Sara Connell

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Sara Connell
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By Sara Connell
This pack is loaded with tons of activities that you can use in your classroom. You will get: *Templates to create Hopes & Dreams for Students and Parents *A parent letter explaining your first weeks of school *Lists of Rules to sort into 4
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$8.00
178 ratings
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By Sara Connell
In my class we used a Mr. Potato Head when we learned about Whole Body Listening. When we talked about each component, we added a piece of the Mr. Potato Head and then completed the worksheet to go with it. You will get a worksheet for listening
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$3.00
37 ratings
3.9
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By Sara Connell
At the end of the year our students always sit through an awards ceremony. First graders rarely EVER get awards, so I have my own Award Ceremony in our classroom after the school wide one. Each student gets an award. I have created awards that
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal, Summer
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
34 ratings
4.0
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By Sara Connell
Number Sense Packet: Your students will learn about numbers. They will play games with cards looking at a number, finding the numbers that are 10 more, 10 less, 1 more, 1 less Included in this set: • 0-120 number chart •1-100 number chart •56
Subjects:
Numbers, Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
$7.00
32 ratings
4.0
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By Sara Connell
Give each child a copy of these cards on a ring to keep at their desk. When they are doing their work, they can flip the cards to show teachers how they are doing. As a teacher is walking around the room, she can quickly spot who needs help.
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Products For TpT Sellers
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Flash Cards, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$1.00
26 ratings
4.0
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By Sara Connell
This Winter Olympics Fun Pack is loaded with fun things that you can do with your kids during the Winter Olympics You'll be able to have races with your kids throughout the 2 weeks that they Olympics are occuring. You will find: A parent
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$8.00
59 ratings
4.0
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By Sara Connell
This is a growing bundle of STEM Challenges to use with your kids. You will present the challenge to them and supply materials that are pictured on the STEM Challenge posters. Students will work in a group to solve the Challenge. You will have
Subjects:
Science, For All Subject Areas, Products For TpT Sellers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
$3.00
39 ratings
4.0
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By Sara Connell
This Manners Matter product is packed with posters and activities that you can use to teach your children at school or at home how to use proper manners and how to be polite in social settings. I polled my family, teacher friends, parents of
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Products For TpT Sellers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Printables, Posters
$8.00
23 ratings
4.0
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By Sara Connell
80's Day or the 80th Day of School Activities. {Common Core Aligned Math & Literacy Centers inclued in this pack: (all come with a worksheet) Letters to parents inviting kids to dress up... 80’s day crown Features of a sentence…capital letter,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Basic Operations
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$9.00
45 ratings
4.0
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By Sara Connell
Research has shown that repeated reading of high frequency words, can have a huge impact on childrens word recognition skills. Students should read words repeatedly until they can read them without effort. Words that are repeated in short phrases
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
33 ratings
4.0
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By Sara Connell
This year I will be teaching Character Education in my class. We will talk about what a person is like...what is their personality. I created posters for 53 character traits. There is a black background version and a white background version (for
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Character Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Posters
$6.00
26 ratings
4.0
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Included in this set is: *An analog clock and digital clock with times to the hour and half hour (48 clocks total) *48 time story problems *4 time worksheets You can use these cards with a whole group or in centers. There are different things that
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
$4.00
26 ratings
4.0
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By Sara Connell
The last 10 days of school in my classroom are spent doing special activities. One day we do all BUBBLE acitivities. In this pack, you will find: A list of titles of Bubble & Bubble Gum books Recipe for Bubbles How to make 2 kinds of bubble
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Summer
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.00
33 ratings
4.0
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By Sara Connell
Included in this packet are 2 spelling/literacy center activities. Students will look at words with S blends/clusters and sort them onto the correct mat. They wikk records the words on the recording sheet. They will them look at s cluster words
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Sara Connell
Included in this pack is: 48 story problems related to time 24 analog clocks with time to the hour and half hour 24 digital clocks with time to the hour and half hour 4 worksheets Students will match analog clocks with digital clocks. Students will
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Mental Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
$4.00
21 ratings
4.0
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By Sara Connell
Your students will love learning their sight words while working on their fine motor skills as well. Copy the following words on cardstock. Give your child a pushpin and have them find a spot on the carpet to work. They will push the pin into
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
18 ratings
4.0
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By Sara Connell
Children will look at the posters and use their schema to tell what is happening in the posters. They will use their prior knowledge to talk about what is happening and answer the questions on the posters.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Posters
$2.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By Sara Connell
This unit is LOADED with tons of fun math and literacy centers plus so much more related to hatching chicks in the classroom. This is my 2nd chick unit because the first one has been so much fun! What’s included in this pack? Past, Present and
Subjects:
Reading, Math, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers
$10.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By Sara Connell
It's spring and we are about to start our Life Cycles Unit. We are going to be doing many chick activities in our class. Some of these activities can be done whole group or in centers. You will find: Spelling center: Adding ~ing to word (base
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Spelling, Spring
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers
$8.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By Sara Connell
Bus safety is an important discussion that kindergarten and 1st grade teachers must have with their students. In this unit, you will find rules that students must follow when waiting for the bus, riding the bus and exiting the bus. Students will
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Life Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Games
$5.00
7 ratings
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a teacher for 15 years. I am a kindergarten. I taught first grade for 14 years. I have my Master's Degree in Education.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My classroom is a hands-on classroom with lots of activity going on. I am very creative and incorporate my creativity into the lessons that I teach.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2015 TIES Exceptional Teacher

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Mankato State University in 1996. I earned my Master's Degree from St. Mary's University in 2006.

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