Wonder and Spark

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"The aim of education should be teaching us how to think. (James Beattie)".
 
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Students can count down the incubation period of your classroom chick hatching unit with this calendar. Print off one calendar per student to keep at home or print one for the classroom and hang it on the wall above the incubator. This packet also
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Young children need practice holding a baby chick BEFORE a live animal is placed in their hands. This product gives you a print out and pattern to make baby chicks out of tissue paper. This allows the children to feel the weight of a chick, have a
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This packet includes directions, a cinquain poem form page for each of the following events (Grandparent's Day, Special Friends Day, Veteran's Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day), along with two different blank cinquian pages for students to
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Use these two pages to help develop your students' phonemic awareness and literacy skills. Students cut out the pre-made letters from the word 'chicken', then manipulate the letters to create different words. Students then record their ideas on the
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Use these freebies with your chicken hatching unit! Students take home the permission form to gain access to hold the baby chicks and afterward take home a 'Chick Holding Champ' certificate. These documents are easy to use and come with blank spaces
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This sheet gives visuals for how students should and should not handle eggs and baby chicks. It is especially useful for very concrete learners. This is also a great item to hang near the incubator or brooder box. (Sorry for the "org" on at the
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This reader's theater script depicts a fictional story about the first Thanksgiving feast. You can have just a few students participate or make photocopies for everyone and have your entire class perform!
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Between the two of us, we have experience teaching kindergarten through fourth grade, assistant principal (elementary), principal (middle school) and curriculum director (K-12). (Confession, all those higher-up gigs belong to my mom. I handle the early childhood/elementary territory.)

MY TEACHING STYLE

My mom and I believe in offering activities that challenge all learners and stimulate creativity!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Me: Teacher of the Year and DisneyHand Award nominee Mom: too many to list! :-)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Mama: B.S. Elementary Education, M.Ed. Educational Administration Me: B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Education/Early Childhood), M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction (Literacy Studies)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have a Gifted and Talented endorsement and am also certified in ESL. During the summer, I run my own Reading Camp for students entering first and second grade and speak at state-wide conferences (TEPSA). You can also follow my professional learning network on Twitter at nsmithk4.

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