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If you need to assess incoming kindergarteners or out going preschoolers, you may be stumped as to what method to use! I have found that the best approach is a straight forward one, in which I find out what the child already knows and what they
Subjects:
Reading, Math, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$3.75
101 ratings
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By Tools of the Trade
Finally some sweet and simple speed tests for our kinders and first graders! I looked and looked and didn't find what I wanted so I created these! These little challenges provide addition and subtraction practice to support the Common Core
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Printables, Math Centers
$6.00
$5.00
40 ratings
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By Tools of the Trade
Some of the students coming into our kindergarten and first grade classrooms this fall are well prepared and ready to learn, while some, sadly are not. The sooner we know what each child is ready to learn, the sooner we can start our small groups,
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$4.50
31 ratings
4.0
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This year long assessment activity provides students the opportunity to set goals, analyze their success, and set new goals for the future. It also provides valuable feedback for the teacher! This packet comes with: ~ An 8 1/2 x 11 poster
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, Spring
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$2.00
39 ratings
4.0
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This is a kindergarten and first grade math challenge to introduce addition speed tests! Packet includes- *Cover page *Directions *Addition 0-4 *Addition 5-7 *Addition 8-10 *Challenge! Addition 0-10, aim for 25 in one minute! Lets make math
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Homeschool Curricula, Printables
$2.00
40 ratings
3.9
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By Tools of the Trade
Let's make math drill a little more colorful, a whole lot cuter and over in a minute! Included in this download are 4 subtraction speed drills to follow the Gotta Be Quick Addition tests for those who would be overwhelmed with a larger
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Computation, Printables
$2.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By Tools of the Trade
This download contains three different styles of posters that clearly describe the ABC's of salvation. They may be displayed prominently in any Christian setting year round, or during lessons presenting the salvation message. If you are working
Subjects:
Life Skills, Religion, Easter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$1.50
7 ratings
4.0
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By Tools of the Trade
Our youngest students need daily alphabet and early phonics practice, whether through literacy centers, daily 5, guided reading, or other consistent alphabet activities. Fun and creative practice however, is often left up to the teacher to create
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Tools of the Trade
Monster binders! Here is a chance for you to fancy up some of your teacher binders, student binders, or folders, for the new school year! You have selected one of my styles of binder covers with matching backs and spines. They may be inserted
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Other, Professional Documents, Printables
$2.00
12 ratings
3.9
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This is a simple to manage book reading activity. Included is a letter describing the system to the parents and a reading log to keep track of all that reading! We desperately want our children to read, read, read! We want their families to read
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$1.50
6 ratings
3.9
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By Tools of the Trade
During the first week back to school your students may be nervous and hesitant but their minds are full of their summer memories. Take advantage of those memories and use them as an ice breaker for your writing program this year. Be sure to write
Subjects:
Creative Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
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I Love Guided Reading! Every day I take time to listen to each of my students read. It is the most important part of my school day! Their parents in turn listen to them every evening. We then make comments to each other regarding how the
Subjects:
Reading, Other (ELA), Classroom Management
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Homework, Classroom Forms, For Parents
$1.00
3 ratings
3.9
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By Tools of the Trade
Binders! Here is a chance for you to fancy up some of your teacher binders, student binders, or folders, for the new school year! You have selected one of my styles of binder covers with matching backs and spines. They may be inserted into
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Professional Documents, Printables
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Tools of the Trade
Finish off your language or science unit with a Yummy Mouse Cupcake that the students can create themselves! Or just for the joy of it! This activity comes with teacher and student directions, photographs of completed examples, and a parent letter
Subjects:
Science, Arts, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
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By Tools of the Trade
Isn't John 3:16 just the best? It is the core of all that we want our children to learn and the basis for Christian life. My first graders learned all about God's gift of salvation to them and then wrote "Thank You Jesus! Love,_____" and
Subjects:
Religion, Writing, Easter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Printables, Posters
FREE
12 ratings
4.0
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By Tools of the Trade
This Brainstorm Web can be used for any brainstorm activity. Some ideas include: writing ideas, science experiments, book Responses, free time activities. Enjoy! Julie O'Leary
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Problem Solving, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
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By Tools of the Trade
I just made this for my class and thought some of you might find it handy! I am trying to teach my 1st graders how to stay on topic and write the complete paragraph answering Who, What, When, Where and Why questions. Enjoy! Julie O'Leary
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Easter, Spring
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By Tools of the Trade
It is so exciting when one of my little ones loses a tooth! Here is an activity to make it extra fun and give it a little extra attention! They have the opportunity to write all about it! (or answer questions orally to be filled in by a helper.)
Subjects:
Health, Classroom Management, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, For Parents
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By Tools of the Trade
Summers are supposed to be vacation but aren't they really one big planning session? I can't seem to stop my spinning planning creating shopping thoughts! Here is my attempt at getting down my thoughts so I can sleep tonight! Happy Summer to my
Subjects:
Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Reflective Journals for Teachers, Printables, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
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By Tools of the Trade
These notes are parent communication made simple. None of us have time to write all those little notes to parents. We want to explain to parents that their child did not feel well today, how their sweet little girl got that scraped knee. As
Subjects:
Specialty, Classroom Management
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, For Parents
FREE
17 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I love being a teacher! I have 17 years of teaching experience. I have taught classroom k-8, and I have homeschooled my own boys in k-5. I am currently teaching first grade, my personal favorite! I love finding enjoyable ways to successfully teach a lesson. I live for light bulb moments and hugs!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am boisterous and friendly. I like my students to feel challenged and loved!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am most proud of being a happy mommy and wife!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. Liberal Studies

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have 4 boys of my own ages 6-13! My youngest is also currently one of my students! :)

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