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Krystin McGahan

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United States - Illinois - Geneva
Krystin McGahan
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"For me teaching is putting a smile on a child's face, knowledge in their mind and memories forever in their heart!".
 
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By Krystin McGahan
What better way to end the school year than by having an end of the year award ceremony! All kids like to be acknowledged and with these awards you will be sure to make each student smile as you give them some special recognition. Included in this
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Summer
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
419
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By Krystin McGahan
Who knew teaching even and odd could be so fun? Included are hands on games and activities for teaching even and odd. It is already aligned to the Common Sore Standards and has everything from teaching strategies, center activities, hands on whole
Subjects:
Numbers, Other (Math)
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Math Centers, Songs, Printables
$5.00
153
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By Krystin McGahan
Poetry is one of the most fun things to teach and explore with the young poets in your class. This unit has joined the ranks as one of TPT's top 100 best selling products! This unit is loaded with poetry centers, activities and templates that will
Subjects:
Poetry
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$5.99
435
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By Krystin McGahan
Guided Reading BUNDLE: 67 new pages and printables just added (8/25/14)! Guided Reading A Teacher's Guide and Graphic Organizers are now conveniently bundled into one guided reading teacher's resource for a DISCOUNTED PRICE (SAVE 20%)!! So many of
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers, Printables
$9.99
518
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By Krystin McGahan
Shape up with this hands-on, interactive SHAPES UNIT aligned to the Common Core Standards for K-1. Use the vibrant, colorful posters to brighten your up your math wall while incorporating the assortment of 12 games and activities with your whole
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Games
$6.50
252
Digital Download PDF (8.19 MB)
By Krystin McGahan
Fall is here and what better way to fall into fall than by purchasing this Fall Activities BUNDLE including 3 awesome fall themed products for one GREAT SAVINGS (Halloween Activities Unit, Fall Into Fall, Thanksgiving Activities Unit) By purchasing
Subjects:
Thanksgiving, Autumn, Halloween
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$13.99
111
Digital Download ZIP (35.06 MB)
By Krystin McGahan
Plants, Plants, Plants: A Plants Activities Unit Grow your students' knowledge of plants with this engaging plants activities unit. Included are 17 primary plants activities ranging from science investigations to printable student practice pages and
Subjects:
Science, Spring
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Songs, Printables
$5.99
484
Digital Download PDF (14.11 MB)
By Krystin McGahan
The 11 subtraction games/activities that are included in this pack can be used at math centers, your guided math teacher led groups or with the whole class at once. These subtraction activities are designed for kindergartners and 1st graders as you
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Games
$5.50
308
Digital Download PDF (6.13 MB)
By Krystin McGahan
Poetry Power: Poetry Centers, Poetry Activities & Poetry Templates AND Rhyming Activities, Games & Centers (Word Families Too!) are now BUNDLED into one mega poetry unit packet. You can get BOTH units at a discounted price by purchasing them
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Poetry
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
$10.00
133
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By Krystin McGahan
Fall into fall with this super fun fall activities unit. This fall unit is loaded with fall themed activities and games for K-1 kiddos that integrate literacy and math using pumpkins, apples, candy corn and leaves. Your students will love learning
Subjects:
Math, Creative Writing, Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.99
161
Digital Download PDF (17.37 MB)
By Krystin McGahan
Teach your students how to skip count by 2's, 5's and 10's with this interactive and super fun math unit. Inside you will find everything you need from innovative teaching strategies, games, projects, colorful posters and how to set up an end of the
Subjects:
Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
$5.00
188
Digital Download PDF (6.37 MB)
By Krystin McGahan
Winter Activities This winter activities unit is loaded with 23 winter activities and over 90 pages of projects, games and printable student pages for math, literacy and science all themed to the winter season. Winter Activitiest will last you all
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$6.75
182
Digital Download PDF (21.91 MB)
By Krystin McGahan
Addition can be super fun to teach and practice when you make it hands on! Included are 8 activities and games perfect for practicing addition. These addition games/activities were designed to reinforce basic addition with sums up to 12. These
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Printables
$4.99
145
Digital Download PDF (5.61 MB)
By Krystin McGahan
Thanksgiving Unit: Thanksgiving Activities, Thanksgiving Centers And Games Thanksgiving Unit includes 13 Thanksgiving activities and games across the curriculum that you can use in your classroom throughout November as Thanksgiving approaches. These
Subjects:
Thanksgiving, Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.99
131
Digital Download PDF (9.24 MB)
By Krystin McGahan
Inside you will find 100 creative and thought provoking journal prompt cards to get your students excitied about writing! These prompts are aligned to the Common Core Standards and will make journal time fun and easy with little prep work! Each
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Task Cards, Rubrics, Printables
$5.00
101
Digital Download PDF (3.12 MB)
By Krystin McGahan
Beginning of the year is here! Use this Beginning of the Year Blast Unit to welcome your students and create a inviting and exciting classroom environment for your new class. Included are 15 beginning of the year activities with printables. Every
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$7.99
81
Digital Download PDF (20.99 MB)
By Krystin McGahan
Easter: Easter Activities, Easter Centers and Easter Games AND Spring are now BUNDLED into one mega spring themed packet. You can get BOTH of my seasonal springtime units at a discounted price by purchasing them bundled into one pdf zip file! This
Subjects:
Easter, Spring
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$11.50
78
Digital Download ZIP (62.66 MB)
By Krystin McGahan
In this hands-on investigation students will work in groups to observe different objects in water in order to determine if they float or sink. They will make predictions, carry out the lab, record their results and finish up by drawing conclusions
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Other (Science), Thanksgiving
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Posters, Activities, Printables
$2.99
79
Digital Download PDF (1.01 MB)
By Krystin McGahan
Classroom procedures and routines are critical to having a successful school year! This packet will help you get your classroom set up and running smoothly. Inside there are effective and innovative ideas for procedures and routines, step by step
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Professional Development, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Professional Documents, Printables
$6.25
70
Digital Download PDF (11.50 MB)
By Krystin McGahan
Spring BUNDLE: Plants And Spring Activities My Spring AND Plants Activities Units are now BUNDLED into one mega spring themed packet! You can get BOTH of these seasonal springtime units at a discounted price by purchasing them bundled into one pdf
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Spring
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers, Activities
$11.50
179
Digital Download ZIP (56.80 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 8 years teaching experience. I have taught both 1st and 3rd grade in addition to Kindergarten summer school. Teaching children is my passion and lifelong mission. The effects that working with children have had on me are too far reaching to put into words.

