KinderKay

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KinderKay
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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
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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
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Environment, Visual Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Posters, Science Centers
$5.50
159 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
79 ratings
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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
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 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
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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
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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
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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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