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Ahoy Thar Mateys: Celebrate “Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th in style and your students will want to swab their desks! These activities are sure to have ye class using de pirate jargon an havin some fun whilst integratin readin and writin.
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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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Mitten Letter Picture Sound Match-Up Dollar-Deal for Pre-School and Kindergarten This Winter-themed 15 page packet will reinforce
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SAVE over 30% when you purchase this Classroom Behavior Management Social Stories and Skills Bundle. It includes 5 Social Skill stories that are sold separately. There are actually 6 resources, but one includes 2 social stories. What's
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We have to Ignore Distractions in School For Grades Pre-K-2 We have to ignore distractions in school is a social story to support individual or classroom behaviors. These stories can be read on your Smart Board to the entire class or on a
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Hands are not for Hitting For Grades pre-K-2 Hands are not for Hitting is a social story to support individual or classroom behaviors. These stories can be read on your Smart Board to the entire class or on a computer or I-pad for individual
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Sometimes I Don’t Get What I Want, But That’s Okay! Grades “Pre-K-2 "Sometimes I Don’t Get What I want, But That’s Okay!” is an 11 page Social Story Power Point presentation to support individual or classroom behaviors. It includes various examples
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Celebrate President’s Day with Abe Lincoln 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
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Celebrate President’s Day with George Washington 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
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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 memories of Kindergarten for the End of Year and this booklet allows children to easily look back on the school year and write about those
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Frozen Facts A Variety of Fun Fact Dice Games for Addition and Subtraction with a Holiday and Winter Theme for 1st grade Aligned with Common Core What’s Included: Fun Addition and Subtraction Dice
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Some Fun Activities to Celebrate Valentine’s Day! This fun packet contains 12 pages of activities for Valentine’s Day. It can be made into a booklet for morning work or used separately for math stations or literacy stations. What’s
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Do you want something easy to use during the summer, but adds a bit of fun into the mix? Then this fun summer packet is just the resource for you!! Whether you are a teacher looking for something to send home with your students...a parent wanting
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Following Directions Activity Bundle is a 137 page Bundle that was created for Kindergarten through 2nd Grade kiddos who may have difficulty following directions. Those students that are bit impulsive, who want to dig right in and get started, but
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There are Many Different Types of Voices We Can Use in School. Do you Know Them? Grades pre-K-2 “There are Many Different Types of Voices We Can Use in School. Do you Know Them?” is a social story to support individual or classroom behaviors.
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Celebrating birthdays in school is a great way to build self-esteem and make young children feel important It is also a fabulous way to build a strong classroom community where every child is celebrated and viewed as a valued member of the
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I know how it can be at the end of the year...you are trying to close down your classroom, collect data for report cards and you want to keep everything as close to normal as possible. Well...This End of Year resource Surf into Summer Writing flaps
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Following Directions: A Fun Game to Teach Strategies for Following Directions & Get Your Kiddos Up and Moving The Following Directions Game is a fun way to get your kiddos up and moving around while learning strategies for how to remember
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CVC 1 Different Game A Fun, but Challenging Game to Promote CVC Word Recognition, Vowel Difference and Beginning and Ending Consonants. Word Families Included:
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Social Stories for Indoor and Outdoor Recess As many of you know, I am a retired teacher and have taught for over 30 years. I know volunteer and help my daughter out in her Kindergarten Special Education Class so many of my resources are created
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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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