully-correlated math assessment for first grade students. Based on the rigor of the new Common Core standards for math, this assessment will let you know what skills your students have mastered and what skills they need further
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Geometry, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Printables
$5.00
37 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.26 MB)
By Holly Murray
Here is a rhyme to help students understand the proper formation of tally marks. At the bottom is an opportunity for them to practice their newly-learned skill. Keep it in a sleeve protector at their desk and they can pull it out during down-time
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Numbers, Place Value
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers
$2.00
21 ratings
4.0
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By Holly Murray
This is a lesson plan for the Read Aloud book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorist. Included in the plan are instructions for a paper bag hook, modeling of a comprehension strategy (plot), questions from a
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$2.99
26 ratings
4.0
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By Holly Murray
Everything you need to begin school is right here! Thirty-one pages of teacher-made activities, gifts, ideas, and explicit directions - ideal for beginning teachers or to get put a fresh-spin on opening week. Includes: • Open House/First Day
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Classroom Forms
$11.99
25 ratings
4.0
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By Holly Murray
Want to help your child master adding one and adding zero to a number in an exciting way? Throw out those boring flash cards and download this Power Point! Full of graphics and animations with time built in to explain the rules, this Power Point is
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Instructional Technology, Mental Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Flash Cards
$5.00
$3.00
19 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PPT (4.51 MB)
By Holly Murray
Reduce first day jitters as you affix these adorable "go home" stickers on each child. • Complete it with their name and your name in the event that the child is hard to understand by a bus driver or other school staff, they will know who to
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Child Care, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Other, Classroom Forms
$1.99
27 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.19 MB)
By Holly Murray
These are Dot Cards that I created for numbers 4-12. There are two sets of Dot Cards per page to reduce the number of copies needed. Designed to correlate with Common Core Math for first grade - "Making Sets of More, Less, Same" Task. See my
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
$1.00
12 ratings
3.8
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By Holly Murray
Use this reading log to see at a glance the number of books your first grade (insert any grade) child has read. Built in options: parents read book to child, parents read book with child, child read book independently - parents simply initial
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Homework, Classroom Forms
$1.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Holly Murray
Need a name plate that students can really use? Here it is! Loaded with all of the basics - an alphabet line showing proper letter formation and order, a number line to 20, 99 chart with fives and tens highlighted, skip counting by twos, fives, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Study Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
15 ratings
3.9
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By Holly Murray
Use this cube pattern to create your own personalized cubes. Simply insert a text box into the pattern. Use it for rolling numbers, shapes, money, letters, rimes, choices, anything you need. Simple pattern for the youngest crafters to use with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Problem Solving
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Cooperative Learning
$1.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By Holly Murray
Looking for a creative way to get to know your students? Use this fantastically fun frog glyph! Included in the PDF is a page that has easy-to-read student directions (2 sets on a page) with picture clues to help them understand if they are
Subjects:
Graphing, Graphic Arts, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.99
13 ratings
4.0
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By Holly Murray
Use this form to help parents find ways to volunteer in the classroom. Parents have a variety of options including working with small groups of children, one-on-one with them, cutting out items, and pulling and sorting workbook pages. There is
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Study Skills
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Professional Documents, Classroom Forms, For Parents
$1.99
14 ratings
3.9
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By Holly Murray
Print these pre-made cards and use them to make assessing your first grade child on the rigorous Common Core math standards a breeze! Use them over and over again as students show you what they can do and demonstrate mastery of each standard in the
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st
Types:
Assessment, Classroom Forms, Task Cards
$3.00
17 ratings
3.8
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By Holly Murray
We often have our students complete memory books of their year as an end of the year gift from us to them (check my TPT store for this product), but often don’t have a way to remember each of our students. Use any combination of these sheets and
Subjects:
Writing, End of Year
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, For Parents
$1.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Holly Murray
This is a fun way for students to practice sight words (Dolch Words). Motivate students, yet they work at their own pace. After reading through a set of ten words, they get a check. Repeating that over time three times to the teacher equals a
Subjects:
Reading, Classroom Management, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Assessment
$1.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Holly Murray
Cute tag to attach to gift bag. Each item in the bag will have special meaning, each meaning is described on the tag. Cute frog theme! *************************************************************** Related Products: Common Core Quick Cards
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.49
6 ratings
4.0
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By Holly Murray
This power point is an opportunity to review 5 sets of high frequency words (also known as Dolch Words or Sight Words). The second slide allows the teacher to choose which list to review (Pre-primer, Primer, First grade, Second grade, or Third
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Flash Cards, Activboard Activities
$4.99
8 ratings
3.9
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught in both public and private schools for 8 years and have also homeschooled my own children. Each experience has its own challenges to overcome and rewards to enjoy. I have enjoyed coaching new teachers as well as sharing and receiving resources and ideas from teachers both new and experienced in the field.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I enjoy teaching with students learning along with me, sharing their thinking while I encourage them to go even deeper with their processing. We are very hands-on in first grade with hugs to all before leaving each day. My students won't remember every lesson that I spent hours preparing, but they will always remember whether or not I loved them.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was chosen as Teacher-of-the-Year in 2010-2011.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended private school from Kindergarten through tenth grades and then finished the remaining years of high school at a fine arts magnet school in my hometown. I received my BA in Early Childhood Education and later completed my Masters in Integrating Technology in the Classroom.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I married my high school sweetheart and we have two children. My oldest son was diagnosed with cancer when he was eleven years old, and that has been a test of faith, strength, and balance. I am very active in church and enjoy spending time with my family, reading, crocheting, cross-stitching, and researching innovative ideas in education in my free time.

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