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Space Unit This Space Unit includes a variety of activities to teach about the Solar System to your young elementary students. It includes fact sheets about all of the planets, the sun, and the moon with comprehension questions. The unit includes
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100th Day of School Booklet This packet is perfect for the 100th Day of School. It includes activities that will keep your students busy with a variety of activities while using the number 100. Connect with MeFun in First on FacebookFun in First
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All About Weather This 100 page packet is perfect for teaching your students about weather. The unit includes informational passages about rain, snow, precipitation, wind, rainbows, storms, clouds, and the water cycle. These are perfect for close
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Are you a new 1st grade teacher or do you just need some fresh and new ideas for the first week of 1st grade? This First Week of First Grade includes everything you need to have a successful first week of first grade. What does this product
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Ouch! What Happened to My Teacher (A lesson to review ou/ow words) This fun lesson is wonderful to use when you are teaching the vowel pattern, ou/ow. Students will have to find clues and make predictions about what happened to their teacher.
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Bushel of Apples Unit This unit includes activities to teach your students all about apples. Your students will learn about the apple life cycle, parts of an apple, things made from apples, and more. You will find the following items in this
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Educating with Easter Eggs (Printables to Use with the Plastic Easter Eggs) The novelty of plastic Easter eggs is perfect for getting students excited about learning. This packet includes ideas and printables for how to use plastic Easter eggs in
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Teaching synonyms and antonyms is an important skill for vocabulary and writing instruction. This packet includes games and centers, anchor charts, an original story to help students remember the difference between synonyms and antonyms, and a
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Teddy Bear Day This unit has everything you need to have a Teddy Bear Themed Day in your classroom. Your students can bring their teddy bears to school and complete these educational activities. In this unit you will find: Letter to
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President's Day Booklet This is a quick 9 page booklet that your student can complete about President's Day. The booklet includes a word search, , two fill in the blank pages, 2 coloring pages, and 2 writing pages. Your students will have fun
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End of Year Activities *This packet was updated May 2013. This packet includes poems, art and writing activities, games, awards, and activities to use with the book A House for Hermit Crab. This unit is intended for Kindergarten, First, or Second
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Fluency Voice Sticks & Spinners This fluency packet includes three different options for practicing fluency skills. The first option are Fluency Voice Sticks. There are 30 different voice sticks for students to practice rereading in a fun
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Games Galore (No Prep Math & Literacy Games for August/Septeber) This packet includes 10 NO PREP games (5 language arts and 5 math) that are meant to be played with a partner. The packet also includes a Back to School Words Bingo game and I
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Scarecrow Glyph and Writing Scarecrows are such a wonderful Fall decoration! Your students will love completing these glyphs to tell all about themselves. When they finish their scarecrows, you can have them complete one of the included writing
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All About Habitats This 116 page packet is perfect for teaching your students about habitats. The unit includes informational passages about the temperate deciduous forest, rainforest, desert, ocean, polar regions, grasslands & wetlands These
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Fluency Fun for Everyone ( Differentiated Roll, Read & Write Activities) This packet includes a variety of roll, read, and write activities to differentiate fluency practice for all levels of learners in your classroom. The packet
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Games Galore (No Prep Math & Literacy Games for February) This packet includes 10 NO PREP games (5 language arts and 5 math) that are meant to be played with a partner. The packet also includes a February Words Bingo game and an I Have, Who
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Word Work with Bossy R's This word work packet is perfect for practicing the Bossy R words. This packet includes activities for ar, er, ir, or, & ur words. In this packet you will find: Read the Room Activities Roll, Find, &
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Christmas Activities Packet *This packet was updated November 2013.* This Christmas Activity Packet includes a variety of activities that can be used during the weeks leading up to Christmas Break. This 50 page packet includes bulletin board
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Games Galore (No Prep Math & Literacy Games for April) This packet includes 10 NO PREP games (5 language arts and 5 math) that are meant to be played with a partner. The packet also includes an April Words Bingo game and Shape Shuffle game
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My name is Jodi Southard, and I have been a classroom teacher for the past 16 years. I began by teaching K-5 Art for two years before becoming a classroom teacher. I have taught both 1st and 3rd grade, but my heart is definitely in 1st. I began my teaching blog, www.funinfirst.com, in 2010 and started creating educational resources for teachers shortly after. I absolutely love researching and developing educational products that work well in the classroom. I strive to make learning fun, practical, and rigorous for all students. Still being in the classroom every day allows me to fully understand today's students' needs.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in getting my children involved as much as possible with their learning. I want learning to be exciting and for children to love coming to school. My classroom environment is welcoming and nurturing and includes participation and hands-on involvement.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

-"Make a Difference" Award Winner from WTHI-TV -Deming Elementary Teacher of the Year -Vigo County School Corporation Teacher of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors in Elementary Education - Indiana State University Masters in Elementary Education - Indiana Wesleyan

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