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By The Think Aloud Cloud
These seasonal friendly letter templates are scaffolded in order to help the students remember all of the parts of a friendly letter. Also, the lines are shortened in places so that the students can see the spatial aspects of the form of a letter.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Spring
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
L.2.2b
$2.00
70 ratings
4.0
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
Do you need “jazzed up” Fall writing paper, but not the craft? Unplugged = “Jazzed Up” Fall writing paper... ~ No specific craft ~ 3 Pages of Teacher Tips of how I use these papers. I would imagine that if you already have a Fall craft that you do
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Autumn
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
47 ratings
4.0
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
Perfect for Back to School or the First Day of School - "All About Me" Activity that will encourage your students to tell about themselves to their new classmates. Need a display for your kids' hand-drawn portraits at the beginning of school so
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
50 ratings
4.0
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
Do you need “jazzed up” Winter writing paper, but not the craft? Unplugged = “Jazzed Up” Winter writing paper... ~ No Craft ~ No Lesson ~ Just writing paper I would imagine that if you already have a Winter craft that you do every year or a craft
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
30 ratings
4.0
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
#tptgoesgold Need a fun craft for the beginning of the year or the first day of school? This camera holds "snapshots" of the summer that your students can use to share their memories of the summer with their new classmates as well as with their
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
41 ratings
4.0
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
The Thrill of the Hunt ~ Easter Eggs! Do your students love Easter Egg Hunts? What a great topic to write about! Here is an Easter Egg Craft that will lend itself well to a writing activity. This opinion writing resource includes: * Patterns for
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Easter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
38 ratings
4.0
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
This creative writing craft and activity is perfect for AFTER Spring Break extravaganzas. Harness the energy of your kids after the break as they tell all of their stories with great excitement! "Selfies" are all the rage. Some say that is a form
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Spring
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
W.1.2, W.1.3, W.2.2, W.2.3, W.3.3
$2.00
18 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (34.66 MB)
By The Think Aloud Cloud
This is a contraction snowball craft that is sure to be a hit with your students! NOTE: This is part of a bundled set that is discounted. You may be interested in checking that out or the other parts linked below. Resources Included: P. 5 -
Subjects:
Grammar, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$3.00
26 ratings
4.0
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
Want some grammar practice activities that might even be fun on an “Indoor Recess” day when the weather outside is frightful? This set may be for you! Possessive noun snowball crafts will provide your students with even more meaningful fun! They
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Printables
$2.50
25 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (15.00 MB)
By The Think Aloud Cloud
The BUNDLE... The BUNDLE ~ Pile on the Winter Fun! {Snowman and snowball crafts with a literacy twist!} Need a fun craft with grammar lessons as well as writing activities for the month of January? When the weather outside is frightful and “indoor
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$9.25
$7.00
32 ratings
4.0
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
Back to School - A "Making Friends" Activity Back to School – A Making Friends Activity This activity would be great at the beginning of the year to set the tone for the classroom. It would also be a good reminder throughout the year and
Subjects:
Music, Writing, Classroom Community
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
Quick notes. Easy to do. Low toner requirement. Kids love them! If a picture is worth a thousand words, then clip art is worth (at least) a hundred words! So... I added clip art to the usual notes home about "this and that" in hopes that my
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Classroom Forms
$1.50
25 ratings
4.0
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
Back to School or First Day of School - "All About Me" Activity that allows the students to see and hear other students' favorites in an "up close" way. Talk about Close Reading!! Need a crafty way to display your kids' hand-drawn favorites at the
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
22 ratings
4.0
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
** Updated 3-16-2015 - File doubled in size. Now each design has the formal handwriting lines as an option. Please redownload. Do you need “jazzed up” St. Patrick's Day writing paper, but not the craft? Unplugged = “Jazzed Up” March writing
Subjects:
Writing, St. Patrick's Day, Spring
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.50
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (8.42 MB)
By The Think Aloud Cloud
Jazzed Up” Valentine’s Day writing paper {Set 2}... ~ No Craft ~ No Lesson ~ Just writing paper This is the Valentine’s Day {Set 2} of the second and third grade style of paper. There are 15 writing papers which include 3 designs with 5 writing
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
11 ratings
4.0
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
These organizers and writing resources will help your students think through what they might do if they found a pot of GOLD! What luck! What is inside: (The first 3 pages use the words first, then, next, and finally} * A Transitional Words poster
Subjects:
Creative Writing, St. Patrick's Day, Spring
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
11 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.10 MB)
By The Think Aloud Cloud
These seasonal friendly letter templates are scaffolded in order to help the students remember all of the parts of a friendly letter. Also, the lines are shortened in places so that the students can see the spatial aspects of the form of a letter.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Easter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$2.25
11 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.39 MB)
By The Think Aloud Cloud
Do you need “jazzed up” Spring writing paper, but not the craft? These have 3 different frames with two different handwriting line styles. These papers are great for Mother's Day, Teacher Appreciation, or any Spring-themed writing
Subjects:
Writing, Spring, Summer
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (20.79 MB)
By The Think Aloud Cloud
Do you need “jazzed up” Valentine’s Day writing paper, but not the craft? Unplugged = “Jazzed Up” Valentine’s Day writing paper... ~ No Craft ~ No Lesson ~ Just writing paper Valentine’s Day Writing Paper ~ Unplugged! Grades 2-3 {SET
Subjects:
Writing, Valentine's Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.54 MB)
By The Think Aloud Cloud
Do you need “jazzed up” Halloween-ish writing paper, but not the craft? (The "ish" means that this set does not include ghosts or witches in case you do not go that route.)Unplugged = “Jazzed Up” Halloween-ish writing paper...~ No Craft~ No LessonI
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Autumn, Halloween
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
11 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (9.91 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 15 years in various elementary grades. Now I teach second grade and I love those little buddies. Originally, I believed that I was the quintessential kindergarten teacher because I enjoy that age group, the curriculum, and the fact that they love to sing. However, as time moved on, I taught different grades due to various circumstances and discovered that I love second grade! They still like to sing with me as did the fourth and fifth graders, believe it or not. This is good news, because I can't make it through the day without singing.

MY TEACHING STYLE

You know how you get a song stuck in your head? My goal is to sing and chant skills, strategies, and content so that the kids smile while they are learning, accidentally sing the songs at home, and, eventually, have the songs “stuck in their heads.” After all, we want them to retain all that they have learned.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Believe it or not...The Stevie B's Favorite Teacher Award! The restaurant asked the students of the surrounding schools to come in and vote for their favorite teacher, so that each school would have a recipient of PIZZA FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR! I am SO glad that a former student was cheering for me and decided to campaign for me. Also, it did not hurt that all of those students like pizza as much as I do!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. in Early Childhood Education (P-5) ESOL Endorsement

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