Maria Gavin

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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
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.50
1949 ratings
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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
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
$5.00
1336 ratings
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By Maria Gavin
This Getting it Write set includes 52 pages of printing practice in the traditional manuscript style of letter formation. Full and half-sheet practice pages are provided for each letter of the alphabet. All pages include detailed instructions for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Flash Cards, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
702 ratings
4.0
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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:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$6.00
811 ratings
4.0
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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:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$6.00
711 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
This 28 page unit includes all you need to teach a thorough study of solid figures in Grades K-1-2. Includes resources for 6 basic solid figures (sphere, cube, cylinder, cone, pyramid, & rectangular prism.) This unit is designed with the intent
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Physical Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Math Centers
$8.00
664 ratings
4.0
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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:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$6.00
523 ratings
4.0
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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
397 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Organize your classroom with this set of stylish supply labels. Featuring black text over a clean white 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:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$6.00
406 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Organize your classroom with this set of stylish supply labels. Featuring black text over a clean white background with a coordinating graphic; this Visual Supply Label set contains everything you need to label your classroom materials. OVER 130
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
$8.00
181 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Interactive Sight Word Readers allow students to read and spell sight words in a meaningful and engaging way. This set of 8 winter-themed emergent readers provides students with an opportunity to read and spell sight words in a hands-on way. Each
Subjects:
Reading, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.00
150 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Label the AR level of every book in your elementary classroom library according to your personal color specifications with AR library labels. This MEGA label set contains everything you need to label the Accelerated Reader level of books in your
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$8.00
126 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
This is a set of capital and lowercase letters created on a simple drawing of the house. The handwriting lines are a reference to the parts of a house (the attic, upstairs, downstairs, and basement) and the image allows students to focus on the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Flash Cards, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
116 ratings
4.0
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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 coordinating graphic; this Visual Supply Label set contains everything you need to label your classroom materials. OVER 130
Subjects:
Specialty, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
$8.00
138 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Interactive Sight Word Readers allow students to read and spell sight words in a meaningful and engaging way. 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
Subjects:
Reading, Thanksgiving, Halloween
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.00
132 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
This is a class set of 30 Bingo cards. Each unique card contains a 5x5 playing grid (25 playing spaces total). Each Bingo card contains sight words for the eight basic colors, numbers zero-ten and a few others (can, the, is, you, see, has.) Calling
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$5.00
96 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Label the AR level of every book in your elementary classroom library according to your personal color specifications with AR library labels. This MEGA label set contains everything you need to label the Accelerated Reader level of books in your
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$8.00
106 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Help your students recognize sight words in the Pre-Primer Dolch List with these fun Sight Word Searches. Each student workpage displays a given sight word in bold print at the top. Below the given word is a word search box displaying twelve words.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.50
77 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Interactive Sight Word Readers allow students to read and spell sight words in a meaningful and engaging way. This set of 10 color word-themed emergent readers provides students with an opportunity to read and spell sight words in a hands-on way.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$7.50
69 ratings
4.0
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By Maria Gavin
Interactive Sight Word Readers allow students to read and spell sight words in a meaningful and engaging way. This set of 8 back-to-school themed emergent readers provides students with an opportunity to read and spell sight words in a hands-on
Subjects:
Reading, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.00
47 ratings
4.0
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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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