Maria Gavin

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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
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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
This set of 8 fall-themed emergent readers provides students with an opportunity to read and spell sight words in a hands-on way. Each Interactive Sight Word Reader highlights one word to study. Every book shows a themed predictable sentence that is
Subjects:
Thanksgiving, Halloween, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Printables
CCSS:
RF.K.1, RF.K.1a, RF.K.3, RF.K.3c, RF.K.4
$8.00
$6.00
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By Maria Gavin
The perfect sight word activity for your Thanksgiving lesson plans! This is an emergent reader that provides students with an opportunity to read and spell the sight word “here” in a hands-on way. Each page of Here is the Feast contains a
Subjects:
Thanksgiving, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
286
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By Maria Gavin
This Thanksgiving emergent reader is the perfect addition to your holiday lesson plans! Get students reading and ENGAGING with sight words in a hands-on way with this Interactive Sight Word Reader about the First Thanksgiving! Each page of This is
Subjects:
Thanksgiving, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
249
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By Maria Gavin
Get into the Thanksgiving spirit while working on color words with this cute color by number Thanksgiving turkey page. A quick, cute, fun way to review color words; this 8.5x11" printout separates into 2 coloring pages to conserve paper and coloring
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Thanksgiving, Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
FREE
357
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By Maria Gavin
This is a set of 2.7x2.7" number cards for use with a classroom calendar. Each card features a cute Pilgrim or Native American graphic, a clear bold number, and a seasonal fall border arranged in an ABCD pattern. Students can find additional
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.50
70
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By Maria Gavin
Get into the Thanksgiving spirit while working on color words with this cute color by number Thanksgiving feast cornucopia page. A quick, cute, fun way to review color words; this 8.5x11" printout separates into 2 coloring pages to conserve paper
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Thanksgiving, Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
FREE
66
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By Maria Gavin
Integrate Religion into your Thanksgiving unit of study with this Interactive Sight Word Reader. This emergent reader provides students with an opportunity to learn to read and spell the sight word “you” in a hands-on way. Each page of Thank You
Subjects:
Religion, Thanksgiving, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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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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