Smiling in First

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Smiling in First
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(Formerly K and One Fun!) Always remember to make learning fun!
 
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By Smiling in First
Who thought writing and editing could be so much fun? COPS On Patrol is an Orton-Gillingham inspired, developmentally appropriate writing and editing guide to help your K-2 students understand the writing process. This product turns your students
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
$6.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By Smiling in First
Are you ready to make Rocket Math Addition a better program? One that is engaging and fun for yours students? Then this is the product for you! As a K-1 educator for 26 years, I know that memorization of facts can be difficult for some students,
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Math Centers
$5.00
6 ratings
3.8
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By Smiling in First
Finally! An OG product that is kid friendly and PERFECT for helping students remember and apply digraph OG rules to become amazing spellers and writers! Each poster is approximately 15.5 inches long by 11 inches wide, includes the OG rule, and
Subjects:
Spelling, Writing, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$5.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Smiling in First
Teaching young children non-fiction writing can be difficult! However, this packet gives you step by step directions and resources to have your students create an impressive, informative All About book with an animal topic. Your classroom will be
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Projects, Printables
$5.00
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By Smiling in First
This product was created for Seuss-loving teachers (like me!) to use as a classroom word wall. The Seuss inspired red, blue, and white chevron style background and whimsical font is sure to brighten up your classroom and encourage students to use
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Word Walls
$4.00
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By Smiling in First
As a Kindergarten teacher for 21 years, I have taught MANY students how to write their letters! The problem was, I was trying to teach the students the proper writing steps AND how to place those letters on the lines the correct way at the same
Subjects:
Writing, Handwriting
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Smiling in First
Finally! An OG product that is kid friendly and PERFECT for helping students remember and apply initial OG rules to become amazing spellers and writers! Each BIG, clear, beautiful poster is approximately 15.5 inches long by 11 inches wide,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$5.00
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By Smiling in First
This product was created to support Orton Gillingham instruction or for any child learning the short u sound. This center/small group game titled Mud Run! has students practice reading short u cvc words and short u decodable blend words (advanced
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Minilessons, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Smiling in First
This set includes all five of my differentiated Orton-Gillingham inspired short vowel word games that are sure to be loved by your students! These themed games review short vowel sounds through cvc words or decodable blend words (advanced
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Minilessons, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$10.00
$8.00
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By Smiling in First
This product was created to support Orton Gillingham instruction and for any child learning about the short a sound. This center/small group game titled Magic Hat! has students practice decoding/ reading short a cvc words and short a blend words
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Minilessons, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
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By Smiling in First
This set includes all five of my Orton-Gillingham inspired short vowel spelling board games. Each themed, hands on game is differentiated--ready to meet the needs of your classroom learners. Each one is also FULL file folder size which is a plus
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Minilessons, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$10.00
$8.00
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By Smiling in First
I created this product for students to use in small groups/centers to review digraphs sh, th, ch, and wh in a fun, hands-on way. Students will LOVE "fishing" for a digraph fish--which include words that begin and end with the above digraphs. But,
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Smiling in First
Finally! An OG product that is kid friendly and PERFECT for helping students remember and apply magic e (cvce) OG rules (with coding) to become amazing spellers and writers! Each poster is approximately 15.5 inches long by 11 inches wide, includes
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$5.00
not yet rated
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By Smiling in First
This product was created to not only support Orton Gillingham phonics/spelling instruction, but also for any child learning about the short e sound. This center/small group game titled Get to the Vet! has students practice tapping and spelling
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Minilessons, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
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By Smiling in First
This product was developed to help students master the vowel digraph “ea.” With the ice cream theme, students will love trying to fill their ice cream truck with “ea” cone card words. But watch out! The ice cream truck may get a flat tire and
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.38 MB)
By Smiling in First
This product was created to support Orton Gillingham instruction and for any child learning about the short i sound. This center/small group game titled Fishing Kids! has students practice decoding/ reading short i cvc words and short i blend
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Minilessons, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Smiling in First
This product was created for Seuss-loving teachers (like me!) as a management system for Guided Reading centers implementation. The red and blue themed icons (updated with ones like Interactive Board and Document Camera) with adorable graphics will
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Classroom Management
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Smiling in First
This product was created to support Orton Gillingham instruction or for any child learning the short o sound. This center/small group game titled Knocked Out! has students practice reading short o cvc words and short o decodable blend words
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Minilessons, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
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By Smiling in First
I created this product so K-2 teachers could have ONE place to find ALL the different types of narrative paper that you may need for your students ALL year! I made the sheets in two forms, regular lined and primary lined), so you can select what is
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Projects, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
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By Smiling in First
About this Product This product was created for jungle-loving teachers to use as a classroom word wall. The jungle inspired, animal print backgrounds and whimsical font is sure to brighten up your classroom and encourage students to use
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Word Walls, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught Kindergarten for 21 years in the Danville Area School District in Danville, PA. Five years ago, I moved to First Grade and just love educating and loving those little ones as well. I am constantly growing professionally through writing district curriculum, supervising student teachers, mentoring new teachers, and serving on professional committees.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that learning needs to be developmentally appropriate, engaging, and FUN! I am continuously modifying curriculum to incorporate hands-on activities for the students. I also utilize parent volunteers any way that I can because I believe that parental involvement is key to the success of the child.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been in Who's Who Among American Teachers several times as well as recognized for work with various student teachers. Teaching is my passion! I LOVE instructing students, seeing smiles on faces when they learn something new, and having special family events to share the learning!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood from Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA. I also have a Master of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live in Danville, PA with my husband, Scott, son Scotty, and my dog, Abbey. We also own a 50's style restaurant and a soft-served ice cream truck that's loved by my students! :)

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