Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson

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Solve a riddle a day every day to give your students daily practice with inferring, identifying and answering key questions, and building vocabulary. These winter riddles are a form of informational text. Solving riddles is a fun-filled and
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Winter math fun! These 24 task cards will have your students solving 96 number expressions to find Snowman's Secret Number!! That's a LOT of practice! This set of 24 engaging task cards for adding and subtracting ten from multiples of ten within
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Are you looking for a fun way to build listening skills 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 say the word "Riddles"! This
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This set of winter sentence building activities for the pocket chart center or small group instruction will provide practice using 22 high frequency words to build simple sentences. The cards are color-coded to provide extra support for your
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Here’s a winter-themed game that will give your K-1 students lots of practice adding and subtracting by counting up and counting back on the number line. When your students read a card from the set of 135 clue cards, they follow the directions and
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The ten winter-themed math games and activities in this set are aligned with first grade Common Core Standards, and will also support second grade review and standards as noted below. These hands-on activities will fit perfectly in your math
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This set of eight math games and activities with a snowman theme will help strengthen these skills in your PreK and kindergarten students: * One-to-one correspondence * Using a numberline to count up and count back * Subitizing numbers 1-6
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This original printable winter read-aloud and accompanying literacy activities will fill your chilly days with learning fun! Hey Mr. Snowman! is an original reproducible read-aloud book with patterned text. Small variations in the pattern of the
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Here’s a set of fun and fast-paced holiday math games starring that famous red-nosed reindeer your kids all love! Using 59 cards for math expressions, your students will reach into a bag, pull out a card, and solve the expression on the card. *
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Penguins+Place Value = Winter Math that keeps the fun in learning! Penguin Place Value is a set of eleven games and activities for adding and subtracting ten and multiples of ten. They are primarily designed for use with small groups and in math
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Winter Place Value Games is a set of 20 partner games for first grade standards for Numbers in Base Ten. Each of the games is provided in both color (less than 20%, just enough to keep them bright and engaging while saving your ink) and grayscale
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Thematic learning is the key to excitement in your classroom! If you're looking for ways to keep your little learners involved in and enthusiastic about your literacy centers this winter, this is the set for you! This set of more than 15 winter
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Candy Cane Chase is a differentiated game set designed to give your students practice counting up and back on the hundred chart. At Level 1, students will count up and back by ones. At Level 2, each turn has 2 parts: count up or back by tens, then
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Riddles are a great way to model inference and to build seasonal vocabulary. This bundle combines two favorite seasonal riddle sets, Winter Wonderings and Christmas Riddles. For your convenience and savings, both card sets are included here, along
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If there's snow in the forecast and your students are distracted, play a few games of Flaky Four-in-a-Row to help keep them learning! This set of 4 board games provides practice in these skills: * Count dice dots and match to a numeral (1-6) *
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This set of 14 picture prompts for writing is an easy-to-use and helpful resource for writing lessons and writing workshop. The prompts in this set will have your students using graphic organizers, labeling, justifying choices, and writing lists,
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Winter Subtraction Games is a set of 20 partner games for practice with first grade subtraction facts and strategies, addressing standards for Operations and Algebraic Thinking. Topics addressed in this set: * Subtracting from totals of six or
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Making Ten with Snowy Friends is an activity for meeting the Common Core Standard 4 for Operations and Algebraic Thinking in Kindergarten: For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using
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Attribute sorting is an activity that supports growth in so many crucial thinking skills: making connections, comparing and contrasting, drawing conclusions,attention to details, and more. Use this set of 32 picture cards for attribute sorting
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Moving up and back on the number grid builds an understanding of early addition and subtraction as counting on and counting back. Put this set of cards around your classroom as a Read the Room math activity to give your first graders 40
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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 Numerous graduate courses focusing on literacy, trained in Reading Recovery 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 grandparents of two granddaughters and two grandsons.

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