Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson

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By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Here's a set of fun and effective math activities to build skills and vocabulary in first grade and second grade math. This set of 120 riddle cards with both printable and digital options will give your students lots of practice with addition,
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Math Centers, Printables, Games
CCSS:
2.MD.C.8, 1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.3, 1.NBT.C.5, 2.NBT.A.2, 2.OA.C.3
$7.50
1,148
Digital Download PDF (31.35 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
This collection of 23 ready-to-use bar graphs and tally charts will give your students lots of practice collecting and recording data about themselves and the other students in their class. It's such a fun back to school activity to build classroom
Subjects:
Math, Graphing, Back to School
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
1.MD.C.4
$4.00
779
Digital Download PDF (5.47 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Challenge your students with this set of 50 engaging printable and projectable riddle cards! Suitable for high second through fourth graders, the riddles are solved using algebraic thinking and logical reasoning. There are so many opportunities to
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Mental Math, Place Value
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Math Centers, Task Cards, Games
CCSS:
2.NBT.A.1, 2.OA.B.2
$7.00
269
Digital Download ZIP (18.60 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
These winter riddle activities are a fun-filled and engaging way to build vocabulary and to lay the groundwork for early comprehension skills. Your kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students will love solving this set of 24 winter riddles
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Winter, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RI.K.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.4, RI.2.1, RI.2.4, W.1.2, W.2.2, SL.K.2, SL.K.3, SL.1.2...
$4.25
223
Digital Download PDF (10.57 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Are you looking for an activity that will build early math skills and keep your young mathematicians engaged and thinking all year, whether at school or at home? This set of 100 number sense riddles for kindergarten is just what you need!You'll save
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Math Centers, Games
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.2, K.CC.B.4
$6.50
266
Digital Download PDF (13.94 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
If you're always looking for new ways to review and keep math concepts fresh in your third grade class, try this set of 120 math riddle task card activities! They're an easy way to get your students talking about math and to include some spiral
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Place Value
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Games
CCSS:
3.MD.C.5, 3.MD.C.7, 3.MD.D.8, 3.NBT.A.2, 3.OA.A.2, 3.OA.A.4, 3.G.A.1
$7.50
173
Digital Download ZIP (50.66 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Keep your students challenged with this set of 24 math riddles, designed to practice second grade and third grade addition, subtraction, and place value skills. Students love the fun pirate theme!If you teach Spanish bilingual, Spanish Immersion,
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Critical Thinking, Place Value
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Math Centers, Task Cards
CCSS:
2.NBT.B.5, 2.NBT.B.6, 2.OA.A.1, 2.OA.B.2, 2.OA.C.3
$5.75
240
Digital Download ZIP (9.71 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Are you teaching about animals? Your students will love building their vocabulary and science knowledge with these unique riddles, and you'll love the way this cross-curricular set reinforces early reading strategies like identifying key details,
Subjects:
Biology, Reading Strategies, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RI.1.1, RI.1.4, RI.2.1, RI.2.4, W.1.2, W.2.2, SL.1.2, SL.1.3, SL.2.1, SL.2.3...
