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Tara West

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By Tara West
* * This notebook is part of my complete PreK Math Curriculum Here HERE * *What is included in the PreK Math Interactive Notebook packet?This packet is designed to offer an engaging and FUN way to explore the PreK math skills. The packet covers 15
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
$12.00
$9.60
Digital Download PDF (12.31 MB)
By Tara West
INSTANT Digital Beginning Sounds Mingle Slides - 125 beginning sound slides offered in PDF, PowerPoint, Google Slides, AND PNG formats!* * * Questions? Click HERE to Instant Message me! * * *What are the INSTANT Digital Beginning Sounds Mingle
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
RF.K.1d
$5.00
$4.00
24
Digital Download ZIP (72.16 MB)
By Tara West
The Workin’ With Words: Sound Swap Mats packet gives you 20 sound manipulation mats. The packet also includes a blank version for endless CVC sound manipulation. The mats can be used during whole-group phonics or back at your small-group table. The
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.2d, RF.K.2e
$3.00
$2.40
18
Digital Download PDF (0.69 MB)
By Tara West
* * THIS PACKET IS PART OF VIP BUNDLE 4TH EDITION! SAVE BIG WITH THE VIP BUNDLE 4TH EDITION HERE * *What is the INSTANT ELA Skilled Task Cards Kit?The INSTANT ELA Skilled Task Card Kit offers 850+ quick “at your fingers” tasks. The task cards can
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$12.00
$9.60
1
Digital Download PDF (8.48 MB)
By Tara West
* * GRAB THIS PACKET IN A MONEY SAVINGS BUNDLE HERE * *What is included in the INSTANT Tubs N Trays packet?This packet is designed to offer an engaging and FUN way to explore the skill! This packet can be used to strengthen fine motor skills,
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.00
$4.80
1
Digital Download PDF (5.32 MB)
By Tara West
* * THIS PACKET IS PART OF VIP BUNDLE 4TH EDITION! SAVE BIG WITH THE VIP BUNDLE 4TH EDITION HERE * *What is The INSTANT Themes Packet?Thanks so much for showing interest in my INSTANT Themes packet! The INSTANT Themes packets are designed with
Subjects:
Math, Literature, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$15.00
$12.00
4
Digital Download PDF (30.97 MB)
By Tara West
What are the INSTANT Label + Write Sheets?Thanks so much for showing interest in my INSTANT Label + Write Sheets. This is a set of 25 Label + Write Sheets. These sheets give students an opportunity to practice labeling and writing a matching story.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.K.3
$3.00
$2.40
155
Digital Download PDF (3.81 MB)
By Tara West
* * GRAB THIS PACKET IN A MONEY SAVINGS BUNDLE HERE * *What is included in the INSTANT Tubs N Trays packet?This packet is designed to offer an engaging and FUN way to explore the skill! This packet can be used to strengthen fine motor skills,
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.00
$4.80
3
Digital Download PDF (10.23 MB)
By Tara West
DISCOUNT!!!! This is a bundle of (10) $6 packets! Save BIG with this discounted bundle! *This growing bundle is a bundle of 10 SKILL-BASED center packets! Each packet has 15 centers included for a total of 150 centers in this bundle! What is
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$60.00
$15.00
297
Digital Download ZIP (15.13 MB)
By Tara West
* * THIS PACKET IS PART OF VIP BUNDLE 4TH EDITION! SAVE BIG WITH THE VIP BUNDLE 4TH EDITION HERE * *What is the KinderJumpstart packet?This packet is designed as a 5 week, quick-implement program for teaching letters, numbers to 10, 2D shapes,
Subjects:
Spelling, Math, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$12.00
$9.60
4
Digital Download PDF (20.81 MB)
By Tara West
* * * SAVE BIG WITH THE BUNDLE HERE! * * *This bundle is designed for the kindergarten AND first grade classroom!What is KinderandFirstieBookKlub NONFICTION?The KinderandFirstie BookKlub is designed with kindergarten AND first grade teachers in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Close Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RL.K.2, RL.K.3, RL.K.4, RL.K.9, RI.K.4, RI.K.5, RI.K.7, RI.K.9, RF.K.2, RF.K.3
$8.00
$6.40
5
Digital Download ZIP (14.95 MB)
By Tara West
* * SAVE BIG WITH THE BUNDLE! THIS BUNDLE WILL CONTAIN $120 IN MATERIAL. GRAB IT AT $30 FOR A LIMITED TIME! * * ** * * Questions? Click HERE to Instant Message me! * * * What packets are included? 1. Pip the Pup Books Galore (A set of 50 Pip the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$120.00
