Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil

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By Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil
This is one of my all-time favorite winter craftivities! I love incorporating art with writing. Even more, I LOVE incorporating student pictures. This one has all three tied into one! Students write about what they do on a snowy day, or any
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Writing, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.00
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By Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil
***UPDATED July 2019***These are the 2019-2020 Handprint Calendars with poems and they are now EDITABLE!!! I included editable powerpoint files, so you can simply add a text box with your own holidays and dates! :) I also updated the fonts and
Subjects:
Other (Arts), Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, For Parents
$10.00
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By Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil
*Updated July 2019*We all know how important daily reading is for our students to become successful, fluent readers. These monthly calendars are meant to be sent home each month for students to keep track of their nightly reading. I have included
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Classroom Forms
$5.00
255
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By Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil
This unit has been designed to teach the American Revolution in a fun and engaging way. I have included plenty of hands-on activities mixed with a variety of literature. Your students are sure to love learning about the Road to
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Unit Plans, Printables
$7.00
91
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By Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil
This packet is full of activities to support the second grade standard of distinguishing shades of meaning among words. Many of these activities will support teaching synonyms, as well. Included in this packet is: -Posters -Intro
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Spring
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
L.1.1f, L.1.5d, L.2.5b, L.3.5c
$5.00
123
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By Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil
This has always been a favorite Easter activity of mine! Students use their listening and/or reading skills to follow directions in order to compete an Easter Spring Picture. Included in this packet is: -an Easter picture -24 directions to place
Subjects:
Reading, Other (ELA), Easter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Task Cards
$3.00
97
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By Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil
This unit aligns with the 2nd Grade Social Studies standard involving Ancient Civilizations. Throughout this unit, students learn about Ancient China. It is packed with activities and resources to help students learn about China is a fun way.
Subjects:
Ancient History, Writing, Asian Studies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$6.00
67
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By Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil
This is one of my all-time favorite fall craftivities! I love incorporating art with writing. Even more, I LOVE incorporating student pictures. This one has all three combined into one! For this activity we read through the nursery rhyme
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.00
56
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By Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil
I was inspired by the book, "I'm The Biggest Thing In The Ocean" by Kevin Sherry. It is such a cute book to introduce measuring. I start out my measurement unit by reading the book and discussing the concepts of bigger/smaller. I reference the
Subjects:
Math, Measurement
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
2.MD.A.1, 2.MD.A.2, 2.MD.A.3, 2.MD.A.4, 2.MD.D.9, 3.MD.B.3
$5.00
42
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By Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil
I created these notes as a way for me to quickly and easily send home positive notes to parents on a regular basis. They are printed four to a page, which leaves you enough room to write or type a personalized note to parents and families. There are
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Holidays/Seasonal, Classroom Community
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, For Parents
$3.50
37
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By Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil
We all know how important daily reading is for our students to become successful, fluent readers. These monthly reading logs are meant to be sent home each month for students to keep track of their nightly reading. I have included two options.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Homework, Printables, Classroom Forms
$4.00
54
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By Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil
Keep parents and families informed with these weekly/monthly classroom newsletters! I send these home weekly, but know that many teachers prefer the monthly option. :) These newsletters are editable in PowerPoint. Text boxes are inserted, and
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Classroom Forms
$5.00
22
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By Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil
We read the story, Get Up and Go! as part of our Reading Series (Harcourt Trophies). It’s a cute story about a girl who gets ready for school, and her dog makes a timeline to help keep track of the passing time. After reading the story, each
Subjects:
Measurement, Other (Social Studies - History), Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
1.OA.A.1, 2.OA.A.1, RI.2.3
$1.50
40
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By Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil
This multiplication book is perfect to use when introducing students to basic multiplication facts. I print each page and staple them together. Then, I go through one set of facts a day. Students practice skip counting, identifying, and solving
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.C.7
$3.00
40
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By Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil
We read this story as part of our 2nd Grade Reading Curriculum (Harcourt Trophies). It’s always been one of our favorites! As a culminating activity, we read a few nonfiction chameleon/lizard books and use the website Pebble Go to learn more facts
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities
$2.00
30
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By Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil
I am SO excited to use the Elf in my Classroom this year! I put together this little packet to help me stay organized with all of the elf's mischief! Included in this packet are:-Two Calendars to fill in for the daily Elf Activities, blank and
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.50
54
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By Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil
I redid my classroom rules posters to match my new classroom décor. These posters are blue, green, and turquoise with polka dots. I've included the 5 rules I use in my classroom, the 5 official whole brain teaching rules, and 5 blank templates for
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
21
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By Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil
In 2nd Grade we count US coins and bills. My school district broke the standard down even further to say we need to teach how to count ALL US bills. I made this mini-unit to add to our money unit to help with identifying and counting bills. My
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Posters
CCSS:
2.MD.C.8
$4.00
20
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By Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil
This is one of my all-time favorite winter craftivities! I love incorporating art with writing. Even more, I LOVE incorporating student pictures. This one has all three combined into one! For this activity we read a few books about Elves and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
20
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By Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil
I made this Valentine's Day themed scoot to review prefixes, base/root words, and suffixes with my class. I added the posters as a review and to keep posted while they work on it! Enjoy! :) Prefixes included are: un- re- in- im- dis- Suffixes
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Valentine's Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Task Cards
CCSS:
RF.2.3d, L.1.4, L.2.4, L.3.2
$2.00
22
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught first grade for seven years, second grade for three years, third grade for one year, and am now teaching Kindergarten. I couldn't be happier!! :)

MY TEACHING STYLE

I strive to create a positive atmosphere where children have FUN while LEARNING! I love creating new activities, and incorporating technology whenever I can. :)

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Outstanding Teacher Award from Student Services Diamondbacks Most Valuable Teacher

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I earned a Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University-Idaho and a Master's in Literacy Education from Idaho State University. I also have a reading endorsement from Idaho.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have wanted to be a teacher since I was about 4 years old, and I couldn’t be happier to teach Kindergarten! I love ZUMBA, reading, swimming, ice-skating, singing, and all things Kindergarten! Come visit my classroom blog! www.the-sharpenedpencil.com

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