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By Sunshine and Lollipops
Do you want your kiddos to easily understand and learn action verbs? I am sure you do. This Action Verb Charades game is a fun, easy and interactive way to reinforce or introduce the concept of action verbs! Using Action Verb Charades and acting
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
SL.K.1a, SL.K.3, SL.K.6, SL.1.6, SL.2.3, SL.2.6
$2.50
146
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By Sunshine and Lollipops
Making 2 syllable words is an easy and fun resource that reinforces making closed syllable words. Students will love making 2 closed syllable words by coloring each syllable of a word to make a new word.Motivating and fun for everyone!Possible
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Phonics, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Homework, Printables
CCSS:
RF.1.2, RF.1.3, RF.1.3d, RF.1.3e, RF.2.3
$1.75
138
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By Sunshine and Lollipops
Do you need something readily available to remind students of appropriate behavior choices or maybe you have some English Language Learners that are at the very beginning stages of understanding English?Either way...this Visual Cue Necklace
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Other
CCSS:
SL.K.1a
$2.00
128
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By Sunshine and Lollipops
Many times children get upset when they can’t have what they want. This can happen at school and at home. It is difficult for them to understand that it is okay if they don’t get exactly what they want. They can’t think beyond that moment when they
Subjects:
School Counseling, School Psychology, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
SL.K.2, SL.K.3, SL.K.6, SL.1.1a, SL.1.1c, SL.1.6
$3.00
53
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By Sunshine and Lollipops
Stop That Blurting and Interrupting is a Behavior Classroom Management resource which was created to support students who have difficulty with calling out. I would say that in the beginning of the year, that is pretty much everyone! This packet can
Subjects:
Writing, Classroom Community, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Posters, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
SL.K.1a, SL.K.3, SL.1.1a, SL.1.1c, CCRA.SL.1
$3.00
156
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By Sunshine and Lollipops
These CVC worksheets support children in changing one letter to make new words. The words are supported by pictures and perfect for emergent readers. Phonemic awareness, the ability to identify and manipulate individual sounds or phonemes in spoken
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Phonics, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Printables
CCSS:
RF.K.2c, RF.K.2d, RF.K.2e, RF.1.2b, RF.1.2c, RF.1.2d, RF.1.3b
$3.00
188
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By Sunshine and Lollipops
Make Tracking Progress and Monitoring IEP Goals easier with this Progress Monitoring Data Collection for Phonics, Reading, Writing, Spelling, Math Skills and Social Skills. Let's face it... Progress Monitoring, Response to Intervention (RTI),
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Phonics
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Assessment, Flash Cards, Printables
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.2, K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.4a, K.CC.B.4b, K.CC.B.4c, K.CC.B.5, K.CC.C.6, K.CC.C.7, 1.MD.B.3...
$15.99
61
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By Sunshine and Lollipops
Are you looking for a fun and motivation End of Year Activity? You've got it! These End of Year Summer Fun Craft activities will motivate your students to think about their summer break and what they will be doing during that time.Students pick a
Subjects:
Writing, End of Year
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2
$3.50
28
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By Sunshine and Lollipops
SAVE over 20% when you purchase this Classroom Behavior Management Social Stories and Skills Bundle. It includes 6 Social Skill stories that are sold separately. There are actually 7 resources, but one includes 2 social stories.What's Included:★
Subjects:
School Counseling, School Psychology, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$21.75
$15.22
58
Bundle
By Sunshine and Lollipops
So you are trying to set up your Writing Station so it can stand alone for awhile before you have to change the prompts. Does that sound like you? It was definitely me! So...I solved this problem by giving children a choice of a few prompts to
Subjects:
Writing, Spelling, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Posters, Homeschool Curricula, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.1, W.1.2, W.1.3, W.1.7, W.1.8
$15.99
49
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By Sunshine and Lollipops
Are you looking for some fun summer activities for the end of the year or for summer school? You and your students will enjoy playing this Summer Charades game over and over again. It is great for reinforcing social skills when playing games,
Subjects:
Summer, End of Year, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Games
$2.00
19
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By Sunshine and Lollipops
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
Subjects:
School Counseling, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
28
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By Sunshine and Lollipops
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 This End of the year memory book allows children to easily look back on the school year
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, End of Year
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
W.K.1, W.K.2, W.K.8
$2.50
14
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By Sunshine and Lollipops
Everyone wants to be a Superhero! Ignite those imaginations and encourage those young minds to imagine if they were a superhero and could save the planet. This Earth Day Superhero fun craft and writing frames are great to share after reading a story
Subjects:
Environment, Writing, Earth Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Science Centers, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
W.1.2, W.2.1, W.3.1
$4.00
160
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By Sunshine and Lollipops
So many times easy readers that are sight word dependent can be difficult to use to support thinking and comprehension!These stories are a bit different as they are written specifically to encourage and support reading comprehension strategies.Sight
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Guided Reading Books, Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.10, RF.K.1a, RF.K.3, RF.K.3c, RF.1.3g, RF.1.4, RF.1.4a
$2.25
76
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By Sunshine and Lollipops
Distractions are everywhere around us especially when in school! So...how do we ignore these distractions? Well...we NEED to teach students how to do it and just what a distraction is and what it means. We cannot assume that small children or even
Subjects:
School Counseling, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, PowerPoint Presentations
$3.50
59
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By Sunshine and Lollipops
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
Subjects:
Classroom Community, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.50
29
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By Sunshine and Lollipops
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 includes
Subjects:
Writing, Oral Communication, Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
26
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By Sunshine and Lollipops
Conversation is so important in our world of technology!Question of the Day...Let’s Get Talking was created for my daughter’s Kindergarten SpEd class.Her students have minimal verbal skills and during Morning Meeting she wanted a basket of questions
Subjects:
Grammar, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
SL.K.1, SL.K.1a, SL.K.1b, SL.K.3, SL.K.4, SL.K.6, SL.1.1, SL.1.1a, SL.1.1b, SL.1.1c, SL.1.2
$3.00
35
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By Sunshine and Lollipops
Do you need a way to get your kiddos up and moving and learning at the same time?This Read the Room Noun and Verb sort is a great way to get your kiddos up and moving around the room during Literacy Stations or anytime.Place the noun and verb cards
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
L.1.1a, L.1.1e
$4.00
92
Digital Download PDF (66.94 MB)
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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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