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A great way to teach these beginning story elements to Kindergartners. I start with doing this whole group. We all sit in a circle, pick a card and tell whether it is a character or setting (and place it in the correct pile). Later, this can be
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Tons of great resources to get your kids ready for the Primary MAP! Here's what you get: 1. My Guide to the NWEA Primary MAP test Kinder (6 pages). 2. My Super Popular Primary MAP test review cards (23 pages). 3. A "Make both sides equal"
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Here is a 20+ page packet of test review cards to prepare your kiddos for the MAP test. This doesn't include EVERYTHING the MAP tests, but it includes everything that my Kinders struggle with. I go through a few of these every day in our morning
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Just a sample of a Little Red Riding Hood integrated unit I'll be posting soon! Included are 2 sets of story telling cards. One set includes words to the story (short and simple, so the kids can read them), and the other set is wordless. Children
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**Newly updated and improved! This game is suitable for Kindergartners and First Graders who are learning about coins. It is very hands-on and works best in small groups. I've loaned this to many teachers who love it and always ask for a copy they
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The first step to making sure your kiddos ace the test is knowing what's on it! This 6 page document summarizes the skills tested for RIT bands 130-169. Skills that are a big part of the test are underlined. I hope this is as helpful you you as it
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Here's a packed storytelling unit on the Three Little Pigs! Great for teaching these standards: Story Retelling and Dramatization Characters, Setting, and Main Idea Sequencing Simple Addition with Pictures Sorting Included: -Story Sequencing Cards
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This is a bundle that will help you introduce, teach, and reinforce the important phonemic awareness skill of identifying the initial (beginning) sound in a word. The bundle includes 4 games for whole group and small group learning: Initial Sounds
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Here's a packed storytelling unit on Little Red Riding Hood! Great for teaching these standards: Story Retelling and Dramatization Characters, Setting, and Main Idea Sequencing Simple Addition with Pictures Sorting Included: -Story Sequencing
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This is a small group directed or independent game to reinforce initial sounds and practice reading. Level 1 has CVC words alone. Level 2 contains CVCs, CVCe, Consonant Blend and Digraph words. Children first find the letter that each object
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This is a wonderfully concrete way to teach the difference between letters, word, and sentences to young learners! This is a dry and difficult concept to grasp and this game makes it fun! Kids sort letters that are Uppercase and Lowercase, Words,
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Whole Group Grades PreK-K This is a great game for learning to recognize whole numbers. Give each child a card (or 2 if you have a small class. Start with the student with the "blue card." They read, "I have 1, who has 2?" The student with the
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Dolch Pre-Primer Sight Word pack: This is a whole group game to be played with up to 20 Kindergartners to review sight words. Directions: The first player (with the blue or green card) reads their card, "I have the, who has to?," and the player
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This product contains homework packets for the entire year, from August through May. All packets are aligned with the Common Core, and encourage family involvement. They are also great for helping families understand the standards and see how their
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I couldn't find any all-inclusive package on introducing young learners (specifically Kndergartners) to the concept of addition, so I made one myself! I present addition as "Mystery Math," and the kids get really into it! Check out the preview to
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This pack includes my 2 popular Fairy Tale Units: Little Red Riding Hood The Three Little Pigs PLUS a brand new unit on Jack and the Beanstalk AND my most popular product, The Character and Setting sort Check them out and check out the
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This is a pack of 4 weeks of homework for Kindergarten! Here's what's included: -A "Notes for Parents" page -4 Weekly Overviews with: -Homework for each day -The Focus Standard each Week -Activity Options for if it's too easy -Options
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For Kindergarten These cards help me be sure I am constantly reviewing the key common core standards on a daily basis with each child. Just cut, laminate, and clip the cards together to put in your guided reading bin. After reading with a group,
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Here's a packed storytelling unit on Jack and the Beanstalk! Great for teaching these standards: Story Retelling and Dramatization Characters, Setting, and Main Idea Sequencing Simple Addition with Pictures Sorting Included: -Story Sequencing
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This is a pack of 3 weeks of homework for Kindergarten! Here's what's included: -A "Notes for Parents" page -3 Weekly Overviews with: -Homework for each day -The Focus Standard each Week -Activity Options for if it's too easy -Options
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hi and thanks for checking out my store! I have been a teacher for 6 years in high poverty, LEP, rural Alaskan villages. I have to pull out all the stops to make sure my kids get what they need. Everything I create here I use extensively in my own classroom, and continue to edit and update as I see the need. I have taught Pre-K through Grade 1, but Kindergarten is my absolute favorite!

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is probably most influenced by the Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio methods. I teach to the AK standards, but in a DAP way, and make sure critical thinking, oral language, and social skills are also priorities. I believe that Kinders have the right to play, indoors and out, every day, and mine do. It makes such a huge difference in their attitude towards school and they learn so much from it. This year, I haven't once heard "I'm bored," so I think I'm on the right path! :)

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, and I am a year away from a Masters in Cross Cultural Education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Some info on my village, if you're wondering about it: I live in Western Alaska, in what's known as the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta. My village is fly-in only, which means there are no roads connecting it to other villages or towns. The population is around 500, and the only businesses are the city office, the post office, and 2 small grocery stores. Milk is $9 and butter is $6. The majority of the population is Yup'ik Alaskan Native. We are surrounded by wilderness, which is paradise if you're a fan of the great outdoors. I originally moved here from my home in NY because there weren't many jobs available there. I thought I'd come up here and get a year of experience before returning home. But I fell in love with this place, met the right guy, and now I'm stuck. :)

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