Maria Gavin

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By Maria Gavin
Remind students of your classroom rules while creating an attractive and inviting learning environment. This Classroom Rules Subway Art Poster Set is on-trend with the latest in classroom decor AND it delivers practical rules for a smoothly-managed
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$2.50
3078 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Celebrate the 100th Day of School in style and develop number sense as students decorate 100 circles to show that they are 100 Days Smarter. This is a template to make students hats for the 100th Day of School. The finished hat proudly displays
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
1681 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Remind students of your classroom rules while creating an attractive and inviting learning environment. This Classroom Rules Subway Art Poster Set is on-trend with the latest in classroom decor AND it delivers practical rules for a smoothly-managed
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$2.50
1566 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Organize your classroom library with this set of stylish library labels. This MEGA label set contains everything you need to label the books in your classroom library: large bin labels, small bin labels, and coordinating book labels. Whether you
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$18.00
1950 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Make note of upcoming holidays and classroom occasions with this set of Through the Year Calendar Holiday Cards. The set includes 2.5” square cards for a year’s worth of special days. Over 120 cards are included in the set! Directions for
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.50
1949 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
This is a set of number writing activities to help students gradually learn to count and write their numbers to 120. This complete set includes 36 number charts with various numbers missing. The first writing activity in each set shows a line of 10
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
1610 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Review the weather each day with this set of Weather Cards. Use the cards to label the top with you classroom calendar to discuss and display the daily weather forecast. The set includes three different sized sets of weather cards, and 3 different
Subjects:
Specialty, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
1393 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Organize your classroom library with this set of stylish library labels. This MEGA label set contains everything you need to label the books in your classroom library: large bin labels, small bin labels, and coordinating book labels. Whether you
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$18.00
1728 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Help your students SEE skip counting patterns on a hundred chart. This Rainbow Skip Counting Pack includes materials to help students learn to skip count to 100 by 2, 5, and 10. The charts included in this pack use the colors of the rainbow to
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Math Centers, Posters
$4.00
975 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Review the days of the week with this set of Through the Week Daily Label Cards. Use the cards to label the top of your pocket chart calendar or keep track of today, tomorrow, and yesterday. The set includes 2.75” square cards, plus two sets of
Subjects:
Specialty, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
1292 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
This is a set of 8 worksheets that use dominoes as a model for addition sentences. Each worksheet contains 6 problems featuring a picture of a domino and the corresponding addition sentence. In the first 5 pages, students are given an addition
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.00
1027 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
This is a set of 14 worksheets to help young learners develop early number sense. Each page features key vocabulary (more, less, same as, greater, fewer, equal to) clearly displayed on the pages. The pages start simple with children counting how
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Math Centers
$3.50
969 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Review the season each day with this set of Season Cards. Use the cards to label your classroom calendar to discuss and display the season. The set includes three different sized sets of season cards and coordinating season labels. The background
Subjects:
Specialty, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
1109 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 set of 100 emergent readers provides students with an opportunity to read and spell sight words in a hands-on way. Each Interactive
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$50.00
1603 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Give your classroom a bold pop of color while you foster shape recognition with this set of Shape Posters {Black Series}. Each card measures 8.5” x 11” and displays a brightly colored basic shape and the corresponding shape name. This set includes
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
767 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 help students learn to read and spell the sight word “when” in a hands-on way. Each page of "When I Am 100"
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
1028 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
This number line is a series of strips that count from 0-120. It is designed to be printed, attached, and displayed along a classroom wall to demonstrate number order up to 120. Each number strip is formatted to print on LEGAL size paper and is 3.3”
Subjects:
Reading, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.00
1034 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
This Getting it Write set includes 52 pages of printing practice in the traditional manuscript style of letter formation. Full and half-sheet practice pages are provided for each letter of the alphabet. All pages include detailed instructions for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Flash Cards, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
702 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
This is a collection of 11 color word labels to display in your classroom as a reference for students. The set includes labels for the 8 basic colors (plus white, gray, and pink). Each sign is formatted to print on LEGAL size paper and measures
Subjects:
Reading, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$2.50
830 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.94 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Organize your classroom with this set of stylish supply labels. Featuring white text over a bold black background with a simple row of polka dots across the top edge; this Classroom Supply Label set contains everything you need to label your
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$6.00
811 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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