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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
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The ABC’s of School An End of Year Book Created by your class to remember the school year using the letters of the alphabet. A fun way to end the year! Now this is also simply an ABC Book about school! Ideas: A is for always having fun at
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Runaway Bunny Sequencing and Response Freebie The Runaway Bunny Retelling and Response Freebie This story is one of my favorites. It is great for making inferences and predictions during shared reading or for a Guided Reading Story. My Spring
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I am 100 Days Smarter Freebie Ready to Print and Use for Pre-School and Up This is a Freebie, but if you want more to go along with this, please check out the product: Let’s Celebrate the 100th Day of School in my shop Sunshine and Lollipops for
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Valentine Crown and Family Card Idea Have your kiddos make an adorable crown and then take their picture wearing the crown and make a BEE My Valentine Card with the date as a great remembrance of the school year.
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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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This Happy New Year Freebie will be updated every new year to reflect that year. So, once it is downloaded all the updates are yours and it’s free so that is even better. This Free Resource Includes: 1. 7 different frames that can be colored,
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I am sure you have all seen these types of Gift tags and maybe even used these for End of Year Gifts. Included are 7 different sayings! Last year I made them for many of my teacher friends to save time...we all know what the end of the year
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I LOVE CHANTS...DO YOU? Here are 12 original chants and actions to use as brain breaks or just to simply get your kiddos up and moving. They are created to be used on or around Halloween or even the week before or after Halloween. I mean Let’s
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Phonics is so important for an emergent reader or for reading in general. Sounding out words is a fabulous decoding strategy, but early learners need to be able to understand the sounds of letters before they can blend the sounds together! If you
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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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Distractions are everywhere around us especially when in school! So...how do we ignore these distractions? Well...we have to teach them how to do it and just what a distraction is and what it means. We cannot assume that small children or even
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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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A headband to wear out the door on the last day of school or on the first Day of School for end of Pre-School, Kindergarten or First Grade or Beginning of the year! What is Included? ♥ 4 choices of headband images. Just add a sentence strip or cut
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You have all seen these and maybe even used these Back to School Generic Gift Tags. Last year I made them for many of my teacher friends to help them have a little more time at the start of the year...being a retired teacher, I have TIME...so...I
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You know the saying: Hands are NOT for Hitting! You also know how many times you would have to say that in a day if you teach children who may not have mastered this important social skill. Hands are not for Hitting is a social story to support
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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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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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"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 of how we might not always get what we want and how we can handle
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Do you want a fun game for the holidays that will support addition and Subtraction number facts? If you think your kiddos will enjoy these games, then take a peek at what is Include: ⚅ Fun Addition and Subtraction Dice Games. ⚅ Dice Addition ⚅
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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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