Katie'sKindergarten

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Katie'sKindergarten
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By Katie'sKindergarten
I created these visual reminders to go along with my “Class Rules: Primary Posters, Bee Theme” (also available for sale in my TPT store ☺). My district uses P.B.I.S. (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports), which includes three basic school
Subjects:
Special Education, Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Other, Printables
$1.00
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By Katie'sKindergarten
I was introduced to this kinesthetic way of teaching letter sounds this year. I have had success with this method of teaching. The students quickly connect the letter sound with the corresponding motion, and I am able to provide a visual/gestural
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.00
6 ratings
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By Katie'sKindergarten
This set includes 10 picture sorts (cut and paste) to reinforce initial consonant sounds. Letter X is not included because it does not make a unique sound at the beginning of words. Letters/sets included: b/c, d/f, g/h, j/k, l/m, n/p, q/r,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Other (ELA)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.2d
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Katie'sKindergarten
I created these posters to go along with my “Busy Bees” classroom theme. My district uses P.B.I.S. (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports), which includes three basic school rules/expectations- Be Respectful. Be Responsible. Be Ready. For
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$1.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Katie'sKindergarten
“Who Took the Cookies?” is a wonderful rhyme to use with young children, because they can hear and see their own names! I typically use this rhyme during the first two weeks of the school year to familiarize the students with the names of their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Songs, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Katie'sKindergarten
This set, designed for classroom display, includes two different styles of number posters. Set A includes numbers 0-20. Each poster has a polka dot border, numeral, number word, set, ten frame(s), and base 10 representation. This supports K.CC
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Posters
$4.00
2 ratings
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By Katie'sKindergarten
This activity involves students moving around the classroom, counting sets of bees and recording their answers on a recording sheet. This set includes directions, student recording sheet, and three sets of cards (Set 1- sets to ten in lines and
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Math Centers
$2.00
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By Katie'sKindergarten
This set contains 12 pages of sight word labels (Avery 8160), plus an overview/credits document. I used the Fountas and Pinnell 25 and 50 High Frequency Word Lists. I stuck my labels on index cards and laminated for durability. Includes: First
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
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By Katie'sKindergarten
This activity is a cut and paste to reinforce vowel sounds. Each sort features a recording sheet and eight corresponding pictures. This set includes Short A/ Long A, Short E/Long E, Short I/Long I, Short O/Long O, Short U/Long U, Short A/Short E,
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.2d, RF.1.2a
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By Katie'sKindergarten
This set of puzzles includes ten different fall/ Halloween designs, with each of the following counting sequences included: - numbers 1-10 - numbers 11-20 - numbers 5-50 (skip counting by 5s) - numbers 10-100 In total, 4 puzzles of each design are
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1
$4.00
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By Katie'sKindergarten
I use this recording sheet to give a fun activity a “math twist!” Each student has a bin full of sand and many plastic numbers. Each student has a spoon and a small sand bucket for collecting the numbers he/she finds. As they dig out each number,
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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By Katie'sKindergarten
This activity is a cut and paste to reinforce initial diagraphs /ch/ and /sh/. There is one student worksheet, and two sets of pictures. Each set of pictures contains 4 /ch/ and 4 /sh/ pictures for sorting.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
22 ratings
3.9
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By Katie'sKindergarten
Use this activity for independent practice after the students have become familiar with the process of representing numbers 11-19 with a numeral, a base-10 picture (ex. 19 is one rod and nine cubes/ one ten and nine units), and a number sentence (10
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Place Value
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

12 years in the Howard County Public School System (Maryland). Grades Taught: Preschool, Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade. I was a special educator in preschool, prekindergarten, and kindergarten. I was a classroom teacher in first grade. I currently teach kindergarten as a general education (classroom) teacher.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My Fundamental Teaching Beliefs: - I believe that all children are capable of greatness. - I believe that establishing a safe, caring classroom community is a cornerstone of effective early childhood learning. - I believe that young children are capable of mastering academically rigorous standards through developmentally appropriate and hands-on instruction. - I believe that school is a place for children to have FUN while learning!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certification, 2007- Early Childhood Generalist. Local Recognition- Parent nominations to the Special Education Citizen's Advisory Committee for working with students with disabilities. School Recognition- Finalist for Exceptional Classroom Teacher, 2012-2013 school year.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

University of Maryland, College Park: 2002- B.S. in Special Education (Early Childhood Concentration) 2004- M.Ed. in Special Education (Early Childhood Concentration) McDaniel College: 2012- Certificate in Education Administration and Supervision

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I was born to teach young children! Each year, I am excited to contribute to their growth as learners. I am equally passionate about helping each child become a confident, compassionate, and responsible citizen in our classroom community.

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