Luftmensch Designs

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By Luftmensch Designs
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:
Subjects:
Religion, Holidays/Seasonal, Hebrew
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (22.17 MB)
By Luftmensch Designs
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
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Hebrew
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (15.11 MB)
By Luftmensch Designs
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
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Hebrew
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Printables, Games
$2.00
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Digital Download PDF (0.52 MB)
By Luftmensch Designs
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
Subjects:
Numbers, Holidays/Seasonal, Classroom Community
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, Montessori
$43.50
$22.00
3 ratings
3.9
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By Luftmensch Designs
This is a nice and easy High Holidays project that you can send home with your students to encourage self-reflection and a deeper experience of the Days of Awe. This craft has it all! Folding, coloring, information, and prompts for self-reflection
Subjects:
Religion, Holidays/Seasonal, Hebrew
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (18.22 MB)
By Luftmensch Designs
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
Subjects:
Religion, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Hebrew
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, ...
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Montessori
$5.00
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Digital Download PDF (85.50 MB)
By Luftmensch Designs
***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
Subjects:
Astronomy, Religion, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Montessori
$4.50
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By Luftmensch Designs
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
Subjects:
Religion, Holidays/Seasonal, Hebrew
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.55 MB)
By Luftmensch Designs
This beautiful, five-layer perpetual Hebrew calendar is perfect for your classroom. It provides a beautiful visual of the Hebrew year contrasted with the Gregorian calendar. You will also receive a 15-page booklet with brief introductory background
Subjects:
Religion, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Hebrew
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Printables, Cultural Activities
$5.00
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By Luftmensch Designs
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
Subjects:
Environment, Summer, End of Year
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool, Staff, ...
Types:
Fun Stuff, Posters, Montessori
$2.00
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By Luftmensch Designs
P E R P E T U A L * H E B R E W * C A L E N D A R * A N.D * B O O K L E T This beautiful, three-layer perpetual calendar is perfect for your classroom. It also comes with a 15-page booklet containing basic background information about all of the
Subjects:
Religion, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Hebrew
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Printables, Cultural Activities
$5.00
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Digital Download ZIP (31.17 MB)
By Luftmensch Designs
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
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Life Skills, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Posters
$5.00
not yet rated
Digital Download ZIP (24.30 MB)
By Luftmensch Designs
***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
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
not yet rated
Digital Download PDF (3.02 MB)
By Luftmensch Designs
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
Subjects:
Astronomy, Religion, Earth Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Montessori
$2.00
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Digital Download PDF (4.68 MB)
By Luftmensch Designs
This unique at-a-glance calendar combines the Gregorian and Hebrew calendars so you can easily see the current Hebrew and Gregorian date. Jewish holidays are also marked on the calendar for your convenience. Don't understand what you're looking at?
Subjects:
Religion, Holidays/Seasonal, Hebrew
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Posters
$1.00
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Digital Download PDF (12.98 MB)
By Luftmensch Designs
***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
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
not yet rated
Digital Download PDF (12.61 MB)
By Luftmensch Designs
Tracker Bundle! ***These trackers are included in my Montessori-Themed Giant Wall Calendar! Do not buy this listing if you've already purchased the wall calendar. :) These are the trackers I've designed to fit alongside my giant wall calendar.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$24.50
$13.50
2 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Luftmensch Designs
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
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Summer, End of Year
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
not yet rated
Digital Download PDF (3.29 MB)
By Luftmensch Designs
***This calendar board is included in my Montessori-Themed Giant Wall Calendar! Do not buy this if you've already purchased the wall calendar. :) This calendar board is the perfect way to engage every student during your daily calendar work! It
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
not yet rated
Digital Download PDF (6.06 MB)
By Luftmensch Designs
This bundle includes my blank DIY calendars and trackers. Help your students make these their own by allowing them to illustrate and color in their own calendars. This act of creation will increase their sense of ownership over the materials, and
Subjects:
Astronomy, Visual Arts, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Montessori
$12.00
$8.40
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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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