KinderKay

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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
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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
166 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
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
79 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 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
$5.25
70 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
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
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Astronomy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Word Walls, Printables
$5.75
35 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
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
Subjects:
Reading, Environment, Visual Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Task Cards
$5.75
20 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
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
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Posters, Science Centers
$36.00
$30.00
18 ratings
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By KinderKay
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
Subjects:
Science, Autumn, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
$8.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By KinderKay
This is a shared reading activity. The poem is an original poem about the life cycle of a pumpkin written by me. For students who need a reading challenge, I have included pages that have the words written upon them. BUT, there are two other
Subjects:
Reading, Environment, Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RI.K.7, RF.K.2a, RF.K.4, SL.K.5, CCRA.L.4
$5.00
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By KinderKay
This is a shortened version of my Garden Discovery Fun resource. In this freebie, students use their senses to find items in the garden or the schoolyard. A set of task cards and a recording sheet are included in this packet. You can find the
Subjects:
Environment, Autumn, Spring
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Task Cards
FREE
11 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
In this resource, students write and illustrate a booklet about Earth and then create a cute cover for their book. There are 2 levels of writing paper included in this packet. Great activity to use with Earth Day or an Earth and Space unit. Click
Subjects:
Writing, Earth Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
11 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
This FREE resource was written as a supplemental activity pack for THE GIRL WHO THOUGHT IN PICTURES by Julia Finely Mosca. Based on the life of Dr. Temple Grandin, this book shows that people born with autism are different, not less. Dr. Grandin
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
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
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Posters, Science Centers
$6.00
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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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