Rita and Donna

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By Rita and Donna
The Little Leaders values-based program is a child’s first steps to building good character traits. Respecting Rules is a stand-alone unit that introduces the young child to leadership skills through age appropriate stories, poems, jingles and
Subjects:
Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Character Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Rita and Donna
The Little Leaders values-based program is designed for early elementary school students and is a child’s first steps to building good character traits. COURAGE is a stand-alone unit. Children will relate to the baseball story and the courage to
Subjects:
Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Character Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
3 ratings
3.8
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By Rita and Donna
The Little Leaders values-based program is a child’s first steps to building good character traits. Not Giving Up is a stand-alone unit that introduces the young child to leadership skills through age appropriate stories, poems, jingles and
Subjects:
Life Skills, Problem Solving, Short Stories
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Mini-Course
$4.00
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By Rita and Donna
The Little Leaders is a child’s first steps to building good character traits. In the lesson called , "Love" the young child sees how love is doing what the other person needs when he needs it. Thinking about others and not just about oneself. l
Subjects:
Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Character Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
1 rating
3.0
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By Rita and Donna
The Little Leaders values-based program is a child’s first steps to building good character traits. Problem Solving is a stand-alone unit that introduces the young child to leadership skills through age appropriate stories, poems, jingles and
Subjects:
Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Character Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
SL.1.1, SL.2.1, SL.3.1
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By Rita and Donna
The Little Leaders values-based program is a child’s first steps to building good character traits. The Power of Words is a stand-alone unit that introduces the young child to character building through age appropriate stories, poems, jingles and
Subjects:
Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Character Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
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By Rita and Donna
The Little Leaders values-based program is a child’s first steps to building good character traits. AWARENESS is a stand-alone unit that introduces the young child to leadership skills through age appropriate stories, poems, jingles and activities
Subjects:
Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Character Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
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By Rita and Donna
The Little Leaders values-based program is a child’s first steps to building good character traits. Confidence is a stand-alone unit that introduces the young child to leadership skills through age appropriate stories, poems, jingles and
Subjects:
Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Character Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
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By Rita and Donna
In "You Matter-You and Your World," children learn that their thoughts, their words and their good actions have a positive effect on friends, animals and the environment and to appreciate their unique place in the world. There is only one like them.
Subjects:
Life Skills, Poetry, Earth Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Mini-Course, Minilessons, Guided Reading Books
$4.00
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By Rita and Donna
Computers in K-2 is an interactive program which unlocks the mystery surrounding the keyboard and makes sense out of it for the young child. (For those of you who downloaded before March 5, 2013, and could not hear the audio, please try again. We
Subjects:
Special Education, Gifted and Talented, Instructional Technology
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Printables
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By Rita and Donna
The Little Leaders values-based program is a child’s first steps to building good character traits. In this chapter, READING, they will see how books will help them gain knowledge of the world around them. Even though they are little, they are
Subjects:
Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Character Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Rita Herman has 30 years experience as a master reading teacher for kindergarten and first grade students Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh. She combines the Distar Reading Program with the Lippincott Reading Program. In addition, she has tutored newly arrived Russian children to read English; taught first grade at the Falk School – University of Pittsburgh Lab School; coordinated and taught the innovative Individualized Personal Instruction reading program for private schools which was a project of the Learning Research and Development Center of the University of Pittsburgh. Donna was school administrator for 12 years and presently sits on thse executive board of the Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh. Donna is the President of Keyboard Town PALS.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Rita teachers by demonstrating academic procedure and allowing students to practice skills as she observes results. The children benefitted from her creative personality.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Donna was responsible for the winning of the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award by Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh. Presently she is chairing the Yeshiva Schools committee for the National Accreditation Board Award.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduated University of Pittsburgh, School of Education. Trained in the Winifred Ward Method of Creative Dramatics and the Bryan Way Interactive Drama Technique. Donna Katz attended Columbia University and the Jewish Theologi cal Seminary Joint program teaching degree.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Rita created and directed parent groups called, "Beyond the Book", A parent’s Guide to Discussing Book themes with their children. Trained Pittsburgh Public School volunteers in Creative Dramatic Techniques. Developed A Child’s Sensitivity to the Arts Program for parents at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Organized a program attended by Former Governor Thornburg of Pennsylvania, for 800 special needs children. Developed the Become A Better Parent Pilot Program, led by Dr. Bockner of Germany. Professional reading advisor to the New American Academy, P.S. 770, NYC. Rita is the CEO of of Keyboard Town PALS.

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