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By Maria Gavin
Add some hands-on, engaging sight word practice to your ocean unit with this emergent reader! Each page of This is Under the Sea contains a predictable sentence about different animals that live in the ocean. Every sentence is missing the word “is”
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
359
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By Maria Gavin
Provide your students with a little extra practice to build a strong foundation as they begin to develop the concept of addition with this set of 8 NO PREP Easy Addition Practice pages. #cheers2022Each worksheet contains addition sentences presented
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Math Centers, Printables
$2.00
584
Digital Download PDF (5.24 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Looking for a fun winter-themed sight word book to get students engaged with reading and writing sight words in a hands-on way? This is the perfect emergent reader! Each page of These are the Snowmen Interactive Sight Word Reader contains a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
410
Digital Download PDF (2.82 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Add some hands-on, engaging sight word practice to your space unit with this emergent reader! Each page of I See Outer Space contains a predictable sentence about various objects they might see in space. Every sentence is missing the word “see” and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
408
Digital Download PDF (2.30 MB)
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:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Specialty
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
1,265
Digital Download PDF (6.06 MB)
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:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Specialty
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
1,454
Digital Download PDF (2.33 MB)
By Maria Gavin
This is a class set of 30 Bingo cards. Each unique card contains a 4x4 playing grid (sixteen playing spaces total) displaying a random collection of numbers 1-20. Numbers 11-20 appear on every single Bingo card. The remaining spaces on each board
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Math Centers, Fun Stuff, Games
$4.00
280
Digital Download PDF (0.39 MB)
By Maria Gavin
This is a collection of 15 calendar number sets. Each set contains 36 number cards (1-34, plus 23/30 and 24/31) measuring 2.5x2.5”. All sets feature fun seasonal images, clear bold numbers, and a brightly colored border in a variety of patterns that
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Summer
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$12.00
904
Digital Download PDF (17.29 MB)
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:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.50
1,795
Digital Download PDF (0.89 MB)
By Maria Gavin
My top selling products are now available in a Bundle!This is a set of 16 interactive worksheets designed to help students develop the skill of decomposing numbers 2-9 using 1 inch paper tiles. On each activity page, students will create different
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Worksheets, Math Centers, Activities
$6.00
$5.40
1,467
Bundle
By Maria Gavin
Get students reading and ENGAGING with sight words in a hands-on way with this pirate-theme emergent reader! Each page of Where Was the Pirate Treasure? contains a predictable sentence about a hidden pirate treasure missing the word “was.” Students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
361
Digital Download PDF (2.38 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Inform students of their daily schedule with Kinder-Craze Schedule Cards! Print and laminate the desired cards for your classroom needs, then place them in a pocket chart or add magnets and display them on your classroom whiteboard. There is a
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.00
625
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By Maria Gavin
This is a set of 4 worksheet designed to help students develop the skill of decomposing numbers 4, 7, 8, and 9 using 1" construction paper squares in 2 different colors. Students will create different ways to represent a number, then record the
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Worksheets, Math Centers, Activities
$1.50
1,426
Digital Download PDF (0.58 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Get ready for fall with some hands-on, engaging sight word practice in this interactive emergent reader. Each page of See the Fall fun contains a predictable sentence about common activities to do in the fall. Every sentence is missing the word
Subjects:
Autumn, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
531
Digital Download PDF (3.81 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Add some hands-on, engaging sight word practice to your kindergarten shape unit with this emergent reader! Each page of I Can Draw Shapes contains a predictable sentence about different shapes. Every sentence is missing the word “can” and it is the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Geometry, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
551
Digital Download PDF (1.77 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Get students reading and ENGAGING with sight words in a hands-on way with Interactive Sight Word Readers! Each page of What the Animals Said contains a predictable sentence missing the word “said.” Students will cut apart the letters to spell “said”
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
678
Digital Download PDF (2.39 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Get ready for President's Day or George Washington's birthday during the month of Feburary with some hands-on, engaging sight word practice in this interactive emergent reader. Each page of He is George Washington contains a predictable sentence
Subjects:
Presidents' Day, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
727
Digital Download PDF (4.46 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Add some hands-on, engaging sight word practice to your community helper unit with this emergent reader! Each page of The People Go to Work contains a predictable sentence about different types of community helpers and the transportation they use.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
352
Digital Download PDF (3.06 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Add some hands-on, engaging sight word practice to your apple unit with this emergent reader! Each page of We Like Apples contains a predictable sentence about different things you can make with apples. Every sentence is missing the word “we” and it
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Autumn, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
327
Digital Download PDF (2.58 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Get students reading and ENGAGING with sight words in a hands-on way with this sight word book! Each page of This is my Pet Interactive Sight Word Reader contains a predictable sentence about common pets that is missing the word “this.” Students
Subjects:
Thanksgiving, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
319
Digital Download PDF (2.53 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hi and welcome! I’m Maria. I’m a kindergarten teacher turned work-from-home blogging mom to two beautiful, sweet, and joyfully energetic children. I graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, then went on to complete my Master’s degree in Curriculum and Teaching from MSU a few years later. I spent 13 years teaching First Grade and Kindergarten (both full-day and half-day) at a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Detroit. Each program came with its own exciting and challenging moments, but I especially loved teaching half-day kindergarten. My teaching blog, Kinder Craze started as a space to share my passion and love for early childhood education. I love having the opportunity to stay at home with my babies while they are young and often think about returning to the classroom once they are at school full-time. I don’t want to rush a single moment of our time together because I know that they are only little once and I want to enjoy as much of this sweet, exciting, exhausting, challenging season in our lives as I can. And right now, It’s pretty fun just being a regular mom who takes her kids to school.

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.

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 love all things tidy and organized, bright colors, natural lighting, and I think quiet time by myself for a mani and pedi is the ultimate treat. 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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