Kindergarten Smarts

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These Back to School Sight Word books are great for back to school! These differentiated sight word books are geared for guided reading groups. They come with 3 different leveled readers. Teachers love this option because it appears the students are
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Enjoy 8 printables for the end of the year that touch on literacy, math, and writing. These are samples from my Kindergarten Summer Review and Summer Writing Prompts! If you like these printables, check out more of these pages here! Kindergarten
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These writing pages are perfect for the end of the school year and can transition into summer break. All the writing prompts are geared towards the end of the school year and summer vacation. Your students will love coloring the fun graphics and
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This template makes for a great gift for teachers, parents, students, or pretty much anyone you want to say thank you to! What's Included: 1. a PDF (non editable version) that can be printed as is and then you can write your own message with
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Mom's have big shoes to fill! Students will create a fun shoe-themed book for their mothers. They can pick from 10 different shoes that suit their mom the best. This is a great time for students to show off their writing skills and their
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Need a quick prep literacy center? These first sound ice cream scoops are a perfect, interactive activity for your students! They work great for literacy centers or during a small group lesson. This center involves minimal cutting which gives YOU
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These Spring phonics activities are perfect for independent practice! They are very easy to prep and each activity comes with student recording sheets. What's included: 3 Phonics Centers CVC Word Families: 19 CVC word families - 76 CVC words
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These Winter Game books are just in time for the Olympics! These differentiated sight word books are great for guided reading groups. They come with 3 different leveled readers. Teachers love this option because it appears the students are all
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Teach your students the life cycle of a pumpkin with these fun pumpkin printable books. This activity hits multiple standards with science, informational writing, and opinion writing. What's included in this unit: 1. A large teacher set of The
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These festive Fall number puzzles are perfect for math centers! They are differentiated for all your learners and come with a student recording sheet so they can practice writing their numbers in order. Get the Bundle and Save Big! Save 30%, and
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These number and literacy puzzles are great for mastering major skills such as number recognition, counting in order, skip counting, first sound fluency, phoneme segmentation, decoding and reading words. All the math puzzles are differentiated.
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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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These 7 spring addition and subtraction math centers will be a great asset to your classroom! Your students will love the spring theme, and these can be done independently, in a small group setting, or even whole group. What's included: 10 FRAME
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These festive St. Patrick's Day number puzzles are perfect for math centers! They are differentiated for all your learners and come with a student recording sheet so they can practice writing their numbers in order. Get the Bundle and Save
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This Spring Sight Word Book is great for guided reading groups! This product features: • 3 different leveled readers with sight words: I, the, see, from, in, a, it, up, my, them, their • Lines of practice (sight words, phrases, colors, and other
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Your students will love these cute Valentine's Day cards! They can cut, color, and pass them out to their classmates! There are 30 different cards and a blank spot for the students to sign their name. These only come in black and white so your
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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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This bundle includes Math and Literacy Centers with printable worksheets for the entire year. All the centers are highly engaging with cute, thematic clip art and can be done independently or in a small group setting. Each unit (except the Summer
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These Christmas centers are great way to reinforce number sense and literacy skills for the holiday season! There are 10 holiday themed centers that come with student recording sheets. Get the Bundle and Save Big! Save 30%, and get Math &
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These Christmas Literacy Centers are a great way to reinforce literacy skills for the Holiday Season! They are all highly engaging centers with tons of rigor! Each center comes with a student recording sheet so you can check their work. If you are
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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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