Luftmensch Designs

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United States - Illinois - Highland Park
Luftmensch Designs
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Beautiful and functional materials for tracking time and honoring special moments.
 
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Here's a fun and informational Shavuot activity for little ones! This craft has it all! Cutting, coloring, and information about Shavuot and the Ten Commandments, all designed for little hands. The front of this craft features the text:
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Finally, a calendar that shows the Jewish year and how it fits into the secular year! This beautiful calendar features the Jewish festivals and holidays and the Hebrew months as they correspond to the Gregorian calendar year. This is a great project
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I think of this calendar as a visual homage to the brilliance that is the Montessori Method. This is a 24" x 36" Montessori-themed wall calendar. The font and font colors, as well as some of the imagery I choose to include, will delight your
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***The small version of this tracker with a square base is included in my Montessori-Themed Giant Wall Calendar! Do not buy this if you've already purchased the wall calendar. :) This is a great project to inspire your students to do some
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These cards will help your child explore the Jewish holidays. They're perfect for use as part of a religion or multicultural unit. This set covers 17 holidays, and includes one half-page background information card for each holiday, and a full set
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This visual field guide to an old-fashioned summer makes a perfect end of year gift for your students. Print up to a 16" x 20" poster for your classroom, and send letter-sized laminated versions home with your students. You will receive one high
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These are sweet and easy end of year gifts filled with delightful images of summer. The imagery on these bookmarks matches my Summer Bunting listing. These DIY printable summer bookmarks feature: 2.5" x 7" bookmarks that spell out the word
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D I Y * 3D * D R E I D E L * I T * S P I N S ! Please Note: ***This listing is for an INSTANT DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of these decorations; this listing DOES NOT include a physical item.*** ***This listing comes with a license for non-commercial
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This fun little visual scavenger hunt is perfect for small children during those long days of winter break. Send this home with your students as a winter break gift! Most of the items are things you can find while out and about, but I did sneak a
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D I Y * L U N A R * C A L E N D A R This is a black and white version of my popular lunar calendar. This makes for a wonderful art project for children and adults alike. Simply print the calendar and make it your own! This is hand-illustrated by
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D I Y * P E R P E T U A L * C A L E N D A R Please Note: ***This listing is for an INSTANT DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of this calendar; this listing DOES NOT include a physical item.*** This is a black and white COMPLETELY BLANK version of my popular
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D I Y * H A N U K K A H * C O L O R I N G * B U N T I N G This listing is for Hanukkah-themed bunting designed to be colored, cut, and strung as a decorative banner. This is the perfect project to do with young children as you prepare to celebrate
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This beautiful three-layer perpetual calendar is designed to capture children's imaginations as they learn about our movement through time. (This version is designed for the Northern Hemisphere.) You will receive one HUGE 18" version designed to be
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***This tracker is included in my Montessori-Themed Giant Wall Calendar! Do not buy this if you've already purchased the wall calendar. :) This sweet little days of the week wheel is a lovely way to track our movement through each week. The weekly
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***This tracker is included in my Montessori-Themed Giant Wall Calendar! Do not buy this if you've already purchased the wall calendar. :) This sweet little Montessori style seasonal tracking wheel is a lovely way to track the passage of time with
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Just in time for Earth Day! This listing includes two versions of each coloring page: one with blue indicating the water, and one that is completely white. Each coloring page features a globe with one continent in its center. This is a fun extension
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This is the perfect photo prop for your Mother's Day or Father's Day or Grandparents' Day projects. The I Love You heart is sized to print at 24" x 20", with the heart itself measuring 22" x 18.5". ***This listing includes one large watercolor
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***This tracker is included in my Montessori-Themed Giant Wall Calendar! Do not buy this if you've already purchased the wall calendar. :) This sweet little Parts of the Day Wheel download is a lovely way to track the passage of time with small
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This is the perfect last-minute Mother's Day project! This is a lovely folded Mother's Day card featuring watercolor hearts with a matching envelope template. Just two sheets of paper and you have a complete Mother's Day project to send home with
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This DIY printable summer bunting set features two versions: Full Color Version: This banner features six 6.5" x 5" rounded rectangles that spell out the word SUMMER with imagery representing summer on each piece: S'mores (sleeping) Under the
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am an educator and artist with a love for all things related to nature, time, Judaism, and Montessori. Professionally, I'm an associate professor of English at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois, where I teach developmental reading and writing, English, and education courses. I also teach classes on literacy instruction to graduate students who plan to become reading specialists. I'm a former high school English teacher and reading specialist. I also spent six years teaching gifted courses for K through 8th graders in Northwestern University's Saturday Enrichment Program, and four years teaching religious school in my family's synagogue.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My style is to always ask "What is best for my students?" Once I figure it out, that's what I do. We are a Montessori family; our children attend an amazing private Montessori school here in Illinois. At home we blend the Montessori approach with many principles from Waldorf (Rudolph Steiner) and Charlotte Mason. (Think order and minimalism meets nature. ;)) We strive to live a curious, unhurried, beautiful Jewish life.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My recent research report ("Social Media and Student Engagement in First-Year Developmental Reading Courses") has been added to the National Center for Developmental Education's (NCDE) research library, housed in the Kellogg Institute at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. I conducted this research and submitted the report as the final practicum project for my certification as a Developmental Education Specialist. NCDE identifies exemplary reports to become a part of the permanent library collection. I'm honored that my research will live among that of so many of my wonderful colleagues in the field of developmental education.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Certified Developmental Education specialist through the Kellogg Institute at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Go Apps! Continuing graduate coursework in: Teaching Writing at Johns Hopkins University Postsecondary developmental literacy and language instruction at Northern Illinois University MEd in Reading and Literacy from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois 19 hours of graduate coursework in secondary English education at National-Louis University in Chicago, Illinois BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Majors: English and American literature & technical theatre, costume design and makeup) Illinois Type 10 Certified Reading Specialist Illinois Type 09 Certified Secondary Educator, English and Theater

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Follow me on Instagram for sneak peeks into my design process! @luftmenschdesigns I have just started a website at www.luftmenschdesigns.com. It's pretty spare at the moment but I will be adding to it soon. Please join me and other readers on Goodreads! http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1857799-lori

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