Valerie McBride-Taft

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Note Page for running record that includes comprehension skills, fluency and accuracy strategies as well. Includes page to log students CAFE goals or progress throughout the guided group.
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This no prep I Have, Who Has game helps students practice counting pennies and dimes. Each card has a real life picture of an amount, and a written amount to read. The cards include values from single digit amounts up to 90 cents and include
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2018 Winter Olympic Reader Set This Winter Olympic Reader set is ready just in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics. The set includes 2 differentiated readers that are easy to print- Let's Learn about The Olympics and Let's Learn About Olympic
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This file contains two different activities for students to do to help them learn about solids and liquids. Both activities are no prep. The first is a foldable that highlights the different properties of solids and liquids. It can be easily made
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Help students practice their CVC words by playing Go Fish or Memory with the cards in this center set! The set includes both a picture and word card for 24 different CVC words that students can use to make matches while playing go fish or memory.
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I Have...Who Has...Making Numbers 1-50 Help students learn to see numbers 1-50 as groups of 10's and 1's with this I have...Who has... game. Each card has a picture of a number using 10's and 1's blocks. The game also has a clue prompting to the
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Help students practice their CVC words by playing BINGO with this print, cut and go center! This game is a great review to help students read different CVC words. Included 24 different BINGO cards 60 calling cards Print, Cut and Go Ready! You
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Fall theme math practice that focuses on +1, doubles, and ten pairs math facts. Print and use sheets include both finding the addend and finding the sum, as well as an answer key for easy grading. Students answer the math fact and draw a pumpkin
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This product includes reproducible checklists that help track student mastery of different writing skills. The checklists are Common Core aligned, and match each genre of writing outlined by Common Core: opinion, informative/explanatory, narrative,
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This no prep I Have, Who Has game helps students practice counting pennies, nickels, and dimes. Each card has a real life picture of an amount, and a written amount to read. The cards include values from single digit amounts up to 90 cents and
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Plant Life Cycle Activity Set Help students learn about the different stages of the plant life cycle with this activity set. This set includes three different activities to help students learn about the butterfly life cycle. Students can create a
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Butterfly Life Cycle Activity Set Help students learn about the different stages of the butterfly life cycle with this activity set. This set includes three different activities to help students learn about the butterfly life cycle. Students can
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Help students practice build their CVC words with these missing sound cards. This activity helps students practice saying, hearing, and filling in the missing sound. Cards can be used with letter tiles, magnetic letters, or clothes pin clips. The
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Short Vowel Word Sort No Prep This great no prep word work center is great for helping students practice identifying short vowel sounds in cvc words. The activity includes shorting cards and mats, a recording sheet, and follow up written practice
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This product has 18 different writing prompts that relate to Saint Patrick’s Day. Each writing prompt comes with a half and half page (half lines, half blank space for a picture) and a full page of lines (see preview page). There is also a bonus
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Frog Life Cycle Activity Set Help students learn about the different stages of the frog life cycle with this activity set. This set includes three different activities to help students learn about the frog life cycle. Students can create a
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I Have...Who Has...Telling Time Game Students love to play the I Have...Who Has... card games. This card game helps students learn to tell time on the hour and the half hour. Cards include a clock picture, the time written in numbers, and the time
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S'Mores Sight Word Practice Help student practice their sight words with this great game. The game includes 34 early elementary sight words with two playing options. Students can play s'mores go fish or s'more memory with the cards provided. This
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I Have...Who Has...CVC Animals and People Another great I Have...Who Has game to help students practice reading their CVC words. Each card has a picture of a CVC word and the matching words. Students say their word, then read the card to find the
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CVC Word Work This amazing CVC Word Work set includes 6 no prep, print, cut and go word work activities to help students practice and learn their CVC words. Each activity comes in a colored and B/W version. The activities are targeted at helping
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught elementary school for 6 years, with experience that ranges from 1st grade to 6th grade. I love each grade level for different reasons, and I love sharing ideas with other teachers and helping them provide experiences for students that are authentic and fun.

MY TEACHING STYLE

It is incredibly important to me that my students are engaged in authentic learning, that they love learning, and that we are not getting so focused on cramming in so much content that we forget the needs of our youngest learners. Now more than ever, we are charged with the task of finding the balance between rigor and age appropriate activities.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Reading Teacher Endorsed Graduated with honors 2012 Innovative Teacher of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Elementary Education MA in Curriculum and Instruction: Literacy

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My number one goal is to make sure that teachers and students have resources that are both fun and educational. It is so easy to get wrapped up in standards. My hope is to provide educators with the tools needed to meet standards, move kids forward, and ensure that everyone is "loving what they do". Please follow me on TPT and follow my blog: http://valeriemcbridetaft.blogspot.com

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