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A fun summer craftivity flap book where students reflect and write about their plans for summer. This is the perfect end-of-the-year craftivity or summer school craftivity for your students. These Summer Bucket List Flap Books ignite excitement
Subjects:
Summer, End of Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Google Apps
$4.00
5,203
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By What I Have Learned
Are your students looking for a bit o'luck of the Irish this St. Patrick's Day? Give them their very own four-leaf clover full of magic and charm with this fun St. Patrick's Day Craftivity! With this clover, students will reflect on the “luck” they
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.50
3,450
Digital Download PDF (4.32 MB)
By What I Have Learned
This New Years 2022 Craftivity is perfect for the first week back from the holiday break and makes a great new year bulletin board! It is a New years craft and new years writing activity all in one! Ring in the New Year by having students set
Subjects:
Life Skills, Critical Thinking, The New Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.75
2,137
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By What I Have Learned
This fun, easy prep Valentine's Day Craft helps students reflect on and describe what makes the people they care about special. It is a great activity for your Valentine's Day Party and looks fantastic on your February bulletin board! This
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Valentine's Day
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.75
1,883
Digital Download PDF (3.26 MB)
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Ah, Spring. Time for sunshine, flowers, and end-of-the-year testing. Engage students and make the end of the year fun! Students create a beautiful Spring flower and reflect on all the learning they gained over the year. It makes a great open house
Subjects:
Spring, For All Subjects
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.75
1,773
Digital Download PDF (2.94 MB)
By What I Have Learned
A Biography Report that can be used as a graphic organizer, lapbook, or template for a biography project, such as writing a biography research report on any historical person. It's a great resource for Black History Month, Women's History Month,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Social Studies - History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Bibliographies, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.2.2, W.2.7, W.3.2, W.3.7, W.4.2, W.4.7, W.3.2b
$8.50
445
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By What I Have Learned
Need a simple-to-use tool to help your students remember the reading comprehension skills and strategies they need to succeed? These 24 reading bookmarks will help students practice reading strategies and skills with questions and sentence frames.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.2.9, RL.2.10, RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.7, RL.3.10...
$5.95
3,115
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By What I Have Learned
If you're looking for a fun and interactive way to help your students practice decoding phonics patterns, then check out these CVC Short Vowel Blending Cards! With over 200 words to practice, they're perfect for kindergarten and first grade students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Flash Cards, Task Cards, Centers
CCSS:
RF.K.3, RF.1.3, RF.1.3b, RF.1.4
$11.75
$9.95
1,478
Digital Download ZIP (41.44 MB)
By What I Have Learned
Fun and engaging phonics partner games that help students practice decoding two-syllable words. Game are leveled and include short and long vowels with open and closed syllables, compound words, CVCE, and r-controlled vowels. These partner games
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Google Apps, Centers
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.1.3e, RF.2.3, RF.2.3c
$6.47
406
Digital Download PDF (6.64 MB)
By What I Have Learned
Looking for a great phonics tool for your students learning to read by blending and segmenting words by phonics patterns? These Blending Cards help students segment, blend, and read words in a variety of phonics patterns. Use them for a variety of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Interactive Notebooks, Centers
CCSS:
RF.K.2d, RF.K.3, RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3b
$69.40
$49.17
910
Bundle
By What I Have Learned
Fun and engaging phonics partner games that help students practice decoding words and sentences using phonics skills. This BUNDLE includes 9 sets of phonics patterns: VCE words, Long Vowel Teams, Two-Syllable Words, High-Frequency Words, CVC Words,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Games, Independent Work Packet, Centers
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.1.3e, RF.2.3, RF.2.3c
$51.27
$35.89
111
Bundle
By What I Have Learned
Give your students a boost in reading with these CVC Nonsense Words Blending Cards! These cards include nonsense words that are common for kindergarteners, making them perfect for instruction and intervention. With easy-to-follow directions, your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Task Cards, Centers
CCSS:
RF.K.2d, RF.K.3, RF.K.3d
$4.97
314
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Is your Social Studies curriculum lacking in student engagement? Are your students unable to relate to the history or other social studies lessons? Through this Long Ago and Today Social Studies unit, students learn how their lives relate to people
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Cultural Activities
$12.09
$8.67
1,118
Bundle
By What I Have Learned
Give your third grade students a leg up on mastering equivalent fractions and fractions on a number line with these fun, hands-on number puzzles and worksheets! With these activities, they'll cover all the Number & Operations Fractions Standards
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.2, 3.NF.A.2a, 3.NF.A.2b, 3.NF.A.3, 3.NF.A.3a, 3.NF.A.3b, 3.NF.A.3c, 3.NF.A.3d
$5.25
1,036
Digital Download PDF (8.62 MB)
By What I Have Learned
If you're looking for a resource to help your students understand the process of solving word problems, look no further! These numberless addition and subtraction word problems are grouped by problem type, making it easy to differentiate for your
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Lesson, Centers
CCSS:
K.OA.A.2, 1.OA.A.1, 2.OA.A.1
$24.75
1,177
Digital Download ZIP (5.41 MB)
By What I Have Learned
Open and Closed Syllable Practice for Two-Syllable Words has over 12 different activities, games, and worksheets to use during small group reading instruction or reading centers. All the games and activities focus on students reading and breaking
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Google Apps, Centers
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.1.3e, RF.2.3, RF.2.3c
$9.75
427
Digital Download PDF (11.96 MB)
By What I Have Learned
An Interactive Opinion Writing Unit with lesson plans, anchor charts, opinion writing prompts, graphic organizers with reasons and more for persuasive writing! This set of tools and resources teaches second grade and third grade students how to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Google Apps, Lesson
CCSS:
W.2.1
$10.67
677
Digital Download PDF (5.49 MB)
By What I Have Learned
Fun and engaging phonics partner games that help students practice decoding words with long vowel teams, including EA, EA, AI, AY, IGH, IE, OE, OA.There are 8 games used with three sets of words that increase in complexity. Words are grouped by
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Google Apps, Centers
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.1.3e, RF.2.3, RF.2.3c
$6.25
91
Digital Download PDF (9.63 MB)
By What I Have Learned
Teach students to set goals with these classroom goal setting lessons and worksheets. By the end of the unit, students will understand what it means to set SMART goals. These five goal-setting lessons have a whole group lesson plan as well as
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subjects, Coaching
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Lesson
$4.95
1,181
Digital Download PDF (1.82 MB)
By What I Have Learned
Blending Cards for Short Vowel Digraphs include digraphs common for Kindergarten and first-grade reading. The cards can be used for instruction for kindergarten and first grade and RtI for first and second grade.The cards are set up so that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Task Cards
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3b
$4.47
399
Digital Download PDF (11.58 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hi, I'm Jessica from What I Have Learned. I taught for 16 years, all grades K-5. I taught upper grades, 3-5 early on in my career. While in the classroom, I coached teachers and presented professional development workshops in math and literacy.

