Sunshine and Lollipops

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Be a Superhero and Save the Earth combines Writing and Science. Children make themselves as this adorable superhero and write what they will do to save the earth. These writing frames are differentiated to work with various levels. Everything you
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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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Behavior Management Sit Smart Poster/Anchor Charts and a Few Other Goodies This Sit Smart poster, poem and individual posters was created and customized for my daughter’s Special Education Class. She teaches kindergarten and has used the term
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Say What? It is almost the end of the year!!! Are you kidding me? Well then it is time to write about some school memories for the End of Year and this booklet allows children to easily look back on the school year and write about those memories.
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My teacher eats bats… Making silly Halloween Sentences for First Grade is a fun and motivating way to encourage students to understand and construct silly sentences. ,strong>Simply cut, laminate and use for a game, station or worksheets.
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Desk Name Plates and Mini Offices for Math and Language Arts (These are also included in my Blast Off Into September Packet) This 10 page packet has everything you need to make mini offices for math skills and language arts. The name plates can be
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I Can Make Good Choices This booklet encourages children to think about making good choices. It should be introduced to the students after you have established your Classroom Rules. Every rule you make can fit into one of the categories on the
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Are you looking for a comprehensive ELA and Math resource that extends learning throughout the summer for your first graders? This can be sent home at the end of the year with your first graders and keep their skills sharp all summer long! We all
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Are you ready for Back to school? Do you have your Word Wall ready to go? Well this ready to print and use word wall resource includes everything you will need to get started whenever you go back to school! Here is What is Included in this 92 Page
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Children LOVE to learn about other cultures and holidays that are celebrated in other countries This resource has everything you need to teach your younger students some of the winter holidays that are celebrated around the world! Holidays Around
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Everyone loves games and especially CHARADES! You students will LOVE this fun and easy way to reinforce verbs, use it as a brain Break, Morning Meeting activity, Indoor recess or anyway you want! My class and I created the game verb charades one
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After learning about Abraham Lincoln, use either of these activities for students to demonstrate what they have learned about our 16th President. Each has a writing component. One simply a fact and the other several facts and an opinion. You might
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These 21 posters can be hung in your classroom after you discuss or read a book about why we have rules etc. They can be all hung or you can pick and chose which ones you might like to use. They can be attached with yarn or ribbon and hung from
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After learning about George Washington, use this one or both of these activities for students to demonstrate what they have learned about our First President. Each has a writing component. One simply a fact and the other several facts and an
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Your class will always remember to be mindful of others and have a positive mindset in your classroom with this cute colorful “In this Classroom We...” 22 Flag Banner. It can be hung anywhere in your room, by punching holes on each end and stringing
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Picture me in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Grade: A great first day of school activity! Copy enough templates on card stock so each child can pick one that suits his/her personality or style. Have each child decorate their person with crayons or markers. Run
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Happy New Year 2018 ! are you ready for when your students come back from Winter break These New Year’s Ready to Print and Use Activities are quick worksheets that can be used the first day back. They have many quick and easy activities that
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Okay...you are back from Winter break and if you are like me you planned everything before you left for break....so make sure you pick up this easy Ring in the New Year booklet berfore break and have it printed and ready to go after the New
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Spring is Here! Spring Literacy Stations Aligned with Common Core for First Grade is just what you need to start the year after Spring Break or anytime in Spring. Set them up before you leave for Spring Break and be ready when you return! What's
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Back to School Parent Communication Organization Checklists and Notes Editable Version also Included! Ready to Print and Use These Back to School Communication Tools are a quick and easy way to be in the know and to let parents know what is
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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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