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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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Let's face it...all children love to try to persuade others especially their parents to believe the way they do! So...why not use these frames to support your students to learn how to persuade others to believe their way! If the topic is right,
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Making 2 syllable words is a easy and fun resource that reinforces making closed syllable words. Students will love making words by coloring each syllable of a word to make a new word. Motivating and fun for everyone! Answer Keys Included You May
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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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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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CVC words are so important for emergent readers. These Cvc worksheets support children in changing one letter to make new words. The words are supported by pictures and perfect for emergent readers. These CVC phonics worksheets are ready to Print
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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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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 recognition is an important emergent reading skill and it takes lots of repetition before each word is completely memorized. These practice pages will make sight word recognition fun and repetition easy as well as support fluency as
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Let’s Go Shopping is a fun way to practice using money, coin values, counting money and adding money. This activity can be used in a math station or center to reinforce and build the concept of money. Directions for Use: ♥ Students choose 2 cards
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These comprehension reading response sheets will motivate students to independently apply comprehension strategies after teacher modeling. These can be placed in the classroom reading station/library and used independently after I introduced them
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How to writing can be fun and motivating for your students! I mean who wouldn't want to write about something he or she knows how to do...it can be a great confidence booster! This Bundle includes 70 ready to print writing prompts within frames to
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So many times easy readers that are sight word dependent can be difficult to use to support thinking and comprehension! These stories are a bit different as they are written specifically to encourage and support reading comprehension
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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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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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Do you need a way to get your kiddos up and moving and learning at the same time? This Read the Room Noun, Verb sort is a great way to get your kiddos up and moving around the room during Literacy Stations or anytime. Place the cards
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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 Opinion Pieces about Topics and Books Aligned with Common Core Grades 1-3 35 Differentiated Writing Frames
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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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