Kindergarten Smarts

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By Kindergarten Smarts
Compare and contrast up to 26 animals in this unit. Students will enjoy picking 2 animals from the "playing cards" stack and using the non-fiction reading cards to find the information. This unit covers reading and comprehension, classifying
Subjects:
Science, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.50
1 rating
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By Kindergarten Smarts
These interactive R Blend sentence practice envelopes are perfect for literacy centers! Simply print and cut the strips and glue the R Blend word bank on the front of an envelope. Students will use the word bank on the front of the envelope to fill
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
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By Kindergarten Smarts
Teaching the parts of speech to primary students can be tricky. I have created a color coded preposition unit that come with picture cards, and are perfect for ESL/ELL learners.Buy Grammar BUNDLE and Save!!Grammar Mini Lessons, Activities, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.00
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By Kindergarten Smarts
These interactive Digraph sentence practice envelopes are perfect for literacy centers! Simply print and cut the strips and glue the digraph word bank on the front of an envelope. Students will use the word bank on the front of the envelope to fill
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
2 ratings
3.9
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By Kindergarten Smarts
These inflectional endings flash cards are a great way to reinforce the meaning of the words and practice sight words. These cards contain words which an inflectional ending can be put on them.  An inflectional ending changes the meaning of the base
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.1.3f, RF.2.3d, L.1.1e, L.2.1d, L.3.1d
$12.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Kindergarten Smarts
These interactive writing practice envelopes are perfect for literacy centers! Simply print and cut the strips and glue the word bank on the front of an envelope. Students will use the word bank on the front of the envelope to find either the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RF.K.3a
$5.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Kindergarten Smarts
These CVC Sliders are perfect for decoding CVC words and isolating sounds in a word. The pictures reinforce their learning so they can make connections to words. The sliders are great for guided reading groups, interventions, and independent work.
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.2d, RF.K.2e, RF.K.3, RF.K.3a, RF.K.3b
$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Kindergarten Smarts
These interactive Initial Sound Writing Practice envelopes are perfect for literacy centers! Simply print and cut the strips and glue the first sound word bank on the front of an envelope. Students will use the word bank on the front of the envelope
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (26.38 MB)
By Kindergarten Smarts
These interactive writing & sentence practice envelopes are perfect for literacy centers! Simply print and cut the strips and glue the word bank on the front of an envelope. Students will use the word bank on the front of the envelope to fill in
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$40.00
$33.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Kindergarten Smarts
These interactive CVCe sentence practice envelopes are perfect for literacy centers! Simply print and cut the strips and glue the CVCe word bank on the front of an envelope. Students will use the word bank on the front of the envelope to fill in the
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By Kindergarten Smarts
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
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Summer
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
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By Kindergarten Smarts
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
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Kindergarten Smarts
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
Subjects:
Spring, Summer, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.50
17 ratings
4.0
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By Kindergarten Smarts
This conjunction unit is geared towards kindergarten and first grade. If you're looking for a mapped out lesson plan on how to teach conjunctions, this will help! Included are 6 days of lesson plans using the I do, we do, you do method. The
Subjects:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$7.50
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By Kindergarten Smarts
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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spring, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.25
14 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (59.60 MB)
By Kindergarten Smarts
These interactive CVC sentence practice envelopes are perfect for literacy centers! Simply print and cut the strips and glue the CVC word bank on the front of an envelope. Students will use the word bank on the front of the envelope to fill in the
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$5.00
141 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (69.19 MB)
By Kindergarten Smarts
Teaching the parts of speech to primary students can be tricky. I have created a color coded adjective unit that come with picture cards, and are perfect for ESL/ELL learners. Buy the Grammar BUNDLE and Save!!Grammar Mini Lessons, Activities, and
Subjects:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
$7.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Kindergarten Smarts
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
Subjects:
Science, Writing, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$4.75
14 ratings
3.9
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By Kindergarten Smarts
Teaching the parts of speech to primary students can be tricky. I have created a color coded verb unit for regular verbs, past tense verbs (ed), present participle verbs (ing), and future tense verbs (will run). All the verb cards come with pictures
Subjects:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
$7.50
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (11.29 MB)
By Kindergarten Smarts
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
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers
$4.80
13 ratings
4.0
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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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