Jodi Waltman
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This packet includes 132 1st Grade math word wall cards aligned with Common Core Standards. There are three or four brightly colored word cards per page. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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These are some activities to use on those busy first days of school. They also provide useful information for teachers to see what the students already know or need help with. Includes: -"getting to know you" activities -alphabet
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Students roll a die 4 times (once for adjectives, once for nouns, once for verbs, once for prepositions). After each roll, they use the word key to write the corresponding word on the chart included on the student page. They then use these words
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I created this Thanksgiving mini-unit for my 1st graders to use as we "research" the Mayflower, Pilgrims and Native Americans. We will read Ann McGovern's book, ...If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620, in addition to various non-fiction books
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To coordinate with the arrival of our classroom elf, "Coco" and our daily "Elf Journal", I created this "Santa's Elf Application Packet". This packet includes a fun elf job application, an elf adjective bubble map, a persuasive/opinion writing
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Fun Spring color-by-number activities for practicing basic addition and subtraction facts. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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Our 100th day of school is this Friday, January 18th and we just LOVE to celebrate this special day! I made this mini-unit to use with our 100th day celebration. Included: -patterns to make a 100th Day of School headband -several "If I had
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Non-fiction mini-unit including a pre-research glyph with patterns, frog and toad "can, have, are" tree maps for recording research information, frog and toad compare and contrast, and life cycle of a frog sequencing/labeling activity. Common Core
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Spring has sprung and eggs are hatching!!! My 1st graders will use non-fiction books and resources to "research" Oviparous Animals. Included in this mini-unit: -Oviparous Animals "can, have, are" graphic organizer -Compare/Contrast Oviparous
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We are doing a Jan Brett Author study in January and I'm going to tie in some non-fiction winter animal books. I made this mini-unit to go with Jan Brett's book The Mitten. I am also going to use the non-fiction book, Animals in Winter, along with
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We will read books about Martin Luther King and talk about what kind of man he was and what he wanted for our world. We will role-play a few situations where I choose children to do certain "fun" things according to their shirt color, pant color,
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Just post the "Who?", "Did What?", "Where?", "With?" visuals then give each child a die and a blank "Silly Sentence" booklet. They roll, write, read and illustrate "Silly Sentences" to make their own "Silly Sentence" booklet. This work is
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I use these activities during center rotations. Each child has their own packet of word wall activities and a die. They can use these activities at their own desk or take them to our "Word Work" center. I differentiate our spelling word lists so
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This is a combination of two of my word wall products (Instant 1st Grade Word Wall and 1st Grade Math Word Wall). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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I made these mini-lessons to go with our "Polar Express Pajama Day". We wear our PJ's, read the book, watch the movie, and drink hot cocoa. I'm going to use these mini-lessons to try to "sneak in" some teaching/learning time (which we all know is
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I made this for my class to use when our Elf arrives from the North Pole. Included is a circle map for brainstorming a name for our elf, a tally graph for voting, a circle map for adjectives describing our elf and daily journal pages to record our
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During our "Snow" unit we will read several fun fiction books about snowmen. My 1st graders will make a snowman glyph craft then brainstorm things they would do with their snowman. After brainstorming, they will write about the things they will do
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This is a fun way for my 1st graders (or any grade) to give advice to the upcoming 1st graders. I have left the grade part blank so that it can be used for other grade levels. Includes graphic organizers for describing the teacher and for
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Includes: -word wall letter headings -Dolch word cards (Pre-primer, Primer, Grade 1) -K /1st Grade High Frequency Word cards (Fountas-Pinnell) -First 100 Sitton High Frequency Word cards -a portable word wall for students to keep at desks This work
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I am going to use this glyph/craft as a way for my children to get to know each other on those first days of school. Patterns for all of the pieces and parts are included along with a follow-up activity called "Find 3" in which students find other
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching 23 years and still love every minute of it!!! I have 15 years of teaching experience in 1st grade, 7 years of teaching experience in 3rd grade, and 1 year of experience teaching 4th grade. I currently teach 1st grade.

MY TEACHING STYLE

hands-on, nurturing, differentiated, art-infused

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

University of Mississippi

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am married, have 3 children of my own and 2 step-children (ages 12 12, 15, 17, 20). Living with alien teenagers makes me crazy, so escaping to my 1st grade classroom gives me my sanity!!!