Mary Schmidt

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By Mary Schmidt
This is a primary science unit that explores shadows. It includes a pre-assessment, science notebook, task cards, review, and post-assessment, and a shadow puppet design challenge. It covers topics such as how light makes shadows, which objects
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Task Cards
$4.00
50 ratings
3.9
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By Mary Schmidt
This fun Candy Land based math game helps you differentiate to meet the needs of all of your students. With 3 levels of play, your students can practice 2 digit minus 1 digit subtraction, 2 digit without regrouping, or 2 digit with regrouping.
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Games, Math Centers
$1.50
34 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Schmidt
This is a magazine that teaches about various ways that animals protect themselves. Topics include camouflage, teeth, claws, spines, poison, mimicry, playing dead, tusks, antlers, horns, hard shells, and armor like skin. Also included are photos
Subjects:
Science, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$5.00
37 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Schmidt
This passage is a great resource to use for fluency practice, close reading, or as a nonfiction text to supplement learning about natural resources. It includes 2 passages, 1 for use at home and 1 for repeated readings at school. A brief quiz and an
Subjects:
Reading, Economics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.00
34 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Schmidt
These graphs were created to review the 1st grade common core standard for Representing and interpreting data (1.MD.4). It focuses on the language of interpreting data, including the terms more than, less than, how many more, how many less, and
Subjects:
Math, Graphing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
$1.00
24 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Schmidt
This is a set of seatwork papers that I used during our unit of 2 digit addition and subtraction within 100. (1.NBT.4). The students used base ten blocks to solve each equation, and were directed to focus on when they had enough ones to make a trade
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Place Value
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
1.NBT.C.4
$5.00
25 ratings
3.9
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By Mary Schmidt
This is an STEM based engineering design challenge created to evaluate what students have learned about methods of seed dispersal. It presents a situation about a creature named Bloppo, and requires students to apply their knowledge about seed
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Rubrics
$2.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Schmidt
This passage is a great resource to use for fluency practice, close reading, or as a text to supplement learning about geodes. It includes 2 passages, 1 for use at home and 1 for repeated readings at school. A brief quiz and a craftivity reviewing
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.00
19 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Schmidt
Imagine... taking a day off without the stress of writing sub plans! This product includes resources that when paired with the book Dear Deer by Gene Barretta will provide you or a substitute with a whole group reading lesson on homophones. You will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$2.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Schmidt
Need a game to reinforce the addition strategy of Make a Ten? This game, offered in both full color and black line, has kids match a math fact with the 10+__ version that is friendlier and easier to add mentally. Played like Candyland, it is a
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Games, Math Centers
$2.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Schmidt
Not sure how to tackle the expectations of 1st grade common core writing? This file breaks down each element (mechanics, narrative, informational, and opinion) by quarter. The expectations build throughout the year in order to cover all the
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
1st
Types:
Assessment, Professional Documents, Rubrics
$6.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Schmidt
My young writers need a lot of help finding the correct place to use capital letters and punctuation. I created these story segments to practice finding the end of sentences, and thus discovering the correct place to place punctuation and capital
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Schmidt
This set of 4 math centers helps students practice counting coins. The first game is Money Bingo, which focuses on identifying, naming, and knowing the values of the coins. Stop Thief! focuses on creating a given value and then 'stealing' one of
Subjects:
Math, Measurement
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Math Centers
$6.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Schmidt
Looking for a way to get your kids up and out of the seats but keep them engaged in spelling practice? Place these cards around the room, and have the students can walk around with clipboards, recording each word as they find a card. Keep the word
Subjects:
Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
7 ratings
3.9
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By Mary Schmidt
This is a fun activity to practice or review present and past tense verbs. Students listen for the present tense verb read by another classmate that matches the past tense on their card. When they hear it, they stand up and read their card. This
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Games
$1.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Schmidt
Looking for a motivating way to get your kids to read nonfiction books and write opinions? The favorite activity of my students for years has been reading the Who Would Win series by Jerry Pallotta. The students research facts about each animal
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Minilessons, Nonfiction Book Study
$4.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Schmidt
The question ring is an excellent resource to use during guided reading instruction to ensure that you are asking a variety of higher order thinking questions. Simply copy the question stems onto cardstock or construction paper, laminate, cut
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities
$1.00
15 ratings
3.9
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By Mary Schmidt
Students are great at telling how many dogs are on the graph, how many dogs and cats, or which is the most. What is hard for kids is the comparative questions: How many more dogs than cats? This graphing game on PowerPoint turns the thinking
Subjects:
Graphing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$2.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Schmidt
This passage is a great resource to use for fluency practice, close reading, or as a nonfiction text to supplement learning about owls. It includes 2 passages, 1 for use at home and 1 for repeated readings at school. A brief quiz and a craftivity
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Schmidt
This math center practices both standard and non-standard measurement, depending on the needs of your students. You choose the measuring tool, whether it be one of the 3 included rulers or a tool of your own. Your students then find the winners of
Subjects:
Math, Measurement
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
$1.00
5 ratings
4.0
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