Laura McDermott

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United States - Florida - Tallahassee
Laura McDermott
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By Laura McDermott
This play has been a tradition for many years in my class. Parents usually watch the play in the classroom before attending the school’s Thanksgiving Lunch. I hope you can share this Thanksgiving tradition with your students and parents as well!
Subjects:
Drama, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Scripts, For Parents, Cultural Activities
$5.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By Laura McDermott
Traditionally, we have had a “Cookie Decorating Party” for our holiday celebration.  This is very simple and very little planning or preparation is involved. In order to make this a successful party, you need to send home the attached letter
Subjects:
Cooking, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
13 ratings
3.9
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By Laura McDermott
Classroom Procedures: *homework *lunch *classroom visits *morning work *centers *helpers *clean up *birthdays *walking in line *communication *conferences Thanks, Laura McDermott
Subjects:
Other (Specialty)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
For Parents
$1.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By Laura McDermott
Use these classroom labels are for toys, puzzles, blocks, trains, vehicles, counting bears, cubes, dominos, legos and shapes. 1. Cut out the labels. 2. Put the labels on laminated name tags. 3. Pin the labels to colorful fabric containers or
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Math Centers, Science Centers
$2.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Laura McDermott
Traditionally, we have had a “Cookie Decorating Party” for our holiday celebration.  This is very simple and very little planning or preparation is involved. To make this a successful party, you need to send home the attached letter requesting all
Subjects:
Cooking, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
5 ratings
3.7
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By Laura McDermott
This is a great reference tool for daily reading and math assignments. You can laminate the chart to a folder or slide the chart into a folder/notebook that has a clear front pocket. The hundred chart will help with arithmetic problems, skip
Subjects:
Specialty
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables
$1.00
6 ratings
3.3
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By Laura McDermott
This letter explains the Accelerated Reader “A.R.” program to parents and how to find A.R. books for first grade students.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Test Preparation
Grades:
1st
Types:
Handouts
$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Laura McDermott
This packet will help parents learn about first grade curriculum, class policies, changes from kindergarten, the behavior policy, and weekly communication/homework folder. (9 pages) Laura McDermott
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
1st
Types:
Homework, For Parents
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Laura McDermott
I describe first grade curriculum, class policies, changes from kindergarten, the behavior policy, and weekly communication/homework folder. (9 pages) *Please feel free to change/edit to meet your needs. Add your own clip art. Thanks, Laura
Subjects:
Other (Specialty)
Grades:
1st
Types:
For Parents
$1.00
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By Laura McDermott
This is a letter explaining the importance of rereading decodable books at home and reviewing the sound spelling with your child.
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
For Parents
$1.00
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By Laura McDermott
These are great signs/posters to have beside your class rules. These basic rules and consequences can fit almost any behavior plan. Great for classroom
Subjects:
Specialty, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Laura McDermott
Parents will need to fill out the transportation form at orientation to let you know how their child will go home Monday-Friday. C=Car, W=Walker, E=Extended Day, RB= Red Bus, BB= Blue Bus, V= van You can edit this document to meet your
Subjects:
Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Other
$1.00
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By Laura McDermott
You can decrease confusion during orientation by giving your parents a simple scavenger hunt or a check list. Students and parents will explore your room, sort school supplies, and fill out importation paperwork. Feel free to make additions or
Subjects:
Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
For Parents
$1.00
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By Laura McDermott
This is a general letter about my weekly homework folder. It explains my homework policy, the reasoning behind homework and how to make homework a positive experience. Thanks, Laura McDermott
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
For Parents
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4 ratings
4.0
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By Laura McDermott
This is a simple behavior policy. Feel free to edit/change to meet your needs. I would suggest attaching a calendar so parents can monitor behavior at home. Basically, each day, each student, may (or may not) have a stamp on his/her hand. If the
Subjects:
Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Handouts
$1.00
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By Laura McDermott
Note to Parents: I am looking forward to watching your child learn and grow this year. There are a few changes that your child will experience in grade. We can work together to help your first grader feel more secure about this transition in their
Subjects:
Other (Specialty)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
For Parents
$1.00
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By Laura McDermott
The “Me Bag” is a fabulous activity if you are doing an “All About Me” unit. The children bring special items from home to share with the class. Great way to get to know your students! The letter gives some important guidelines for
Subjects:
Other
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities
$1.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2003 - present

MY TEACHING STYLE

Units of Study, Differentiated Instruction, Socratic Method

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certified Early Childhood Generalist

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Degree in Elementary Education from Park University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My name is Laura McDermott. I live in Tallahassee, FL. Things I enjoy include: teaching, marathon running, traveling, art, music, reading and spending time with my husband, family, and friends.

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