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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
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
Students LOVE “The Cool Bear Hunt” song! So…why not connect it with map skills and writing? *Please note ~ This is ONLY a supplemental map activity. It works well with a full map unit. It has more writing resources than map resources. As a matter
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Music, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.1.1, W.1.3, W.2.1, W.2.3, W.3.1, W.3.3
$2.50
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
Don’t want to have to repeat yourself for the bazillionth time when it comes to rules for making words plural? This “Plural Noun Song” may help in that area a bit. Why not teach or review grammar skills in a fun way that provides a song to a
Subjects:
Grammar, Graphing, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Songs, Graphic Organizers
$4.25
44 ratings
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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
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
Thanksgiving ~ Post a Selfie! and Tell About Your Day {Craftivity} **NOTE: This resource is included in a money-saving bundle HERE.*** Do your students have LOTS of energy after the Thanksgiving Break as they tell all of their stories with great
Subjects:
Writing, Thanksgiving, Autumn
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.3
$2.00
19 ratings
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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
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
Do you need your students to practice the in's and out's of friendly letter writing? This set of seasonal "letter writing" paper may spark your students' interest in March. Have your students write letters to their friends or former teachers to say
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
16 ratings
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
Do your students have LOTS of energy after the Fall Break as they tell all of their stories with great detail? Why not get it all on paper so that the students can present their exciting news in the form of writing as well as vocally. This creative
Subjects:
Writing, Autumn
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
11 ratings
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
Want an adjective activity that is indescribably fun? This set may be for you! Students will use their freshly made snowman craft to help them list adjectives for each snowman part and snowman accessory. They can also refer to the snowman craft to
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.75
17 ratings
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
Do you want to combine writing, science, and technology with a craft? If so, this may be the pack for you. This craftivity is a PebbleGo research project about animals in their natural habitats. NOTE: PebbleGo is NOT A MUST for this research
Subjects:
Science, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$3.25
19 ratings
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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
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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, Easter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$2.25
11 ratings
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
The beginning of the year is an exciting time of meeting new friends and of telling about summer memories and events. These letter templates will help with those activities for sure! The August / Back to School set has versions with specific
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Summer
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
10 ratings
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
This is a BUNDLED set of Friendly Letter Writing Templates that is perfect for back-to-school as the kids write about their summer break. This BUNDLE is discounted, so it is like getting one month for free! The designs include June, July, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Back to School, Summer
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$6.00
$4.00
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
Easter Writing Bundle with Two Crafts ~ {The Thrill of the Hunt} Your hunt for great writing may be a little easier with this resource. This money-saving bundled resource includes fun ways to practice 3 different writing genres with 2 Easter
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Easter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Posters
$7.25
$5.00
10 ratings
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
A Craft with a Writing Activity ~ The Thrill of the Hunt ~ Most students have strategies for being the best egg hunter at “the” Easter Egg Hunt. This writing activity will allow the students to tell about what they think makes them the “egg-spert”
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Easter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
$2.25
6 ratings
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
** Updated June 2017 - I have added another level of scaffolding for each of the 8 letter forms and 4 "address line forms" with no scaffolding. {These additions are not reflected in the preview yet.} The June edition is here! These seasonal
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Summer, End of Year
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
L.2.2b
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
#tptgoesgold Back to School Activities (or First Day of School) - Four "All About Me" activities that will keep your students engaged and ready to share! These ice breakers, "getting to know you" activities, and "making friends" activities are
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$8.00
$6.00
6 ratings
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
Post a Selfie from December! ~ Tell About Your Holiday ~ {Craft with Writing Activities} Do your students have LOTS of energy after the Christmas Break as they tell all of their stories with great detail? Why not get it all on paper so that the
Subjects:
Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, The New Year
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By The Think Aloud Cloud
This BUNDLE of creative writing crafts and activities are perfect for AFTER exciting school breaks and fun events. Do your students have LOTS of energy after a school break or a special event as they tell all of their stories with great detail? Why
Subjects:
Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, The New Year
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$13.25
$9.25
2 ratings
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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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