The First Grade Roundup by Whitney Shaddock

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The First Grade Roundup by Whitney Shaddock
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Want lesson plans that you can go completely digital with? Like not even have to print out (unless you want to!)? Ever wish that you could divide and conquer lesson planning to get it done even faster and more effectively? *****Please read the
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Have kids that need extra practice counting, skip-counting, writing numbers correctly or need a better understanding of base 10? Counting Collections is the perfect activity for K-2 kids for developing a solid foundation in number sense. It would
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Perfect for celebrating Dr. Seuss and Read Across America in March! This series of lessons and activities uses the power of whimsical rhymes to enable students to write their own rhyming poems. *****Please read the description carefully and
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This 1.5 week unit is aligned with the NGSS or Next Gen Science Standards for first grade on sun, moon and stars. It is a mini-unit with science and literacy activities. Find the full weather/cause and effect unit HERE. *****Please read the
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Need a way to organize all of that data? Do you have data records crawling out your ears?? :) This data wall is perfect for organizing all of your data in one spot. No more flipping through a gazillion documents to find that one piece of data on
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Are you looking for poems for shared reading in your K-2 classroom all year long? This file has weekly poems to teach and add to poetry folders for the entire year. There are 48 poems in this packet that range from nursery rhymes, get to know you
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This guided reading organization packet has all of my "go to" anchor charts, materials, parent communication notes, data record sheets and materials for organizing YOU! Get organized and on top of guided reading right from the start! Visit my BLOG
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This integrated unit helps first graders explore and understand Earth's natural cycles. Find detailed plans, materials, STEM challenges, science labs, literacy and math connections and much more in this complete weather unit. *****Please read the
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Have students that cannot speak or write in complete sentences? This is especially a problem for early ELL students. I have used this activity for years and it is hands down the easiest way to teach my kids about complete sentences. I start off my
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Are you looking for engaging units to help address the Next Gen Science Standards (NGSS)? This bundle includes hands on science labs, STEM connections, literacy connections and more for each of the themes in the NGSS 1st grade standards: light,
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Check out this New Year's Craftivity! Students come up with "one word" for their New Year's Resolution and write about how they will improve on that one word during the year. Read about this project Find more ON MY BLOG! Included: *A Dream Is A
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I use this packet during our Life Lessons Common Core Unit in 1st Grade. We read the book, discuss the life lesson, sequence the story and come up with a giving project for our class to do as a service project. We learn economics concepts like
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I have taught this unit in preschool Sunday School for several years. This unit can easily be extended through 1st grade. Great for Sunday School and great for Character Ed lessons in public schools! *****Please read the description carefully and
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First graders make sense of their math world and numbers by talking about numbers. This packet of number talks gives your kids ways to talk purposefully about numbers, addition, subtraction, combinations and more. Get your students comfortable
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This mini-packet is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's day with Bible stories in Sunday School. I've used this 5 lesson unit every February for the last few years! Made with kids ages 3-6 in mind! Get 96 total lessons (2 years worth of
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This is a fully integrated 6 week unit on staying alive: our human body and animal classification. It's 240+ pages jam packed with science and literacy for 6 weeks, plus math and phonics connections where applicable! Just print the weekly and
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This is a traditional calendar routine for the K-2 classroom. This is a flipchart file and can only be used with a Promethean Board using Activinspire software. Please make sure you have this software before downloading. A powerpoint version of
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Young learners make sense of their math world and numbers by talking about it! Math Talks give your kids ways to talk purposefully about numbers, addition, subtraction, fact families, true/false equations, shapes, linear measurement and
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In Common Core Unit 3 for 1st grade, students learn about stories and the life lessons they give us. In this packet, I have included a graphic organizer handout for students to fill out independently or collaboratively on a fable, as well as a
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Do you have an elf visit your classroom each December to make sure your kids are at their best? I LOVE using our class elf to hire my students to be nice note elf spies for Santa...and it's a great way to spread kindness in the classroom before
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First grade stole my heart in 2006. I earned my Masters degree in teaching from the University of Arkansas (Woo Pig!) and also earned my National Board Certification in 2010. I taught first grade for 10 years until making the decision to stay home for a few years with our son, Cooper. When I'm not teaching first grade, I'm busy teaching preschool Sunday School at church and working with my own preschooler at home!


I believe that littles thrive in a rigorous curriculum when it's taught with the brain in mind! That means my classroom is full of integrated curriculum to maximize kid learning and my teaching time! :) I also love TPR (Total Physical Response), group and partner work, flexible seating options and fun and engaging activities that encourage life long learners.


National Board Certified Teacher - 2010 Teacher of the Year (school) - 2014 District Math Leadership Team Member - 2012 to 2015


I graduated in 2006 from the University of Arkansas with my Masters of Arts in Teaching. My Bachelors in Elementary Education also came from the University of Arkansas.


Read more about my story HERE!

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