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These center signs highlight why “playing” is important. How many times have parents, administrators and even other teachers come into your classroom and referred to the students as “just playing”? We have tried to list some of the academic
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Producers and Consumers Your students will have fun matching and sorting as they find out what the difference is between a consumer and a producer, and goods and services. We have included word wall cards, writing task cards and a research template
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Included in this unit of CVCE words are seven differentiated activities to meet the needs of various levels of students in your classroom. Some black and white versions included - see preview. The activities include: • 4 Vowel Sound Sorting Mats
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Cause/Effect, Fact/Opinion, Scrambled Sentences, Comprehension Game and More Fairy Tale Bundle for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grades! UPDATED! Finally, a product using Fairy Tales that is appropriate for grades 1-3! These activities cover MANY Common Core
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Estimation, Measurement, Sorting, Graphing: Jack and the Beanstalk is back to help teach Math using glyphs, graphing, and non-standard measurement! These lessons are appropriate for PreK through Second Grade as the activities can be used with
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Fairy Tales are great to use for non-readers to practice comprehension skills such as: What happened in the beginning of the story? What happened in the middle and at the end? Who are the characters? Where does the story take place? Using
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Writing in Kindergarten is so important. “Emergent literacy research has shown us that children are not ruined by being allowed to write before they can read. Rather, they learn many important concepts and develop the confidence that they can write”
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Use this Nursery Rhyme To help your kids see positions. This CCSS style activity will get Humpty moving with position words. Integrating math vocabulary with your nursery rhymes is a fun way to keep your students thinking and making those critical
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Cows, chicks, pigs, tractors and more! Farm vocabulary is used in all the literacy and math activities. Included are: Word Wall Words –cards for the word wall or the writing center Music and Movement – two original songs about the farm Initial
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Help your students decode words in context and in isolation by applying common letter-sound correspondences, to these vowel digraphs oo as in foot, oo as in moon, ea as in eat, ea as in bread, ee, ow as in how, ow as in snow, ou as in out, ay, ai,
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The Industrial Revolution...Times of Change...US Turns 50...Struggle for Reform. This resource is a part of our American History Series: Even the upper elementary kids beg to play “games” instead of doing worksheets or answering questions at the
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American Revolution! If you are looking for an interactive way to review the American Revolution, this resource is for you! Written on an upper elementary level, this American Revolution review is great for preparing for standardized tests, perfect
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Do your kids need more practice working with digraphs? This series of products is for you! Our fifth packet of 14 print and go activities is the digraph ck. You students will be: • Identifying ck words • Distinguishing where the ck sounds come in
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Are your students working on beginning blends? Here are 5 CCVC word activities that will allow them to have fun practicing this standard. This CCVC unit contains activities that can be used in whole group, small group or centers. All activities
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Antonyms- This antonym packet is great for your Kindergarten and First Graders! There are 4 differentiated activities to practice antonyms • Matching the antonyms • Memory game • Worksheet for writing antonyms • Color the antonyms Black and
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Community Helpers Centers and Worksheets Learn all about the people who work in our community with this engaging literacy and social studies unit. Learn what tools they use to do their job and where they do it. This unit includes: Books, Pocket
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Phonics/Beginning Digraphs: These activities/games are great to use as a small group lesson for practicing digraphs or independent practice used within a word work/abc center. This digraph packet includes eight activity/games, and a fun,
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Fairy Tales - Retelling Cards ~ Little Red Riding Hood NOTE: THIS INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITY IS INCLUDED IN THE LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD CENTER ACTIVITY BUNDLE. See it here. Retelling a story is a very important comprehension skill and one that our young
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Thanksgiving Scrambled Sentences is an activity that allows students to practice reading Fry’s Sight Words. There are 13 scrambled sentences about Thanksgiving with the words printed on individual cards for hands on manipulation. The words in each
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This unit has ideas for art, science, literacy, math and motor skills - all you could ever want to go with your nursery rhymes. Before, during and after reading lesson plans are easy to follow with suggestions for whole group, small group, center
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

The Fun Factory is a team of two teachers with over 20 years classroom teaching experience in grades PreK through 4th grade. In addition, we have over 10 years experience as Early Childhood Specialists in the field of curriculum and professional development with a large urban school district which involved curriculum development and writing as well as district-wide teacher/administrator training. Presently, the Fun Factory teachers, Kathy and Susan, are independent consultants. Individually they have presented at local, regional, state and national conferences on such topics as Music and Movement, Thematic Planning and Teaching, Attention Deficit Disorder, Brain Based Instruction, Storytelling, Science and Math Concepts in Early Childhood, and Balanced Approach to Reading, to name just a few.

MY TEACHING STYLE

We believe in active learning which includes lots of music and movement and learning through play. We have fun while we accomplish our learning goals! Worksheets are not our friends!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Over the years, we both have had the privilege of many honors and awards. However, the most exciting has been the recent publication of my first book, Tunes for Teachers Teaching … Thematic Units, Thinking Skills, Time-on-Task and Transitions This is a life-time dream-come-true! It is a book that was written as I was teaching, inspired by those teaching around me and encouraged through teachers to pursue the trials and triumphs of looking for publishers. Thank you to you all. Look for it in our store. I hope you will find it useful.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS Education Masters Degrees in Curriculum and Instruction, Teaching and Learning with emphasis in Early Childhood Reading Certifications include: •Early Childhood Education (PK-K) •Elementary Education •Special Education (PK-6) •Gifted and Talented (PK-12) •Certified Trainer-Assessor for Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) ESL

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Susan has a new granddaughter!