Kindergarten Smarts

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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 digraph centers are perfect to add to your sensory bins. Place the cards in a sensory bin with beans, beads, uncooked pasta, colored rice, buttons, pom-poms, or whatever else you choose to use in your sensory bins. Students will hunt for the
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This CVC word work for short u words is great for literacy centers, teaching a whole group lesson, or to use in guided reading groups. Students will benefit from the picture cards to help build background knowledge and reinforce the meaning of
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This CVC word work for short o words is great for literacy centers, teaching a whole group lesson, or to use in guided reading groups. Students will benefit from the picture cards to help build background knowledge and reinforce the meaning of
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This CVC word work for short i words is great for literacy centers, teaching a whole group lesson, or to use in guided reading groups. Students will benefit from the picture cards to help build background knowledge and reinforce the meaning of
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This CVC word work for short e words is great for literacy centers, teaching a whole group lesson, or to use in guided reading groups. Students will benefit from the picture cards to help build background knowledge and reinforce the meaning of
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This CVC word work for short a words is great for literacy centers, teaching a whole group lesson, or to use in guided reading groups. Students will benefit from the picture cards to help build background knowledge and reinforce the meaning of
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This CVC word work pack is great for literacy centers, teaching a whole group lesson, or to use in guided reading groups. Students will benefit from the picture cards to help build background knowledge and reinforce the meaning of words. If you
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Halloween literacy centers for kindergarten: A great way to reinforce literacy skills for Halloween! Get the Bundle and Save Big! Save 25%, and get BOTH Halloween Math AND Literacy Centers! What's included in the literacy center pack: CVC Word
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First Sound Fluency: This fall edition is a great addition to your literacy centers! This fun and interactive first sound activity will help prep your students for the DIBELS assessment as well as build the foundation for their reading skills.
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Christmas Activities: This is a fun and interactive way to practice and reinforce CVC words and their word families. Each vowel comes with a Christmas or Winter theme. Word families included are: Short a: am, at, ap, an, ad, ag short e: ed, eg,
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These are first sound fluency flashcards to help your kindergartner's prepare for the DIBELS assessment! These would be great to use in a small reading group or with a partner. You can also write the name of the letter on the back so students can
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This is a great packet to practice phonics skills in kindergarten. Besides the fact it focuses on the DIBELS assessment, it's also a perfect literacy practice you could use all year long! There are centers, printables, activities for small group
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This is a FREEBIE that I'm sure you will get a lot of use out of. I recommend printing the puzzles on different colored paper and making a colored set. This way your students will not mix up the puzzles when working in small groups or centers.
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Kids love puzzles! These math and literacy puzzle activities will surely keep your students engaged while practicing common core standards. Each puzzle comes with a student recording sheet to check for accountability. Each puzzle comes in color and
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If you are looking for some festive Valentine's Day Math and Literacy Centers, these will do the trick! Also included are handy, printable black and white worksheets that can be used in class or as homework. Each worksheet connects to the standards
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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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