Kimberly Lumzy

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Kimberly Lumzy
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"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow." - John Dewey
 
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This rubric is designed to assess the content and creativity for students writing in the Realistic Fiction Genre. The easy-to-circle rubric assesses students in the following categories: Genre, Story Structure, Beginning, Problem, Ending/Solution,
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This is just a short booklet that I like to have my students color and read at the beginning of the year.At the beginning of the year, I prefer to have the learn to care for books using these paper books. I let them put into their Daily 5 boxes as
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This simple handout is a product that I like to send home with each parent at Open House. I print it front-to-back with both English and Spanish. The handout provides simple ways that parents can help their child at home.
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This is a hands-on worksheet for the students to complete after studying the 5 senses. Using the simple graphic organizer, the students will visually see the 5 senses. On a separate sheet, they will cut out 10 different images (each of which
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This zip file contains several activities that will engage your students in the reading of Mo Willems' El Conejito Knuffle. The activities are scaffolded to move from basic skills to more advanced skills, focusing on the same book. The main focus
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More and more assessments are focusing on students' written responses. This template is designed to provide students with a visual for their extended responses. By using the traffic light system, students are able to visually recall that they
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This PDF is the Animal Test that I used with my students after studying vertebrates and habitats. After studying the 5 types of vertebrates (fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals) and the 5 habitats (arctic, ocean, forest, grasslands, and
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This zip file contains several activities that will engage your students in the reading of David Shannon's No, David Series (No David, David va al colegio, David se mete en lios). The activities are scaffolded to move from basic skills to more
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This product includes several worksheets related to weather with space for drawing and writing. The printables includes are... -What to do in certain weather worksheet (i.e. What can I do on a sunny day?) - What to wear in certain weather
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This fill-in Word Wall is one of the most useful documents that I provide to my students. Each student has a writing binder in which this file is placed. As we learn new words and add them to our word wall, the students also fill the words into
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This is one of my favorite tools to use for place value. Each student is provided with his/her own place value cheat sheet. I printed out enough for each student on cardstock, then laminated each one. Although it was a little extra work in the
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This zip file contains several activities that will engage your students in the reading of David Shannon's Alicia, el hada. The activities are scaffolded to move from basic skills to more advanced skills, focusing on the same book. The main focus
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This product includes a half-page sign for each "I Can" statement of the Kindergarten Common Core Reading Foundations Section. These simple signs are designed to be printed, cut, and laminated for use in the classroom. I use them to post our "I
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This is just a short booklet that I like to have my students color and read at the beginning of the year. It is the first "book" I let them put into their Daily 5 boxes as we learn the rules about treating books properly. Simply fold the pages
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This zip file contains several activities that will engage your students in the reading of Mo Willems' No dejes que la paloma conduzca el autobus.. The activities are scaffolded to move from basic skills to more advanced skills, focusing on the
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This product includes a half-page sign for each "I Can" statement of the Kindergarten Common Core Writing Section. These simple signs are designed to be printed, cut, and laminated for use in the classroom. I use them to post our "I Can Goals"
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This product includes a half-page sign for each "I Can" statement of the Kindergarten Common Core MATH Counting and Cardinality Section. These simple signs are designed to be printed, cut, and laminated for use in the classroom. I use them to
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I have always loved the idea of Zero the Hero, but could never find resources in Spanish. This year, I decided to make my own. This files includes a letter to the students from Cero el heroe for every 10 days (10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100).
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This product includes a half-page sign for each "I Can" statement of the Kindergarten Common Core Speaking and Listening Section. These simple signs are designed to be printed, cut, and laminated for use in the classroom. I use them to post our
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This product includes a half-page sign for each "I Can" statement of the Kindergarten Common Core MATH Operations and Algebraic Thinking Section. These simple signs are designed to be printed, cut, and laminated for use in the classroom. I use
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Over years of experience as both a student and as a practicing educator, my philosophy of education has developed into a strong concept- all students have a right and a capacity to learn. The concept may seem simple, but it is too often overlooked. This PASSION to provide all students with opportunities to learn is what, in my opinion, is necessary to become an outstanding teacher. My own experiences include teaching English abroad in Costa Rica, student teaching in a bilingual Kindergarten, student teaching Spanish for Spanish Speakers courses to juniors and seniors in high school, and teaching bilingual fourth grade and kindergarten in Chicago.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love cooperative learning! I believe cooperative learning groups is one of the most effective teaching strategies in the classroom. In order to use cooperative learning, the students are broken into groups and allowed to work with their groups to complete a certain task. Unlike standard group work, each student is provided with a specific role and set of responsibilities. This develops leadership, teamwork, responsibility, and accountability across the curriculum.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

My entire childhood, I lived a single story. I went to a Catholic school, where I was a white student from a middle class family who had a library full of books, technology readily available, and parents who supported me. I was without a stress in the world besides what snack was in my lunch that day. Throughout my courses at Monmouth College, I began to recognize and appreciate the need to teach from a multicultural perspective and move away from my single story life. I read the required assignments and wrote essays about how I would practice these concepts, but had a hard time even picturing such concepts. Could I honestly relate to students who did not have enough money to bring lunch to school? These types of ideas were so surreal, so foreign to me, that I questioned my ability to become an effective teacher. I went to Costa Rica knowing that I would study Spanish and do volunteer work in a rural community. Never did I expect to completely change my entire way of thinking. And so it went, I was sent to a small community in the middle of nowhere. I walked into the local school and told them I wanted to help. “Habla Ingles? (Do you speak English?)” they asked; upon my response, I was asked to teach English class... and start that day! Without any curriculum, nor another person in the community who knew English, I was expected to teach 110 students a language completely foreign to them. With ideas about all the different teaching methods and classroom activities I had learned back at Monmouth, I had grand plans running through my mind. The next day, I walked into the classroom to realize that each of my students had to share a pathetic excuse for a desk. I soon discovered that some students also shared chairs, an entire class of 18 students shared 6 pencils, and there were 21 books (mostly books in English that tourists had left behind) in the entire school. For the first time in my life, I realized that material things do not lead to an education. These students had developed a sense of community that empowered them to learn, regardless of their socio-economic situation. These students were so responsive, so empowered that they begged to learn more. They stayed in during break times, asked for English class on their day off, and came to my porch each night just to practice their English. They all had close to nothing, but they still had a drive to learn and know more.

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