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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:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.00
868
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By Maria Gavin
Get students reading and ENGAGING with sight words in a hands-on way with this Thanksgiving emergent reader! Each page of I Am Thankful For contains a predictable sentence missing the word “for.” Students will cut apart the letters to spell “for”
Subjects:
Thanksgiving, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
183
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By Maria Gavin
Add some hands-on, engaging sight word practice as you teach the life cycle of a plant with this emergent reader! Each page of I Saw My Bean Plant Grow contains a predictable sentence about various phases in the life cycle of a bean plant. Every
Subjects:
Spring, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
348
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By Maria Gavin
This is a set of cards for numbers 0-20. Each card measures 6"x9.25" and features a numeral, the corresponding number word, and an array of black dots that match the stated quantity. Hang the cards as a classroom decoration/reference to display
Subjects:
Math, Classroom Management, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Posters, Fun Stuff, Other
$3.00
523
Digital Download PDF (1.86 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Get ready for Halloween with some hands-on, engaging sight word practice in this interactive emergent reader. Each page of I'm Not Scared Of Anything contains a predictable sentence about (not so) spooky Halloween creatures. Every sentence is
Subjects:
Halloween, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
273
Digital Download PDF (2.06 MB)
By Maria Gavin
This is a set of 6 worksheets designed to help student develop number sense and the concept of number order (what comes before, after, and between given numbers). Two worksheets are provided for each number concept (before, after, between.) The
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Math Centers, Printables
$1.50
714
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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 is in my Jar? contains a predictable sentence missing the word “in.” Students will cut apart the letters to spell “in”
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
137
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By Maria Gavin
This is a class set of 30 Bingo cards. Each unique card contains a 4x4 playing grid (16 playing spaces total), displaying a capital and corresponding lowercase letter in each space. Calling cards of each letter are also included for the Bingo
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.50
177
Digital Download PDF (0.43 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Get ready for Easter with some hands-on, engaging sight word practice in this interactive emergent reader. Each page of Look at that Egg contains a predictable sentence about various colored Easter eggs. Every sentence is missing the word “that” and
Subjects:
Easter, Spring, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
283
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By Maria Gavin
Get ready for Martin Luther King Day with some hands-on, engaging sight word practice in this interactive emergent reader. Each page of Here is Martin Luther King, Jr. contains a predictable sentence about important events in Martin Luther King,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
203
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By Maria Gavin
This is an emergent reader that provides alphabet recognition in a hands on way. Each page of “My ABC Book” contains a predictable sentence about a letter of the alphabet. Students will cut out each letter of the alphabet (included) then glue
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.50
329
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By Maria Gavin
Get ready for Halloween with some hands-on, engaging sight word practice in this interactive emergent reader. Each page of Look at the Monsters contains a predictable sentence about various colored monsters. Every sentence is missing the word “look”
Subjects:
Autumn, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
384
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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:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.50
899
Digital Download PDF (4.94 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Remind students of the current month with this set of Through the Year Annual Label Cards. The set includes 3.3”x4.4” year label cards in 14 color combinations for each month. Fourteen colors of “The month is” display backgrounds are also included
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Specialty
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.50
612
Digital Download PDF (4.10 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Get ready for Fire Safety Week with some hands-on, engaging sight word practice in this interactive emergent reader. Each page of Who is the Hero? contains a predictable sentence about specific items a fire fighter might use. Every sentence is
Subjects:
Autumn, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
156
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By Maria Gavin
Get ready for summer vacation with some hands-on, engaging sight word practice in this interactive emergent reader. Each page of Things I See at the Beach contains a predictable sentence about common objects and creatures found at the beach. Every
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Summer, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
193
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By Maria Gavin
This is the perfect sight word book to get students reading and spelling sight words in a hands-on way during the Christmas season. Each page of Do You See Santa? Interactive Sight Word Reader contains a predictable asking sentence about a Santa and
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
360
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By Maria Gavin
Celebrate a Q and U Wedding in style… with Q and U Wedding student party hats! This fun and fashionable accessory is certain to make a big impact and help students remember that q and u stand side-by-side each time q is needed in a word. Copy the
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Winter, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
202
Digital Download PDF (27.33 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Count how many days of school it has been with Through the Year Days of School Counting Cards. The set includes large and background cards in 21 color combinations to help you count. Numbered cards to cut apart and display on the background cards
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Specialty
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.50
715
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By Maria Gavin
Help your students master the early addition facts (sums 0-5). This set contains nine different addition worksheets for student practice. Each page features twelve addition sentences in a clear font for young learners with a fun graphic to add a
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.50
353
Digital Download PDF (1.60 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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