I then was out of the classroom doing professional development and instructional coaching for four years, mainly around literacy and working with English learners.

I missed the students! So, I chose to go back into the classroom, but this time, teaching Kindergarten. I used to joke that I was scared of Kindergarteners! I'm no longer scared of them! I taught kinder for three years, move to a 1/2 combo and taught second grade for the past several years.

Each grade has it's own uniqueness. I have always loved where I was in the moment.

Now I have the opportunity to homeschool our boys, who are currently early elementary age, and spend time creating resources for YOU. It is the best job ever and I am truly grateful that I get to sit down each and every day and impact classrooms across the world with resource and ideas that enhance YOUR instruction.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I teach children how to learn, not just a bunch of isolated skills. I teach each child what he or she needs to meet standards. My goal is to make learning FUN!

I am big on small groups and differentiation. In my imaginary world each child would get just what he needs to take him to the next level and fall in love with learning. In my real world, I do a lot of small group and investigative learning. I love seeing the light bulbs go off and watching students learn to learn.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am honored to be a part of my students' lives each and every day. I have many special teaching moments that are generally centered around a student overcoming a major challenge in his / her life.

From a fifth grader being pulled out of his home and being put into foster care, then later in the year seeing him shine at science camp. To another fifth grader who's cancer came back from remission while we were at science camp the following year, and having the opportunity to take a couple of her friends to visit her while undergoing treatment at Stanford. There are emotional highs and emotional lows each and every year.

I tend to work in low income schools where I can have a high impact. I love seeing my students overcome and shine despite the challenges in their lives. Teaching is a roller coaster adventure each and every year.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a masters in Educational Leadership and Administration . . . although I've decided that I LOVE creating curriculum more than I like being an administrator. My BA is in literature. I love reading and helping my students fall in love with good books!

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