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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
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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
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THIS RESOURCE CONTINUES TO BE REVISED AND DEVELOPED. PLEASE CHECK IN FROM TIME TO TIME TO CHECK FOR REVISIONS AND ADDITIONS. I think that it is important for young children to learn about the great culture of Native Americans. It is also important
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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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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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Using basic pencil drawing and coloring techniques, students construct a VERY simple book that is perfect for the beginning of the school year! The sight words can, have, and I are repeated throughout the book as well as the word wonderful. These
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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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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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Students follow step by step illustrations for creating a scarecrow, a witch, a Pilgrim boy and girl, and a Native American boy and girl. Directions are given for how to draw and cut and how to draw and color each character. The pictures can be
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Students follow step by step directions to create a fun Halloween character. Characters included are a ghost, a pumpkin, a witch, a clown, a vampire, a friendly monster, an owl, and a treat bag. Three styles of writing paper are included as well as
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Looking for something creative to do with your students, but need for it to be done independently? In this resource, students follow step by step directions to create heart animals and then write about them. Also included are 3 math centers that can
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In this fun fall activity, students create a squirrel following easy step by step drawing directions or they can follow directions for constructing him from cut paper. The easy to follow illustrations are laid out in such a way that this activity
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Students follow step by step directions for drawing a turkey. Following directions to create a project is a wonderful way to practice sequencing! After completing the turkey, students write about their turkey. There are 3 levels of writing
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Students follow the step-by-step illustrations to create their hen. It can be created upon construction paper and cut and glued onto the paper provided OR students can draw the steps with pencil and add color with crayons, markers, or paint.
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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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