Rachel S. Roberson
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Rachel S. Roberson
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"Life isn't about waiting for the storms to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain".
 
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This is a unit/author study of some of Eric Carle's books. Included are art/literacy activities to accompany some of his most well know books. He is one of my favorite author/illustrators and after this unit my students feel the same way!
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This is a camping unit that I use in my kindergarten classroom. We have a great week of "camping" in the classroom and learning about all the ways you can camp, foods you eat, and activities that you do while camping. The following activities are
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This unit is a book/unit study including the books: Dairy of a Worm by Doreen Cronin, Dairy of a Spider by Doreen Cronin, Diary of a Fly by Doreen Cronin, and diary of a Wombat by Jackie French. It teaches students what a diary is, about recording
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This is a science unit about gravity, movement, friction, and the way in which balls move. This is an inquiry science unit adapted from a "Carolina Biological" Training. I have used colleagues ideas as well as refining this unit each year to meet
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This is a writers workshop unit on teaching students to write their own "how to books." It takes you from the planning stages to final product!
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This is a farm unit I do with my kindergarten class at the beginning of the school year. It is great way to remind them of how food gets from the farm to the table. The following activities are art, writing, and science activities that I use during
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This unit is filled with art, science, and literacy activities for a kindergarten or 1st grade unit on insects!
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This unit includes tips to teach non-fiction features you find in text during readers workshop. After the students learn about, read, and recognize these features, they apply them by creating their own book about non-fiction features. This book
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Detailed charts to help teachers who are taking the Early Childhood Generalists Assessment Center tests prepare. These charts have helped me and many of my colleagues prepare and pass these tests with flying colors! There is not a chart for
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This is a unit on Arctic and Antarctic Animals. It includes art, writing, and science activities appropriate for Kindergarten through 2nd grade learners.
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I do the carnival/fair unit during the first week that the state fair comes to our city. It helps to build background knowledge for students who have never been and make them a part of the conversations that will follow for the next few weeks. The
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This unit includes art, writing, food and thinking maps about winter! It is appropriate for grades Pre-k through 2nd grades. Cross your fingers for snow!
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29 Blend and Digraphs signs for your classroom. I hang them on the cabinets as I introduce them. Students refer to them when writing and reading. This helps them to "chunk" sounds and recognize blended sounds!
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This is a unit about animals that hibernate. The goal is to expose the students to the wide variety of animals that hibernate during the winter. The following activities are art, writing, and science activities that I use during center time and
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This is a "hand" to help students remember what to do when they get to a word that they do not know. Also included is a list of strategies that I keep up in the classroom. Students become fluent with these strategies to become better readers.
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This gingerbread unit has math and literacy! --matching capital letters to lowercase --letter work --number writing practice --addition --math word problems --counting center --sight word game --art projects that match children's literature
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Starting Readers Workshop in Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grades?? Here is everything you need to get started! A list of strategies to teach, ways to organize the time students spend reading, "goal bookmarks", as well as their materials! My
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A great way to start Kindergarten! As each letter is introduced, students complete a page in their ABC book! They write a word (sounding it out using inventive spelling or finding a word in the room) and draw a picture to match. Parents love these
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This is a unit about Valentine's Day and Friendship. It includes art, math, and writing activities! It is a fun time of the year for our Kindergarteners and a good time to talk about what being a good friend means.
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This is a final gift to the students and parents to end the school year. The children work on this over several weeks and I write a grant each year to purchase hardback blank books to insert these pages into. It provides a sturdy keepsake that
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a kindergarten teacher since 2003. I have a Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Early Childhood Education. Prior to teaching kindergarten I worked with children ranging in age from infant to preschool.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that early childhood classrooms should focus on learning rather than teaching. A successful teacher provides exciting lessons, through which students can explore, discuss, use inquiry, and apply knowledge being learned. An actively engaged classroom of interested students will lessen discipline problems as well as increase learning. In this type of environment, children can develop and direct their own learning instead of constant teacher instruction. In this student directed process a wide spectrum of concepts and content areas are taught in a hands-on and creative environment. This approach should focus on the process rather than the product. The process, mistakes and all, is where the true learning takes place and children learn through deduction, teamwork, collaboration, and trial by error. Throughout this process I believe it is important to focus on the child’s successes, rather than their failures, and build strong relationships with students and their families.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year: 2010-2011 President of my chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma-- 2010-2012 Mentor to student teachers: 2006- present National Board Certification: 2007 Grant received from Donors Choose- “Kindergarteners are Authors and Illustratorsâ€: 2007 Grant received from the Education Foundation- “Imagination Stationâ€:2006 Grant received from the Education Foundation of Orange County-- “Hands on Scienceâ€:2005

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Masters in Early Childhood Education Bachelors in Child Development

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a big believer in public education. I believe that all students can learn at high levels and it is our job as a school and community to provide the environment, resources, and quality instruction in order for them to be successful. As a kindergarten teacher I believe my job is even more critical. The experience students and families have during kindergarten is the gateway into many years of education. I work hard to build relationships, gain trust, and create partnerships in order to provide a positive and successful learning experience for both the students and their families. Teachers not only provide quality instruction but also wear many other hats. They are public relations officers, nurses, counselors, and family specialists! I feel so fortunate because each day I go to work and have the opportunity to change lives, teach new concepts, and create a learning environment in which students are excited to discover new things and grow!