The Classroom Creative
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Spring is a perfect time to dive into our plant and flower units! We've created an engaging, hands-on, and graphic plant unit activity that is perfect for first, second grade and third grade. This plant/flower unit activity includes: (all in black
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Need a fun Halloween literacy center? Get your students moving with our differentiated Halloween Scavenger Hunt. This Halloween Scavenger Hunt pack includes: -3 differentiated versions (one with 6 images, 12 images, 18 images) -in color and
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Halloween word wall cards are a must for our classrooms and writer's workshops in October! These Halloween Word Walls and Halloween Literacy Center will benefit your students for years to come! This Halloween Word Wall and Literacy Center is now a
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This pumpkin activity includes: - a cut and paste life cycle of a pumpkin - cut and paste labels for labeling a pumpkin - a KWL as you complete your pumpkin unit Stack the pumpkins, color, cut, and add construction paper as grass or as a
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Need a writing activity to complement your Thanksgiving unit? Look no further! Image what your students' will say about how they would cook a turkey for Thanksgiving! Questions in this mini-book include: What you need to cook a turkey? Cooking
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Thanksgiving emergent readers are perfect for new readers in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade! This turkey emergent reader, with a focus on counting, is perfect for your guided reading groups in the month of November. November 2014: This
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Every primary classroom studies apples in the fall- so to help supplement your units, we've created an Apple Alphabet Literacy Center. This centers pack works on identifying, matching, and sorting uppercase and lowercase letters. This kit
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This Autumn Poem of the Week Unit is loaded with everything you need for literacy this fall. This fall poetry pack features 10 original autumn poems with 9 literacy centers/activities each! Save 30% with our Poem of the Week BUNDLE for the
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The Farm Animal Pretend Play Printable is hand illustrated, available in bright colors, and perfect for promoting language skills, animal recognition, and play. Whether is it for your classroom or home, it is definitely a fun way to encourage farm
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Need a turkey emergent reader for your new readers in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade during Thanksgiving? This turkey emergent reader is perfect for teaching color words and a few key sight words. Here are the colors covered: red,
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Need a word wall for your fall units? Whether they are for your classroom or home, words walls are a must for encouraging writing and building vocabulary! This Fall Word Wall and Literacy Center is now a part of a Growing and Endless Bundle of Word
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This turkey Emergent Reader is perfect for the beginner reader. The silly turkey thinks he is not a turkey. This Thanksgiving Emergent Reader reads with the repetitive text, "Are you a turkey? No I am a ____________, silly! Our silly turkey
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All preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and special ed literacy programs benefit from simple emergent readers! In this Farm Animals Emergent Reader, we've taken some of our favorite Farm Animals and paired with repetitive text that reads, "I see a
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Need a Thanksgiving word wall for your Thanksgiving units? Whether they are for your classroom or home, words walls are a must for encouraging writing and building vocabulary! This Thanksgiving Word Wall and Literacy Center is now a part of a
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With Thanksgiving festivities quickly approaching, we thought we'd share a fun and inexpensive literacy center and scavenger hunt for Thanksgiving. It's differentiated too! *Save BIG and grab our Scavenger Hunt BUNDLE* This Thanksgiving Scavenger
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Introduce the elements of art with our pumpkin themed art activity. It includes a pumpkin themed writing activity for fall or Thanksgiving. Plus, this packet can be used as a review to line, color, shape, texture, and value. This pack
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We have the perfect mini-book writing activity to supplement your apple unit. Teach the important concepts of "how to" writing and sequencing with our apple pie mini-book! This black and white Apple Pie mini-book set includes: -one b/w cover for
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There is no better way to get kids geared up for fall than with our fall scavenger hunt! It's differentiated and we offer several ways it can be used in the classroom. *Save BIG and grab our Scavenger Hunt BUNDLE* This pack includes 3 separate
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Fall literacy centers must include making words! These fall literacy centers are perfect for grades 1-4, it really allowed my students to work at their instructional level without a lot of prep on my part! These activities are hands-on,
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All preschool, kindergarten, first grade, ESL/ELL, and special ed literacy programs need to support students' visual learning. Our differentiated flip books come in three styles to meet your students' needs: Version #1: traceable words with a b/w
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Nicolette is a Chicago teacher who has switched grades almost every year she taught. She's taught 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, 4 year old preschool, 3rd/4th Remedial Reading, and K-8 art. Her heart lives in the primary grades. She now homeschools her sons, ages 5 and 7. Karen Whiteside is a Chicago K-12 art teacher who also holds her master's degree in administration. She is a mom to two children.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Centers-based. Child-led. Inquiry method. (Increasing interest in the Montessori approach)

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Nicolette holds a bachelor's degree in Advertising from The University of Illinois at Urbana and master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Illinois at Chicago. Karen holds a master's degree in Art Education from the Art Institute of Chicago and master's degree in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University.

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