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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
1,102
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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
258
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
169
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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
260
Digital Download ZIP (18.60 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Here’s a set of 24 challenging elimination riddles in both printable task cards and JPEG versions, designed to practice second grade and third grade addition, subtraction, and place value skills. Students love the fun pirate theme!If you teach
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
226
Digital Download ZIP (9.71 MB)
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
111
Digital Download PDF (9.38 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
211
Digital Download PDF (10.58 MB)
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
144
Digital Download PDF (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
209
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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
63
Bundle
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Use this set of 26 riddle cards for kindergarten enrichment to strengthen and diversify your students’ alphabet knowledge and focus on active listening skills. Your students will use clues about letter formation, sounds, and sequence to identify
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
170
Digital Download ZIP (5.84 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Riddles are a great way to introduce and practice new vocabulary, and to practice comprehension strategies like making inference and drawing conclusions, too! Your students will have fun solving these spring riddles... and having fun makes the
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
$3.75
154
Digital Download PDF (1.53 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
The math riddle sets in this 480 task card bundle are ideal for use as 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
$29.00
$23.00
40
Bundle
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Riddles are a great way to introduce and review vocabulary and to model and practice inferring. Your students will have fun with these summer vocabulary riddles ... and having fun is what makes the learning "stick"!Save 20% by buying this set in the
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Printables, Games
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...
$3.75
69
Digital Download PDF (4.29 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Are you looking for a fun way to build listening skills and grow vocabulary during the wild and crazy month of December? Even when it feels like no one in your classroom is listening, you'll have their full attention the minute you bring out these
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, 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...
$4.00
69
Digital Download PDF (5.95 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Here’s a set of 24 task cards that will strengthen your first graders’ early place value skills in adding and subtracting tens. They'll provide the extra thinking challenge and enrichment that your advance first graders need!Choosing from nine
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st
Types:
Math Centers, Task Cards, Activities
CCSS:
1.NBT.B.3, 1.NBT.C.4, 1.NBT.C.5, 1.NBT.C.6
$4.00
47
Digital Download PDF (4.07 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Here’s a set of fall activities that will strengthen your first grade students’ skills in adding and subtracting, one through ten. Choosing from four numbers, your students will determine the fall Mini-Monsters' secret number {cute monsters, not
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Autumn
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st
Types:
Math Centers, Task Cards, Activities
CCSS:
1.OA.C.6
$5.00
90
Digital Download ZIP (4.33 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
These back to school riddles and activities will help you build your students' vocabulary as you introduce or review procedures with school supplies like glue sticks, pencils, stapler, and 21 more.Solve a riddle a day every day to give your students
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Back to School, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Printables, Games
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...
$3.75
56
Digital Download PDF (4.18 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
This set of 24 consonant digraph riddle activities will help your students as they practice words that begin with ch-, sh-, th-, and wh-, and will expand your students' vocabulary, too!The set includes activities for both whole class and small
Subjects:
Phonics, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Games
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RF.1.3a
$3.75
72
Digital Download PDF (3.17 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Use this set of 20 weather and climate riddle cards in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade science and literacy teaching…* To reinforce and extend your science teaching of weather vocabulary * As a whole class or small group activity, to
Subjects:
Physical Science, Earth Sciences, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
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...
$4.00
86
Digital Download PDF (4.02 MB)
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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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