Mrs Finn

 (95)
United States - Illinois - Pekin
Mrs Finn
4.0
930 votes
Each day is a gift...Go out and make someone else's day better! :)
 
FREE Download
Assess the general quality of my work with this free download
clear search
My Products
sort by:
Best Seller
view:
By Mrs Finn
The week before my students get out of school for Christmas break...we have a Christmas Spirit Week. One of those days is always a "Grinch" day...wear all green. I thought it would be fun to tie that day into an all day "Grinch" day. This kit
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Math, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.00
74 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.12 MB)
By Mrs Finn
Hi there! I am SO excited to share my "Mealworm Unit" with you! This is a unit I do every year with my kiddos and it's a huge HIT! Throughout this 2-week long unit, students are engaged in science experiments, observations, writing activities,
Subjects:
Measurement, General Science, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
52 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (9.34 MB)
By Mrs Finn
Hi all, I am so excited about this bundle of activities. My students LOVE, LOVE, LOVE non-fiction. So, I created these materials to use with my kiddos in the classroom. This kit allows for you to "introduce" your students to non-fiction text
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Printables
$3.50
62 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (9.83 MB)
By Mrs Finn
Hi all, This is a fun interactive power point slide show that I use when introducing the different types of figurative language to my kiddos. It's fun to see them giggle and learn all at the same time. I use this slide show for my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Minilessons
$3.00
36 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PPTX (4.91 MB)
By Mrs Finn
I really enjoy creating kid-friendly materials for my young authors to ensure success for all. This kid friendly checklist is aligned with the NEW Lucy Calkins second grade units of study: Writing About Reading-Opinion Writing. This checklist is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Classroom Forms
$2.50
36 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.79 MB)
By Mrs Finn
Hi all, I believe that it is so very important for children to know the history of the United States. With that being said...I put together a lesson in honor of September 11th that focuses on HEROES and symbols that represent America. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Activities
$2.50
28 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (3.15 MB)
By Mrs Finn
Hello Everyone, I am really excited about this character education activity kit. At the beginning of the year, I spend a great deal of time discussing “character” with my kiddos. It is something that I revisit and refer to throughout the entire
Subjects:
Literature, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Other, Activities, Printables
$2.50
26 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.96 MB)
By Mrs Finn
Calling all mad scientists! Here's a kid-friendly, eye-catching booklet where your students can record the entire scientific process during your classroom experiments. We just launched the new Lucy Calkins Lab Reports unit of study in my classroom,
Subjects:
Science, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Laboratory, Printables
$2.00
25 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (1.67 MB)
By Mrs Finn
In my classroom, I'm constantly reinventing the wheel to help my students in the goal setting process. I had a friend and colleague introduce me to the CAFE system invented by the two sisters of Daily Five. CAFE stands for C ~ comprehension, A ~
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$2.00
18 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PPTX (1.42 MB)
By Mrs Finn
I really enjoy creating kid-friendly materials for my young authors to ensure success for all. This kid friendly checklist is aligned with the NEW Lucy Calkins second grade units of study: Lessons from the Masters-Improving Narrative Craft. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Classroom Forms
$2.50
20 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PPTX (3.07 MB)
By Mrs Finn
The president is the highest elected official in the United States of America. This is a simple and "easy to understand" power point about the job of the president. Use this as an introduction about "Election Day"... or add it to a lesson about
Subjects:
Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$1.75
15 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PPTX (1.10 MB)
By Mrs Finn
Hi there, I am so excited about using this math rubric in my classroom. It is so important to me that I am well aware of my students' thinking and how they are responding in your math journals.This tool allows me to do just that. Also, I feel that
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math), Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$2.00
14 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PPTX (0.52 MB)
By Mrs Finn
Hi Everyone, This is an easy-to-follow common and proper noun activity kit.  This kit made it easy for my kiddos to understand the difference between common and proper nouns. And, these were activities that I used as part of my “Word/Skill Work”
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.50
11 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.46 MB)
By Mrs Finn
I'm always interested in different ways to help my learners to self-assess, and this one is a favorite of mine! Using the kid friendly rubric, students will rate themselves as a reader daily at the end of each reader's workshop. This serves as a
Subjects:
Reading, Back to School, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.25
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (9.29 MB)
By Mrs Finn
This font collection offers a unique look of colorful lettering that POPS off the page...uppercase and lowercase lettering and numbers 0-9. Insert these .png images (with transparent backgrounds) just as you would any other piece of clipart. You
Subjects:
Graphic Arts, Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Clip Art
$2.99
9 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (3.77 MB)
By Mrs Finn
This tool helps to keep my kiddos focused during our Daily 5 Math Workshop. It allows for student choice and high levels of independence. The download consists of 2 organizational tools... One has a goal setting form at the bottom and the other
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Other (Math), Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Classroom Forms, Math Centers
$1.50
14 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (0.66 MB)
By Mrs Finn
Hi all, I am so so excited about this classroom tool. I have currently been using it in my classroom, and it is working wonderfully. I had been wanting a reading response rubric to use in my classroom, but could never find exactly what I wanted.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$2.50
13 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PPTX (0.93 MB)
By Mrs Finn
Being able to write a letter is a part of writing in Writer's Workshop. Around the holidays, my kiddos get so excited when they get to write letters to their favorite Halloween ...Thanksgiving.... Christmas...Valentine's ... and Easter characters.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Valentine's Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.94 MB)
By Mrs Finn
Hi all, I am so so excited about this classroom tool. I have currently been using it in my classroom, and it is working wonderfully. It can be used for peer editing or as a self-assessment for your readers! With the new teacher evaluation system,
Subjects:
Reading, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$2.50
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.54 MB)
By Mrs Finn
This is something I whipped up to accompany the new Lucy Calkins Lab Reports Units of Study. We conducted an experiment in our classroom to see which students could blow bubbles and which students could not. (The kids had a BLAST with this!) We
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Graphing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Math Centers
$3.00
13 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (1.91 MB)
showing 1-20 of 165

Ratings

Digital Items
4.0
Overall Quality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Practicality:
4.0
Thoroughness:
4.0
Creativity:
4.0
Clarity:

4.0
Total:
930 total vote(s)
Ask Mrs Finn a question. They will receive an automated email and will return to answer you as soon as possible. Please Login to ask your question.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 26th year teaching. Currently I am teaching second grade, and I absolutely love it. I am so blessed with an incredible job where no day is EVER the same...no class is EVER the same...and no year is EVER the same. What a wonderful thing!!! There is NEVER a dull moment!!! :)

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is always changing based on the needs of my class...Right now I teach using the "workshop approach". It allows for differentiation...and individualized instruction.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Master's Degree in Reading

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. I have to admit that reading is my favorite subject to teach, so it was that that drove me to get a Master's Degree in Reading. Which I received at ISU as well.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a wife and mother of two amazing daughters. My two girls are completely different. I have one daughter that is on the high school dance team and loves every minute of it. My youngest daughter is very girly but involved in every sport that she can be. These young ladies keep my busy. Working out is another passion of mine...I actually taught fitness for over 20 years!

Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up