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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:
Writing, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Nonfiction Book Study, Printables
CCSS:
RI.1.6, RI.1.7, L.1.4, L.1.4a
$12.00
194
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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, Science, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Nonfiction Book Study, Activities, Printables
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
330
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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:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.2.2c
$4.00
139
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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:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Nonfiction Book Study, Printables
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
104
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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:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Nonfiction Book Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RI.K.5, RI.K.6, RI.K.7, W.K.2, L.K.4
$8.00
281
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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:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Math Centers, Printables, Games
CCSS:
K.CC.A.3, K.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2
$6.00
184
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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, Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
RF.K.1d
$4.00
100
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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, Numbers, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten
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
$9.00
77
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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, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Songs, Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.K.10, RF.K.1, RF.K.1a
$6.00
102
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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:
General Science, Balanced Literacy, Winter
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Nonfiction Book Study, Songs, Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.10, RF.K.1a, RF.K.4, W.K.2
$8.00
49
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By JK Curriculum Connection
This No-PREP First Grade homework product is 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
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.2, W.1.5, W.1.8, SL.1.1, SL.1.3
$7.00
314
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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, Thanksgiving, Music
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.10, RL.1.10, RI.1.1, RF.K.3c, W.K.2
$4.50
137
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By JK Curriculum Connection
These 2 Nonfiction Turkey beginning readers target sight/high frequency words. The books will fit in with any farm, Thanksgiving, or bird unit and be ones that your students will want to read over and over again. Each book has a colored photograph
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables
$3.50
35
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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, Spring, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
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
$5.50
157
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By JK Curriculum Connection
This 80-page Johnny Appleseed packet includes a Shared Reading SONG, 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
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
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
$8.00
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, Writing, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Worksheets, Math Centers, Printables
$9.00
77
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By JK Curriculum Connection
This product is loaded with resources for studying BIRDS!! It comes with a Shared Reading non-fiction book. The song is sung to the tune “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,". Lots of other materials are included: Beginning Readers (in Color & B/W,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
For Parents, Nonfiction Book Study
$7.00
30
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By JK Curriculum Connection
This outer-space themed product offers engaging ways to learn Upper and Lower Case letters. The students enjoy flying the aliens (lower case letters) to their matching spaceships (Uppercase letters) while learning their ABCs. The literacy games are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
CCSS:
RF.K.1d, RF.K.3a
$4.00
35
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By JK Curriculum Connection
This 144-page Ocean unit has a non-fiction book that uses real photographs to support the detailed informational text. The product contains many interesting facts about ocean animals and plant life to engage children. Reading Comprehension,
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Informational Text, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Nonfiction Book Study, Printables
$14.00
7
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By JK Curriculum Connection
This packet has two key books: Let's Learn About Chickens! (non-fiction) and Two Eggs and Two Eggs (fiction).The informational text is supported by engaging charts and photos. Students will learn all about chickens, their life cycle, body parts and
Subjects:
Math, Science, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
CCSS:
1.OA.A.1, RL.K.1, RL.K.3, RL.K.4, W.K.2
$8.00
32
Digital Download PDF (155.14 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 literacy instruction!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Both Jackie and Kylene share a love of family and animals! Jackie has a spoiled miniature Schnauzer, Wagner! Kylene has a dog named Sammy, lots of cats, and a pasture full of llamas....oh, and a hard-working hubby named George! Both love to read and Jackie is an avid quilter and Kylene loves to garden!

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