$4.00
213
Digital Download PDF (8.70 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Do your students need more practice making predictions when they read fiction and non-fiction texts? Build their skills in using pictures and prior knowledge to make predictions that make sense with this bundle of 50 engaging pictures and guiding
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.2.7, RI.1.3
$13.50
$8.10
230
Bundle
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Practice math skills, vocabulary, inference, and use of key details with this set of 120 spiral review math riddle task cards for grades one and two. When you solve a card or two every day, you'll find that this resource is a great way to keep
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Place Value
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Math Centers, Printables, Games
CCSS:
2.MD.C.8, 1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.3, 1.NBT.C.5, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.C.6, 2.OA.C.3
$6.50
119
Digital Download PDF (9.38 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Social distancing is no problem with Solo Challenge math games! This set of first grade independent addition and subtraction games and activities will ensure that your students have fun practicing math and still maintain distance! Please click the
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
CCSS:
1.OA.A.2, 1.OA.C.6
$15.25
$12.20
69
Bundle
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
This set of 200 kindergarten number sense task cards for the numbers 1-100 will keep your little learners engaged and thinking all year! Each of the cards has a three clue riddle, designed to practice math skills and vocabulary, and to develop
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Numbers
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Math Centers, Games
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.2, K.CC.B.4
$13.00
$9.99
88
Bundle
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
This set of fourth grade and fifth grade riddle cards for the numbers 1 through 120 will provide your upper elementary students with loads of engaging practice activities with math vocabulary and skills for multiplication, place value, factors,
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Geometry, Mental Math
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th
Types:
Math Centers, Task Cards, Printables
CCSS:
4.NBT.A.2, 4.OA.B.4, 4.OA.C.5
$7.50
148
Digital Download PDF (9.71 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
The math riddle sets in this 600 task card bundle are ideal to use for math intervention, RTI activities, small groups, challenge activities for early finishers, and math centers. Each of the four sets includes 120 riddle cards, all with a
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Math Centers, Printables, Games
$35.50
$26.60
47
Bundle
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Build math skills in addition, subtraction, place value, and more with this bundle of 240 math riddle cards for grades one and two. Riddles are so much fun that your students will beg for more, so now both of these sets have been included in this
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Math Centers, Printables, Games
CCSS:
1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.3, 1.NBT.C.5, 2.NBT.A.1, 2.NBT.A.2, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.C.6
$14.00
$11.50
74
Bundle
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Use this set of 26 riddle cards to strengthen and diversify your students’ alphabet letter knowledge and focus on active listening skills. Your students will use clues about letter formation, sounds, and sequence to identify letters, and build the
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RF.K.1d, SL.K.2, SL.1.2
$4.25
176
Digital Download ZIP (5.84 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Here's a set of autumn math activities and games that will support your fall apples theme while reviewing and practicing early first grade skills.You'll save nearly 25% by purchasing these resources in this bundle!This is what you'll get in this
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Autumn
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st
Types:
Math Centers, Games
CCSS:
K.OA.A.4, 1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.8
$16.25
$12.25
282
Bundle
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
End the year with a summer math festival featuring this set of 24 graphing and tallying activities. You'll keep your summer-minded students learning right up to the very last day of school! Use any or all of these bar graph activities on their own,
Subjects:
Math, Graphing, Summer
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
K.MD.B.3, 1.MD.C.4, 2.MD.D.10
$4.00
196
Digital Download PDF (6.28 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Riddles are a great way to introduce and practice new vocabulary and practice comprehension strategies like making inference and drawing conclusions. Your students will have fun solving these spring riddles... and having fun makes the learning
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Spring, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Printables, Games
CCSS:
RL.2.1, W.1.5, W.2.5, L.1.6
$4.25
156
Digital Download PDF (12.03 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Are you always searching for math center activities when you start to teach a new topic? Here's a set of 40 second grade math games for addition, subtraction, place value, and more - you'll sail through the whole year, ready with the math centers
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Games
CCSS:
2.MD.C.7, 2.NBT.A.2, 2.NBT.A.4, 2.NBT.B.5, 2.OA.B.2, 2.G.A.1, 2.G.A.3
$21.25
$17.00
107
Bundle
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm proud to have been a teacher for 26 years, with the majority of my experience being in first grade. Additionally, I was a basic skills teacher, working with K-8 students in literacy and math. I taught Reading Recovery for 5 years, and that experience impacted every day of my teaching since then! It has also been my privilege to present workshops at Reading Recovery Conferences at the state and national level. For the last 10 years of my career, I enjoyed teaching a self-contained first grade literacy intervention class, in which literacy instruction was infused throughout the curriculum. I presented several workshops on guided reading at the district level, and continue to present workshops to the parents of preschoolers on the topic of preparing for kindergarten. My goal is to provide teachers with rigorous hands-on resources sprinkled with fun, to keep the joy in both teaching and learning!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm a big proponent of hands-on learning! I also believe that children learn and retain their new knowledge best when they make connections. You'll see this reflected in the numerous cross-curricular resources in my store.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in Elementary Education from Marywood College Graduate courses focusing on literacy including Reading Recovery training at Rutgers University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My husband and I live near Barnegat Bay in NJ. We are the parents of 2 wonderful daughters, and the proud and happy grandparents of three granddaughters and three grandsons.

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