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By Teaching with a TwiSt
Students make a New Year's Craftivity {boy or girl} and then write about their goals for the new year. Included are: -Instructions -Pictures of craftivity & writing -Pieces to assemble craftivity -A K-2 and 3-5 brainstorming map -2 choices
Subjects:
Arts, Writing, The New Year
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
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By Teaching with a TwiSt
This Unit is based on the fairy tales Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and the 3 Little Pigs. Included in the unit are: -A Fairy Tale components graphic organizer -Cinderella: Roll a Sentence Activity and Recording Sheet {Subject/ Predicate
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$3.00
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By Teaching with a TwiSt
Hang clues around the school {classroom, cafeteria, gym, office, and library} & students will go on a scavenger hunt to find the pot of gold! You will need either chocolate gold coins or plastic gold coins to put in the pot of gold.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Basic Operations, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
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By Teaching with a TwiSt
This travel themed mini classroom decor pack includes: -student tags {can be used for cubbies, door, bulletin boards, etc.} -a banner that says "Destination: success" -a where we are sign to post outside the classroom I also sell this product in
Subjects:
Geography, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$2.00
57
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By Teaching with a TwiSt
*This is the Spanish version of this product This is a pack of 5 word work center games to use in your classroom. I put these centers in buckets & leave them out for students to access during center time. Just print, cut & laminate! {The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spanish
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
66
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By Teaching with a TwiSt
*This is the Spanish version of this product* This Unit is based on the fairy tales Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and the 3 Little Pigs. Included in the unit are: -A Fairy Tale components graphic organizer -Cinderella: Roll a Sentence
Subjects:
Reading, Spanish, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
42
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By Teaching with a TwiSt
This unit is based on the book "Gracias the Thanksgiving Turkey" by Joy Cowley. Included in the unit are: •Thanksgiving Vocabulary Cards •My Singular and Plural Book {based on Gracias the Turkey} •Sequence Craftivity •Class Book: My Pet
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Thanksgiving
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
44
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By Teaching with a TwiSt
This product includes a math game to address many TEKS and common core standards taught in first grade during the course of the year. {11 games total!} The games would be great for centers, guided math, or small groups. Overall, little prep is
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.2a, 1.NBT.B.2b, 1.NBT.B.2c, 1.NBT.B.3, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.A.2, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.B.4, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.8...
$5.00
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By Teaching with a TwiSt
This Easter inferencing craftivity requires little prep on the teacher's part. {yeah!} The students draw an object and then cover it with two pieces of an Easter egg {made out of construction paper}. They write three clues about their object, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Easter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.00
38
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By Teaching with a TwiSt
*This is the Spanish version of this product* This mini unit is based on the book "Gracias el pavo de Thanksgiving" by Joy Cowley. Included in the unit are: •Thanksgiving Vocabulary Cards •My Singular and Plural Book {based on Gracias the
Subjects:
Reading, Spanish, Thanksgiving
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
21
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By Teaching with a TwiSt
I have always had trouble figuring out how to balance math workstations and guided math in an effective and organized way. This is a system I created based on the acronym M.A.T.H. Each letter represents a type of math center. I used a chevron
Subjects:
Math, Problem Solving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
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By Teaching with a TwiSt
This math pack would be a great compliment to any Polar Express activities you have planned for your classroom. It includes: -Subtract All or Zero Elves: Match the elf {subtraction problem} with the correct present {answer} -Add in Any Order
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Word Problems, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.OA.A.1, K.OA.A.2, 1.OA.A.1
$2.50
$2.00
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By Teaching with a TwiSt
*This is the Spanish version of this product* If you are like me, you are busy with small groups and have limited time to check in on your students during centers. Included in this pack are: -20 comprehension questions for a read individually
Subjects:
Reading, Spanish, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
17
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By Teaching with a TwiSt
*This product is in Spanish* I have always had trouble figuring out how to balance math workstations and guided math in an effective and organized way. This is a system I created based on the acronym M.A.T.H. Each letter represents a type of math
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Spanish
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
16
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By Teaching with a TwiSt
This is a game that can be played with 2 to 15 players in a small group, center, or as a whole class in partners. The goal is for students to practice syllables & sight words in Spanish. Included are 15 gameboards & 60 game pieces. Each
Subjects:
Reading, Spanish, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
18
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By Teaching with a TwiSt
Do you have trouble organizing your writing units throughout the year? This product can help with that! It can be used with writer's workshop or many other writing curriculums & covers 5 genres: informational writing, fictional writing, personal
Subjects:
Spanish, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Unit Plans, Minilessons, Rubrics
CCSS:
CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.8
$5.00
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By Teaching with a TwiSt
*This is the Spanish version of this product* This Easter inferencing craftivity requires little prep on the teacher's part. {yeah!} The students draw an object and then cover it with two pieces of an Easter egg {made out of construction paper}.
Subjects:
Spanish, Reading Strategies, Easter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.00
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By Teaching with a TwiSt
*This is the Spanish version of this product* This 42 page unit is jam-packed with fun math & literacy activities to use with your students leading up to Valentine's Day! Please check out the preview. Included are: Literacy
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spanish, Valentine's Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Games, Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers
$5.00
13
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By Teaching with a TwiSt
{This is the Spanish version of this product} 1 Template, 7 Games! This pack includes 2 choices of cell phone game board templates and 7 review games. The templates can be laminated and kept in a math center all year and you can just switch out the
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Spanish, Place Value
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
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By Teaching with a TwiSt
*This is the Spanish version of this product. Are you gearing up to teach your students about biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs? This unit would be a great addition to your curriculum! It includes: -Cards to cut out and teach about
Subjects:
Spanish, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2
$4.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught first grade ESL, bilingual, and dual language for 6 years at the same elementary school. It is a joy to work with second language learners on a daily basis!

MY TEACHING STYLE

My classroom is a very hands on, language rich environment. I believe that using the language is the most valuable tool in helping second language learners be successful. We have FUN in first grade!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

First Year Teacher of the Year for my district

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's degree in Bilingual Education from Texas A&M University (Whoop!) Master's degree from Lamar University in Teacher Leadership

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have been married to my best friend for 4 years, and we have one furry child named Lucy. I love being a teacher and a wife! Check out my blog: http://firstgradewithatwist.blogspot.com/

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