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This fun comparison game is a great math extension activity to the popular "Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons" book! Students will use a spinner to fill the ten frame with different colored buttons. Once the frame is filled, students use the
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Games, Math Centers, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
CCSS:
K.CC.A.3, K.CC.B.4a, K.CC.C.6
$1.50
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By The Excellent Educator
This PowerPoint contains three different editable options to manage rotating literacy centers. The first option is a still station rotation slide that splits a class into three different groups with one group at a teacher table, another group at a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.50
5
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By The Excellent Educator
This fun game gets students working on uppercase and lowercase letter recognition. Students will race around the letter board naming the letters they land on and covering up the letters they have on their personal letter mat. The first student to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.1d
$1.50
4
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By The Excellent Educator
These measuring mats are a great tool to introduce or review non-standard measurement. Children can use candy or any small manipulative to measure the featured items. For extended learning, there is also a page of numerals for groups who are ready
Subjects:
Math, Measurement
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.MD.A.2, RF.K.1
$1.50
3
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By The Excellent Educator
This leveled pack of games is an engaging way to review 2-D shapes during your math centers or small group guided math. There are three different complexity levels included to allow for easy differentiation for your students!
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.G.A.2
$1.50
3
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By The Excellent Educator
Sensory and Skill Bags are fun ways to mix sensory experiences that children love with reviewing key skills they need to know! This packet is 27 pages and has 4 different types of skill sheets to place in your sensory bags, along with recording
Subjects:
Reading, Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
CCSS:
K.CC.A.3, RF.K.1b, RF.K.1d, RF.K.2d
$2.50
2
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By The Excellent Educator
This graphing mat bundle features three different farm graphs in color and in black and white. It also comes with an extra BONUS graphing mat to differentiate with students who are ready for larger numbers! Students will use buttons count the
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.MD.B.3, 1.MD.C.4
$1.00
1
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By The Excellent Educator
Spin & Match the Letter is a fun game for students that reinforces letter recognition and matching uppercase letters to lowercase letters! This bundle comes with three different themes and 5 different sets in each! Add this value pack to your
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.1d
$4.00
1
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By The Excellent Educator
This math mat is a great tool to use for guided math. It encourages children to count and compare sets using a dot cube and manipulatives to assign the cows their spots. To learn more about this mat and how to implement it, please visit my blog at
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.CC.B.4b, K.CC.C.6
FREE
2
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By The Excellent Educator
This printable encourages student's to extend their learning of non standard measurement with their families. There is a parent note and instructions of how to complete the activity at home. This download features two editable options, allowing you
Subjects:
Math, Measurement
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Printables, For Parents
CCSS:
K.MD.A.1, K.MD.A.2
FREE
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By The Excellent Educator
This editable sign in template is great for Pre-K students to use to in the mornings as part of their routine. This template focuses on first names. It's a great additive to any morning routine while providing good documentation of student's writing
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
PreK
Types:
Printables
FREE
1
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By The Excellent Educator
This editable sign in template is great for Pre-K students to use to in the mornings as part of their routine. This template focuses on first last names. It's a great additive to any morning routine while providing good documentation of student's
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
PreK
Types:
Printables
FREE
1
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By The Excellent Educator
This editable sign in template is great for K students to use to in the mornings as part of their routine. This template allows for first and last names as well. It's a great additive to any morning routine while providing good documentation of
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Printables
FREE
1
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By The Excellent Educator
Peace of Mind Packs and Contact Cards are great additives for your Open House Welcome Packages for parents. This download provides you with 4 editable templates to customize and make it your own!
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, For Parents
FREE
4
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By The Excellent Educator
Help ease your new student's minds of the first day jitters, with this Magic Ready Confetti poem and a few other simple materials. This download provides you with the poem and instruction cards for students/parents. You are guaranteed to start the
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
3
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By The Excellent Educator
Want to jumpstart family involvement this new school year? Try using these Parent Interest Inventory forms to find out parent's preferences, interests and how they are most comfortable being involved. Include these in your Open House packets or send
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables, For Parents
FREE
1
Digital Download PDF (3.93 MB)
By The Excellent Educator
Looking for ways to infuse community building into your classroom? Try this simple take home "All About Me" bag idea that students love to do and present!
Subjects:
Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Projects, Homework, Printables
FREE
1
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By The Excellent Educator
This no-prep printable engages children as they cut on the dotted lines and single hole punch the shapes. Children become instantly engaged as they work to punch and cut their strips, while working on their fine motor skills.
Subjects:
Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.19 MB)
By The Excellent Educator
This simple math game allows children to work on recognizing the numerals (1 and 2) and counting while enjoying the race to see which frog will leap to the final lily pad first!
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.CC.A.2, K.CC.B.4a
FREE
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By The Excellent Educator
Use these mats during small group math, guided math, or math centers to have your students practice their subitizing skills! Students will roll a dot cube, quickly tell the number rolled and get the corresponding number of pom-poms to place on their
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.CC.B.4a
FREE
Digital Download PDF (2.71 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I spent five years in the classroom teaching kindergarten and absolutely loved it. I have experience as a grade level chair and new teacher mentor/coach. My expertise is in planning creative lessons, teaching young children, modeling best practices and supporting teachers. I specialized in community building, positive classroom climate, math and literacy.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style fosters community building and a positive class climate, which is the foundation needed for learning to occur. I differentiate learning and use rich and relevant instruction for all learners.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Elementary Teacher of the Year 2011

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduate of Georgia State University with an Ed.S in Early Childhood Education with a math and teacher support endorsement. My research included analyzing the effects of culturally relevant instruction and class climate on learning gains.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am currently a Professional Development Specialist with my private company SEED Consulting, LLC where I design and deliver professional development and resources for educators nationwide. I am most passionate about work that allows me to empower educators to thrive. I have a heart for early elementary grades and younger age groups because of the many opportunities to build a strong foundation.I am devoted to sharing ideas, tools and resources that will support and further equip excellent educators everywhere!

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