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“Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes, is one of my all-time favorite back to school books. It’s perfect for a variety of ages, and especially wonderful as an introduction to name activities, as well as discussions about teasing, bullying and “filling
Subjects:
Math, Literature, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers, Fun Stuff
$3.49
200
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By Teach With Me
“Making a Splash!” is a super-fun writing prompt that your students will really enjoy. The craftivity is very versatile, as you can use it for the end of the year, or for back to school. It's a fun icebreaker & interesting way to get to know
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, End of Year
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
95
Digital Download PDF (6.82 MB)
By Teach With Me
Do you read “First Day Jitters”, by Julie Danneberg?It is one of my students’ all-time favorite back to school books. With that in mind, I designed “Jit Lit”. It’s a labor of love - jumbo packet, that’s filled with all sorts of different &
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$9.95
27
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By Teach With Me
Put some fun into “name writing” practice. This important skill can be daunting for little ones just learning how to hold a writing utensil. Likewise, “practice makes perfect” can become tedious and boring. With these things in mind, I designed
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.95
22
Digital Download PDF (15.18 MB)
By Teach With Me
Nowadays, our classrooms are filled with lots of diversity, which sometimes makes starting a new school year a bit scary. I truly believe that making the time to do some “get to know you” activities the first few days of school, is so very important
Subjects:
Character Education, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, 8th, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.95
40
Digital Download PDF (18.87 MB)
By Teach With Me
This is a quick, easy and super-fun apple game that you can play as an independent center, or as a whole group activity where children play with a partner. To celebrate back to school, I'm knocking a dollar off for a limited time. The game will
Subjects:
Math, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Math Centers, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.29
52
Digital Download PDF (9.88 MB)
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I think it’s super-important to build a classroom community and team spirit right from the get go. I find that when students really know each other, they bond and make wonderful friendships. Caring & kindness result & discipline problems
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.95
17
Digital Download PDF (8.24 MB)
By Teach With Me
Click the PREVIEW to see what's included.There's never enough time to get in all of the wonderful "Getting to know you" activities we do for back to school, so I do at least one each month. My kiddos LOVE sharing about themselves, so they really
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.29
19
Digital Download PDF (5.83 MB)
By Teach With Me
No matter what grade I taught, to get students excited about writing, all I had to do was incorporate a bit of craftiness, to get & hold their attention. With that in mind, I designed these super-fun writing prompt craftivities, which were
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.95
12
Digital Download PDF (10.94 MB)
By Teach With Me
Whether you do this activity at the beginning of the school year for a back to school icebreaker, or in fall, for October or November, this owl craftivity is a wonderful way to get to know your students, and for students to get to know their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.95
21
Digital Download PDF (3.94 MB)
By Teach With Me
My favorite classes in school, even up through college, were those that we had a real community going. These were usually conducted by my favorite teachers, who felt that a classroom was sort of like a family. They made time to make us all feel
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
FREE
54
Digital Download PDF (2.65 MB)
By Teach With Me
My students love the story “Chrysanthemum”.I think part of the reason is that they can identify with that little mouse. At the beginning of the story, her parents explain why they named her Chrysanthemum, so I thought it would be fun to send a note
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Homework, Printables
$3.59
17
Digital Download PDF (9.50 MB)
By Teach With Me
A name map is a nice icebreaker for the first week of school; it's such an interesting and fun way to get to know your students and build community, that you can plug it in any time during the year as well. The completed activity makes a wonderful
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Graphic Arts
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
35
Digital Download PDF (5.84 MB)
By Teach With Me
Since stories about cats (a big blue one in particular) are so popular with students, I decided to design a “getting to know you” cat-themed writing prompt.I think building a community in your classroom is one of the most important things teachers
