The Teacher's Best Friend

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By The Teacher's Best Friend
Kids love using paint dots and highlighters. Your kids can use these sight words sheets to highlight the word then use paint dots or bingo dots to stamp the stars or the corners of each letter. This is a tactile way of using sight words. Kids can
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
149 ratings
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By The Teacher's Best Friend
I created this unit to directly align with Operations and Algebraic Thinking Common Core and Kindergarten Go Math Chapter 5: Addition. However, these activities can be used to supplement any kindergarten or first grade unit because of the direct
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Computation, Games, Math Centers
$5.50
40 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher's Best Friend
This is similar to my Kindergarten Paint Dot Sight Words but I've increased the difficulty for first grade. It includes every first grade sight word introduced by Scott Foresman Reading Street for First Grade. Each page has 1 word. This is great in
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Assessment, Printables
$6.00
29 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher's Best Friend
This unit includes 6 different activities and similar to my addition unit. Some of them could last a day some could last a week depending on how you use them. These are not worksheets to keep the kids busy. These are games and activities designed to
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Order of Operations
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Games, Math Centers
$5.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher's Best Friend
I've included many different activities to show the butterfly and frog life cycle and different ways to display it. There are writing activities, a graphic organizer, tree map, etc. I've included several things in color and black and white. Below
Subjects:
Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.50
19 ratings
3.9
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By The Teacher's Best Friend
For a sample of this, visit my store to grab a freebie for short a. This packet includes 12 real and 12 nonsense CVC words for each vowel for a total of 60 real and 60 nonsense words. That's 120 total CVC cards. There is a record sheet for sorting
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.50
24 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher's Best Friend
This is a great checklist to use for any kindergarten class. It includes letter recognition, letter sound, blends, rhyming, etc. This can be used for the entire year or for RTI.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher's Best Friend
This is the first big packet of activities that I have compiled. I hope everyone likes it. These activities are all aligned with Math Common Core. The following activities that can be used as individual, partner, small group, or whole group work
Subjects:
Math, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
$5.00
23 ratings
3.9
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By The Teacher's Best Friend
Included in this mini unit are 48 pages including 4 different work stations that can last one day each or throughout the week. All activities are differentiated including a set for just tens and ones then the same activity including hundreds, tens,
Subjects:
Math, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
$2.50
13 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher's Best Friend
Number circle maps are great for showing kids all the ways to make a number with pictures, numbers, and words. You can enlarge these and do these whole group for a modeled lesson or make a math journal out of them. Concept maps are great for higher
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
16 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher's Best Friend
This is a great checklist for basic kindergarten math skills. You can keep this the entire year and check off each skill as the child masters it or date each skill.
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
Kindergarten
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher's Best Friend
This activity can be used many different ways over and over again for repetitive practice. Included is the answer sheet, number cards for graphing or pocket chart sorting, 18 pictures to count phonemes and a list of different ways to use these
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
14 ratings
3.9
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By The Teacher's Best Friend
These sorting mats can be used in a center if copied on cardstock or students can cut and glue to sort if copied on regular paper. These sorting centers meet several math and ELA common core standards. Included is a sorting mat, record sheet, and
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers
$1.50
14 ratings
3.9
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By The Teacher's Best Friend
This is a very large compilation of literacy centers. There are more that 10 different activities that can be used in literacy centers or workstation, individual work, partner, small group, large group, etc. There are some activities that will take
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher's Best Friend
This is similar to my Kindergarten Paint Dot Sight Words but I've increased the difficulty for first grade. It includes List 1 sight words introduced by Scott Foresman Reading Street for First Grade. Each page has 1 word. This is great in
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Assessment, Printables
$1.50
10 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher's Best Friend
This is part of my December Number Sense Unit. If you like this then check out my unit. There may be more that you like. I've included tens frames for 1-20 to accommodate different levels of learners. There is also a record sheet. Each tens frame
Subjects:
Math, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Assessment, Games, Math Centers
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher's Best Friend
These are a great way to get the kids to use higher level thinking and meet your Math Common Core. Included in this packet is a page with different suggestions for ways to modify these and different games to play including "Garbage Pile" which is a
Subjects:
Math, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Assessment, Graphic Organizers, Math Centers
$2.00
9 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.61 MB)
By The Teacher's Best Friend
This is similar to my Kindergarten Paint Dot Sight Words but I've increased the difficulty for first grade. It includes List 2 sight words introduced by Scott Foresman Reading Street for First Grade. Each page has 1 word. This is great in
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Assessment, Printables
$1.50
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.30 MB)
By The Teacher's Best Friend
This is similar to my Kindergarten Paint Dot Sight Words but I've increased the difficulty for first grade. It includes List 4 sight words introduced by Scott Foresman Reading Street for First Grade. Each page has 1 word. This is great in
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.30 MB)
By The Teacher's Best Friend
This is similar to my Kindergarten Paint Dot Sight Words but I've increased the difficulty for first grade. It includes List 5 sight words introduced by Scott Foresman Reading Street for First Grade. Each page has 1 word. This is great in
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.30 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

14 years in K/1 and 1 year in 5th grade.

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Child Centered, teacher facilitator

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National Board Certification Excellence in Teaching Award from Campbellsville University

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B.S. from Kentucky Wesleyan College in Elementary Education. M.A. from Western Kentucky University in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Gifted/Talented Education National Board Certification in Early Childhood Generalist

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