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By Peacocks and Penguins
The Rules for Syllables kit was designed after my own experiences of teaching syllables to my fourth grade students. This is the actual lesson plan set and activities I use to teach syllables as part of my classroom’s Working with Words 15 minute
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Spelling
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Minilessons
$6.00
166
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By Peacocks and Penguins
All teachers are in the process of shifting instruction to meet the Common Core State Standards. One of the greatest areas in need of aligning is writing - in particular writing for grades 3-6. Fortunately for teachers, the CCSS gives us a clear
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables
$5.00
206
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By Peacocks and Penguins
This is an engaging and fun family project aimed at encouraging dialog at home about family. Family crests were once used to identify members of a family; this crest will be comprised of 4 important symbols of a modern family. The four quadrants of
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$2.00
181
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By Peacocks and Penguins
Math Fact Fluency Flip Cards and Slide Cards are designed to help students do two things: understand the relationships between numbers in a fact family and master fact fluency. This kit contains two different ways to strengthen fluency skills: flip
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Math Centers
$6.00
146
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By Peacocks and Penguins
Everyone gets better at doing something by practicing a little bit every day. What works for sports and music holds true for writing as well. "In The Write Direction - Daily Writing Prompts" gives your 3rd to 6th grade students an opportunity to
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.3.2, W.3.3, W.4.1, W.4.2, W.4.3, W.5.1, W.5.2, W.5.3, W.6.1, W.6.2...
$5.00
54
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By Peacocks and Penguins
Alligreater the Alligator is hungry! He only eats the greatest number, though. Teach the concept of number comparison using greater than, less than and equal to with this cute alligator named Alligreater. Get your kiddos' attention with the 2 short
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Posters
CCSS:
K.CC.B.4, K.CC.C.6, K.CC.C.7, 1.NBT.B.3
$5.00
79
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By Peacocks and Penguins
The First Grade Common Core State Standard Common Mathematics Assessment was designed to help you find and diagnose weak areas in mathematics for your first graders. One of the greatest challenges I had as a first grade teacher was pinpointing which
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st
Types:
Assessment
$12.00
104
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By Peacocks and Penguins
“Dear Mr. President” Friendly Letter Writing Unit is an eight-lesson unit for grade 3-5 writing. I created this unit during and after teaching Friendly Letter writing to my own fourth grade students. It was created using the backward-design model of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
$4.00
36
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By Peacocks and Penguins
Up your game with match fact fluency by incorporating movement, "counting up" strategy and fun. Common Core State Standards demand fluency in basic facts as early as first grade. Cootie Catchers (also known as Fortune Tellers) are an origami paper
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
CCSS:
1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.8
$3.00
63
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By Peacocks and Penguins
Up your game with multiplication fact fluency by incorporating movement, memorization and fun! Cootie Catchers (also known as Fortune Tellers) are an origami paper folding activity. Easy to follow instructions are included, as well as ideas for
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
$3.00
52
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By Peacocks and Penguins
Fluency is one the three big components to reading, yet we often overlook it in our reading instruction and assessment. We forget that a lack of fluency is not only often symptomatic of accuracy and automaticity, but can be an indicator of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$2.50
75
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By Peacocks and Penguins
Spelling Activities Pack is a word work/spelling practice kit that contains four activities appropriate from first grade all the way up to fifth. Different approaches to practicing spelling, including mathematical thinking, movement, and writing
Subjects:
Spelling
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
92
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By Peacocks and Penguins
Three products for practicing and securing math fact fluency, bundled together for a reduced price. This bundle comes with: Math Fact Fluency Flip and Slide Cards Kit Math Fact Fluency - Sandwich Shop Math Fact Fluency Cootie Catchers Read below
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
$10.00
57
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By Peacocks and Penguins
*** Open House and Meet the Teacher Survival Kit*** Are you experiencing the Open House “freak out”? You know a list exists of things you want to collect and hand out, but you’re worried you’ll forget in the middle of the chaos. You might be
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Professional Documents, Classroom Forms
$5.00
53
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By Peacocks and Penguins
Happy Holidays! This activity pack is made to practice making, reading and writing single syllables words with blends in the onset or the rime. These are ideal both for large or small group instruction, and even better for a literacy center. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
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By Peacocks and Penguins
Who trumps silent and magic e? Ninja e! He's sneaky, he's silent, he has powers to turn short vowel sounds to long vowel sounds! Introduce your students to a character they won't forget! Teach Ninja e like you would the "Silent Magic e". Hand
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
45
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By Peacocks and Penguins
*** Open House and Meet the Teacher Survival Kit*** Are you experiencing the Open House “freak out”? You know a list exists of things you want to collect and hand out, but you’re worried you’ll forget in the middle of the chaos. You might be
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
91
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By Peacocks and Penguins
This is a bundled product containing both the kindergarten and first grade Common Core State Standard Mathematics Assessment kits. The bundle contains everything the single kits contain for a reduced price. See each product description below for
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$20.00
19
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By Peacocks and Penguins
Learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks using the effective strategy of compare and contrast! This mini-research unit on two of our great civil rights icons provides the opportunity to learn about MLK and Rosa Parks by comparing
Subjects:
U.S. History, Martin Luther King Day, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.3.4, RI.3.7, RI.3.9, RI.3.10, RI.4.4, RI.4.7, RI.4.9, RI.4.10, RI.5.3, RI.5.4, RI.5.7...
$3.00
16
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By Peacocks and Penguins
Math Fact fluency is an important foundation for mathematics. It is the skill that helps us break down and build up numbers, solve operations and algorithms quickly, and build number sense. The flip cards can be used to reviewing and practicing, but
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Math Centers
FREE
69
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm a passionate third grade teacher who loves my job! I taught first grade before switching up. I am always looking for authentic learning, innovative teaching, and avenues for bringing fun to my classroom. I haven't always been a teacher, though. I was a graphic designer before deciding to go back to school when my girls were little. I have my bachelor's degree in education from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, and my Masters in education from St. Mary's University in Winona.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Work hard, have fun, laugh often and make some mistakes along the way! I absolutely love to think outside the box and bring new experiences to my students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Augsburg.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Undergraduate from Augsburg College, MN Masters from St. Mary's University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Living life creatively, parenting with laughter and love, and teaching like my pants are on fire. I love to create lessons and activities, believe passionately in math and science, and just can't seem to get enough reading! Come and check out my blog at http://peacocksandpenguins.blogspot.com/ and my facebook page at facebook.com/peacocksandpenguins.

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