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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
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By Maria Gavin
A quick and easy measuring comparison activity page for Kindergarten! Just make copies and give each students 5 different colored strips of construction paper that are 1"x6" long. Students cut each strip into 2 pieces (that are not equal) and glue
Subjects:
Math, Measurement
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Worksheets, Math Centers, Activities
FREE
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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
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By Maria Gavin
This is a collection of 15 labels to place above your classroom calendar. These monthly headers feature fun seasonal colors and graphics. They are formatted to print on legal-size paper. Once trimmed, the printed headers measure 4x13”. For lasting
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Summer
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
413
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By Maria Gavin
This grid with 26 spaces is designed for who are beginning to write the alphabet. The boxes help students to visualize how far along they are in the process and identify whether they skipped any letters (if there are blank boxes left at the end of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
FREE
126
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By Maria Gavin
Work on counting, number recognition, reading, and number writing with the Apple Number Writing Book. This 12-page emergent reader includes a cover page and 11 writing pages for students to count and practice printing numbers 0-10. Copyright ©
Subjects:
Numbers, Autumn, Handwriting
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Math Centers, Printables
FREE
168
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By Maria Gavin
Welcome students into your new classroom with a cute coloring page. The first day of school is hectic and overwhelming for the students and their teacher. Provide students with a cute, easy coloring activity while you make sure everyone gets settled
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Posters, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
178
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By Maria Gavin
This is a class set of 4 activity sheets for introducing the concept of ABC order. The first two pages ask students to place a few letters in ABC order. The third and fourth activity sheets are best introduced after students gain a sense of comfort
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (ELA)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
FREE
213
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By Maria Gavin
Teach about fire safety while working on color words with this cute color by number firefighter page. A quick, cute, fun way to review color words; this 8.5x11" printout separates into 2 coloring pages to conserve paper and coloring time without
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
FREE
209
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By Maria Gavin
Use this template to create adorable stained glass mittens in your classroom. All you need is tissue paper and clear contact paper. Complete instructions can be found on the Kinder-Craze blog for freebies and great project ideas. Copyright © 2014
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
141
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By Maria Gavin
Celebrate the 100th Day of School with festive t-shirts that show off a collection of 100 items. Dozens of fans have requested a copy of the note I send to the parents in my kindergarten classroom informing them of this special homework assignment.
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
103
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By Maria Gavin
Get organized in style with Editable Binder Covers from Kinder-Craze. In this PDF you will find binder covers and coordinating binder inserts that I use in my own classroom. The download also includes editable PowerPoint files of the cover and spine
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables
FREE
233
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By Maria Gavin
A simple form for students to complete after listening to an audiobook. The worksheet requires students to record the name of the book, color whether or not they liked it, and draw a picture from the story. If you like this item, you will LOVE
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
FREE
145
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By Maria Gavin
Help children learn to pray one decade of the Rosary with this convenient guide. The illustrated guide provides a large image of a Rosary and clearly identifies which prayers to recite for each bead. Additional pages provide the words for each
Subjects:
Religion
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
For Parents, Handouts, Printables
FREE
180
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By Maria Gavin
This set of printable flashcards is perfect for mastering basic addition and subtraction facts within 5. Formatted to print on AVERY 5163 labels, these pages are a great resource to print and stick to 3x5” index cards. Use two different colors of
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Flash Cards, Printables
FREE
101
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By Maria Gavin
Make note of upcoming school days with this set of Events at School Calendar Reminder Cards. The set includes 3 printable cards for the following common school events: half day, no school, early dismissal, late start, school assembly, guest teacher,
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
268
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By Maria Gavin
Get into the fall season while working on color words with this cute color by number Johnny Appleseed page. A quick, cute, fun way to review color words; this 8.5x11" printout separates into 2 coloring pages to conserve paper and coloring time
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
FREE
109
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By Maria Gavin
Help your students write with invented spelling with this helpful alphabet chart as a reference. The chart displays each letter of the alphabet in a traditional manuscript font with a brightly colored corresponding picture beginning with that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Handouts, Printables
FREE
154
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By Maria Gavin
A quick and easy activity for young learners. Students need to label each of 5 farm animal pictures (cow, pig, duck, horse, goat). Students can use letter-sound skills for invented spelling or use classroom references to complete.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
FREE
112
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By Maria Gavin
Enjoy some Christmas fun while working on color words with this cute color by number elf page. A quick, cute, fun way to review color words; this 8.5x11" printout separates into 2 coloring pages to conserve paper and coloring time without
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, 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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