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Stop That Blurting and Interrupting is a Behavior Classroom Management resource which was created to support students who have difficulty with calling out. I would say that in the beginning of the year, that is pretty much everyone! This packet
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Verb Charades A Fun Game Anytime to Reinforce Verbs Dollar Deal Do you want your kiddos to REALLY learn verbs? I am sure you do. This game is a fun and easy way to reinforce or introduce the concept of verbs! The directions are similar to the
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Listening and following directions can be difficult for some children. This resource supports many students who need to pause and listen before diving into work. Following directions and listening is such an important social skill, which at times
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These CVC phonics worksheets are ready to Print and Use. They reinforce spelling patterns of cvc words and encourage students to blend and segment onsets and rimes of single syllable words and add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in
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We all know how important sight word recognition is! This packet was designed to reinforce sight word recognition in a fun and accountable way. It combines and reinforces decoding and reading. It contains the first 100 Fry Sight Words. It can be
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Labeling your classroom can benefit all children especially emergent readers and English Language Learners. Although I am not a certified ELL teacher, I always seemed to have many ELL kiddos in my classroom and worked closely with our ELL
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Tapping to Spell and Read is a great strategy to use to decode and encode words. These pages are easy to use and very kid friendly. I have included answer sheets for the facilitator just in case the picture is difficult to figure out. I have been
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These FUN Kindergarten Readiness Skills Trace, Color, Cut and Glue are No Prep Ready to Use Print and Go Worksheets to Reinforce Common Core Reading Foundational Skills which include Beginning Sounds, Consonants, Short Vowels, easy Digraphs and
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We all know how important sight word recognition is! This Sight Word Activity packet was designed to reinforce sight words through activities that reinforce fluency, decoding and understanding. It contains the first 200 Fry Sight Words. It can be
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Sight Word Sentences First 100 Frequently Used Sight Words and a Few More Repetitive Practice Make Your Own Endings 70 Pages Sight word recognition is an important emergent reading skill and it takes lots of repetition before each word is
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Sight Word Stories to Encourage Thinking Skills includes 15 short stories to use during Guided Reading. Each story uses repetitive words and includes pictures to support decoding as well as “Questions to Ask” to support comprehension. The questions
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Progress Monitoring/RTI/IEP Goals Recording Sheets/Binder This 154 page Progress Monitoring RTI Packet was created to give you some starting points when monitoring Student progress and/or IEP goals. It would be totally impossible to create
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Do you want to have a resource that includes everything you need to teach all the letters of the alphabet and that you can easily differentiate? YES? This is it! A,B,C Bundle for Kindergarten was created so that kindergarten teachers can
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These ready to print, easy to print and use worksheets will be your go to activity when you have a few minutes to spare, to use during math centers, math rotations, to reinforce or differentiate instruction, for a sub or any way you choose to use
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Read the Room Noun &Verb Sort Fun Is It a Noun or a Verb? For Stations or Anytime Created Especially for First Grade This activity is a great way to get your kiddos up and moving around the room during Literacy Stations, Daily 5 or anytime.
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I wore my Behavior Visual Cue Necklace almost my entire career as a teacher. This was due partly because I had many English Language Learners in my classroom and I was also an inclusion teacher in that I had many children mainstreamed into my
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ABC’s You Can Learn Your Letters and Sounds with Me CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1.d. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3.a These are ready to use printable worksheets to reinforce letter
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So you are trying to set up your Writing Station so it can stand alone for awhile before you have to change the prompts. Does that sound like you...it was definitely me! So...I solved this problem by giving children a choice of a few prompts to
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Writing Frames for Reluctant Writers, Interventions, Sp. Ed. & ELL were originally created for a student who used assistive technology. It really made a difference for the student as he pointed to his answer using these frames. They were also
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Polar Bears, Reindeer and Penguins…OH MY! Learning about Animals of the Polar Regions That Interest Young Children A Non-Fiction Report Writing Fun Activity for December or Anytime! Usually around the time between Thanksgiving and
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Dazzling lessons, sweet resources, and sparkly teaching ideas for your primary classroom!" I help passionate teachers make their life less stressful by creating sweet resources that build a strong classroom community which fosters sparkling relationships with parents...Welcome! I am so happy that you found Sunshine and Lollipops a place where YOU (new primary teachers, student teachers as well as parents and seasoned teachers) will not only find dazzling, creative, differentiated resources and ideas to sweeten and challenge young minds, but also a place to find ways to add a little sparkle to your teaching style so you can continue to SHINE! These sensational ideas and lessons will motivate your students and transcend them into the brilliant land of learning where they will discover ways to become life long learners in a melodious classroom environment that fosters and values teaching and learning. A place where each child is treasured for his uniqueness and will become an active member of your classroom. I learned a LOOOOOng time ago that a little sweetness goes a long way so I have tried to look at the positive side of life as a retired teacher of 30+ years, a wife, mom and Mimi of three. Who doesn’t want to visit their Mimi and experience a reality “Candyland” game with all kinds of forbidden pleasures like lollipops, Hershey hugs and kisses, cupcakes, brownies and all those sugary treats, They can visit and experience the sweetness of Mimi’s and then go back home on a sugary high! My teaching style was and still is to keep all lessons dazzling, fun, hands on and whatever each child needs to learn and grow! I LOVE to differentiate instruction as much as I can! Let’s face it, each year you get a classroom full of kiddos as different as a box of chocolates...Each piece might look pretty much the same on the outside, but when you take a bite, you can see and taste the difference...all sugary and sweet, but different in many ways! I taught fist and second grade full time for 25 years. I looped with my first and second graders for 13 years of my 25 year teaching career! I am now supporting Special Education in a K-1 classroom. In addition to teaching full time, I substitute taught K-4 for 9 years while raising my children. I also have gone into primary classrooms to assist with set up and classroom management ideas as well as supporting ideas for time management!

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style was and still is to keep all lessons dazzling, fun, hands on and whatever each child needs to learn and grow! I LOVE to differentiate instruction as much as I can! Let’s face it, each year you get a classroom full of kiddos as different as a box of chocolates...Each piece might look pretty much the same on the outside, but when you take a bite, you can see and taste the difference...all sugary and sweet, but different in many ways!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Observations from my 2nd grade classroom are featured in a book entitled: Informational Text in K-3 Classrooms: Helping Children Read and Write by Sharon Kletzien and Mariam Dreher published by Scholastic.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Attended West Chester University (BS in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish) Graduate courses from St. Joseph's University, Penn State and University of Pennsylvania.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have conducted workshops within my school district for Literacy Stations and mentored many new teachers. I have also presented workshops for teachers and administrators on the Everyday Math Program. I have written curriculum and redesigned our first grade curriculum to align with the Common Core Curriculum. I have created lessons to match the Common Core standards. I was Team Leader for First and Second Grade. I have also written grants to develop our Homework Club to support those children who do not have help at home or who are ELL students. I have also presented Behavior Management Techniques and Strategy seminars for future teachers.

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