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
19
Digital Download PDF (7.63 MB)
By Teach With Me
Here's a quick, easy and fun craftivity, which was inspired by Audrey Penn's "The Kissing Hand". (One of my students all-time favorite back to school stories.) It's perfect for your 1st day or week of school. The craft is part of my "Literacy
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
11
Digital Download PDF (5.39 MB)
By Teach With Me
No matter what grade I taught, my students LOVED making glyphs.They are a quick, easy and fun way to practice listening and following directions.They also provide a "hard copy" to use as proof that a child does or doesn't.Completed projects make an
Subjects:
Life Skills, Autumn, Graphic Arts
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Assessment
$2.59
26
Digital Download PDF (12.20 MB)
By Teach With Me
Do you read “First Day Jitters” by Julie Danneberg? It’s one of my all-time favorite back to school books. My students absolutely LOVE the surprise ending. With that in mind, I decided to make a flip-the-flap schoolhouse booklet, to help students
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.59
8
Digital Download PDF (8.88 MB)
By Teach With Me
This super-fun back-to-school, or end-of-the-year craftivity, can be done by elementary kiddos all the way up through high school. Give the assignment the first week of school, as an interesting icebreaker and way for students to get to know each
Subjects:
Back to School, Graphic Arts
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Homework
FREE
61
Digital Download PDF (2.75 MB)
By Teach With Me
Here’s a super-fun, Seuss-inspired, writing prompt craftivity, that I feel confident your students will really enjoy!Teacher Comments:"I love this activity! I did this with my 2nd graders - they loved it too!""This was a fantastic activity to go
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.95
11
Digital Download PDF (10.41 MB)
By Teach With Me
Click on the PREVIEW to see lots of samples.Venn diagrams are a quick, easy & fun way to introduce the concept of comparison - contrast writing. Students choosing a partner to make a "Venn Friend" with, is a quick, easy & fun way to do
Subjects:
Writing, Autumn, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.95
18
Digital Download PDF (10.41 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I started teaching when I was 5-years-old playing school. By third grade I was positive I wanted to be a teacher, and launched my career in Wisconsin in 1976, where I taught 9th, 10th &12th grade English a month after I graduated, which made me just a few years older than some of my students! I “officially retired” from teaching elementary in Michigan public schools in 2009. However, my family believes I'll only truly "retire" from education when I'm in my coffin. Still passionate, I threw my hat in the cyber-ring with a teacher blog and website, as well as teaching English at Grand Rapids Community College. Doing workshops, presenting at conferences & teaching Sunday school rounds out my bag of tricks.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is high-energy, creative, innovative, and hands-on. When people ask me what I do for a living I say I’m a multi-tasking "edu-tainer". My motto has always been: "Be the kind of teacher you always wanted to have." I like to think I've accomplished that. On any given day, with any age group, I count it as a wonderful blessing to learn as much from my students as I hope they have learned from me, either by what I teach, or how I live.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My shining teacher moments: Elementary: When the light bulbs go on and my students are over the moon with excitement. High school: My students often groaned when the bell rang because they didn’t want to leave. College: Bringing diversified, multi-age levels and ethnicities together to truly make a difference. I’ve been a freelance writer for Mailbox Magazine and an editor for Gift & Decorative Accessories Magazine, as well as designed teacher-themed giftware for Russ Berrie and Wangs International.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from college with a BA in English-Secondary Education from The University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; received an Elementary Endorsement from Grand Valley State University in Michigan, where I also received my Masters in Elementary Education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I enjoy nature, crafts, cooking, hiking and spending time with my husband and our 6-adult children, their spouses and thus far 13 grandchildren. Our standard poodle Chloe, rounds out our love-filled menagerie. "Organized chaos" reigns at the Henderson household, where there's always room for one more. I’m passionate about sharing God’s gifts on my blog: http://bit.ly/IMLhVd & website: http://www.teachwithme.com/ I'm thrilled to have a shop on TpT and absolutely addicted to designing "fun stuff"-- hoping to make life easier for teachers, at the same time earning some extra income for the "I'd really like to haves..." in life.

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