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These CVC phonics worksheets are ready to Print and Use. They reinforce spelling patterns of cvc words and encourage students to blend and segment onsets and rimes of single syllable words and add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in
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Tapping to Spell and Read is a great strategy to use to decode and encode words. These pages are easy to use and very kid friendly. I have included answer sheets for the facilitator just in case the picture is difficult to figure out. I have been
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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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Sight Word Sentences First 100 Frequently Used Sight Words and a Few More Repetitive Practice Make Your Own Endings 70 Pages Sight word recognition is an important emergent reading skill and it takes lots of repetition before each word is
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Sequencing Numbers From 1-120 Ready to Use Worksheets Easy to Differentiate Aligned with First Grade CC Math Content Numbers and Operations in Base 10 These ready to print and use worksheets will be your go to activity when you have a few minutes
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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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ABC’s You Can Learn Your Letters and Sounds with Me CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1.d. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3.a These are ready to use printable worksheets to reinforce letter
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Writing Frames for Reluctant Writers, Interventions, Sp. Ed. & ELL were originally created for a student who used assistive technology. It really made a difference for the student as he pointed to his answer using these frames. They were also
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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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Graphing Galore Having Fun Interpreting Data and Graphing Integrates Math & Language Arts Concepts CCSS.Math1.MD.C.4
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Martian Math How would you explain your thinking to a Martian or Alien? When I taught first and second grade and asked my students to explain their thinking, many children would answer “I just knew it.” So, in order to encourage children to use
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Sight Word Practice Fun First 100 Most Frequently Used Words We all know how important sight word recognition is! Sight Word Practice Fun was created for Kindergarten and first grade but can easily be used as an intervention or reinforcement for
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Let’s Celebrate the 100th Day of School A mini packet of Ready to use Printables for First Grade This is a 17 page mini packet with the following Ready to Print worksheets: (I have also included a cover if you
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Do you Know Your numbers? 1-20 This packet is designed for Kindergarten, but it can be used as an intervention or for revisiting number sequencing for numbers 1-20. These pages are ready to print and use and can be differentiated in that you can
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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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Blast Off Blends Board Your Rocket ship and Blast Off into the world of Blends. Write the room looking for pictures that have Beginning. Remember…the words need to be spelled correctly so listen for those sounds. What’s Included and How to Use
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I Spy Sight Words Be a Sight Word Detective Words 1-100 Sight Word Page Activities We all know how important sight word recognition is! This packet was designed to reinforce sight word recognition. It contains the first 100 Sight Words. It can
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Personalized Word Wall Journal These personal word wall journals are a great way to have your word wall right in front of each child. They can write the words for the week or sight words inside and then use it as a reference tool for writing. It is
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Let’s See What We Have Learned So Far in Kindergarten No Prep Ready to Use Print and Go Worksheets to Reinforce Common Core Reading Foundational Skills These color, cut and glue Worksheets cover the following Kindergarten Common Core Reading
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Math: Daily/ Morning Work Day of School Booklet This Daily Morning or anytime booklet is a way to encourage your kiddos to think about numbers in a fun way. I was asked to create this packet for a former student teacher of mine for her Elementary
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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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