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Looking to help your students learning to read using phonics skills like blending and segmenting? These Blending Cards encourage students segment, blend, and read words in a variety of phonics patterns.Blending Cards for Short Vowel CVC words
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
CCSS:
RF.K.3, RF.1.3, RF.1.3b, RF.1.4
$12.24
1,371
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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, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.75
2,923
Digital Download PDF (4.32 MB)
By What I Have Learned
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, Google Apps, Independent Work Packet
$3.75
4,438
Digital Download PDF (25.82 MB)
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:
Novel Study, 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...
$6.37
3,017
Digital Download PDF (3.57 MB)
By What I Have Learned
This heart-shaped Valentine's Day Craft helps students reflect on and describe what makes the people they care about special. It is a fun, easy prep, Valentine's Day Activity where students can describe what they love about themselves, their
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Valentine's Day
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.75
1,570
Digital Download PDF (3.06 MB)
By What I Have Learned
These numberless addition and subtraction word problems by problem type help students understand the relationship of the numbers in story problems. Numbers can easily be differentiated to meet the needs of your kindergarten, first, second or third
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
K.OA.A.2, 1.OA.A.1, 2.OA.A.1
$28.75
1,103
Digital Download ZIP (5.41 MB)
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Ah, Spring. Time for sunshine, flowers, and end-of-the-year reviews. Ack! You can hear your students groan already, but what if there was a way to engage them and make reviews fun? Have no fear, the Look How I Have Grown Spring Craftivity is here!
Subjects:
Spring, For All Subjects
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.75
1,505
Digital Download PDF (7.33 MB)
By What I Have Learned
This New Years 2021 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, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.75
1,915
Digital Download PDF (9.86 MB)
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A BUNDLE of 72 Science Stations Sets that cover all Next Generation Science Standards for third grade. Are you just getting started with science stations in your classroom? This Start Here Resource may be helpful. It includes why we created the
Subjects:
Biology, Earth Sciences, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Activities, Science Centers, Google Apps
$211.67
$105.84
301
Bundle
By What I Have Learned
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
$11.25
$9.57
1,043
Bundle
By What I Have Learned
Open and Closed Syllable Practice for Two-Syllable Words has over 12 different activities and games to use during small group reading. All the games and activities focus on students reading and breaking apart two-syllable words.Access to Google
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.1.3e, RF.2.3, RF.2.3c
$10.67
375
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By What I Have Learned
Looking for a great phonics tool for your students learning to read by blending and segmenting words? These Blending Cards help students segment, blend, and read words in a variety of phonics patterns.The Blending Cards can be used for instruction
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RF.K.2d, RF.K.3, RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3b
$67.33
$47.13
842
Bundle
By What I Have Learned
These Reading Comprehension Graphic Organizers with Language Support contain 40 different graphic organizers that target specific reading comprehension skills and strategies for fiction and nonfiction standards and can be used with any book or piece
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.4, RL.2.5, RL.2.6, RL.2.7, RL.2.9, RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.3...
$9.57
1,143
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By What I Have Learned
An Opinion Writing Unit with a set of tools and resources to teach opinion writing in primary classrooms. This writing resource includes a variety of scaffolded opinion writing activities to engage students, with both the oral language development
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
W.2.1
$10.67
611
Digital Download PDF (9.17 MB)
By What I Have Learned
You've taught your students reading skills and reading strategies all year long, and you want to be sure they remember. With these 24 Reading Skills and Strategies posters, you can give them the reading comprehension confidence they need to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.5, CCRA.R.6, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.8, CCRA.R.9, CCRA.R.10
$7.47
751
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Are your students struggling to find information on famous historical figures for their biography reports? Do you have technology in your classroom to help in their research, but aren't sure if they will find the right websites? The QR Codes for
Subjects:
U.S. History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Internet Activities, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
W.2.2, W.2.6, W.3.2, W.3.6, W.3.7, W.4.2, W.4.6, W.5.2, W.5.6
$7.47
904
Digital Download PDF (5.30 MB)
By What I Have Learned
A Biography Report and project for any historical person. Students can use the activities and report for a presentation or complete a genre study of biographies. Includes graphic organizers for research, genre posters, full-page report pages,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Social Studies - History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Bibliographies, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
CCSS:
W.2.2, W.2.7, W.3.2, W.3.7, W.4.2, W.4.7, W.3.2b
$8.25
339
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By What I Have Learned
Teach students to set goals with these classroom goal setting lessons. 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 small group and
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subjects, Coaching
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Assessment
$5.39
1,114
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By What I Have Learned
Help students understand fraction relationship both with a fraction in number form and with fraction visual models. There are a variety of number puzzles in this product that reinforce equal parts, fractions on a number line, equivalent fractions,
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
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
$5.39
937
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By What I Have Learned
Fun and engaging phonics partner games that help students practice decoding two-syllable words. These partner games are designed to give students extra practice decoding compound and multisyllabic words. There are 8 games used with three sets of
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RF.1.3, RF.1.3e, RF.2.3, RF.2.3c
$5.25
306
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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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