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JK Curriculum Connection

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By JK Curriculum Connection
This 90-page Bat unit has a Non-Fiction book that uses photographs to support the detailed information. Loads of interesting facts about bats are discussed in the book. An 18-word Glossary is included for vocabulary work. Fact and Opinion teaching
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.5, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.4
$10.00
327
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By JK Curriculum Connection
This No-PREP homework product was designed to weave many skills together: speaking, listening, reading, & writing. Weekly assignments require each student to WRITE answers to specific questions and SHARE their answers orally to their classmates.
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.2, W.1.5, W.1.8, SL.1.1, SL.1.3
$7.00
313
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By JK Curriculum Connection
This best-selling 107-page Penguin packet has a Non-fiction informational book that has a LOT of information about PENGUINS! Engaging photographs support the text. It is LOADED with interesting facts about penguins! A 22-word Glossary, Vocabulary
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.1.6, RI.1.7, L.1.4, L.1.4a
$12.00
190
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By JK Curriculum Connection
This non-fiction spider unit uses photographs to support the detailed information. Many spiders are discussed in the book, such as the American House Spider, Black Widow Spider, Brown Recluse Spider, & Fishing Spider. A glossary is included for
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RI.K.5, RI.K.6, RI.K.7, W.K.2, L.K.4
$8.00
279
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By JK Curriculum Connection
This Contraction game offers a variety of ways to use these adorable birds and nests to teach contractions. There are 20 sets of contractions to assist in teaching this concept. Perfect for a Literacy Center activity! This Literacy Center practices
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.2.2c
$4.00
138
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By JK Curriculum Connection
This 160-page unit has a Non-fiction book that uses real photographs to support the detailed informational text about Incredible Insects! It is loaded with interesting facts about insects and has been written to engage children! A Glossary,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.4, RI.1.5, RI.1.6, RI.1.7, W.2.2, L.1.4, L.1.4a
$13.00
99
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By JK Curriculum Connection
Some students get a little bit stuck when it comes to recognizing those "tricky teens"! This set includes 9 colorful Bingo boards with the numbers 11-19 randomly placed on the boards. There are also the call out number cards, cover-ups, a Math
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Place Value
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.CC.A.3, K.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2
$7.00
181
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By JK Curriculum Connection
This BEST SELLING Thanksgiving song retells the story of the first Thanksgiving. Your students will delight in learning while singing this song to the tune “Do You Know the Muffin Man?” 2 Beginning Readers, "The Thanksgiving Story" and "Here is
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Music, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.10, RL.1.10, RI.1.1, RF.K.3c, W.K.2
$6.00
136
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By JK Curriculum Connection
This race-car themed product offers engaging ways to learn Upper and Lower Case letters. The students enjoy placing the race cars (lower case letters) under the winning banners (upper case letters) while learning their ABCs. The literacy games are
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Back to School, Handwriting
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.1d
$4.00
95
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By JK Curriculum Connection
This 90-page packet is FILLED with resources that will enhance your Pirate themed unit! A Shared Reading Book, Beginning readers, Word cards, and Math BUMP games (and EDITABLE versions too!) are all included! Check out our PREVIEW to see everything
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.5, RL.K.10, RF.K.1d, RF.K.2c, RF.K.3, RF.K.3a
$8.75
75
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By JK Curriculum Connection
Get your young readers into Non-fiction text! This bundle of 10 easy readers (at 2 differentiated levels) target key sight and high frequency words. The readers are great for Guided reading groups and come with both colored photographs AND black and
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables
$10.00
26
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By JK Curriculum Connection
This singable teaches the life cycle of a monarch butterfly using colorful nature photos. Additional Extensions: Butterfly Life Cycle Chart, Butterfly Body Parts Chart & FUN art project. Pocket chart cards (pictures & words) are provided
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.K.10, RI.K.1, RI.K.2, RI.K.4, RI.K.7, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.4
$5.75
157
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By JK Curriculum Connection
This 80-page packet includes a Shared Reading Singable, 2 Beginning Readers in Color & B/W, sequencing activities, two Short A word games, EDITABLE cards, Life Cycle Charts, Math printables, writing papers and MORE! It also features a
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Guided Reading Books, Printables
CCSS:
1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.B.3, RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.1.1, RL.1.3
$9.00
79
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By JK Curriculum Connection
This packet may be used to spark excitement for a trip to the Zoo or to introduce Zoo animals. The file comes with pocket cards and MANY additional materials: Beginning Readers (fiction and non-fiction), 3 styles of writing paper, math mats &
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Math Centers
$10.00
76
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By JK Curriculum Connection
This song is a COMPLETE RETELLING of the traditional Gingerbread Man story! The children will LOVE singing this singable, especially the familiar chorus “Run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me! I’m the Gingerbread Man!” The singable is
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Songs, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.K.10, RF.K.1, RF.K.1a
$6.00
101
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By JK Curriculum Connection
This 83-page Penguin unit is LOADED with resources for studying penguins! Penguin Photo Display posters, a Fact Resource booklet, a poem chart, Vocabulary chart, Penguin-themed practice sheets, an Interactive Booklet, writing paper, art products,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, General Science, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Songs, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RL.K.10, RF.K.1a, RF.K.4, W.K.2
$8.50
47
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By JK Curriculum Connection
This Presidents' Day packet is loaded with Literacy and Math activities for teaching about Washington & Lincoln. Children enjoy singing about these American presidents while learning the differences between them. Historical paintings and
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Math, Presidents' Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.K.1, RI.K.2, RI.K.3, RI.K.7, RI.K.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.7, RI.1.10, W.K.2...
$6.00
79
Digital Download ZIP (167.10 MB)
By JK Curriculum Connection
This product is loaded with resources for studying BIRDS!! It comes with a Shared Reading Singable sung to the tune “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” Readers (in Color & B/W, Display posters, a poem chart, Vocabulary chart, an Interactive
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Multimedia, For Parents, Nonfiction Book Study
$7.50
25
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By JK Curriculum Connection
This path game is a great addition to any Pirate theme. The game cards are EDITABLE cards! They can be customized to fit ANY skill: sight words, letter sounds, math facts, etc.Directions are included to make this a successful learning experience for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Games
$4.00
62
Digital Download ZIP (28.33 MB)
By JK Curriculum Connection
This 111-page packet has 3 Beginning Readers that can be used with any farm unit. Numerous Farm photos help to support the vocabulary and show the details of farm life. Additional learning activities for literacy and math centers are provided:
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Printables, Math Centers
$9.00
69
Digital Download ZIP (103.30 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

