Tara West

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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
* * * 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
Digital Download ZIP (14.57 MB)
By Tara West
What are the INSTANT Alphabet Task Mats?This packet is designed to offer an engaging and FUN way to explore the letters of the alphabet! This packet can be used to strengthen fine motor skills, explore during morning work or used as supplemental
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
52
Digital Download PDF (3.87 MB)
By Tara West
What are the INSTANT Alphabet Order Task Mats?This packet is designed to offer an engaging and FUN way to explore alphabetizing letters! This packet can be used to strengthen fine motor skills, explore during morning work or used as supplemental
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
48
Digital Download PDF (0.99 MB)
By Tara West
Pre-K (and Kindergarten) Literacy Curriculum FREE PREVIEW (A free week to view my Pre-K (and Kindergarten) literacy program! The students will have a week of studies paired with the amazing, Grumpy Groundhog text!)A note about pricing!Snag the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Close Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
FREE
3
Digital Download PDF (9.81 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
1
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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
Digital Download ZIP (11.61 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
4
Digital Download ZIP (14.68 MB)
By Tara West
* * * This is a FREE preview to my DIFFERENTIATED LEVELED FICTION READERS LEVELS A-D! The Bundle contains 50 themes! Take this one theme and times it by 50! VIEW THE BUNDLE HERE* * *Thanks so much for downloading my Turkey Tom Leveled Fiction
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RL.K.2, RF.K.1a, RF.K.4
FREE
5
Digital Download PDF (3.54 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
3
Digital Download ZIP (22.53 MB)
By Tara West
INSTANT Digital Morning Mingle Slides - 100 question starter slides offered in PDF, PowerPoint, Google Slides, AND PNG formats!* * * Questions? Click HERE to Instant Message me! * * *What are the INSTANT Morning Mingle Slides?The INSTANT Digital
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities
CCSS:
SL.K.1, SL.K.1b
$5.00
400
Digital Download ZIP (28.70 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
4
Digital Download ZIP (19.98 MB)
By Tara West
What is the Pip the Pup All-in-One Resource Mat?The Pip the Pup All-in-One Resource mat is a one-stop for students. Each mat covers numbers to 10 or 20, 2D or 3D shapes, colors, the alphabet, b/d confusion, left/right confusion, and a Pip the Pup
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
162
Digital Download PDF (1.16 MB)
By Tara West
What are the Numbers Tracing Books?The Number Tracing book give students an opportunity to explore numbers in a repetitive routine. The download includes 4 thematic alphabet tracing books. Each thematic tracing book is offered in two design styles
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
82
Digital Download PDF (2.88 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
3
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By Tara West
This bundle is designed for the kindergarten AND first grade classroom!KinderandFirstieBookKlub is DISCOUNTED!KinderandFirstieBookKlub has been much anticipated and it's FINALLY here! Engage your kiddos in fun + rigorous lessons each month with 10
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
$80.00
$40.00
217
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By Tara West
* * THIS PACKET IS PART OF MY VIP BUNDLE THIRD EDITION HERE * * * * * Questions? Click HERE to Instant Message me! * * * What are the INSTANT Vocabulary Slides?The INSTANT Vocabulary Slides are preloaded to Google™ Slides. These slides can be
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard
$5.00
30
Digital Download PDF (0.48 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!Pip the Pup is
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
FREE
10
Digital Download ZIP (3.08 MB)
By Tara West
What are the Pip the Pup 3-in-1 Mats?These mats are offered in a Google™ Slides format and printable format. These mats are included for 150 sight words. Find the detailed list of included sight words below. Each mat has students read the word,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
457
Digital Download PDF (0.89 MB)
By Tara West
What are the Alphabet Tracing Books?The Alphabet Tracing book give students an opportunity to explore the letters of the alphabet in a repetitive routine. The download includes 4 thematic alphabet tracing books. Each thematic tracing book is offered
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
281
Digital Download PDF (3.63 MB)
By Tara West
* * THIS PACKET IS PART OF MY VIP BUNDLE THIRD EDITION HERE * ** * GET A BUNDLED VERSION OF MY ELA AND MATH BACK TO SCHOOL CENTERS HERE * *What are the Back to School ELA Centers for the Classroom + Home?The Back to School Centers are designed to
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
14
Digital Download PDF (5.29 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!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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

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