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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
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By Maria Gavin
Add some hands-on, engaging sight word practice to your life cycle of a butterfly unit with this emergent reader! Each page of They are Caterpillars contains a predictable sentence about each phase in the life cycle of a butterfly. Every sentence is
Subjects:
Spring, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
409
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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
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
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
Get ready for Mother's Day with some hands-on, engaging sight word practice in this interactive emergent reader. Each page of I Help My Mom contains a predictable sentence about common activities between a mother and her child. Every sentence is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spring, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
160
Digital Download PDF (3.47 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Get ready for Spring with some hands-on, engaging sight word practice in this interactive emergent reader. Each page of Look! Spring is Here! contains a predictable sentence about common signs of spring outside. Every sentence is missing the word
Subjects:
Spring, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
214
Digital Download PDF (2.90 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Celebrate Mother’s Day in style! Invite the Moms of your students into the classroom for very special tea party. This Printable Pack includes every printable item you need to celebrate Mother’s Day with an classroom tea party. These editable
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$8.00
445
Digital Download ZIP (20.04 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Teach students about the life cycle of a ladybug while working to master the sight word “soon” with this emergent reader! Each page of Now the Chick Grows contains a predictable sentence about the life cycle of a chicken missing the word “now.”
Subjects:
Spring, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
241
Digital Download PDF (3.65 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Get ready for Kindergarten Graduation and Summer Vacation with some hands-on, engaging sight word practice in this interactive emergent reader. Each page of I Could Go on Summer Vacation contains a predictable sentence about common activities that
Subjects:
Spring, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
123
Digital Download PDF (2.64 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Get ready for Father's Day with some hands-on, engaging sight word practice in this interactive emergent reader. Each page of I Help My Dad contains a predictable sentence about common activities between a father and his child. Every sentence is
Subjects:
Spring, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
94
Digital Download PDF (3.57 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Get ready for Mother's Day with some hands-on, engaging sight word practice in this interactive emergent reader. Each page of I Will Give My Mom a Gift contains a predictable sentence about common gifts that a child might give to his or her mom on
Subjects:
Spring, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
131
Digital Download PDF (2.51 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Teach students about the life cycle of a ladybug while working to master the sight word “soon” with this emergent reader! Each page of Soon it will be a Ladybug contains a predictable sentence about each phase of a ladybug's life cycle. Every
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spring, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
139
Digital Download PDF (2.85 MB)
By Maria Gavin
This is a set of 2.5x2.5" number cards for use with a classroom calendar. Each card features a brightly colored flower graphic, a clear bold number, and a green border arranged in an AABBCC pattern. These are a perfect addition to your May
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.50
97
Digital Download PDF (0.78 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Have some winter fun while working on color words with this cute Color by Number Butterfly page. A quick, fun way to review color words; this 8.5x11" printout separates into 2 coloring pages to conserve paper and coloring time without sacrificing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spring, Summer
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
FREE
150
Digital Download PDF (0.51 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Add some hands-on, engaging sight word practice to your life cycle of a frog unit with this emergent reader! Each page of I Know About Metamorphosis contains a predictable sentence about each phase a frog's life cycle.. Every sentence is missing the
Subjects:
Spring, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
109
Digital Download PDF (3.04 MB)
By Maria Gavin
This is a set of 2.5x2.5" number cards for use with a classroom calendar. Each card features an umbrella or raincloud graphic, a clear bold number, and a colorful border arranged in an ABCB pattern. These are a perfect addition to your classroom
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.50
75
Digital Download PDF (0.79 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Get ready for Mother's Day with some hands-on, engaging sight word practice in this interactive emergent reader. Each page of My Mom Likes Pretty Things contains a predictable sentence about various cute items that a mom might like. Every sentence
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spring, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
69
Digital Download PDF (2.17 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Interactive Sight Word Readers allow students to read and spell sight words in a meaningful and engaging way. Perfect for Teacher Appreciation Day! This is an emergent reader to provide students with an opportunity to learn to read and spell the
Subjects:
Spring, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
228
Digital Download PDF (2.81 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Celebrate spring while working on color words with this cute Color by Number Flower Pot page. A quick, fun way to review color words; this 8.5x11" printout separates into 2 coloring pages to conserve paper and coloring time without sacrificing any
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Spring, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
FREE
96
Digital Download PDF (0.85 MB)
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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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