Tara West

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Are you new to distance learning or homeschooling and feeling unsure? Reach out to me directly at littlemindsatworkLLC@gmail.com I'm working alongside parents, guardians, and teachers! Happy to help! -Tara
 
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By Tara West
Sentences Read and Match Sheets- - fun + engaging mats for working on sentences and CVC words**SAVE BIG WITH THE SENTENCES ENDLESS BUNDLE HERE**Thanks for viewing my Sentences: Read and Match sheets packet. This packet is designed to offer an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
2
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By Tara West
**Snag this packet as part of my ENDLESS CVC/CVCE MEGA to SAVE BIG! View the bundle **HERE**CVC/CVCE Search and Cover Color Coded Mats- is a fun and engaging packet that helps students practice combined CVC/CVCE wordsThanks for viewing my CVC/CVCE
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.3b
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (1.99 MB)
By Tara West
Short Vowels Clip-A-Flower Hands-On Center - a fun and engaging way to practice CVC short vowel words** This packet is part of my Short Vowels MEGA BUNDLE! **Thanks for view my Short Vowels Clip-A-Turtle Hands-On center. This packet is designed to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (2.05 MB)
By Tara West
Short Vowels Practice Sheets: Missing Sounds - a fun and engaging way to practice CVC short vowel words** This packet is part of my Short Vowels MEGA BUNDLE! **Thanks for viewing my Short Vowel Sheets: Missing Sounds practice packet. This packet is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (0.90 MB)
By Tara West
Short Vowels Practice Sheets: Vowel Identification - a fun and engaging way to practice CVC short vowel words** This packet is part of my Short Vowels MEGA BUNDLE! **Thanks for viewing my Short Vowel Sheets: Vowel Identification practice packet.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (1.24 MB)
By Tara West
Sight Word Read and Build Cards: an engaging and hands-on way to practice sight words** This packet is part of my ENDLESS SIGHT WORD MEGA BUNDLE! **Thanks for viewing my Sight Word Read and Build Cards packet. This packet is designed to offer an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
1
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By Tara West
Sight Word Search and Cover Color Code Mats: an engaging and hands-on way to practice sight words** This packet is part of my ENDLESS SIGHT WORD MEGA BUNDLE! **Thanks for viewing my Sight Word Search and Cover Mats packet. This packet is designed to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (0.68 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
2
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By Tara West
THIS FREEBIE IS PART OF MY RAK (random acts of kindness) CELEBRATION! ALONG WITH THIS FREEBIE VIEW SELECT BUNDLES BACK AT THEIR AMAZING BUY-IN PRICES HERE!Thanks so much for downloading my freebie INSTANT CVC Practice Sheets! This packet is designed
Subjects:
Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables
FREE
5
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By Tara West
What are the INSTANT Differentiated Comprehension Passages?This packet is designed to offer a way for students to practice reading comprehension. The students will have the opportunity to explore the passages in a varying approach (whole-group,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.4
$25.00
368
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By Tara West
What are the INSTANT Sight Word Poems?This packet is designed to offer a way for students to practice sight word fluency with rigorous [ie. they are not decodable] poems. The students will have the opportunity to explore the poems in varying
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.3c
$10.00
18
Digital Download PDF (0.92 MB)
By Tara West
**Join my private Facebook Group to join fellow Pre-K, Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade teachers that use my curriculum! Collaborate, chat and share ideas with like-minded teachers! Join the private Facebook group H E R E! **Thanks so much
Subjects:
Arts, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities
FREE
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By Tara West
INSTANT Digital Games Jumpstart: Sentence Stems *ONE CLICK LOADED TO* SEESAW AND GOOGLE SLIDES™: Access 25 sets of [10] INSTANT pre-loaded Seesaw and Google™ Ready sentence stem builders!* * * Questions? Click HERE to Instant Message me! * * *What
Subjects:
Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.00
241
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By Tara West
INSTANT Digital Games Jumpstart: Blends and Digraphs *ONE CLICK LOADED TO* SEESAW AND GOOGLE SLIDES™: Access 8 INSTANT preloaded Seesaw and Google™ Ready Blends and Digraph games/activities!* * * Questions? Click HERE to Instant Message me! * *
Subjects:
Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
215
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By Tara West
INSTANT Digital Games Jumpstart: CVCE *ONE CLICK LOADED TO* SEESAW AND GOOGLE SLIDES™: Access 8 INSTANT preloaded Seesaw and Google™ Ready CVCE games/activities!* * * Questions? Click HERE to Instant Message me! * * *What are the INSTANT Digital
Subjects:
Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
175
Digital Download PDF (0.42 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
2
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By Tara West
In this free download, snag 8 sets [10 slides in each] CVC reveal and cover digital games pre-loaded to Seesaw and Google Slides™ HOW TO PLAY:Seesaw: Students will use their eraser tool to reveal the hidden CVC word.Google: Students will drag the
Subjects:
Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
4
Digital Download PDF (0.71 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
1
Digital Download ZIP (11.61 MB)
By Tara West
> > > BUY-IN BONANZA!!!! GRAB THIS PACKET FOR A SPECIAL PRICE < < <INSTANT Digital Games MEGA PART 2 *ONE CLICK LOADED TO* SEESAW AND GOOGLE SLIDES™: The BEST value for getting access to **ALL NEW** 250 INSTANT pre-loaded Seesaw
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$50.00
$40.00
821
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By Tara West
What are the First Grade Winter Homework Learning Menus?This packet is designed to offer a fun and engaging way to practice learning skills throughout the fall at home. The packet includes 10 weeks of learning menus. The learning menu gives the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Phonics
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
$3.00
60
Digital Download PDF (1.73 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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