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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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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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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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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Let's Surf into Learning and Get Your Classroom to look Like a Surfers Dream Come True Your kiddos will LOVE the Surfing theme decorations included in this packet as they "surf" into school. It includes everything and anything you may need to hang
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This Back to School…We are Alike and We are Different for First and Second Grade is a ready to use printable activity that can be used the first day of school, first week, as a getting to know you activity or as an anytime activity. It also
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Are you looking for a quick way to get your kinders or firsties thinking about goals for the new school year? WELL...This is a quick, cute way to get your kiddos to think about their Goals or Hopes and Dreams for the upcoming school year and it
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Okay...We’re Here ...Now What: Simple Routine Posters with Visual Directions These Routine Posters can be customized for you for the same price as posted or maybe you simply like them as is. These were customized for a few buyers so there are a
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Alphabet Cards for Word Wall or Classroom Use is a set of 80 Cards that can be used in various ways to support your students with learning important phonological skills including ltter sounds, sight words and spelling patterns. Included in this set
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Blast Off into September is a great way to get your classroom looking "OUT OF THIS WORLD!" Your students will be starstruck when they walk into their classroom in September. This packet includes everything you need to Blast-Off into space! What’s
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A Pirate Themed Classroom Decoration Packet with Everything You Need to Get Your Classroom Looking Like a Treasure Waiting to be Discovered! Back to School Decorations with everything you need and more to get your room ready! What’s
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Do you want an idea to encourage your students to be actively involved in reading? Of course you do! Keep reading interactive and fun with these fabulous, fun props/signs to use during Shared Reading. Interactive Reading uses Props to Encourage
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Okay...We’re Here ...Now What: Simple Routine Posters with Visual Directions These Routine Posters can be customized for you for the same price as posted or maybe you simply like them as is. These were customized for a few buyers so there are a
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Are you looking for a fun way to teach place value, count the days of school and learn the sequence of the days of the week and also create an interactive bulletin board to use daily in your classroom? Well...if you answered, "YES," then this id for
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What’s Included in this Packet: This is a power Point Version to allow some pages to be edited with children’s names etc. Treasure Chest Word Wall alphabet letters. Sign for the Word Wall that Says: Search for the Treasure and Learn New Words. A
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Okay...We’re Here ...Now What: Simple Routine Posters with Visual Directions These Routine Posters can be customized for you for the same price as posted or maybe you simply like them as is. These were customized for a few buyers so there are a
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Free Halloween Activities Just for YOU is a compilation of many of the activities and crafts that I have used over the years. This packet contains crafts and activities and now my daughter is using them with her Sp.Ed Kinders. They are tried 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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