KinderKay

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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
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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
229 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
166 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
In this resource, students create a book depicting the passion of Jesus from Palm Sunday to the Easter resurrection. A full color book written in simple terms is included and can be used as in introduction to the story. Students create a booklet
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Religion, Easter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
$5.25
58 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
In this packet, students use everyday items and Unifix cubes to measure objects found in their classroom. The activities are easy to set up and designed to get children actively involved in their learning. Winter clip art is used on several pages,
Subjects:
Measurement, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Math Centers
$6.00
48 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
Thanksgiving is a great time to learn about the past and the present!In this packet, students create a Thanksgiving booklet that begins with the voyage of the Mayflower from England to the New World and ends with how we celebrate Thanksgiving today
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Visual Arts, Thanksgiving
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables
$5.25
38 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
In this resource, students use draw, cut, and glue techniques to illustrate the pages of a student book. A full color teacher read aloud book is included that uses real life photographs of seven of our nation’s symbols. Because this is an
Subjects:
Presidents' Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Posters
$5.00
53 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
Spiders are introduced with a full color teacher read aloud book. Students create a black line mini book with directions given on each page. TWO WRITING ACTIVITIES1. Writing activity based on the book MISS SPIDERS TEA PARTY by David Kirk. Students
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
41 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
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
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
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By KinderKay
THIS RESOURCE WILL BE FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME! ENJOY! Included in this resource 1. Full color posters that describe the sport of baseball simply for little kids 2. Differentiated writing activity with 2 levels 3. Templates for creation of a
Subjects:
Writing, Spring
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
$2.25
14 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
This printable booklet was designed for little kids. The words are written simply to make it easy for little ones to understand why we observe Veterans Day. A veteran is a hero. It is because of veterans that we enjoy our freedoms. It is important
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Social Studies - History, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables
$5.00
16 ratings
3.9
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By KinderKay
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
Subjects:
General Science, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables
$3.50
13 ratings
4.0
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By KinderKay
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
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Numbers, Valentine's Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Word Walls, Printables, Math Centers
$5.00
11 ratings
4.0
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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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