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This product is PERFECT for Math Workstations! Students can sort, count and tally their legos that are in their bag or box. There are two different worksheets that you can choose from: one in color and one in black and white. There is also a sorting
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If you LOVE teaching literature with cross curricular activities and you have the book The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by Tomie dePaola, then you're in luck! In this packet you will find a lesson plan, anchor charts, interactive notebook
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If you LOVE teaching thematic units cross curricular...then this packet is for you! If you want something new to "spice" up your Texas unit, then keep on readin'! In this packet are lesson plans with mentor texts, vocabulary cards, craftivities,
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If you LOVE doing interactive notebooks with your students, here's a great resource for you to use for science! Students can use the vocabulary cards to learn about natural resources. There are two different interactive pages that you can choose
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If you LOVE teaching your science curriculum through experiments and investigations, then this packet is for you! In this packet are investigations about Indian Corn. The students will be engaged and excited about the scientific method and learning
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If you LOVE teaching literature with cross curricular activities, then this packet is for you! Students will be engaged in hands on and fun activities in reading, writing, art and math! Included is a lesson plan with materials, directions and
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Your students will LOVE learning about Rainforests, Life Cycles, Plants and Endangered Animals in this unit! Included are daily lesson plans with mentor texts, a student animal research book with table of contents, research pages, author's bio, and
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If you love teaching writer's workshop and also love teaching fairy tales, then this resource is for you! Students will be engaged during writer's workshop and reader's workshop using interactive notebook activities, writing process templates, story
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If you LOVE teaching units cross curricular, then this product is for you! In this packet students will learn about the earth, landforms, rocks, soil and volcanoes with engaging, hands-on activities in reading, writing, poetry, math and science.
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If you LOVE teaching science through experiments and investigations with your students...then this packet is for you! These experiments take you from August all the way to December. It includes: Lesson Plans with mentor texts, materials, and
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If you LOVE using literature to teach cross curricular activites and have the book Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano, then you're in luck! This packet is jam packed full of fun and engaging activities to get your students into the
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If you LOVE teaching literature with cross curricular activities, then this packet is for you! If you have The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett, then you're in luck! This packet is filled with fun and engaging activities in reading, writing,
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If you LOVE teaching your science curriculum through science experiments and investigations, then this packet is for you! Using the evergreen tree, students will be engaged in hands on and exciting activities in reading, writing, poetry, math and
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If you love teaching literature with cross curricular activities, then this packet is for you! This packet includes: Lesson Plan with Mentor Text Craftivity: Rosie's Walk Around the Farm with Templates and Labels Reader's Theater Character
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If you LOVE teaching units cross curricular, then this product is for you! In this packet students will learn about the ocean and sea life with engaging, hands on activities in reading, writing, math and science. Included in this packet are daily
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If you LOVE teaching units cross curricular, then this packet is for YOU! In this unit students will learn about day and night, the moon, sun, rainbows, types of clouds, rain, lightening, constellations, galaxies, comets, planets and space with
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Students will practice writing prepositions using the story Rosie's Walk. You can use this activity as an interactive writing piece during writer's workshop or to retell beginning, middle and end. Then, as an extension, students can write their own
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If you LOVE teaching units cross curricular, then this packet is for you! In this unit students will learn about types of owls, their habitats, types of feathers, food chain, and their life cycle with engaging, hands on activities in reading,
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Do you want your students to better comprehend what they read? Better yet, do you want your students to LOVE to read? This is the perfect packet to help with reading comprehension. It can be used for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades. In this packet you will
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If you LOVE teaching units cross curricular, then this packet is for you! In this unit students will learn about the parts of pumpkins, their life cycle, how they rot, what's inside of them, and different foods with engaging, hands on activities in
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 18 years and am enjoying every minute of it! I have experience with title 1 reading, first grade and third grade. First grade is by far my passion and I'm constantly wowed by their ideas, creativity and successes!!! I LOVE my job and making a difference in students' lives!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Balanced Literacy including: Writer's Workshop, Reader's Workshop, Guided Reading, and Focus Poetry, Math Workstations, Science Investigations, Interactive Notebooks, and Thematic Units. Linking Literature with ALL subjects and thematic units is my passion! I also LOVE teaching hands-on, engaging activities that instill a love of learning. I want learning to be fun and exciting so my students love to come to school. I believe that any student can learn and it's my job to find that one outlet that they can be successful, whether it be writing, reading, math or science.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year for Fabra Elementary: 2009 First Grade Team Leader for Fabra Elementary: 2014- present First Grade Model Classroom for Boerne ISD Job Embedded Trainer in Balanced Literacy for Boerne ISD.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

GT Certified and ESL Certified, Trained in Balanced Literacy, SIOP, Reading Academy, and Math Workstations. Graduated from Texas State University with Bachelors and Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Kara has given multiple trainings in San Marcos CISD and Boerne ISD for writers workshop, reader's workshop, guided reading, and Developmental Reading Assessment to help fellow teachers master their craft of Balanced Literacy.

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