Kindergarten Smarts

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These tags are a perfect accessory for your Sharpie loving teacher friends! This make great gifts for teacher appreciation week, or just about any other day of the week! Teachers need lovin' too :) What's included: 1 page of tags in black and
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This anchor chart is a great visual aid that helps reinforce the concept of partner sharing. I encourage you to place this near the carpet where students are learning and refer back to it when they are expected to do this process. The real life
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Kids will love to use this color by number printable, and teachers will love how quick and easy this is! Just print and you're done! Students will practice number recognition 1-5 and learning color sight words at the same time. Enjoy this
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This is a counting math center that is super engaging! My counting towers have been very popular, so I decided to make some mats to share with you all! This is a fun way to practice 1:1 correspondence. What's included: *These counting tower mats
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Beginning of the Year Free: There are 3 quick and easy printable worksheets that are great for the beginning of the school year! What's included: two 1:1 correspondence math worksheets, uppercase alphabet tracing, and an 'all about me' worksheet.
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These Back to School Activities and assessments are great for the beginning of the school year. The assessments are easy to use and can be stapled into a packet for each student, and they are broken up by quarter. All the activities are hands on and
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Procedures: These carpet procedures can be taught on the first day of school and kept posted in your classroom all year long! It is a great visual for the students to remind themselves how to sit appropriately on the carpet during a lesson. Also
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This is a fun activity for kids of all ages. This garage door activity requires some cutting and pasting and folding. This is a great way to get your students writing in the beginning of the year with fun and engaging prompts! Included in the
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This is a perfect packet for the beginning of the year! There are different activities that your students can do independently, whole group, or in a small group. There are also great posters to place in your classroom for the students to use as
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If you like teaching rules with motions, this is a great visual product to reference as you teach your little ones appropriate behavior in the classroom. Rules included are as follows: 1. Listen when your teacher is talking. 2. Follow
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught kinder for 5 years, and I began my first year in 4th grade and switched over to Kinder. I have enjoyed both, but my heart really belongs in kindergarten!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Firm but fair is how I like to run my classroom. From the first day of school, the kids know the classroom rules and the procedures that are put in place. I keep this consistent throughout the whole year. I like to make my students laugh, talk with them, and learn about their lives as much as possible. They really can say some of the funniest things if you just take the time to listen! With the recources that I am given, I try to use technology as much as possible. Student engagement is also very important to me. Everyone must participate and be involved in the lessons.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

1. I have a endorsement in early childhood education. 2. I worked in a Title 1 school and for the 5 years I taught, I moved every kid from from intensive and strategic to 100% Benchmark on the DIBELS assessments. 3. I was the team leader on my Kinder team for a year. 4. I was chosen in my district to model problem solving for primary grades. My video was used for new teachers and also in professional development. 5. I modeled for kindergarten teachers at another school how I do whole group reading in my classroom.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Indiana State University - Bachelors Degree, Art - Emphasis in Graphic Design; Arizona State University - Masters of Education (K-8)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I lived in AZ for 13 years, until our family moved to MN in September 2015. My husband and I have two daughters who are 12 months apart ages 2 and 3! We are avid travelers and we enjoy attending sporting events together. We also have a Goldendoodle that we are pretty much obsessed with :) Before I was a teacher, I was a graphic designer in Chicago as well as a promotional rep for numerous products.

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