KinderKay

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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
647 ratings
4.0
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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, Visual Arts, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
$4.00
279 ratings
4.0
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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
$7.00
377 ratings
4.0
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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
230 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
165 ratings
4.0
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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:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Posters
$6.00
167 ratings
4.0
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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
159 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
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
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Environment, Visual Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Science Centers
$6.00
108 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
121 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 PAGES The pages can be printed and
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Visual Arts, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Songs, Word Walls, Printables
$5.50
50 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
We are 3 kindergarten teachers who have refined and tested this script for many years. Our experience with the script has been with kindergarten only, but we feel that it can easily be adapted to preschool to first grade. We have used our own ideas
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Drama
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Scripts
$6.00
26 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
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
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, General Science, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables
$6.00
34 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
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
Subjects:
Visual Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.50
17 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
In this resource, children discover that Jesus had a family. His Earthly parents were Mary and Joseph and his Heavenly father is God. Children understand that they, too, are part of a family. Just as Jesus loved his parents, children are to love
Subjects:
Religion
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
$4.50
20 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
Awareness and pride in our selves are important concepts for children to learn and embrace as they grow and develop. Karen Katz has written a book that I love! In this book, she writes about a mother and daughter observing the people in their
Subjects:
Character Education, Martin Luther King Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.50
35 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
In this resource, you will find seven miracles of Jesus. They are: 1. Turning Water into Wine 2. Jesus walking on the water 3. Jesus calming the storm 4. Jesus healing the daughter of Jairus 5. Jesus healing the blind man 6. I Will Make you Fishers
Subjects:
Religion
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons
$5.00
12 ratings
3.9
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By KinderKay
I have been making saints with my class for years. It has evolved from complicated tracing patterns to this simple fold and create technique. To create the paper saints, simply follow the step by step directions. Each saint begins the same way. I
Subjects:
Religion
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Posters
$5.50
21 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
In this resource, you will find 5 parables that Jesus taught. They are: 1. The Good Shepherd 2. The Prodigal Son 3. The Good Samaritan 4. The Lost coin 5. Build Your House Upon a Rock Teacher read aloud pages are included that can be printed and
Subjects:
Religion
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Minilessons, Posters
$4.75
14 ratings
3.9
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By KinderKay
NEW! Students follow the steps to draw an animal. It is your choice as to whether you do them as a directed drawing activity OR simply place them in a center for a fun independent project. There are three drawing/writing papers included. Choose the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Visual Arts, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.50
16 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
Hide the turkey sight word cards around the classroom. Students search for the cards. When they find a word, they color the sign that the turkey is holding the same color as the border around the turkey word. I have provided a blank set of cards
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
$2.50
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.27 MB)
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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

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