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The chapter book "My Father's Dragon" by Ruth Stiles Gannett is on the Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar - Stories list for grades 2-3. It is a Newbery Honor Book and is the first book in the trilogy (sequels: "Elmer and the Dragon" and
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This math assessment includes two versions of a first grade Common Core math assessment. The first is a pre-assessment which is a shortened version of the full summative assessment. It includes 1-2 problems per Common Core standard. It is only 4
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This file contains a page for each first grade common core math standard - all 21 of them. Each page is labeled with the standard with which it corresponds. Mix and match the pages to create your own pre and post assessments to differentiate your
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Help your students master basic computer skills in a digital world. Technology is becoming fully integrated into educational curriculum, these activities will build the foundation. Learn the components of a web browser, mouse, and keyboard (and
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18 hidden pictures using a number grid (1-120). Each hidden picture corresponds with an activity page that reinforces Common Core Standard: Numbers and Operations in Base Ten for first grade. A blank number grid and answer key are included.
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This file includes activities to practice ordering three objects by length, comparing lengths of objects and measuring objects with length units as stated in CCSS 1.MD.1 and 1.MD.2. Students will use the terms shorter, shortest, longer and longest
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This file includes 95 word lists and corresponding activities for grades 1-3. The word lists are adapted from the “Words Their Way” approach to spelling. The “Words Their Way” assessment tool will help determine student instructional spelling
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This file contains pages that demonstrate the meaning of the equal sign (as a balance) in accordance with CCSS 1.OA.7. These pages use ten frames, tally marks, base ten blocks and numerals to illustrate the use of the balance (showing both sides
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This file contains multiple activities for ALL eighteen first grade Common Core State Standards. Nineteen sections are listed in the contents and identified by title pages which list the corresponding CCSS number. This file covers the entire
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This file provides a variety of visuals and strategies to understand addition and subtraction of two-digit numbers and multiples of tens in accordance with CCSS 1.NBT.4, 1.NBT.5 and 1.NBT.6. Number grids, base ten blocks and dominoes are used as
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This file contains eight sentence combining pages and ten sentence expanding pages. Each page has three opportunities to practice combining or expanding sentences. On the combining pages, two short, simple sentences are provided and the student
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This file contains three different picture sort sheets and a blank sorting page. Students cut out the pictures and glue them into a column based on the short vowel sound they hear in the word. It also contains ten different sheets of short vowel
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This file contains a variety of "Make Ten" strategies included in CCSS 1.OA.3 and 1.OA.6. The activities start with an example and vary in complexity, making it easy to differentiate for students. CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.3 Apply properties of
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This file includes a blank sorting sheet and eight sheets of rhyming picture pairs. Students cut out the pictures, find the rhyming pairs, and glue them on the sorting sheet to match. These sorts promote phonemic awareness and make great literacy
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This file contains 3 booklets: skip counting by twos, fives, and tens. Each booklet has ten or more pages for students to practice their skip counting skills.
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This file contains practice pages for "partitioning circles and rectangles into tow and four equal shares" as stated in CCSS 1.G.3. Some pages include dotted lines for partitioning the shapes, while others are left blank. Students are asked to
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This file contains a variety of activities to compose two and three dimensional shapes as written in CCSS 1.G.2. Students will fill shapes and pictures with other shapes while recording which ones and how many were used. They will match
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This file contains three different picture sort sheets and a blank sorting page. Students cut out the pictures and glue them in to a column based on the long vowel sound they hear in the word. It also contains five different pages of long vowel
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This file contains practice pages for using a number line as an addition/subtraction strategy in accordance with CCSS 1.OA.5 & 1.OA.6. Students must show how they use the number line to add/subtract (by drawing the "jumps"). There is a
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This file contains pages to practice "decomposing a number leading to a ten" (CCSS 1.OA.3 and 1.OA.6). These pages create a step-by-step process to learn/apply this subtraction strategy using manipulatives and visuals. CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.3
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my eighth year teaching first grade in Highland Park, IL.

MY TEACHING STYLE

During my student teaching, "differentiation" was the current buzz word. Therefore, I was "raised" in education to differentiate for my students' needs. I assess continually and conduct a lot of small group instruction to differentiate for my students each year.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Presenter at the 2013 Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) conference.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Master of Education in Reading and Literacy degree from Benedictine University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University. I have a Reading Specialist certificate and have earned endorsements (and am highly qualified) in Middle School Education, Mathematics, Language Arts, and Social Sciences. I am also a "Technology Leader" in my elementary school building.

Highly Qualified in Mathematics:

Math is one of my favorite subjects, and always has been. In college, I chose to specialize in mathematics with my education degree, even though I had tested out of any math credit requirements. I loved learning to teach math as much as learning it myself. I am an active participant in district math curriculum and assessment design committees. I am especially well versed in the first grade Common Core State Standards for mathematics. I design my math activities based on the CCSS and their specific criteria. I see many educators and publishers trying to match their previous work to the CCSS. Many of these products claim to “align” with the CCSS; however they do NOT contain the same level of concepts and strategies outlined in the standards. When you purchase my math materials, you can be certain they are not aligned, but designed based on the CCSS by an educator who understands mathematics.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Nikki is an artist and a first grade teacher. She enjoys using a variety of artistic media. Currently, her illustrating technique combines the use of watercolor, collage, and graphic design. Her children’s books and teacher materials incorporate her experience with children and art. Her work is inspired by her love of water, animals and family.