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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:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Flash Cards
$5.00
988
Digital Download PDF (4.06 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
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 different
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Worksheets, Math Centers, Activities
$6.00
$5.40
1,467
Bundle
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
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:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.00
456
Digital Download ZIP (5.27 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
780
Digital Download ZIP (33.17 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Engage your students with this set of 8 winter-themed emergent readers that are perfect for Christmas and the holiday season. Each winter Interactive Sight Word Reader highlights one word to study and encourages students to read and spell sight
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Printables
CCSS:
RF.K.1a, RF.K.3c, RF.K.4
$8.00
$6.00
167
Bundle
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
Digital Download ZIP (5.10 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
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:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Flash Cards
$8.00
131
Digital Download ZIP (0.51 MB)
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, Math Centers, Printables
$8.00
688
Digital Download PDF (2.58 MB)
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
145
Bundle
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:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$8.00
154
Digital Download ZIP (14.32 MB)
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:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$8.00
118
Digital Download ZIP (9.91 MB)
By Maria Gavin
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. Each Interactive Sight Word Reader highlights one word to study. Every book shows a themed predictable sentence
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Printables
$10.00
$7.50
75
Bundle
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
107
Digital Download PDF (0.43 MB)
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
80
Digital Download PDF (0.35 MB)
By Maria Gavin
Help your students recognize sight words in the 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. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$7.00
37
Digital Download PDF (0.40 MB)
By Maria Gavin
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 way. Each Interactive Sight Word Reader highlights one word to study. Every book shows a themed predictable
Subjects:
Back to School, Autumn, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Printables
$7.00
$5.25
49
Bundle
By Maria Gavin
Help your students recognize sight words in the First Grade 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 nineteen
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.50
7
Digital Download PDF (0.40 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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