Larisa Garpstas

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Larisa Garpstas
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By Larisa Garpstas
This is a chapter by chapter reading guide for Jake Drake: Bully Buster by Andrew Clements. This can be used for guided reading group discussions or as an independent reading project/book study for students. I use this guide to help me introduce
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
$2.00
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By Larisa Garpstas
This is a Reading Guide for Squanto - Friend of Pilgrims by Clyde Robert Bulla. This can be used for guided reading group discussions or as an independent project for students who read this book. I use this guide to help me introduce each chapter
Subjects:
Reading, Native Americans, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles, Nonfiction Book Study
$1.50
50 ratings
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By Larisa Garpstas
This is a 15 page packet of tangram animal puzzles from the book Grandfather Tang's Story: A Tale Told With Tangrams by Ann Tompert. After reading this wonderful tale, have students try to figure out how the seven tangrams make each of the animals
Subjects:
Geometry
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cultural Activities
$1.00
31 ratings
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By Larisa Garpstas
This is a Literature Companion for Ready Freddy - Going Batty by Abby Klein. This can be used for guided reading group discussions or as an independent project for students who read this book. I use this guide to help me introduce each chapter and
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
$1.50
39 ratings
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By Larisa Garpstas
This is a chapter by chapter reading guide for Marvin Redpost: Why Pick On Me? by Louis Sachar. This can be used for guided reading group discussions or as an independent reading project/ book study for students. I use this guide to help me
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
$1.50
18 ratings
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This is a 8 page packet of Tangram CHALLENGE puzzles or outlines. There are ten puzzles using one set of Tangrams. There are three puzzles which require the use of two Tangram sets. I have added a few silly faces for interest. Students try to
Subjects:
Geometry
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers
$1.00
11 ratings
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By Larisa Garpstas
This is a chapter by chapter Literature Companion or reading guide for Jake Drake: Know It All by Andrew Clements. This can be used for guided reading group discussions or as an independent reading project/book study for students. I use this guide
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
$1.50
9 ratings
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By Larisa Garpstas
This is a Reading Guide for A to Z Mysteries - Sleepy Hollow Sleep Over by Ron Roy. This can be used for guided reading group discussions or as an independent project for students who read this book. I use this guide to help me introduce each
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Halloween
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
$1.50
13 ratings
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By Larisa Garpstas
This is a chapter by chapter reading guide or literature companion for Junie B. Jones: Mushy Gushy Valentime by Barbara Park. This can be used for guided reading group discussions or as an independent reading project/ book study for students. I use
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Valentine's Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
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3 ratings
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By Larisa Garpstas
This is a chapter by chapter reading guide or literary companion for A Jigsaw Jones Mystery: The Case of the Secret Valentine by James Preller. This can be used for guided reading group discussions or as an independent reading project/ book study
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Valentine's Day
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
$1.50
7 ratings
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By Larisa Garpstas
With Repeated Addition Garden, students will draw equal groups of flowers or veggies to gain foundations for multiplication. In this activity, students use addition of flowers or veggies to find the total number of objects arranged in their box
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Computation, Homework, Math Centers
$1.25
3 ratings
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By Larisa Garpstas
This is a chapter by chapter reading guide for A-Z Mysteries: Absent Author by Ron Roy. This can be used for guided reading group discussions or as an independent reading project/book study for students. I use this guide to help me introduce and/or
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Novel Study, Guided Reading Books, Literature Circles
$1.50
2 ratings
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By Larisa Garpstas
This is a set of 24 stations or task cards which review the following objectives with number patterns in numbers 1-100: Use patterns to count - counting by 2, 3, 5, 10 Skip count to find the total number in a group Find a pattern to solve
Subjects:
Numbers
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
2.NBT.A.2, 2.OA.C.3, 2.OA.C.4
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By Larisa Garpstas
This is two different games to practice basic nouns. The first game has students simply "collecting" nouns and placing them into their correct categories (person, place, thing, animal). STudents move around the board and as they land on nouns they
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Games
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By Larisa Garpstas
This product includes 24 addition and subtraction stations or task cards covering the following objectives: Use the Commutative Property and the Identity Property Use a number line to count on when adding Use doubles and near doubles to find
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Computation, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
CCSS:
2.OA.A.1, 2.OA.B.2
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By Larisa Garpstas
This is a 15 page collection of writing paper perfect for first and second graders. There are 5 sheets of tripled lined paper (dotted middle line) and 5 sheets with single lined paper. 4 of each set have a place for a picture of varying sizes.
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays, Handwriting
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Other
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By Larisa Garpstas
This product is a 12 page 5 essay paragraph organizer. There are a few versions included as well as one sample.
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
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By Larisa Garpstas
This is a collection of 13 different coupons that cost little to zero money. I use these in many different ways! There are 4 of the same coupon printed on each sheet for easy copying and cutting if you would like to copy each onto a different color.
Subjects:
N/A
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff
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This is a very simple writing prompt project perfect for 1st and 2nd graders especially at the beginning of the year.I copy each scoop in a different color paper for different “flavors”. I usually have each student select three or more scoops to
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, Summer
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Projects, Activities
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By Larisa Garpstas
This is an introduction to the scientific process experimenting on apples and the best liquid to preserve them. This is a student booklet with each step of the process easy to follow and record hypothesis, data/observations, and a conclusion.
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Projects, Activities, Laboratory
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 17 years. I have taught grades 1 through 4. I have my Master's in Language Arts and I am a certified Reading Specialist. I am VERY new to TPT. Most of my items right now may seem very simple in comparison to many others out there. I will keep working at creating more and more creative items. I look forward to any tips you may have for me on any items. I welcome your thoughts and ideas.

MY TEACHING STYLE

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HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Penn Manor School District - Teacher of The Year - 2004

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Penn State University - undergraduate degree Millersville University - graduate degree and certification

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am married. We have two daughters ages 17 and 13. My oldest was identified with a reading disability in second grade, which became my motivation and inspiration to become a reading specialist and teach the primary grades. I am happy to say my oldest is graduating this year and will be attending college next year! My youngest eats books up faster than we can buy them!

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