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By Maria Gavin
Help children learn to pray one decade of the Rosary with this convenient guide. The illustrated guide provides a large image of a Rosary and clearly identifies which prayers to recite for each bead. Additional pages provide the words for each
Subjects:
Religion
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Handouts, Printables, For Parents
FREE
134 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Interactive Sight Word Readers allow students to read and spell sight words in a meaningful and engaging way. This is an emergent reader to provide students with an opportunity to learn to read and spell the sight word “with” in a hands-on way.
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
49 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Remind children of the true meaning of Christmas while working on color words with this cute Color by Number Nativity page. A quick, fun way to review color words; this 8.5x11" printout separates into 2 coloring pages to conserve paper and coloring
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
FREE
27 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Interactive Sight Word Readers allow students to read and spell sight words in a meaningful and engaging way. This is an emergent reader to provide students with an opportunity to learn to read and spell the sight word “here” in a hands-on way.
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
46 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
A quick and easy activity for young learners. Students need to label the people in a scene from the First Christmas (Joseph, Mary, Jesus, Angel). Students can use letter-sound skills for invented spelling or use classroom references to complete.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Spelling, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
7 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
A miter is the name of the hat worn by Catholic bishops. Celebrate St. Nicholas Day with this festive miter craftivity! Materials Needed 9x12” sheets of red construction paper (1 per student) 3x18” strips of black construction paper (1 per
Subjects:
Religion, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
24 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Interactive Sight Word Readers allow students to read and spell sight words in a meaningful and engaging way. This is an emergent reader to provide students with an opportunity to learn to read and spell the sight word “for” in a hands-on way. Each
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
39 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Interactive Sight Word Readers allow students to read and spell sight words in a meaningful and engaging way. This is an emergent reader to provide students with an opportunity to learn to read and spell the sight word “of” in a hands-on way. Each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Religion
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
68 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Use this chart to help students follow Jesus' example for showing love by doing good deeds this Lenten season. Children can color a space on their personal chart each time he/she does a Good Deed for someone else. As Easter draws near, the chart
Subjects:
Religion, Easter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
58 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Interactive Sight Word Readers allow students to read and spell sight words in a meaningful and engaging way. This is an emergent reader to provide students with an opportunity to learn to read and spell the sight word “new” in a hands-on way. Each
Subjects:
Reading, Religion, Easter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
54 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Teach the story of creation and a love of God's Earth with this Interactive Sight Word Reader. This Interactive Sight Word Reader provides students with an opportunity to learn to read and spell “God” in a hands-on way. Each page of "God Gave Us
Subjects:
Reading, Religion, Earth Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
135 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
This is a simple response page for students to use after they have learned about Baptism during classroom Religion instruction. To complete the activity, students list five people or objects that are at a Baptism (water, white gown, candle, priest,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Religion, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
40 ratings
3.9
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By Maria Gavin
Make note of upcoming Christian holidays with this set of A Year of Faith Christian Religious Calendar Cards. The set includes 2.5” square cards for a year’s worth of religious holidays. Directions for Use: Print desired pages and cut to remove
Subjects:
Religion, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
116 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Add a heartfelt reminder of Jesus love to your classroom with a flare for modern style with this sweet "Let the Children Come to Me" scripture print. The image prints in an 8x10" size that's ready to frame as an artful piece to accent the prayer
Subjects:
Specialty, Religion, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
45 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
This free printable is a heartfelt reminder of what's truly important. Perfectly sized to sit atop your teacher desk; just print, trim, and frame in a 5x7" photo frame to keep yourself in good spirits while you are at school each day. Copyright ©
Subjects:
Specialty, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
39 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Integrate Religion into your Thanksgiving unit of study with this Interactive Sight Word Reader. This emergent reader provides students with an opportunity to learn to read and spell the sight word “you” in a hands-on way. Each page of Thank You
Subjects:
Reading, Religion, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
64 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Interactive Sight Word Readers allow students to read and spell sight words in a meaningful and engaging way. This is an emergent reader to provide students with an opportunity to learn to read and spell the sight word “five” in a hands-on way.
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Religion
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
55 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Interactive Sight Word Readers allow students to read and spell sight words in a meaningful and engaging way. This is an emergent reader to provide students with an opportunity to learn to read and spell the sight word “in” in a hands-on way. Each
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Religion
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
7 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Interactive Sight Word Readers allow students to read and spell sight words in a meaningful and engaging way. This is an emergent reader to provide students with an opportunity to learn to read and spell the sight word “Jesus” in a hands-on way.
Subjects:
Reading, Religion, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
56 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Build anticipation for St. Nicholas Day with with this simple Waiting for St. Nicholas coloring page. Children can color the shoe and leave the paper in their cubbies, on their desks, or attached to their lockers on December 6 (the night before St.
Subjects:
Religion, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
32 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Eight years of classroom experiences have guided me into the world of Kindergarten. I have previously taught in First and Second Grade classrooms, but after 5 years as a Kindergarten teacher, I can say with pride that this is the grade which fills my heart with joy and a passion for teaching.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I strive to create a warm and compassionate learning environment for my young students. Routine, bright colors, and organization are important to me because I believe it helps children feel more safe and secure in their school environment. I also like to have fun in the classroom with my children and make the learning experience as hands-on and dynamic as possible. I am very passionate about incorporating technology into classroom instruction and have successfully lobbied to obtain a personal laptop, digital camera, wireless internet access, digital projector, ELMO, and a set of mp3 players for teaching purposes in my classroom. My current ambition for implementing technology: obtaining a set of iPads for my classroom!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Graduated with High Honors, Michigan State University, May 2004

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Elementary Education, and a teaching major of Social Studies. Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum from Michigan State University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I teach half-day Kindergarten at a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Detroit. Since I spend more time in my classroom than any other location, I make every effort to make it a warm, happy place and I am so blessed to teach at a wonderful and supportive school. I consider myself a polka-dot enthusiast. I also love all things tidy and organized, bright colors, natural lighting, indie music, new gadgets, NPR, and glitter. Contact me via email at kindercraze@gmail.com Stop by Kinder-Craze, a blog for kindergarten and primary grade teachers. Stop by for great ideas, inspiration, and fun! You can also "Like" Like Kinder-Craze on Facebook for exclusive freebies and product updates.

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