Tapatha Cooksey

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By Tapatha Cooksey
I wrote this play for elementary aged students to learn about the extraordinarily life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The play is an overview of his life from childhood to adulthood. One year, my third students performed this play for first and
Subjects:
Martin Luther King Day
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Scripts
$3.00
81 ratings
3.9
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By Tapatha Cooksey
Your students will have fun learning about apples while meeting two different Kindergarten Common Core Standards. These projects can easily compliment any apple unit. Apple Graphs CCSS. K. MD. B. 3. Classify objects into given categories; count
Subjects:
Math, Graphing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Activities
$3.00
22 ratings
3.9
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By Tapatha Cooksey
These activities are perfect for guided and/or independent practice when learning about shapes. Two different Kindergarten Common Core Standards are met . Geometry: Identify shapes. I have my students count the number of sides each shape has.
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$2.00
14 ratings
3.8
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By Tapatha Cooksey
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I created 10 Kindergarten Common Core Math pages to practice three different standards. #1: Counting and Cardinality **How Many Shamrocks? (2 practice pages) Students will count to answer “how many” questions about as
Subjects:
Math, St. Patrick's Day, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.00
17 ratings
4.0
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By Tapatha Cooksey
I created 21 different graphs for my students to use during guided and independent practice throughout the school year. Graphs meet the following CCSS for Kindergarten. MD. B. 3. Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects
Subjects:
Graphing, Holidays/Seasonal, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By Tapatha Cooksey
Your little ones can practice their fine motor skills as cut and glue "logs" to build Lincoln's Log Cabin. Blackline masters are included to copy onto construction paper. Each "log" is numbered to help your students put the pieces together like a
Subjects:
Presidents' Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.25
16 ratings
3.9
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By Tapatha Cooksey
This Thanksgiving mini unit was designed to meet two Kindergarten Common Core Standards. It’s a great supplement to your Thanksgiving fun! Reading for Information: With prompting and support, identify the main topic and recall key details of a
Subjects:
Math, Thanksgiving, Informational Text
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities
$3.00
13 ratings
3.9
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By Tapatha Cooksey
These activities were inspired by Felicia Bond’s adorable picture book, The Day It Rained Hearts. Please note that these activities can be used with or without reading the book. Graphs: Three different graphs are included. Students will be able to
Subjects:
Graphing, Valentine's Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.50
5 ratings
4.0
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By Tapatha Cooksey
Fun With Fruit - A Counting Game Kindergarten Common Core Math Standard: Count to answer “how many” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line. In this game, students will count how many letters are in the name of ten different types
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Games
$1.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Tapatha Cooksey
The following activities are included to teach your students about Groundhog Day. A Mini Book: It tells the story of Groundhog Day in a simple way for little ones to understand. Two versions of the book are included. One is in color and one is in
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.50
11 ratings
4.0
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By Tapatha Cooksey
Teach your emerging readers "three ways to read a book" using these student friendly picture cards. Each card features a student reading Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? Two sizes of picture cards are included (small and
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
5 ratings
3.8
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By Tapatha Cooksey
Students can practice Kindergarten Common Core Math Standards while playing modified versions of simple board games. Each game board practices a different standard. K.CC.5 (1) practice counting things in a rectangular array (ten frame) (2)
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
$2.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By Tapatha Cooksey
Kids love aliens! The “Aliens from Purple Planet” game cards meet a variety of Kindergarten CCSS. Three Counting and Cardinality Standards: (1) Know number names and count the sequence. *Represent the number of aliens on each card or ten frame
Subjects:
Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Math Centers
$2.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Tapatha Cooksey
My Transitional Kindergartners loved making their own "Lucky the Leprechaun." This simple craft is an easy addition to your St. Patrick's Day fun. The different shaped pieces make for a variety of cutting practice. Two different background papers
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.25
4 ratings
4.0
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By Tapatha Cooksey
My TKs loved making these silly scarecrows using basic shapes. It is a quick and easy project to supplement your "fall' thematic units.
Subjects:
Math, Thanksgiving, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Tapatha Cooksey
This project was inspired by the book The Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving by Ann McGovern. I wanted a project that was "easy" enough for my Transitional Kindergarten students to complete with very little teacher assistance. Blackline masters/patterns
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Tapatha Cooksey
This number scrapbook features numbers 1-10. The pages can be used together to make number books or be used individually as anchor charts. Each page includes: Standard Form Word Form Ordinal Number Word Blank Ten Frame (student can color, stamp,
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Tapatha Cooksey
This 5 page emergent reader features 4 community helpers (a fire fighter, a police officer, a paramedic, and a doctor). Both color and black and white versions are included. Enjoy! Graphics from www.DigiWebStudios.com
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Projects, Printables
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Tapatha Cooksey
Two different sized Daily 5 and other center labels. Large cards are 4.5 x 7.5 inches. Small cards are 3.5 x 3.5 inches. Font and clip art are the same on both sizes. Read to Yourself Read to Someone Work on Writing Word Work Listen to
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Literacy Center Ideas
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9 ratings
4.0
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By Tapatha Cooksey
My TK students cut out the polar bear and the labels. They glued them on a large piece of construction paper to make a "poster". They used their poster to tell each other about the parts of a polar bear. Older students could use the labels to make
Subjects:
Science, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Posters
FREE
45 ratings
4.0
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I have been teaching for 14 years. This year I am teaching Transitional Kindergarten!

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Standards based, assessment driven instruction with art sprinkled across all subject areas.

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I have been Teacher of the Year two times.

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I am a National Board Certified Teacher and I have a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

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