Tess the Krafty Teacher

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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
*Best Seller*Teach students to define, distinguish between and compare mixtures and solutions in this hands on, engaging Science unit. This unit is FOCUSED on Mixtures and Solutions and assumes a background knowledge of Matter. This unit will work
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Printables
$5.00
617
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
Introduce your students to the Scientific Method with these handouts, notebook pages, cards, and assessments. Students will be able to list the steps of the Scientific Method, put them in order and describe what to do in each step after using the
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$5.00
173
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
Teach your students, sequencing, cause and effect, opinion writing and review story elements with this fun and engaging reading response unit! Great for December! You students are sure to love the story of the dog Olive who hears a Christmas Carol
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.5, W.1.3
$4.00
79
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
Support Social Emotional Learning in your classroom with these daily check ins. Two SEL check ins that can be used in a variety of ways: digital, printable and pocket chart. Includes both Preloaded Seesaw and Google slides for digital and color and
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Classroom Community
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.00
22
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
Keep students engaged this Spring! Go beyond a worksheet and dissolve PEEPS in this fun and engaging science lab experiment! Students work through the steps of the scientific method in this easy to execute activity. Great for short week surrounding
Subjects:
Science, Easter, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Laboratory, Science Centers
$3.50
122
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
Two Bad Ants by Chris Van AllsburgI just love Chris Van Allsburg and Two Bad Ants is no exception. I love using this book to teach Point of View and work on Visualizing and other skills. The story tells of two ants who decide to stay in a magical
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$4.50
103
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
BAM! is a fun and engaging way for students to practice words! It is my students favorite game! It's a great warm up for guided reading! Students will master those tricky vowel teams of AI, OA and EA!Check out the Ultimate BAM! Bundle and SAVE Over
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Games, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RF.1.3c
$2.50
58
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
Help your students MASTER their Sight WordsThis pack of 38 pages of sight word practice includes key concept building skills such as tracing, elkonian boxes, and identifying the word in simple sentences. This set was designed to support the Wonders
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.3c
$7.00
44
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
Returning to school will definitely look different this year. After months of distance learning some schools are using a blended model some are returning with restrictions. Be Prepared for returning to school. These posters can help spread the word
Subjects:
Health, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.00
29
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
Teach inferences and more with one of Chris VanAllsburgs best books, The Stranger!Chris Van Allsburg is one of my favorite children's authors. His books are so good and the pictures are always amazing! One of my favorite books to read in the fall is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.3.1
$4.50
50
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
The Widow's Broom by Chris Van AllsburgI just love Chris Van Allsburg and The Widow's Broom is quite possibly my favorite. While it's PERFECT for around Halloween you can use it anytime. The story tells of a witch's broom which has lost it's power
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$4.50
51
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
A quick, fun little mother's day writing activity that includes, mom, grandma, aunt and special lady to cover ALL the bases! This low to no prep Mother's Day writing activity is sure to be a hit and is great for a last minute activity! Questions
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities
$2.00
31
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
My Students Favorite way to master vowel sounds is BAM!This fun, fast, easy word game is perfect for practicing vowel sounds! This is definitely a phonics favorite!SAVE OVER 30% when you buy the bundle!By buying the bundle you will have every set I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3b, RF.1.3c, RF.1.3d, RF.1.3e, RF.2.3, RF.2.3a, RF.2.3b, RF.2.3c
$26.50
$20.00
38
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
These fun and engaging number sense cards will have your students subitizing or recognizing numbers in a variety of ways in no time. Build number sense fluency with your Kindergarten and First grade students. Also great for remediation in second
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables, Math Centers
$5.00
47
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
This checklist is great for making sure you are covering and assessing all the Science standards for your grade level! It is also great for fitting science into reading and math curriculum as well. Sorted by field! Laminate for repeated use, use in
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
5th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, For Principals & Administrators
$2.00
63
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
This checklist is great for making sure you are covering and assessing all the Science standards for your grade level! It is also great for fitting science into reading and math curriculum as well. Sorted by field! Laminate for repeated use, use in
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
4th
Types:
Printables
$2.00
74
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
A fun, easy fill in the blank writing activity for Father's Day or Dad's and Donuts. This low prep to no prep activity can be used with a variety of ages! Questions that 1st, 2nd and 3rd can do independently and teacher or helper can write for PreK
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities
$2.50
24
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
Teach essential phonemic awareness skills with these activity cards. If the teacher says the words on the cards and the students simply stretch them out it is a Phonemic Awareness Activity if the students use the cards to blend words then it is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RF.K.2c, RF.K.2d, RF.K.3, RF.K.3b
$3.25
32
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
Practice non-fiction reading skills that are aligned to the Common Core with high interest reading topics! You will receive seven non-fiction passages, the answer keys and a page on how to use this resource! Skills addressed are topic, main idea,
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$3.75
14
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
Praties and Leprechauns and Gold Oh My!Jamie O'Rourke is the laziest man in all of Ireland, yet he ends up with the biggest potato ever seen! I love this Irish folktale by Tomie dePaola, and your students will too! Respond to the book with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$4.50
36
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a Reading Specialist/Lit Coach! Reading is my passion!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I LOVE teaching Reading!!!! I teach most of my Science and Social Studies through reading. I love Guided Reading and teaching phonics and word work! I also love utilizing technology in the classroom. I am an e-MINTS certified teacher which is using technology to enhance learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

District Award for utilizing technology in the classroom. STEAM award recipient for District. Innovation Grant Award Winner MSTA Grant Award Winner for Science of Reading

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Northwest Missouri State in Maryville, Missouri for general education. Southern Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri for degree program. Graduated May, 2001 Masters in Literacy American College of Education 2018

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Mom to 3 kids, Kaden, Blake, and Ava. Check out my blog - kraftyteacher.com

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