IDEAS for Teaching

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Differentiated and Common Core aligned weekly spelling lists for the entire third grade year! These lists are completely aligned with Fundations Level 3 Third Grade 1st Edition. 2nd edition is also available at: 3rd Grade Spelling Lists for the
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Differentiated and Common Core aligned weekly spelling lists for the entire first grade year! Includes three differentiated levels with phonics words and trick words for every Fundations First Grade Unit! (Based on Fundations Level 1, Second
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A complete Third Grade Spelling Program, including weekly activities for the whole year! Differentiated at 3 levels to meet the needs of every student. This product is ready to go and will save you so much time! This Bundle includes two
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A complete Fourth Grade Spelling Program, including weekly activities for the whole year! Differentiated at 3 levels to meet the needs of every student. This product is ready to go and will save you so much time! Save $10 with this bundle! This
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Differentiated and Common Core aligned weekly spelling lists for the entire second grade year! Includes three differentiated levels! First level includes the First Grade "on grade level" phonics and trick words for students who need more
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A complete Second Grade Spelling Program, including weekly activities for the whole year! Differentiated at 3 levels to meet the needs of every student. This product is ready to go and will save you so much time! For an even BIGGER BARGAIN BUNDLE
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Differentiated (3 levels!) and Common Core aligned weekly spelling lists for the entire fourth grade year! These lists will fit into any literacy program--focus concepts are listed and you can do them in any order that works for your classroom!
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Inspired by Eric Carle’s Today Is Monday, this bulletin board chart is a great extension to Morning Meeting calendar activities. All the pieces and easy-to-follow directions are included to have this chart hanging in your classroom in no
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Differentiated and Common Core aligned weekly spelling lists for the entire second grade year! Includes three differentiated levels! First level includes the First Grade "on grade level" phonics and trick words for students who need more
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A complete First Grade Spelling Program, including weekly activities for the whole year! Differentiated at 3 levels to meet the needs of every student. This product is ready to go and will save you so much time! For an even BIGGER BARGAIN
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Differentiated (3 levels!) and Common Core aligned weekly spelling lists for the entire fifth grade year! These lists will fit into ANY literacy program--focus concepts are listed and you can do them in any order that works for your classroom!
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A complete writing unit for first graders! Unit includes ALL First Grade Writing CCSS, ALL First Grade Speaking & Listening CCSS, and most First Grade Language CCSS! Eric Carle’s literature are the Touchstone Texts, so it is highly engaging
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Inspired by Eric Carle’s Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me!, this engaging board game challenges students to move forward and backward from 1-99 on a number board. There are 3 differentiated spinners so students of all levels can play the game
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This is a PowerPoint slideshow depicting the important artistic styles and contributions of Pablo Picasso. Rich discussion notes are included! The presentation is meant to supplement a biography reading (reference included). Vivid slides and
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Your students will enjoy this differentiated time-telling game, inspired by Eric Carle’s book, The Grouchy Ladybug. Easy to piece together game board, three differentiated recording sheets, and a detailed lesson plan included! **This activity is
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A complete Fifth Grade Spelling Program, including weekly activities for the whole year! Differentiated at 3 levels to meet the needs of every student. This product is ready to go and will save you so much time! Save $10 with this bundle! This
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This is a PowerPoint slideshow depicting the main themes of Claude Monet’s artwork. Rich discussion notes are included! The presentation is meant to supplement a biography reading (reference included). Vivid slides and thought-provoking comments
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20 reading, writing, and phonics activities all connected to Eric Carle's literature and CCSS aligned! Many activities include various levels of difficulty for differentiation! Printables, gameboards, and everything you need to use right away with
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This is a PowerPoint slideshow depicting the main themes of Jackson Pollock’s artwork. Rich discussion notes are included! The presentation is meant to supplement a biography reading (reference included). Vivid slides and thought-provoking
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This is a Common Core aligned, fully integrated, highly engaging unit, inspired by Claude Monet’s life and art! Activities are differentiated and incorporate ELA (reading, writing, phonics, language), math, technology, social studies, music, and
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

We are two teachers who have enjoyed teaching together and collaborating with each other for over 20 years!  Our 40+ combined years of teaching experience includes Kindergarten,  Multi-Age K-1, First Grade, and Second Grade.  We are currently both first grade teachers.  We have also held leadership roles in our school, including Mentor, Grade Level Leader, and Teacher Support Team Leader.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Our I.D.E.A.S. name exemplifies our philosophy: INTEGRATED:  All of our subject areas are integrated under one Author's Study or Thematic Unit.  Learning is more meaningful when activities are connected. DIFFERENTIATED:  We strive to find each student's "zone of proximal development." (Vygotsky)  We seek to match every learning activity and teacher-student interaction to the optimal level of challenge for each student.  As a result, differentiation is at the center of our curriculum. ENGAGING:  We believe that learning, above all else, should be fun!  When students are drawn into learning, they are motivated to apply effort and achieve full potential.   ACTIVITIES:  Children need to be active learners.  We hope to create hands-on, collaborative learning experiences. STRATEGIES:  We constantly develop, adapt, refine, and enhance our repertoire of teaching tools.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

AWARDS: The Learning Tree Store Legacy Award, Superintendentís Awards, National Board Teacher Certification, 20 Year Service Award WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS Four Steps to Literacy Success, Developing Math Concepts through the Literature of Eric Carle, Writing For a Reason (New England Kindergarten Conference Celebration of Ideas), In the Style Of...How to Use an Authorís Study to Connect Curriculum (Tufts University), Integrating the Arts into the Classroom (Tufts University)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

•B.A. Early Childhood Education (K-3), Tufts University •Master of Arts, Master of Applied Teaching, Tufts University •B.A. Colby College, Psychology •Pine Manor College, Elementary Education Certification (K-6)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

We are each raising three children of our own, which has enabled us to synthesize the parent perspective with the teacher perspective!

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