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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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TOTALLY REVISED! 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
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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
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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
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3 full color booklets are included in this packet Apple Tree Seasons, An Apple Grows, and An Apples Trip to Your Home. Students illustrate the pages of these books using Easy, step by step directions. In Apple Tree Seasons, students illustrate the
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In this resource, students create a simple book using primary and secondary colors. This is perfect for an Early Education classroom or for a beginning Art lesson. It also could be an easy review literacy center or Word Work for First Grade. A fun
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Spiders are introduced with a full color teacher read aloud book. Students create a Spider booklet as an introduction to spiders. The six literacy centers in this resource are based on the letters in the word SPIDER. When students complete these
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I love teaching kids about outer space! It is just one of those subjects that delights kids! This book is written in easy words for students to understand and read. There are 3 options given for creating the book 1. Students illustrate the pages of
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In this resource, you will find fun ways for your students to interact in your school garden. And if you do not have access to a school garden, these activities can be easily adapted to your schoolyard. Children use their senses to search for
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Most of the science activities in these ONE HOUR STEM LESSONS can be taught and finished in one hour, but there are a few that require more time. There may be some activities that are started in the morning and re-visited in the afternoon or on
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In this resource, students use their 5 senses to explore popcorn. A full color teacher read aloud book is included that can be used as a foundation for your popcorn study. After reading the book, students create a 5 senses poster OR watch, listen,
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I love teaching my kids how animals and plants prepare for winter. I live in Central Illinois where the winters can be long, but our autumns are gorgeous! It is so much fun to take a walk in the fall searching for signs that show winter is on its
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This is a quick and easy introductory packet to add your present Living and Non Living curriculum. Young children can distinguish between many living and non living things. They know, for example, that a person is alive, a zebra is alive, and a bird
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This is a fun and educational craft that your students will love creating! When completed, they will definitely be able to tell you the names and functions of the parts of an apple tree. Included in this resource are teacher read aloud pages that
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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!


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.


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


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.


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

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