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Do you ever scramble to type a quick note to remind parents about X,Y, and Z? This pack will save you from all that drama. These notes are provided in full and quarter sheet formats so that you can choose the number copies you want to run! Simply
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Like Mammals of the Woods and American Symbols this unit falls into the category of “Common Core: Informational Reading and More”. I have provided 14 differentiated fluency passages on America's most beloved heroes. Included are tests, art projects,
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This pack has over 90 Recognition Awards! Sometimes a clip chart or card pulling chart makes kids "famous" for all the wrong behaviors. This can be hard on the child if they are not equally as built up for what they do right. But finding time to
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*Comprehension 101 is a top selling TpT item, was featured in the newsletter highlighting reading strategies. Comprehension 101 has sold nearly 2,000 copies. It's the real deal, and will help you get results, raise test scores, and includes games
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This unit is going to be fabulous and fun for your students. Their brains are going explode with joyfully RIGOROUS learning. My students have loved this unit for 5 years running. {preview shows every page in large format} What's Inside? For every
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“Mammals of the Woods” is a Common Core aligned MEGA-pack of differentiated fluency passages, math and language fun, writing, 5 science assessments, and 5 smart art projects. One art project is provided for each mammal covered. Please visit my
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The 35 comprehension builders start with simple sentence reading and grow gradually over a 2 month period of time. Each activity asks students to add details to a picture. Thus, they are "creating" and building mental images and deepening their
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**** New Update ***** Bonus Unit Included "My Parents Are Super Heroes: Mother's Day and Father's Day Cards" I like my adopted curriculum, but there are always gaps. I find that I need to review the concept of "digit" and basic place value all
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I love teaching about Chinese New Year. My students ADORE learning about the Science and Social Studies aspects of this fun holiday. We also have a great time reviewing the Common Core Standards in this unit. And what teacher does not love a full
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2 Little Books, 7 math and writing activities, and 2 tests will make your school days incredibly fun and rigorous! {The Preview shows all 64 pages in large photos} This curriculum was designed for the start of first grade. Activities are engaging
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Sink or float? Kids are naturally curious about their world!. This easy sink or float STEM activity is amazing! My students were engaged, learning, and having meaningful buddy/collaborative conversations about why they think an object will sink or
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Ecology is a big word for first and second graders.This unit helps to break it down and make it fun. This unit will get you reading results as well as help students understand the topics of reduce, reuse, recycle , and also discuss the topics of
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This 56 page unit is your galaxy themed ticket to neat student printing. You will receive pages for the letters A-Z , Sh, Ch,Th, Wh, and Mixed review pages. These pages are designed to help kids make connections between the letters and how they
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Parents are important people, and I am so glad that you are taking the time in class to make them something they will cherish. Of course, since it is class time we are using, let’s take the chance to talk about adjectives that describe our parents.
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This unit on double digit addition will have your students engaged and begging to do math. This is a 10 day extravaganza! Each day kids are practicing double digit addition with and without regrouping. The adventure culminates in a Monster Truck
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If just a spoonful of sugar helps the Common Core go down, then these art projects and student sheets are going to sweeten up your nouns lessons! You get a darling art project, a student work page, and bulletin board titles and clip art for the
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This unit is perfect for teaching or reviewing vowels in CVC words. It meets the new Common Core Reading Foundation Skills criteria. The Smart Art and FUN vowels search pages will help your students rock the the Common Core! Included Are: 3
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Students crave art and the joy it brings to their school day. There is no reason the art can’t be academic. Plus, “Smart Art” decorates your classroom with rigorous learning. People enter your room and are in awe of cute it is, and as they look
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If you are looking to build critical thinking skills, stronger reading comprehension, and experience your students begging to read and write about bugs, then this unit is for you! Passages and activities have been differentiated so that there are
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This unit teaches your students about the life cycle of the pumpkin while allowing them to practice their reading skills. Students will engage using these materials because they are rigorous and fun! You will love this packet because your students
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Katie is an energetic 1st grade teacher, key-note speaker, and author of the award winning blog Teacher to the Core! She has been teaching 1st and 2nd grade since the year 2000 and gets more excited each year about creating new curriculum for the new faces that come through her door!

MY TEACHING STYLE

If I can make learning a game, joyful, or fun then my students will be happy to learn!

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PTA Creative Idea Honor

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors and Masters from California Baptist University

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Teaching can be tough. I hear you! I have been there. But let me tell you, having curriculum you are excited about, and that directly supports the Common Core, can really make teaching joyful!. I hope you find that here. I love my job, my family, Jesus, and my ipad. I'm just like you, a girl trying to do her job well and love her family with all her heart. Thank you for stopping by!

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