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Making The Basics Fun

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By Making The Basics Fun
Practice addition skills and build Froggy a home. Boring skill and drill practice take a backseat. Froggy is in the house and he needs a new pad. Can you help him?Print and Play.- add a dry erase marker & page protector- BAM- you're ready to
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Mental Math, Summer
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Printables
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (23.35 MB)
By Making The Basics Fun
Practice sight words with this fun bug-themed game. Summer fun with bugs and sight words. Your students are going to be all smiles (and busy learning) with this fun, editable, sight word game. I can see it now... Your students are busy learning and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Summer, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Independent Work Packet, Games
CCSS:
RF.K.3c
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (15.16 MB)
By Making The Basics Fun
It's time to practice phonics skills without the making games that take hours to prep. (You have better things to do with your time.) Laminate or place in a page protector (easy to disinfect and reuse-again and again and again…for years to come. You
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Summer, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Independent Work Packet, Activities
CCSS:
RF.K.3, RF.K.3a
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (25.65 MB)
By Making The Basics Fun
Your little leprechauns love sweet treats. Satisfy their sweet tooth with some fun math practice. 3 ways to play using the same game mats: (perfect for differentiation) -One dice: use numbers 1-6 to practice number identification and quantity.-Two
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Games
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (11.83 MB)
By Making The Basics Fun
Frogs And S'mores -7 Dice Games (print add dice and dry erase markers)Did you know that frogs love s'mores? Yep. They do. Perfect to take outside and play on a Spring day or as a game to place in your End Of Year stations.
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Games
CCSS:
K.OA.A.1, K.OA.A.4, K.OA.A.5, 1.OA.B.4
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (22.45 MB)
By Making The Basics Fun
Funny-Sunny is a phonics and reading practice game... Oh, and did I mention students can do it by themselves? Print and place it in their independent work folders. Take it outside and play it on a sunny day. <Perfect for kids suffering from
Subjects:
Spring, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Activities, Games
CCSS:
RF.K.2d
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (12.90 MB)
By Making The Basics Fun
Keep you students busy as bees learning spelling words, sight words, vocabulary, and other classroom words. Use the EDITABLE word bank to customize it to your classroom needs.Directions: (Simple And Fun)Partners take turns picking a word from the
Subjects:
Spring, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Games
CCSS:
RF.K.1b
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (16.21 MB)
By Making The Basics Fun
Moving, Phonics Practice, Social Distancing, And Moving Like Jungle AnimalsWatch your students independently practice beginning and diagraph sounds while moving their bodies by doing animal action/move in this fun Jungle Animal themed game.Low Prep
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Phonics, Physical Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Printables, Games
CCSS:
RF.K.3, RF.K.3a
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (11.55 MB)
By Making The Basics Fun
Because you can use this activity with ANY book it can stay in your reading station or early finisher materials from now until the last day of school. (Let the happy dance begin.) DirectionsVideo link for directions are included or follow the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spring, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Printables, Games
CCSS:
RF.K.3c
$2.00
1
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By Making The Basics Fun
It's time for partner dice games. It's time for low prep. (Because you need your free time back!!!) You Have Options-Play with 2 or 3 dice-Use one of the 3 'done for you mats' or make your own with the editable PDF option. -Color or Blackline Master
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Spring
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Math Centers, Printables, Games
CCSS:
K.CC.A.2, K.CC.B.4
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (16.93 MB)
By Making The Basics Fun
Sweet Treat- is a "Race To The Top" math game with a twist.What's the twist? Students track how many matches they win by coloring in hearts on the bottom of the page. Once 3 games have been won, then there is a winner. More practice=faster
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Valentine's Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Printables, Games
CCSS:
K.OA.A.2, K.OA.A.5
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (11.27 MB)
By Making The Basics Fun
Buggy-Wuggy is a phonics and reading practice game... Oh, and did I mention students can do it by themselves? Print and place it in their independent work folders. Minimal SuppliesStudents need only 4 supplies to play this game:1. Buggy-Wuggy game2.
Subjects:
Valentine's Day, Phonics, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Independent Work Packet, Activities, Games
CCSS:
RF.K.2d
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (14.94 MB)
By Making The Basics Fun
Elves And S'moresSanta likes cookies but his elves like s’mores.  On Christmas Eve while Santa is traveling the world, the elves are gathering around a campfire making s’mores and playing games.These are some of their favorite games to play while
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Math Centers, Independent Work Packet, Games
CCSS:
K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.4c, 1.NBT.B.2b, K.OA.A.4, K.OA.A.5, 1.OA.B.4
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (13.64 MB)
By Making The Basics Fun
Moving, Learning and Social Distancing Watch your students independently practice beginning and diagraph sounds then do a yoga move in this fun turkey themed game.Low Prep Promise- (Get Your freetime back)Laminate or place in a page protector (easy
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Independent Work Packet, Printables
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (11.65 MB)
By Making The Basics Fun
Keep them busy and learning this Halloween with the Editable Candy Bowl Game.Practice sight words with this fun candy-themed Halloween game. Directions1. Place your game mat in a page protector so you can play again and again.Place your pawn
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
CCSS:
RF.K.3c
$2.00
1
Digital Download PDF (6.78 MB)
By Making The Basics Fun
USE WITH THE NEW PODCAST FOR TEACHERS "Rockin' This Teacher Thing"Teaching students online requires a new set of skills. This guide is here to help.(PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH ANY TEACHER FRIEND MAKING VIDEOS FOR THEIR CLASS)Connecting with your
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, 8th, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Professional Development, Professional Documents, Teacher Manuals
FREE
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By Making The Basics Fun
 Christmas Bundle Count by 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s  Dot-To-Dot and Graph71+ Dot-to-Dot and Graph Printables for ChristmasCelebrate the season of Christmas with these Dot-To-Dot and Graph activities.  Students connect the dots to reveal the Christmas-themed
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Math Centers, Fun Stuff, Printables
$7.50
$5.00
5
Bundle
By Making The Basics Fun
Dot-to-Dot And Graph Thanksgiving Bundle Count by 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s 32 Dot-to-Dot and Graph printables for ThanksgivingCelebrate the season of Thanksgiving with these Dot-To-Dot and Graph activities.  Students connect the dots to reveal the
Subjects:
Graphing, Numbers, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Math Centers, Fun Stuff, Printables
$7.50
$5.00
Bundle
By Making The Basics Fun
Dot-to-Dot And Graph Thanksgiving Count by 1sCelebrate the season of Thanksgiving with these Dot-To-Dot and Graph activities.  Students connect the dots to reveal the Thanksgiving-themed picture. Then students use the Thanksgiving picture to
Subjects:
Graphing, Numbers, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Math Centers, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (6.13 MB)
By Making The Basics Fun
Dot-to-Dot And Graph Thanksgiving Count by 5sCelebrate the season of Thanksgiving with these Dot-To-Dot and Graph activities.  Students connect the dots to reveal the Thanksgiving-themed picture. Then students use the Thanksgiving picture to
Subjects:
Graphing, Numbers, Thanksgiving
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Math Centers, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1
$2.50
1
Digital Download PDF (6.12 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Kindergarten, First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Gifted K-8, Multigrade Classroom, Curriculum Coordinator,

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in teaching the whole child. Each child can and will learn to their potential in my class. I have high expectations for myself and my students. I think that fun and relationship building is essential to the classroom environment.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Sallie Mae National New Teacher of the Year 1990, Educator of the Year Montana City School 2002, Helena Education Foundation Distinguished Educator Award 2011

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Too much to mention. Isn't the real education my daily endeavor to improve?

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