$30.00
517
Digital Download ZIP (105.02 MB)
By Tara West
What is the Sight Words Magnetic Builders packet?The Sight Words Builder packet gives you 200+ premade sight word builder cards. The packet includes the Pre-Primer list, Primer List, First Grade Word List, Fry’s first 100, and color words. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.2d, RF.K.3b
$5.00
$4.00
1
Digital Download PDF (1.34 MB)
By Tara West
* * THIS PACKET IS PART OF VIP BUNDLE 4TH EDITION! SAVE BIG WITH THE VIP BUNDLE 4TH EDITION HERE * *What is the Pip the Pup Books GALORE packet?This packet is designed to offer a fun and engaging piece to your whole-group lessons. The packet
Subjects:
Spelling, Math, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$20.00
$16.00
6
Digital Download PDF (30.73 MB)
By Tara West
* * THIS PACKET IS PART OF VIP BUNDLE 4TH EDITION! SAVE BIG WITH THE VIP BUNDLE 4TH EDITION HERE * *What is the Differentiated Writing Center: VOCAB EXTENSION packet?This packet is designed to offer a way for students to practice writing in a
Subjects:
Spelling, Writing, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$10.00
$8.00
1
Digital Download PDF (11.68 MB)
By Tara West
* * THIS PACKET IS PART OF VIP BUNDLE 4TH EDITION! SAVE BIG WITH THE VIP BUNDLE 4TH EDITION HERE * *What is the Let's Infer and Respond Cards packet?The Let’s Infer packet gives you 60 inferencing cards. The packet allows students the opportunity
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Task Cards
CCSS:
SL.K.4
$4.00
$3.20
10
Digital Download PDF (0.72 MB)
By Tara West
* * THIS PACKET IS PART OF VIP BUNDLE 4TH EDITION! SAVE BIG WITH THE VIP BUNDLE 4TH EDITION HERE * *What is the Phonics Magnetic Word Builders packet?The Phonics Word Builders packet gives you 250 premade word builder cards. The packet includes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.2d, RF.K.3b
$6.00
$4.80
1
Digital Download PDF (3.39 MB)
By Tara West
What are INSTANT Skill Review sheets?The INSTANT Skill Review packet offers a comprehensive way to review both ELA and math skills for 25 consecutive days. The packet is designed in a systematic approach so that the students can master the routines
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.2a, 1.NBT.B.3, 1.NBT.C.4, RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3c
$7.00
$5.60
115
Digital Download PDF (2.87 MB)
By Tara West
* * SAVE 50% OFF WITH THE BUNDLE! * *What is included in the Alphabet and Numbers Fun Through the Year Bundle?This bundle includes over 2,000 pages of hands-on and engaging mats/activities for practicing the letters of the alphabet + numbers to 20!
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
K.CC.A.3
$30.00 $15.00
$12.00
151
Digital Download ZIP (20.46 MB)
By Tara West
* * THIS PACKET IS PART OF MY ALPHABET AND NUMBERS FUN THROUGH THE YEAR BUNDLE! What is the INSTANT Alphabet Rolling Through the Year packet?This packet is designed to offer an engaging and FUN way to explore the alphabet! This packet can be used to
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
K.CC.A.3
$5.00
$4.00
18
Digital Download PDF (4.13 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Tara West is a curriculum author and kindergarten teacher. Her curriculum first began when she realized that her students were missing many components when only being exposed to big box curriculum. She spent countless hours pouring over research with regards to various types of curriculum methodologies and teaching methods which she felt would be applicable to her students’ diverse learning needs. Mrs. West then implemented that research into her classroom. When she noticed that the results were surpassing previous years’ performance, her principal allowed her and the rest of her teaching team to utilize the curriculum that she had created. The results were phenomenal and from there Tara continued to take these classroom-tested ideas and methods to the next level by creating her KinderCurriculum and FirstieCurriculum. She continues to research best practices as well as new and innovative methods which she tests in the classroom and translates it into new curriculum. Mrs. West has received feedback from thousands of classroom teachers from around the globe to help validate student performance and teacher buy in.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is that of balanced literacy, techonology, hands-on, and all the while following district curriculum!

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood.

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