Kay Sommer

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By Kay Sommer
This 1 page printable is a fun and useful tool to help students understand 2 different meanings of the same word. Students are able to draw pictures and write the two meanings of the word. It has a candy theme and when I use in the classroom, I
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
L.K.4, L.1.4, L.2.4, L.3.4
$1.00
60 ratings
4.0
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By Kay Sommer
This math craftivity will enable your students to work on math concepts while making a George Washington craft which is perfect for Presidents' Day or during a unit about our first President. Students create George, decide how many false teeth they
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Presidents' Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Projects, Activities, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.CC.B.5, K.OA.A.1, K.OA.A.2, 1.OA.A.1
$3.00
68 ratings
4.0
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By Kay Sommer
Teach your class about Humpback Whales! These mammals of the deep are very intriguing, and your students will love learning about them! This product integrates science, literacy, and a fun craftivity. **Updated 2/2015** Updated digraph graphics
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
45 ratings
4.0
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By Kay Sommer
Kids love learning about sea creatures! This file contains an emergent reader titled Who Lives in the Tide Pool? The book features 6 tide pool animals - sea star, snail, sea urchin, hermit crab, sea anemone, octopus. **Updated 3-27-13** with a
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
CCSS:
RF.K.1, RF.K.4
$3.00
33 ratings
3.9
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By Kay Sommer
Students create an interactive book with themselves as the moveable character. They learn the meaning of directional words as they act out the story of their walk on the farm! Pages have these directional words that students can trace and act
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
RL.K.2
$3.00
45 ratings
4.0
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By Kay Sommer
Help your non-readers be successful with the Finger Tracing Alphabet Book! Each page of the book has a large uppercase and lowercase letter, and a picture to associate with the letter. Modeled after the ideas presented in The Next Step in Guided
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.1d
$3.50
49 ratings
4.0
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By Kay Sommer
Your students will have a SWEET TIME with this math center! They will practice telling time to the hour and half hour with this file. Students match up each analog clock circle with the correct digital clock doughnut / donut. Students can also
Subjects:
Math, Measurement
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.MD.B.3
$4.00
44 ratings
4.0
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By Kay Sommer
Celebrate each Student of the Month or Leader of the Month by creating and posting this in your classroom! Show off your incredible students to the school and parents! Print the pieces that you want for your poster and glue them onto posterboard
Subjects:
Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
44 ratings
4.0
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By Kay Sommer
Pizza Pan Praise is a whole group positive behavior incentive. What a great way to motivate your students to follow class and school rules and procedures! Helps to create an atmosphere of community in your classroom! Great for PBIS! This is the
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
49 ratings
4.0
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By Kay Sommer
Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens is a favorite during my plant unit! Your students will love reading how the Hare outsmarted the lazy Bear while planting and harvesting vegetables! This activity can be used after reading the book while discussing
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.50
32 ratings
4.0
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By Kay Sommer
Do you encourage a growth mindset in your classroom? Then these 37 lightbox display slide inserts are perfect for you! Simply print them onto transparency sheets, cut out, and insert into your light box. Your students will love seeing growth
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Transparencies, Bulletin Board Ideas
$7.00
67 ratings
4.0
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By Kay Sommer
Like it or not, selfies are here to stay! Students will have fun practicing telling time to the hour with this file. Students match up each analog clock camera with the correct digital clock selfie. Students can also play concentration to match
Subjects:
Math, Measurement
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
$2.00
93 ratings
4.0
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By Kay Sommer
This mega-pack is all you need to help teach your students about beginning letter sounds! Focuses on initial letter sounds for short vowels and consonants (except x - /ks/ - which is sorted by ending sound). Also includes printables for both q and
Subjects:
EFL - ESL - ELD, Handwriting, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.3a, L.K.1a
$10.00
29 ratings
4.0
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By Kay Sommer
This packet includes lessons and activities to go with the book Pet Show! by Ezra Jack Keats. This is a great book to read when teaching about pets, community, and problem/solution. Includes: Story Elements Fold-In book, directions, graphic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$6.00
30 ratings
4.0
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By Kay Sommer
This packet of literacy centers/activities/lessons is designed to supplement the book If the Dinosaurs Came Back by Bernard Most. Supplemental activities aligned with CA Treasures (Kindergarten) Includes: Describe a Dinosaur {descriptive sentence
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RF.K.2d, RF.K.3c, W.K.1, W.K.2, L.K.2, L.K.4, L.K.5d
$7.50
30 ratings
4.0
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By Kay Sommer
Pizza Pan Praise is a whole group positive behavior incentive. What a great way to motivate your students to follow class and school rules and procedures! Helps to create an atmosphere of community in your classroom! Great for PBIS! This is the
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
33 ratings
4.0
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By Kay Sommer
*This is set 2, counting by 2's, 5's, 10's* **UPDATED 8/2016 with all new graphics** These number puzzles feature colorful sea life graphics. Simply print on cardstock, laminate, and cut on lines. They can be placed in your math centers or used
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1
$4.00
19 ratings
4.0
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By Kay Sommer
Students create an interactive book with a meatball as the moveable character. They sing the song "On Top of Spaghetti" as they move the meatball onto each page of the book. Based on the song "On Top of Spaghetti" by Tom Glazer. Great for ELD
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Kay Sommer
After reading the African folktale, How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots, your students will enjoy reenacting part of the story as they create this guinea fowl craftivity! They get to use Cow's tail (paintbrush) and sprinkle milk (white paint) onto
Subjects:
Reading, Other (ELA)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
21 ratings
4.0
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By Kay Sommer
Celebrate Lei Day {May 1st} - or any other day - with a tropical lei that doubles as a learning tool! Students create a Hawaiian Lei and practice their sight words at the same time! This is the DOLCH words edition. This is also great for end of
Subjects:
Reading, Spring, Summer
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.3c
$3.00
25 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.59 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been an elementary teacher for over 15 years. I am currently teaching Kindergarten in an urban school which has a large number of English Language Learners. I have also taught 3rd and 2nd grades. In addition, I was a substitute teacher for 2 years. Prior to that, I taught preschool and provided daycare.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to make learning fun!

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended UC Santa Barbara where I received my BA in Developmental Psychology. I then completed some graduate work at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I received my Teaching Credential from Cal State Fullerton.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have two children, 25 and 23. I love animals and currently have a dog and two cats.

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