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
What is Primary Celebrations?Primary Celebrations is a fun and engaging way to celebrate special holidays that people enjoy throughout the year. You won't find Thanksgiving or Christmas in here but you will discover celebrations such as National
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$14.00
565
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By Tara West
FirstieMath® Hands-On CraftsFirstieMath® Hands-On Crafts gives you a fun and exciting way to expand your student’s thinking beyond the unit’s lessons. You can use these crafts as a way to wrap up the unit and put on display to show learning over a
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Math Centers
$7.00
567
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By Tara West
KinderPhonics® Sounds to Words Interactive Notebook Thanks so much for viewing my KinderPhonics interactive notebook. This resource can be used alongside my KinderPhonics Unit 3 whole group units, during your small group time, or a supplement to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
315
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By Tara West
Kindergarten Letter Identification Interactive Notebook: Thanks so much for viewing my letter identification interactive notebook. This resource can be used alongside your whole group instruction, during your small group time, or a supplement to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.00
297
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By Tara West
KinderPhonics® Beginning Sounds Interactive Notebook Thanks so much for viewing my KinderPhonics interactive notebook. This resource can be used alongside my KinderPhonics whole group units, during your small group time, or a supplement to your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
275
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By Tara West
Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to build fine motor skills? In this packet you will receive 40+ fine motor mats! The mats call for just a few supplies that you most likely already have on hand; fuzzy pom poms, clothes pin, and stickers!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Arts, Occupational Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers
$3.00
1,398
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By Tara West
Kindergarten Beginning Sounds Interactive Notebook: Thanks so much for viewing my beginning sounds interactive notebook. This resource can be used during your small group time or a supplement to your letter and word work time. These activities
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
514
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By Tara West
Thanks so much for viewing my customizable name mats! These name mats are a must have for your young learners! You can have students practice forming the letters within their names using dry-erase marks, play dough, Wikki Stix, and so much more
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
259
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By Tara West
Invitation Writing! This can be used as a whole class writing lesson as well as independent writing during literacy centers! Inside the packet: -5 invitation covers {birthday & movie/popcorn themed} -2 Invitation templates {popcorn/movie &
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.50
175
Digital Download PDF (1.34 MB)
By Tara West
Celebrate the 100th Day of School! Included in the Packet: 9 drawing/writing prompts {2 versions} 100th Day Snack Count to 100 by 2's, 5's, 10's Happy 100th Day Student Award {2 versions- color and black and white}
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
87
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By Tara West
52 sight word mats! So many options! Use bingo dotters, rainbow writing, fuzzy pom-poms, or even snack! Do you have my math snack mats? These are a great addition to those! Keep snack fun & exciting! HF Words in packet: I, like, the, and,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
68
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By Tara West
Make learning letters fun! After introducing a new letter give your kiddos an alphabet bracelet! Have teachers & school staff ask the student what letter(s) they have on the bracelet. This is also a great school-home connection! Parents can
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.50
475
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By Tara West
Frogs on a Log {number sense game} Super cute math center game, intervention, or whole class activity! Students must match frog to the correct log! There's 2 ways to play: match numeral to number word or match numeral to matching dots. This game
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Math Centers
$2.50
73
Digital Download PDF (0.90 MB)
By Tara West
can, have, are charts, writing prompts, color sheets & more! Check out the preview thumbnails to view inside the packet!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
38
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By Tara West
-This packet does not have the standards listed on each mat...great for Preschool or 1st Grade! If you would like to view the mats with Kindergarten aligned standards click {here} Common Core aligned snack? Yes please!! This packet contains 22
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Math Centers
$4.00
51
Digital Download PDF (3.31 MB)
By Tara West
Common Core aligned snack? Yes please!! This packet contains 22 snack mats. Laminate for repeated use or print on paper for a 1 time use. Each mat is aligned to the Common Core Standards. The standard is listed on each mat. You can distribute
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Math Centers
$4.00
444
Digital Download PDF (2.70 MB)
By Tara West
Students roll cube, student then give a word that rhymes with the picture on the cube! Inside the Packet: 2 pre finished cubes 1 blank cube 2 Corresponding Recording Sheets Thanks!!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
51
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By Tara West
Presidents Day Thematic Unit The Presidents Day Thematic Unit was designed to help support the celebration of the birthdays and lives of our U.S. presidents. This day is celebrated on the third Monday in February. Within this thematic unit you will
Subjects:
Presidents' Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Fun Stuff
$6.00
$5.00
222
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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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