The Scrappy Penguin

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The Scrappy Penguin
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By The Scrappy Penguin
Shorter, Taller, Longer: A Write the Room Math Activity Reinforce the difference between short, tall, and long with this fun activity. It contains 10 different cards featuring cute critters and 2 different recording pages. (All pages are full
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Measurement, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
36 ratings
4.0
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By The Scrappy Penguin
Review addition and subtraction math facts (1-10) with these cute math fact family houses. 2 options for use: 1. Print as-is and cut apart to use as worksheets or morning work. 2. Print on colored paper/cardstock and laminate to use in a center
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.OA.A.5, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.C.6
$1.50
21 ratings
4.0
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By The Scrappy Penguin
Help your students reinforce their math facts while finding missing subtrahends. This fun packet includes 32 cards with missing subtrahends, 2 different recording sheets, and answer keys. (The missing subtrahends are represented by a popcorn
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
2.NBT.B.5, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.D.8, 2.OA.B.2
$2.00
21 ratings
4.0
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By The Scrappy Penguin
These colorful classroom decorations are inspired by a certain caterpillar who loves to eat! They are perfect for brightening up any elementary classroom, from walls to bins to desks-- you get 130 pages of cute decorations! Included in this pack
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$13.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By The Scrappy Penguin
Practice patterning skills with this fun button-themed center. This pack includes the following: --cards with AB, AAB, ABB, and ABC patterns --extra single buttons to complete the patterns --recording sheets --blank cards and buttons to create your
Subjects:
Other (Math)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers
$2.25
17 ratings
4.0
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By The Scrappy Penguin
These fun alphabet dot pictures promote beginning sound recognition while providing fine motor skill practice. Use with Do-A-Dot markers (bingo daubers), magnets, pom-poms, bingo chips, counters, cereal, and more!* My favorite way to use these
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.1b, RF.K.2d, RF.K.3a, L.K.2d
$3.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By The Scrappy Penguin
This is an easy to read emergent book about feelings. Sight Words: he, she, is, am, I Feelings: happy, mad, scared, sad The last page of the book says, "I am _____." It features an empty frame for children to draw their own feeling. Both color
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Printables, Literature Circles
$1.75
6 ratings
4.0
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By The Scrappy Penguin
Spice up your word family lessons with these fun ice cream cones! This 34-page packet contains one page of ice cream scoops and one page of ice cream cones for each word family, 17 word families in all: -ad, -am, -an, -ar, -at, -ap, -en, -et, -in,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By The Scrappy Penguin
This cute spring-themed packet will help your students to recognize the numbers 1-20 in both numeral and word form. Included: --20 numeral cards (1-20) --20 word cards (one-twenty) --2 black and white recording sheets You could use these cards to
Subjects:
Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By The Scrappy Penguin
Kids will practice almost any skill if they get to do it with a game. This fun, space-themed board game reviews place value up to as many digits as you choose! This game is for 2-4 players. Included: 1 game board (full color) 4 game pieces (full
Subjects:
Place Value
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.3, 2.NBT.A.1, 2.NBT.A.4
$1.75
8 ratings
4.0
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By The Scrappy Penguin
Have a "ball" with these 6 fun, basketball-themed math centers! Each center includes an "I Can" poster with the Common Core standard printed beneath, and most centers include an optional recording sheet. This packet includes the following Common
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Mental Math, Place Value
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
2.NBT.A.1, 2.NBT.A.4, 2.NBT.B.7, 2.OA.B.2, 2.OA.C.3, 2.OA.C.4
$4.00
3 ratings
3.9
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By The Scrappy Penguin
***English/Spanish Version*** Kids will love playing this farm animal memory game! Practice reading and matching farm animal names with this game. Picture, English, and Spanish name cards are included for 10 farm animals-- play with just two
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By The Scrappy Penguin
Kids will love playing this farm animal sounds memory game! Practice reading and matching animal names and sounds with this game. Picture, name, and sound cards are included for 10 farm animals-- play with just two types of cards or use all
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Games
$1.00
1 rating
3.5
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By The Scrappy Penguin
Kids love this fast-paced game because it gets them moving and learning at the same time! SWAT is a fun way to practice reading and identifying sight words. Kids compete to see who can SWAT the correct bug first (fly swatters optional). This game
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.1, RF.K.2, RF.K.3, RF.1.2, RF.1.3, RF.2.3, RF.3.3d
$1.75
4 ratings
4.0
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By The Scrappy Penguin
Add a little fun to your word family lessons with this fun Circus themed word family sort! This pack includes 204 CVC and CCVC words so that you can differentiate your lessons and centers, plus blank peanuts for you to write your own words. The 16
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Scrappy Penguin
Practice writing tally marks up to 20 with these 4 fun shamrock themed worksheets. Included: --2 worksheets practicing writing tallies from 0-9 --2 worksheets practicing writing tallies from 10-20 All worksheets are black and white for easy
Subjects:
Numbers, St. Patrick's Day, Place Value
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By The Scrappy Penguin
This matching activity includes 90 contractions! The fun sunglasses theme will liven up your contractions lessons. Addresses Common Core Standard L.2.2.C for 2nd grade: Use apostrophes to form contractions. Included: --90 contraction cards
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.2.2c
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By The Scrappy Penguin
Spice up your sight word center with this cute popcorn sight word activity. Students take turns picking a popcorn word, reading it aloud, and writing it on their recording sheets. This 22-page packet includes: --assembly instructions --word slips
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RF.K.1b, RF.K.3, RF.1.3, RF.2.3f, RF.3.3d
$1.75
1 rating
3.4
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By The Scrappy Penguin
Sail off on a swashbuckling addition adventure with this fun pirate themed board game! Great as an independent center to review addition to 20; up to 4 children can play at a time. Players take turns drawing an addition card. If they answer
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
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By The Scrappy Penguin
Practice sounding out and spelling short vowel CVC words with these cute strip puzzles! This pack includes five pages of full color puzzles-- 4 puzzles per vowel, 20 puzzles in all. There is also a black and white recording sheet for easy and
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.1a, RF.K.1b, RF.K.2c, RF.K.2d, RF.K.3a, RF.1.2b, RF.1.2c, RF.1.2d, L.K.2c
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught fourth and fifth grades and currently teach kindergarten and second grades.

MY TEACHING STYLE

As my grandfather always says, "Don't let schooling interfere with your education." Learning should be fun and hands on!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was named KDKA Teacher of the Month in December 2009.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with an M.A.T. in Elementary Education, a B.A. in Creative Nonfiction Writing, and a Children's Literature Certificate. I hold PA certification in Elementary Education and Secondary English.

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