Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson

 (8,227)
United States - New Jersey - Bayville
Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
5.0
13,941 votes
“1"
 
FREE Download
Assess the general quality of my work with this free download
clear search
You Selected:
Prices
Prices
  • Free
Column Superb
Leader Board Superb
My Products
sort by:
Best Seller
view:
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
This set includes first grade desk name tags, alphabet cards for classroom wall display, and a student alphabet chart that uses the same images as the wall display cards. Study Buddy desk tags are name tags and so much more! From the first day of
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Posters
FREE
10
Digital Download ZIP (1.61 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
This collection of seven graphs and two tally charts will help your students get to know one another while practicing collecting and recording data about themselves and their friends.Spend a few minutes of your math time each day with these
Subjects:
Math, Graphing, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
1.MD.C.4
FREE
688
Digital Download PDF (2.12 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Here are two free games to help your students master the words on your word wall.Repeated practice and spiral review are the best ways to help your students build the habit of routinely referring to your word wall. Practice in this fun format will
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.3c, RF.1.3g, RF.2.3f
FREE
241
Digital Download PDF (2.39 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Here is a collection of blank programmable game boards, along with a programmed sample at each level to get your own creative juices flowing! This is a product you will use again and again to keep your students' interest and engagement high as they
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Math, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Games, Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers
FREE
34
Digital Download PDF (4.35 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Spiderweb is a word wall partner game for your literacy centers, but you'll find that this versatile dot game is fun for everything from number facts to spelling words, equivalent fractions to states and capitals! Kindergarteners through 5th
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Spelling, Halloween
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
38
Digital Download PDF (0.42 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
If your kiddos like working at the pocket chart, you're always looking for new activities to use! Spice it up for Thanksgiving with this set of 19 high frequency word cards and 3 punctuation cards. What a fun way to practice sight words and develop
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Thanksgiving
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.3, RF.1.3
FREE
174
Digital Download PDF (0.86 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
This set of six tallying and graphing activities will bring the fun of winter and its many holidays into your math lessons! So easy to prep - just print and go! When completed, use all the data collection pages for a great December bulletin board
Subjects:
Math, Graphing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
K.MD.B.3, 1.MD.C.4
FREE
62
Digital Download PDF (1.40 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
"Hey, Mr. Snowman!" is an original read-aloud book with patterned text and controlled vocabulary. Its large font also makes it suitable to assemble and use as a big book for shared reading.It's easy to turn "Hey, Mr. Snowman" into a complete
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RL.K.10, RL.1.1
FREE
70
Digital Download PDF (1.73 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
This set of 36 illustrated winter word cards is designed for differentiating at 3 levels: alphabetizing to the first, second, or third letter. Suggestions for use and a student recording sheet are also included. Your students will have fun using
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.1.5
FREE
38
Digital Download PDF (1.57 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Your K-1 students will enjoy using these cards to build sentences about something that intrigues and excites them...big rigs! In addition to 22 word and punctuation cards, this set includes activities for differentiation at 2 levels! Building
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
22
Digital Download PDF (0.73 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
This set of differentiated puzzles is designed for practicing addition/subtraction fact families at 2 levels. The first puzzle has +/-zero and +/- one facts with sums through 10. The second puzzle is also for sums through 10, but includes a wider
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
FREE
34
Digital Download PDF (1.02 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Double Trouble Hearts is a board game for practice with addition doubles facts with sums of 2 to 12. CCSS 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.C.6 I hope that you and your class will enjoy this free sample activity from my Valentines Day unit, "Valentines Day Literacy
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Valentine's Day
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
FREE
55
Digital Download PDF (0.65 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Supplement your science studies of animal classification with this 2-page full color chart. It features photographs of animals from these classes: mammals, birds, fish, insects, reptiles, and amphibians. The background is color-coded to a key at the
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Science, Biology
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Posters
FREE
44
Digital Download PDF (0.71 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Here's a set of 7 data collection and recording activities that will keep your summer-minded students learning right up to the very last day of school! Use any or all of the activities on their own, as a whole class or small group activity. Gather
Subjects:
Math, Graphing, Summer
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
K.MD.B.3, 1.MD.C.4, 2.MD.D.10
FREE
192
Digital Download PDF (2.15 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Build sentences about soccer with this set of 18 word and punctuation cards. Your kindergarten and first grade students can work at two levels of difficulty: * Level One: students construct sentences with models provided * Level Two: students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
19
Digital Download PDF (0.35 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
This Money Bingo game will provide your students with practice counting groups of US pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Use this game with small groups and then put it in a math center for your students to play independently. For your
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
FREE
41
Digital Download PDF (1.70 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Use these 2 hundred chart games throughout the year in whole group lessons with your document camera, for small group differentiation,for buddy games, and in math centers. Detailed knowledge of and practice with the hundred chart leads to skilled
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Place Value
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
FREE
47
Digital Download PDF (1.14 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Here's an activity that is centered on students' names, with the added benefit of lots of exposure to early sight words!Your students will write their own name and a classmate's name, using one of eight templates. Using the context of simple,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.3, RF.1.3
FREE
37
Digital Download PDF (3.10 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Integrate some early writing assessment with your getting-to-know-you activities by using this set of four colorful picture prompts. Print on card stock and laminate for use in your Writing Center, or print a copy for each student - these pages
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.1.1, W.1.2, W.1.5, W.2.1, W.2.2, W.2.5, W.3.1, W.3.2, W.3.4, W.3.5
FREE
14
Digital Download PDF (0.66 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
These fall riddles are a fun-filled and engaging way to lay the groundwork for early comprehension skills. Solve a riddle a day every day to give your students daily practice inferring, identifying and answering key questions, drawing conclusions,
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Autumn, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
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...
FREE
787
Digital Download PDF (2.55 MB)
showing 1-20 of 54
Ask Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson a question. They will receive an automated email and will return to answer you as soon as possible. Please Login to ask your question.
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 grandparents of two granddaughters and three grandsons.

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up