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By Laura's Lessons
Here's an easy way to make worksheets to supplement your spelling program or even design your own spelling program with this pack. It includes 8 customizable worksheet templates, a homework template, and a spelling test form with room for optional
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.00
78 ratings
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By Laura's Lessons
This terrific pack of thirty Word Families Worksheets provide independent practice for reading and phonics instruction for Kindergarten and first grade! Word families use onset and rime (beginning consonants and word bases) to help young readers
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.75
57 ratings
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By Laura's Lessons
Autumn is the wonderful time for young children in pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade to observe changes in the outdoor environment. In this mini-unit, students collect different colored leaves and use them to complete their own fall leaf book.
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Printables
CCSS:
RI.K.10, RI.1.10, RF.K.3c, RF.1.3
$2.75
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By Laura's Lessons
This comprehensive pack of thirty Word Families Worksheets provide independent practice for reading and phonics instruction for Kindergarten and first grade! Word families use onset and rime (beginning consonants and word bases) to help young
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.75
39 ratings
4.0
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By Laura's Lessons
Do your students practice with word family long vowel patterns? Here's an easy ready-to-print resource! This comprehensive pack of thirty printable Word Family activities provide independent practice for reading and phonics instruction for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.3, RF.K.3a, RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3c, RF.2.3, RF.2.3a, RF.2.3b
$4.75
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By Laura's Lessons
Looking for something new to for back to school? Your first graders will have fun on the first day of school with this engaging reading lesson that is connected to English Language Arts Common Core Standards. Activities in this lesson use the
Subjects:
Reading, Back to School, Poetry
Grades:
1st
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Interactive Whiteboard, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.10, RF.1.3, RF.1.4
$5.00
22 ratings
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By Laura's Lessons
**Newly revised with fresh graphics!** My first graders always seem eager to write about leprechauns! This pack of five writing prompts plus a pre-writing activity related to adjectives are designed to spark your students' imaginations while
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.1.1, W.1.2, W.1.3, W.2.1, W.2.2, W.2.3, L.1.1f, L.1.1j, L.1.2, L.2.2
$3.00
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By Laura's Lessons
Reading, writing and math practice with elves was never more fun! Use these no prep activities on their own or as the perfect supplement to your classroom elf activity or elf-themed unit for the holiday season. These English Language Arts and Math
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.25
14 ratings
4.0
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By Laura's Lessons
Looking for something new for back to school? This reading lesson is ideal for the first day of school and is connected to the English Language Arts Common Core! This colorful and animated PowerPoint uses the classic poem First Grade, First Day
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Back to School
Grades:
1st
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Interactive Whiteboard, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.10, RF.1.3, RF.1.4
$4.00
17 ratings
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By Laura's Lessons
Here's some Halloween fun to supplement learning for first and second graders during this exciting time of year. Use these activity worksheets as seatwork, for early finishers, in centers, compile into a Halloween workbook, and more! These
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Halloween
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.25
20 ratings
4.0
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By Laura's Lessons
Here are some ready-to-use writing activities with a spring theme for your first or second graders! Spring Draw and Write Prompts can be used for guided writing lessons, for writing centers, for a spring writing journal, or as an extra activity for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Spring
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.95
13 ratings
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By Laura's Lessons
Reading, writing and math practice with pumpkins was never more fun! Use these no prep activities on their own or as the perfect supplement to your classroom pumpkin activities or pumpkin-themed unit for the fall season. These English Language Arts
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Halloween
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.25
6 ratings
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By Laura's Lessons
Save 25% and buy the bundle! This product includes everything in the following resources, also available separately: Apple Dapple Rhymes PowerPoint E-Book Apple Dapple Rhymes Printables Have fun with apple rhymes while beginning readers learn
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry, Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Interactive Whiteboard, Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.5, RL.K.10, RL.1.4, RL.1.10, RL.2.4, RL.2.10, RF.K.2a, RF.1.4b, RF.2.4b
$6.00
7 ratings
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By Laura's Lessons
Reading, writing and math practice with turkeys was never more fun! Use these no prep activities on their own or as the perfect supplement to your classroom Thanksgivng activities or turkey-themed unit for November. These English Language Arts and
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.25
3 ratings
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By Laura's Lessons
Here are ten ready-to-use writing activities with a fall or autumn theme for your first or second graders! Fall Draw and Write Prompts can be used for guided writing lessons, for writing centers, for a fall writing journal, or as an extra activity
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Autumn
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.95
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By Laura's Lessons
Here are some ready-to-use writing activities with a winter theme for your first or second graders! Winter Draw and Write Prompts can be used for guided writing lessons, for writing centers, for a winter writing journal, or as an extra activity for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
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By Laura's Lessons
Encourage your students to read at home with this ready-to-print Home Reading Log! This form helps track home reading practice for one week. It can be sent home with books as a official homework assignment or just as extra practice. Completed
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Homework, Printables, Classroom Forms
FREE
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By Laura's Lessons
Creating weekly spelling practice homework worksheets is a snap with this FREE Word document. This is the kind of worksheet that you can modify and use every week for the entire school year! Simply type in your spelling words on the left side of
Subjects:
Spelling
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
FREE
12 ratings
3.9
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By Laura's Lessons
This classroom community-building activity helps classmates get to know one another at the start of the school year. Each day during the first month of school, a "student of the day" is randomly chosen. That student tells about him/herself. The rest
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Arts, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
13 ratings
4.0
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By Laura's Lessons
Celebrate and learn about Labor Day with a special Show and Tell assignment. Just before or after Labor Day, send home this printable. Students are told to ask parents about tools that they use to do their job. The assignment initiates
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Economics , Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Homework, Printables
FREE
16 ratings
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I love creating resources for the primary classroom! I recently retired from teaching first grade after 31 years but I don't feel "done" yet. Teachers Pay Teachers gives me a way to combine my teaching experience and knowledge of curriculum with my skills in using software to create materials for educational use. I also teach graduate-level professional development seminars related to technology, including using Smart Boards, to pre-K to grade 12 educators. Check out my website with links and resources to support teachers using technology in the classroom: http://smartertechteaching.com/

MY TEACHING STYLE

I absolutely love integrating technology into my teaching. I couldn't teach without a Smart Board. I used one in my first grade classroom for about ten years prior to my retirement.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Early Childhood/Generalist valid 1998-2008 Smart Exemplary Educator (2009); Superintendent's Award for Exemplary Service to Education (1999); National Board Certified Teacher (1998); Ohio Governor's Educational Leadership Award (1998); listed in Who's Who Among America's Educators (1998 and 2002); Chardon High School Topper Club Honored Educator (1996 and 2001)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Education in Early Childhood from Kent State University Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lake Erie College (concentration in elementary education) In addition, over 30 semester hours of graduate coursework earned with additional workshops attended in the areas of technology, mathematics, and reading instruction.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live about 30 minutes East of Cleveland, Ohio. I'm lucky enough to live right on Lake Erie and I enjoy the view year round. I have two cats, Maggie and Boots. I enjoy exploring the internet, reading, and cooking.

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