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By Melissa Machan - First Grade Smiles
*This Reindeer unit is a Top 100 seller every Christmas!* This is a common core aligned literacy unit with a Christmas theme twist. Common core stresses a shift in informational literacy and this unit has both informational and literature based
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
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By Melissa Machan - First Grade Smiles
All About Me, Find a Friend, and and so much more for that first week of school! If you're looking for fun, interactive lessons for back to school, then this is for you. Those first days of school are not easy, but this pack is sure to help.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$6.00
423 ratings
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By Melissa Machan - First Grade Smiles
Mother's Day Gift Book, Craft, and Printables - Flowers for Mom Create some adorable keepsakes for Mother's Day with this pack! Here's what's included: *Flower shaped gift book for students to respond to prompts - both sweet and sincere as well
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Spring
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$4.50
302 ratings
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By Melissa Machan - First Grade Smiles
End of the Year Activities {Farewell Firsties} This is the perfect summer send-off pack of activities for your little firsties! A teacher must-have!!! Here is what is included, but please download the free preview so you can see a snapshot of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, End of Year
Grades:
1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$7.50
332 ratings
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By Melissa Machan - First Grade Smiles
Get your students pumped about penguins!!! This is a common core aligned literacy unit on Penguins (with a bonus math connection). Common core stresses a shift in informational literacy and this unit has both informational and literature based
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$9.00
244 ratings
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By Melissa Machan - First Grade Smiles
Valentine's Day {Math and Literacy Activities, Games, Crafts, and MORE!} This pack is perfect for reinforcing important common core standards in math and literacy and has an adorable Valentine's Day theme. Here is what's included: Conversation
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Valentine's Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers
$9.00
232 ratings
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By Melissa Machan - First Grade Smiles
Math RTI - K-1 Early Number Sense - Counting and Cardinality Common Core Aligned Intervention is such an important part of teaching and has become much more important over the last couple years. This first Math RTI pack that I've created starts at
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.2, K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.4a, K.CC.B.4b, K.CC.B.4c, K.CC.B.5, K.CC.C.6, K.CC.C.7, 1.NBT.A.1
$15.00
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By Melissa Machan - First Grade Smiles
Father's Day Gift Book, Craftivity, and Printables {Best Dad Ever} Create some adorable keepsakes for Father's Day with this pack! Here's what's included: *Trophy shaped gift book for students to respond to prompts - both sweet and sincere as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$4.50
139 ratings
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By Melissa Machan - First Grade Smiles
Students need to have resources within the classroom that they can use while learning. This is the PERFECT number line to hang on your walls and its bright colors will make it easier for students to see and use from across the room. There is the
Subjects:
Math, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
165 ratings
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By Melissa Machan - First Grade Smiles
This pack can go along with any biography study your students are working on. All of the students could have the same papers even if they are studying different people. Contents: * Biography student booklet - can be used in guided reading groups
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Projects, Printables
$4.00
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By Melissa Machan - First Grade Smiles
This is a common core aligned literacy unit with a Easter theme twist. Common core stresses a shift in informational literacy and this unit has both informational and literature based activities. You'll be amazed how much learning will be taking
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Easter, Spring
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$7.00
129 ratings
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By Melissa Machan - First Grade Smiles
Common Core Math Centers (Set 1) {Number cards 1-120 and 13 Math Centers} 13 different centers to reinforce number sense that can be used and reused ALL YEAR LONG! This pack includes colorful number cards 1-120, number word cards (1-30, and tens
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
$6.00
166 ratings
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By Melissa Machan - First Grade Smiles
Making combinations of 10 is such an important skill for students as they develop their number sense. In this pack you will find a math center where students match the number sentence with the picture, a mini-book for students to record the
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.5, K.OA.A.1, K.OA.A.2, K.OA.A.3, K.OA.A.4, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.A.2, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.B.4, 1.OA.C.6...
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By Melissa Machan - First Grade Smiles
Send your students to Elf School!!!Inspired by the picture book, Elf Elementary by Edward Miller, this elf craftivity will definitely catch the interest of those little ones hoping to one day be one of Santa's elves. This book can be difficult to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.50
86 ratings
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By Melissa Machan - First Grade Smiles
Descriptive language is what makes good writing-GREAT writing! Give your students this resource to use when trying to find more describing words to use in their writing. This resource is somewhat similar to a mini thesaurus in that it has topics
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Handouts
$1.50
97 ratings
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By Melissa Machan - First Grade Smiles
Number of the Day, Calendar, Weather {Daily Math Practice} If you are trying to find ways to help your students develop a strong number sense, then look no further. This pack provides daily math activities that are meaningful and follow the Common
Subjects:
Graphing, Back to School, Place Value
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.2, K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.4, 1.MD.C.4, 2.MD.C.8, K.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.C.4, 1.NBT.C.5...
$5.00
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By Melissa Machan - First Grade Smiles
Plants Lapbook This project is a fun, fact-filled way to allow students to show all that they learned about plants. Included in this plants lapbook are interactive foldables on the following topics: *What plants needs to grow *Plant life cycle (3
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Spring
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$3.50
114 ratings
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By Melissa Machan - First Grade Smiles
Looking for ways to increase your student's number sense AND improve their fact fluency? Look no further! These Number Bond Books are just what you need to help your students understand how to decompose numbers and how addition and subtraction are
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.OA.A.1, K.OA.A.2, K.OA.A.3, K.OA.A.4, K.OA.A.5, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.B.4, 1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.7...
$5.00
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By Melissa Machan - First Grade Smiles
Veteran's Day and Election Day Activities (Proud to be an American) Don't let these important two days slip by without spending some time talking about the many reasons why we should be proud to be Americans. Here's what's included: Election
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.00
53 ratings
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By Melissa Machan - First Grade Smiles
Reading for Information/Informational Writing/Monitoring for Meaning/Guided Reading Teach your students to be Fact Finders! This pack of resources can be used with ANY informational text you might be working on. It includes resources that you can
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.4, RI.1.5, RI.1.7, RI.1.8, RI.1.10, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.4, RI.2.5...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 15 years and have loved every second of it! I have taught Kindergarten through 4th grade, but my heart is definitely in K-1 and where I plan to stay. If you're looking for more ideas than what's here on Tpt, please visit my blog First Grade Smiles.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I try my best to have a classroom filled smiles, laughter, and learning!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have served as a grade level coordinator for my district for 6 years, as well as the elementary social studies coordinator. My most prized honors have come from the thank you cards and notes I have received from parents and students over the years, as well as the kind words from my colleagues. Maybe those don't count as awards, but they definitely matter the most to me!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I am certified in Elementary Education PreK-6th grade, Special Education K-12 and Literacy Education Birth-6th grade.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Quote to live by: "A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank...but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child." -- Forest Witcraft

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