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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**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!KinderandFirstie
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Life Skills, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables
FREE
7
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By Tara West
* * This packet is part of the VIP Bundle! * ***THIS PACKET RECEIVED A FREE UPDATE AND SOME MATERIAL IS NOW GOOGLE READY! >>> VIEW A PREVIEW VIDEO OF THE GOOGLE VERSION HERE <<<* * * Questions? Click HERE to Instant Message me! *
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
K.G.A.2, K.G.A.3
$20.00
$15.00
274
Digital Download PDF (22.85 MB)
By Tara West
* * This packet is part of the VIP Bundle! * ***THIS PACKET RECEIVED A FREE UPDATE AND SOME MATERIAL IS NOW GOOGLE READY! >>> VIEW A PREVIEW VIDEO OF THE GOOGLE VERSION HERE <<<* * * Questions? Click HERE to Instant Message me! *
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1, K.CC.A.2, K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.4a, K.CC.B.4b
$30.00
$25.00
367
Digital Download PDF (27.20 MB)
By Tara West
Let’s talk all things LITERACY! In this professional development session I discuss phonemic awareness, whole group reading, and small group reading. I share teaching videos and FREEBIES of course!* * BE SURE YOU'RE USING A WEB BROWSER TO DOWNLOAD
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
FREE
31
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 01:07:48
By Tara West
Let’s talk all things NUMBER SENSE AND MATH! In this professional development session I discuss number sense routines, small-group math, whole-group math, getting your math centers up and running the first month of school, activities you can place
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Math Centers
FREE
10
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 57:50
By Tara West
Let’s talk all things WRITING! In this professional development session I discuss getting your writing block up and running the first month of school, 10 ready-to-teach writing lessons, teaching videos, and FREEBIES of course!* * BE SURE YOU'RE
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
FREE
10
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 58:01
By Tara West
The Alphabet Curriculum: A complete and COMPREHENSIVE alphabet curriculum! This packet is designed for the preschool through kindergarten classroom and easily adapted to fit a guardian-led homeschool setting! If inquiring about this bundle for a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RF.K.1d, RF.K.2, RF.K.2a, RF.K.2c, RF.K.2d
$50.00
$40.00
1,754
Digital Download ZIP (158.56 MB)
By Tara West
What is FirstieMath®: Math: Think and Talk?FirstieMath®: Math: Think and Talk is a supplemental curriculum that can be used to boost any current math curriculum in the classroom! The program is designed to give primary students a way to talk about
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Numbers
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$12.00
328
Digital Download PDF (12.38 MB)
By Tara West
FirstieMath®: Aligned Homework Practice- A set of 150 homework printables or classroom extra practice.FirstieMath®: Aligned Homework PracticeFirstieMath® Homework Practice is an aligned supplement to the FirstierMath® Curriculum program. However,
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$9.00
381
Digital Download PDF (6.65 MB)
By Tara West
KinderMath®: Aligned Homework Practice- A set of 150 homework printables or classroom extra practice.KinderMath®: Aligned Homework PracticeKinderMath® Homework Practice is an aligned supplement to the KinderMath® Curriculum program. However, the
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$9.00
656
Digital Download PDF (10.97 MB)
By Tara West
This packet is designed for the second grade classroom and easily adapted to fit a guardian-led homeschool setting! If inquiring about this bundle for a homeschool setting, feel free to email me directly with any questions at
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$18.00
702
Digital Download PDF (10.24 MB)
By Tara West
KinderMath®: Think and Talk: A supplemental program for the primary classroom.Do you have a few extra moments? LISTEN and WATCH more about KinderMath: Think and Talk HERE!What is KinderMath®: Think and Talk?KinderMath®: Think and Talk is a
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$12.00
909
Digital Download PDF (10.87 MB)
By Tara West
KinderLiteracy® The Snowy Day FLASH FREEBIEThanks so much for viewing my FREE WEEK of my KinderLiteracy whole-group curriculum! View the entire KinderLiteracy bundle HERE!You can read up on the KinderLiteracy program below!KinderLiteracy
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Close Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
FREE
137
Digital Download PDF (5.74 MB)
By Tara West
What is KinderTales and Beyond? Thanks so much for viewing my new packet, KinderTales and Beyond! One word to the wise right away is that this packet is not JUST for kindergarten student. This packet would be great for those that teach nursery
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Close Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$12.00
880
Digital Download PDF (22.44 MB)
By Tara West
FirstieGrammar CurriculumFirstieGrammar Curriculum is a 25 week or 125 academic day systematic curriculum. FirstieGrammar Curriculum covers 25 skill focuses and includes 5 simple “print and teach” lessons per skill. The lessons are scripted for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$18.00
1,572
Digital Download PDF (8.78 MB)
By Tara West
This packet is designed for the kindergarten classroom and easily adapted to fit a guardian-led homeschool setting! If inquiring about this bundle for a homeschool setting, feel free to email me directly with any questions at
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar
Grades:
Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$18.00
1,495
Digital Download PDF (5.93 MB)
By Tara West
First Grade Step by Step Guided Reading Plans BUNDLED Weeks 1-28These packets are designed for those needing step by step guided reading lesson plans. These plans will include the detailed lesson plans to follow, activities, books, and any other
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
1st
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Guided Reading Books, Printables
$40.00
151
Digital Download ZIP (88.55 MB)
By Tara West
Get this packet along with all of my best selling guided reading packets in my ENDLESS First Grade Guided Reading MEGA Bundle The endless bundle includes 28 weeks of small group detailed lesson plans and includes 2 easy readers per week {3 levels of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Guided Reading Books, Printables
FREE
126
Digital Download PDF (4.25 MB)
By Tara West
Kindergarten Step by Step Guided Reading Plans: Weeks 1-32 BUNDLED**NOW EDITABLE** Edit the lesson plan template to meet your personalized classroom needs!This packet is designed for those needing step by step guided reading lesson plans. These
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Guided Reading Books, Printables
$36.00
179
Digital Download ZIP (50.82 MB)
By Tara West
Get this packet along with all of my best selling guided reading packets in my ENDLESS Kindergarten Guided Reading MEGA Bundle The endless bundle includes 32 weeks of small group detailed lesson plans and includes 2 easy readers per week {3 levels
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Guided Reading Books, Printables
FREE
126
Digital Download PDF (2.20 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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