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By Penelope's Portfolio
I created this RESPECT Packet and other Character Education - Social Skills Packets as I believe the path to happiness lies in how we treat one another. Furthermore, it is human nature to want to feel heard and respected in life as that creates a
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Posters, Printables
$4.00
473
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By Penelope's Portfolio
I created this EMPATHY Packet and other Character Education - Social Skills Packets as I believe the path to happiness lies in how we treat one another. Furthermore, it is human nature to want to feel heard and respected in life as that creates a
Subjects:
School Counseling, Character Education, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Posters, Printables
$4.00
98
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By Penelope's Portfolio
I created this GRATITUDE / THANKFULNESS Packet and other Character Education - Social Skills Packets as I believe the path to happiness lies in how we treat one another. Furthermore, it is human nature to want to feel heard and respected in life as
Subjects:
Character Education, Thanksgiving, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Posters, Printables
$4.00
140
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By Penelope's Portfolio
This end of the year, welcome, back to school, or anytime letter, is inspirational and motivational. I hope these words of encouragement inspire your children and students to succeed. It is print & go and ready to use in four different styles!
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
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By Penelope's Portfolio
Character education and social skills are extremely important. I created these packets as I believe the path to happiness lies in how we treat one another. Furthermore, it is human nature to want to feel heard and respected in life as that creates
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Posters, Printables
$132.00
$80.00
102
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By Penelope's Portfolio
I created this KINDNESS Packet and other Character Education - Social Skills Packets as I believe the path to happiness lies in how we treat one another. Furthermore, it is human nature to want to feel heard and respected in life as that creates a
Subjects:
School Counseling, Character Education, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Posters, Printables
$4.00
135
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By Penelope's Portfolio
I created this PERSEVERANCE / DILIGENCE Packet and other Character Education - Social Skills Packets as I believe the path to happiness lies in how we treat one another. Furthermore, it is human nature to want to feel heard and respected in life as
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Posters, Printables
$4.00
114
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By Penelope's Portfolio
I created this RESPONSIBILITY Packet and other Character Education - Social Skills Packets as I believe the path to happiness lies in how we treat one another. Furthermore, it is human nature to want to feel heard and respected in life as that
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Posters, Printables
$4.00
153
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By Penelope's Portfolio
Character Education is a key component to achieving a successful teaching environment and these RESPECT Task Question Cards work well on their own or make great additions to any social skills program. They are versatile and help students determine
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
$3.00
96
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By Penelope's Portfolio
I created this FAIRNESS Packet and other Character Education - Social Skills Packets as I believe the path to happiness lies in how we treat one another. Furthermore, it is human nature to want to feel heard and respected in life as that creates a
Subjects:
Classroom Management, School Counseling, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Posters, Printables
$4.00
60
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By Penelope's Portfolio
I created this FORGIVENESS Packet and other Character Education - Social Skills Packets as I believe the path to happiness lies in how we treat one another. Furthermore, it is human nature to want to feel heard and respected in life as that creates
Subjects:
School Counseling, Character Education, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Posters, Printables
$4.00
59
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By Penelope's Portfolio
Teaching kids social skills is essential, and these task cards help students question their own values and good behavior. This is a bundle made up of all the character education question task cards available in my store at a discounted price. They
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Speech Therapy, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Printables
$36.00
$23.00
67
Bundle
By Penelope's Portfolio
I created this TOLERANCE / DIVERSITY Packet and other Character Education - Social Skills Packets as I believe the path to happiness lies in how we treat one another. Furthermore, it is human nature to want to feel heard and respected in life as
Subjects:
School Counseling, Character Education, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Posters, Printables
$4.00
75
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By Penelope's Portfolio
I created this INTEGRITY Packet and other Character Education - Social Skills Packets as I believe the path to happiness lies in how we treat one another. Furthermore, it is human nature to want to feel heard and respected in life as that creates a
Subjects:
School Counseling, Character Education, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Posters, Printables
$4.00
34
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By Penelope's Portfolio
I created this GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP Packet and other Character Education - Social Skills Packets as I believe the path to happiness lies in how we treat one another. Furthermore, it is human nature to want to feel heard and respected in life as that
Subjects:
School Counseling, Character Education, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Posters, Printables
$4.00
55
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By Penelope's Portfolio
I created this GOOD MANNERS Packet and other Character Education - Social Skills Packets as I believe the path to happiness lies in how we treat one another. Furthermore, it is human nature to want to feel heard and respected in life as that
Subjects:
School Counseling, Character Education, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Posters, Printables
$4.00
52
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By Penelope's Portfolio
I created this TRUSTWORTHINESS Packet and other Character Education - Social Skills Packets as I believe the path to happiness lies in how we treat one another. Furthermore, it is human nature to want to feel heard and respected in life as that
Subjects:
School Counseling, Character Education, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Posters, Printables
$4.00
43
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By Penelope's Portfolio
I created this GOOD LISTENING SKILLS Packet and other Character Education - Social Skills Packets as I believe the path to happiness lies in how we treat one another. Furthermore, it is human nature to want to feel heard and respected in life as
Subjects:
School Counseling, Character Education, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Posters, Printables
$4.00
48
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By Penelope's Portfolio
These Positive Behavior / End of the Year Superlative Award Certificates and Life Skill / Virtue Posters are great for classroom management. Each award and poster focuses on Character Education. 70 color and b/w posters and awards, and 3 editable
Subjects:
School Counseling, Character Education, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Posters, Fun Stuff
$8.00
$6.00
50
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By Penelope's Portfolio
These Positive Behavior, End of the Year Awards / Certificates include a "That's Epic!" image on each award. Each award focuses on a Character Education / Social Skills trait. Included in this packet are 70 awards. In addition to the 70 awards, 3
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, End of Year
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Posters, Fun Stuff
$4.00
61
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a former elementary teacher with a background in psychology, social work, the non-profit sector, and special needs. I work from home creating resources from Penelope's Portfolio - Social Skills, and am also a hands on mother to my three beautiful children, who keep me learning every day!

MY TEACHING STYLE

The best compliment I received from one of my former students was, "You are strict and you are nice." That speaks to my teaching style of setting boundaries, yet being personable while focusing on virtues at the same time. My materials focus on character education and social skills, and are appropriate for teachers, school counselors, SPED, SLPs, parents, and other specialists.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Shining moments can be heartfelt and unforgettable. When I taught a student who experienced the loss of his mother while he was in second grade, I could relate to this student because I lost my father when I was a child in first grade. I told this student that I lost my father when I was young, just like he had lost his mother. We connected in a true and meaningful way. I was able to break through to this child in a unique manner that others could not. This student had many challenges, but our connection made things significantly easier for both of us. It was not necessary for me to teach differently to this child, but it was necessary for me to support and be there for this child. Once my student understood I was on his side, he was open to learning. That experience taught me that making real, not forced, and personal connections should never be underestimated, as they can lead to successes and shining moments. That type of reward is much greater than a paper award.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.A. in Education, B.A. in Psychology, and CA Teaching Credential.

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