Wink Smile Learn

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Need winter bulletin board display!? This easy prep craft is super fun for kids to make to display their knowledge of similes! This mitten writing craft is a fun way for students to compare their mitten 'color' to something else they know that is
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Minilessons, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
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By Wink Smile Learn
Christmas CVC task cards fit perfectly in Michael’s 4x6 boxes. Laminate labels and place on the front. Sort as follows: Box 1: CVC decoding [a, i, o] Box 2: CVC decoding [e, o, u] Box 3: CVC spelling [a, I, o] Box 4: CVC spelling [e, o, u] Print,
Subjects:
Spelling, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
CCSS:
RF.K.2d, RF.K.3, RF.1.3
$3.00
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By Wink Smile Learn
This product is a follow up to my "You LIGHT Up My World" reindeer writing craft. This bundle includes 7 interactive activities for your students to participate in right before winter break! My students LOVE making the reindeer food the most! This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$3.00
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Wink Smile Learn
This resource contains 5 task boxes for reading, matching, tracing and writing 2nd grade sight words (total of 46 words/ task cards). Boxes can be sorted by groups of 10 words from the Dolch 2nd grade sight word list: Second List 1 (10
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Summer
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$6.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Wink Smile Learn
This is the perfect Christmas craft for your kids to do right before winter break! The writing activity is a great homemade gift for students to give to family members. Students show appreciation for their loved ones by completing the sentence
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Special Education, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Wink Smile Learn
Need a cute, fun Valentine craft? This easy prep penguin writing activity includes 2 different sentence starters and 2 different modified paper options. Students show appreciation for their loved ones by completing the sentence starter, “you melt
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Valentine's Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Wink Smile Learn
Need a last minute math craft to showcase even & odd numbers?! This easy prep craft is super fun for kids to make right before winter break and it's a great interactive way to make learning math fun! This even/odd activity is a fun way for
Subjects:
Math, Special Education, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, Fun Stuff
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Wink Smile Learn
This resource contains 5 task boxes for reading, matching, tracing and writing Primer sight words (52 words total). Boxes can be sorted by groups of 10-12 words from the Dolch Primer sight word list: Primer List 1 Primer List 2 Primer List 3 Primer
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$6.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Wink Smile Learn
This resource contains 4 task boxes for reading, matching, tracing and writing 3rd grade sight words (total of 41 words/ task cards). Boxes can be sorted by groups of 10 words from the Dolch 3rd grade sight word list: Third List 1 (10 words) Third
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Special Education, Summer
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$6.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Wink Smile Learn
This Autumn themed sight word literacy center includes the following: -40 Pre-primer and 52 Dolch Primer (kindergarten level) sight word building mats -Letter building cards -Colorful fall themed storage labels -Rainbow Writing recording
Subjects:
Reading, Autumn, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$7.00
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By Wink Smile Learn
Need a St. Patrick’s Day Craft? This writing activity includes 2 different writing prompts: -“I TREASURE you because” -“I am LUCKY to know you!” Resource includes materials to make a leprechaun and/or a pot of gold. Leprechaun: use one of the
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Character Education, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
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By Wink Smile Learn
This bundle contains literacy centers/games/task cards for all 220 Dolch sight word (Pre-primer to third grade) and is a perfect way for students to practice reading and spelling sight words! This season-themed bundle will last you the entire
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Special Education, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$12.00
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By Wink Smile Learn
This freebie is a great gift for students before winter break! Who doesn't love hot chocolate!? Simply print gift tags on 4x3.33 labels (6 per sheet) and stick them on ziplock bags. Finally, sign your name and you have a quick and easy gift for your
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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By Wink Smile Learn
This FREEBIE includes 8 Valentine themed brag tags to use as positive reinforcement in your classroom! ***BONUS: 4-Valentine themed reading certificates You may also like: Troll Themed Reading CertificatesTroll Themed Brag Tags (reinforcements
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Valentine's Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Posters
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
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By Wink Smile Learn
This Summer themed sight word literacy center includes the following: -41 Dolch third grade sight word building mats -Letter building cards -2x8 and 2x4 storage labels -Rainbow Writing recording sheet Students read and build each sight word with
Subjects:
Reading, Summer, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.50
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By Wink Smile Learn
This Spring themed sight word literacy center includes the following: -46 Dolch 2nd grade sight word building mats -Letter building cards -Colorful spring themed storage labels -Rainbow Writing recording sheet Students read and build each sight
Subjects:
Reading, Spring, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a Special Education teacher in the heart of Chicago with over 10 years experience teaching students in grades Pre-k to 5th. I am a firm believer in inclusion and co-teaching. I am a certified Reading Specialist and have a strong passion for teaching young children how to read. I am trained in a number of research based reading interventions including Wilson's Fundations and Orton Gillingham.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is very multi-sensory. I love incorporating hands-on learning activities and manipulative based instruction. I am a firm believer in differentiation and center's based instruction to ensure that all students are receiving the proper interventions to help them smile and learn!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am currently a Supervisor of Special Education in the Spring-Ford Area School District. I absolutely love helping teachers analyze data in order to provide proper interventions for struggling students in the general education setting.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Indiana University (Masters in Educational Leadership, Education Law Certificate), Cabrini University (Masters in Education, Reading Specialist Certificate) LaSalle University (Bachelors in Elementary & Special Education)

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