We have been teaching for many many years and still LOVE it! We also LOVE to sing! We create SINGABLES that teach Early Literacy learning concepts and Common Core Standards using singable texts. Our Singables are sung to familiar tunes like "Itsy Bitsy Spider"or " Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" etc. They come with a "mini-movie" which displays the pages of the book with our voices singing along! Our students remember more and enjoy learning through music. We even wrote a song about Martin Luther King! Some of our Best Sellers are our Non-fiction thematic units like "Baffling Bats" and "Peculiar Penguins". These come loaded with Literacy and Math Center activities, resources, and printables. Also popular are our Learning Center games. We have some fun formats that kids love playing. Check them out! Jackie taught for 40 years and still LOVES it! She keeps going back! She has been a Special Education teacher, taught Grades 1, 3, & 4 and Kindergarten - her favorite grade! She was a mentor teacher and an Early Literacy coach. Kylene taught for 33 years and was a Early Childhood teacher, Reading Specialist, a multi-age and 1st grade teacher before becoming an elementary principal. She was also an Early Literacy coach. Their collaboration started as first grade teachers when they discovered they both loved creating children's songs and curriculum activities for literacy and math! Together they have taught at the university level for teacher extension classes in Early Literacy and presented many times at Reading and Kindergarten conferences and workshops.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student-based learning with a focus on balanced literacy and hands-on math! We use lively activities (many involve songs!) that incorporate all learning styles & get our students engaged! We love to involve parents in their children's education so we also develop activities that connect home and school!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Both have been Teachers of the Year at their schools. Both have been involved in leadership in their district and helped win the California Distinquished School Award for each of their school sites! Jackie's school won 3 times in 10 years!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Jackie graduated with her B.A. from Western Michigan University & M.A. in Special Education from Oakland University (MI) before heading out to California to continue her teaching career. Kylene graduated with her B.A. from Humboldt State and her M.A. from Chapman University. Both have taken (and taught) numerous workshops that have helped build their deep understanding of balanced literacy!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Both Jackie and Kylene share a love of family and animals! Jackie has a spoiled miniature Schnauzer, Gracie Lou! Kylene has dogs named Breia and Mylo, lots of cats, and a pasture full of llamas....oh, and a hard-working hubbie named George! Both love to read and Jackie is an avid quilter and Kylene loves to garden!

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