MY TEACHING STYLE

To help ALL students achieve personal growth and success by increasing self-efficacy and promoting a positive and engaging learning environment where all students work toward personal best.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Selected and recognized by Teacher's Pay Teachers as their Featured Teacher the week of 10/28/2012. Listed as one if TPT's 100 best selling teacher authors. My product "Guided Reading Teacher's Guide" was also listed the by TPT as one of the 100 best sold products. I Graduated from University Michigan School of Education with Honors. In 2009 I was nominated by head of Special Education Department at Governors State University for student publishing honor for graduate thesis work. In my school district my classroom has been designated a model classroom for best practices in guided reading, learning centers, differentiated instruction and cooperative learning. My self-developed math wall and daily math meeting were shared at all grade levels throughout the district. I was observed by experienced teachers district wide on a yearly basis in addition to being selected by District Mentor as an observation classroom for incoming first year teachers. I was selected as the teacher representative to sit on RTI/Interventions Solutions Team and was also asked to be on School Improvement Team for 8 consecutive years. I was videotaped numerous times to show best practices in reading, centers and balanced literacy. Through Donor's Choose I wrote 14 successfully funded proposals for student materials for my classroom.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from The University Of Michigan and Master's Degree in Special Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Please visit my website Celebration Ideas Online http://www.celebrationideasonline.com/classroom-games.html An album of ideas for celebrating all occasions...including TEACHING! You will find free seasonal downloads, activities, games and crafts perfect for celebrating in your classroom!!

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