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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:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
1,257
Digital Download PDF (3.44 MB)
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:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$15.00
2,112
Digital Download ZIP (49.38 MB)
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. #cheers2022This is a template to make students hats for the 100th Day of School. The finished hat proudly
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
2,043
Digital Download PDF (11.10 MB)
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 Use:Print
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.50
2,216
Digital Download PDF (23.30 MB)
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:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Specialty
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
1,617
Digital Download PDF (9.07 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Foster alphabet recognition, phonics development, and proper letter formation with this set of Alphabet Picture Cards in Traditional Formation. Each card measures 7.2” x 9.5” and displays the capital and lowercase letter, a coordinating brightly
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.00
740
Digital Download PDF (12.17 MB)
By Maria Gavin
This 100th Day of School sight word book is the perfect activity to get students ENGAGED with reading and spelling sight words in a hands-on way during your classroom festivities.Each page of When I am 100 contains a predictable sentence missing the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
1,674
Digital Download PDF (3.04 MB)
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:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$15.00
2,162
Digital Download ZIP (69.87 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Teach students the spelling pattern of “qu” in an exciting and memorable way... throw a Q and U wedding. This special classroom event 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
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Winter, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.00
737
Digital Download PDF (78.11 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
3,366
Digital Download PDF (0.97 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 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
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
Digital Download ZIP (33.44 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
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 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)
By Maria Gavin
The gingerbread-theme sight word book gets students reading and spelling sight words in a hands-on way. Each page of Do you See the Gingerbread? Interactive Sight Word Reader contains a predictable sentence about creating a gingerbread house that's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
573
Digital Download PDF (2.47 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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