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By KinderKay
In this packet students create an all about me healthy body shape book. Directions are given for construction of the book through both words and illustrations. An optional idea for a fun cover is given, but the booklet can be made WITHOUT the cover.
Subjects:
Anatomy, Visual Arts, Health
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$8.00
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By KinderKay
This packet is written in simple language for young children. The facts given are basic and for beginning map makers. This packet is for busy teachers who have limited time to teach map and globe skills. The skills in this pack can be taught
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
$7.00
560 ratings
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By KinderKay
This is a shortened version of the story of Christopher Columbus written especially for our youngest learners. I use the story of Columbus as a springboard to a discussion of exploration and what it means to be an explorer. A full color original
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
$4.00
294 ratings
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By KinderKay
In this packet, students create a book that depicts Christmas customs from around the world. The countries included are the Netherlands, France, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. There are several
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Visual Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Word Walls, Printables
$6.50
393 ratings
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By KinderKay
I think that it is important for young children to learn about the great culture of Native Americans. It is also important for young children to understand that not ALL Native Americans lived (and live) in the same way. Not ALL Native Americans
Subjects:
Reading, Native Americans, Visual Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables
$6.00
376 ratings
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By KinderKay
This packet was written to be a supplement to your present Lenten instruction! Included in this product1. Full color original book that explains Lent in a simple way for young children. The book can be printed and bound or projected upon an
Subjects:
Religion, Easter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
$4.50
192 ratings
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By KinderKay
Do you begin the school year discussing character education traits? One of the first traits that I like to discuss with my students is RESPECT. Respect is a trait that carries through all subject areas as well as recess, and lunch. Teaching children
Subjects:
Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables
$6.00
236 ratings
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By KinderKay
Where does our food come from? Does milk just show up at the grocery store? What grows on the farm? I have a passion for teaching kids that food does not start at the grocery store! I was inspired to write this unit when I asked my kinders WHERE
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Visual Arts, General Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables
$6.00
178 ratings
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By KinderKay
Children will love following the step-by-step diagrams that show how to draw the birds that they can see in their own backyards! Children will learn that the food birds eat is related to their beak shape by participating in a fun science activity
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Environment, Visual Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Posters, Science Centers
$5.50
180 ratings
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By KinderKay
INCLUDED: 1. An original teacher read aloud book with facts and realistic photographs of eight nocturnal animals.Animals included are BAT, OWL, FIREFLY, RACCOON, MOTH, WOLF, OPOSSUM, and SPIDER.2. An editable student book and teacher read aloud
Subjects:
Science, Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Posters
$5.50
172 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
In this packet, children create a book that depicts what happens to animals and people in the winter. A simple explanation for how winter comes to Earth is given as well as for the terms MIGRATE, HIBERNATE, and ADAPTATION. A full color book with
Subjects:
Environment, Visual Arts, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Science Centers
$6.50
167 ratings
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By KinderKay
In this packet, students learn that animals that lay eggs are called oviparous. Students follow step by step directions and paper cutting techniques to create a book that depicts an oviparous animal on each page as well as their eggs. There are
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Science, Visual Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Word Walls, Printables
$6.00
173 ratings
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By KinderKay
In this resource, students create a Big Book from construction paper, a group mural, a coloring book OR do all three activities! Children explore four ocean zones. They are TIDE POOL, THE SUNLIT ZONE, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, and THE DARK ZONE. The
Subjects:
Environment, Visual Arts, Summer
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Posters
$7.00
85 ratings
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By KinderKay
Do polar bears and penguins live together? Do reindeer live at the North Pole? These questions are answered in this fun child-created book about the Polar Regions. Students use their beginning map skills to locate the Arctic Circle and Antarctica.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Environment, Visual Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Science Centers
$6.00
112 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
This packet is a great addition to your Jungle unit! Your students explore the rain forest, the savanna, river, and desert habitats. Beginning map skills are included as well as easy to follow directions for how to draw or cut from paper the
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Environment, Visual Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Posters
$6.00
128 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
This packet was written for younger children who are just beginning to understand the meaning of equal and fair shares. In this packet, students use cut paper to create food illustrations and divide into parts with crayon or marker to show the
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Posters
$3.50
129 ratings
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By KinderKay
I like to expose my students to the OBJECTS found inside the church because if students are familiar with what they are seeing, they begin to appreciate the significance of each object and church becomes easier to understand. The church items found
Subjects:
Religion
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
$4.00
73 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
In this resource, students create a book depicting the passion of Jesus from Palm Sunday to the Easter resurrection. A full color book written in simple terms is included and can be used as in introduction to the story. Students create a booklet
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Religion, Easter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
$5.25
63 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
In this LETS MAKE A FIELD GUIDE butterfly and caterpillar packet, students use their observation skills to sketch caterpillars and butterflies. Included in this packet are directions and paper for how to create the field guide in 4 levels. A
Subjects:
Visual Arts, General Science, Spring
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables
$5.00
72 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
In this resource, you will find everything that you need to teach fire safety as well as fun Fire Safety activities that can be put into a literacy center for Word Work.FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRE SAFETY BOOK – 15 PAGESThe pages can be printed and bound
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Visual Arts, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Songs, Word Walls, Printables
$5.00
50 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught second grade for 7 years in a small, rural school. After a short break to raise my children, I was offered a kindergarten position and am still there many years later and loving every minute!I can honestly say that I still jump out of bed each school morning eager to begin the day with my little ones!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that it is the teacher's job to inspire, but after the inspiration, it is then the teacher's job to step back and let the learning begin. Most of my student's day is spent in small groups, but I also believe that much can be learned in a large group setting, too. It is my belief that children learn the best when they are creating, so we do a lot of drawing, cutting, painting, and gluing in my classroom! I love it when my kinders come to school saying "What are we going to make today, Mrs. Feeney?" I LOVE the love notes they write to me and I love the fact that they LOVE school! I am inspired by my students and cannot think of a better way to live my life.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2013 Women of Distinction Award presented by the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and have taken many graduate level classes in Curriculum design, curriculum mapping, guided reading instruction, gifted education, and math and science curriculum writing. I graduated from Southern Illinois University and my graduate courses have been taken at both the University of Illinois and Eastern Illinois University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have 3 grown children of which I am extremely proud! My husband is a corn and soybean farmer and I have formed some wonderful relationships with my colleagues at the parochial school in which I teach. I have been granted many blessings and for them, I am thankful! My daughter is an artist and has contributed her beautiful paintings to a few of my products. It has been fun to collaborate with her! Here is the link to my blog: Love Those Kinders I am a member of this wonderful collaborative blog... Blog Hoppin I have used clip art from DJ Inkers in my store logo. You can find her store here: https://www.djinkers.com/

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