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The "Ideas-by-Jivey" Shop
Apr
30
2012

Currently, I am teaching fourth grade, but have taught first, second, and third grades as well.

I use Reading and Writing Workshop to teach Language. I use Guided Math (small groups) to teach Math. I integrate Science and Social Studies when I can. You will find lessons and activities in my shop that align with these teaching styles.


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Kindergarten Sight Word Books: BUY ALL 5 SETS AND SAVE!
Apr
30
2012

Kindergarten Sight Word Books, All 5 Sets--There are 5 sets of books: fall, winter, spring, Thanksgiving, and the holiday books.

There are 2 books in each set, FOR A TOTAL OF 10 BOOKS! Then, each book has two versions: The first version has blanks to be filled in with the sight words. The second version provides dots so that the sight words can be traced. Predictable text is used. Each set of books is 16 pages. Each individual book consists of 4 pages to copy and 8 pages of print for the child. 

Books in this set of 5 include: 
1. Fall sight word books that cover: it, is, the, and, writing sight words
2. Winter sight word books that cover: the sight words look, has, and number words 1-10, as well as more sight words to read.
3. Thanksgiving sight word books that cover: on, will, color words, and review the sight words look, at, this, is, he, she.
4. Holiday sight word books about Santa and holiday objects, such as wreaths and lights, and cover: writing the sight words "here," "where," "do," and "you." The books review other sight words, such as is, here, and look.
5. Spring sight word books that cover writing the sight words "little," "big," "we," and "like." The books review other sight words, such as is and the.
Each set of books is also available individually. 

This product addresses the following Common Core Standards for Kindergarten: 

RF.K.3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
RF.K.4. Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
L.K.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Print many upper- and lowercase letters.


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a donut for dad {a father's day craftivity}
Apr
30
2012

Help your little ones create something sweet and memorable this Father's Day! They'll make a tasty donut, sprinkled with adjectives to describe Dad (or Grandpa, or Uncle...)

Here's what's inside:
*donut patterns & pics
*dad, grandpa, and uncle word cards
*15 sheets of *new* sprinkle adjectives
*a blank sheet of sprinkle adjectives
*donut you know? i love you! -donut label

I hope you love it!  Enjoy!

{a mother's day craftivity} to mom, with a cherry on top!
Apr
30
2012

Help your little ones create something sweet and memorable this Mother's Day! They'll make a delicious ice cream cone, sprinkled with adjectives to describe Mom (or grandma, or aunt...)

Here's what's inside:
*ice cream cone patterns & pics
*mom, grandma, and aunt word cards
*17 sheets of sprinkle adjectives
*a blank sheet of sprinkle adjectives
*i love you with a cherry on top -cone label

I hope you love it! Enjoy :)

The "Its-About-Time-Teachers" Shop
Apr
30
2012
You have reached the one stop shop!  My teaching experience spans more than 3 decades and reflects my years in every grade from K to 5, Gifted & Talented to Reading Recovery, enrichment to Title I.  The majority of my experience is pretty evenly divided between 1st grade and G/T for grades 1 - 5.  My shop, then, is filled with 1st grade fun curricula and myriad critical and creative thinking products for GATE self-contained and/or enrichment programs.  In 2000, I became a Reading Recovery teacher.  That fabuous experience translates into some wonderful reading materials created for my students and now you can share them, too.
#2 Magic Tree House- The Knight at Dawn Novel Study
Apr
30
2012

Jack and Annie go on their second adventure to the time of knights and castles.

Here is a ready -to-go, complete set of chapter questions and 4 extra activities for The Knight at Dawn, Magic Tree House Book #2. An answer key is included!
Included throughout the chapter pages are basic comprehension questions, inferential questions, drawing questions, and fill in the blank questions.
The extra activities include a dictionary word study, homophone worksheet, a crossword puzzle, and a word search.

Smartboard- May Attendance
Apr
30
2012

Kids will love checking in during attendance with this cute planting seeds attendance file for May! They drag the seed pack behind the pot to learn and grow! Directions for editing names are included!

Thanks for taking a look! I'd love to have you as a follower!

J. Moriconi~CupcakesnCuties
www.firstgradegallery.blogspot.com

Creative Commons LicenseSmartboard-May Attendance is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. 

Fairy Tale Freebie
Apr
30
2012

I hope you enjoy this Fairy Tale Freebie that includes a graphic organizer, fairy tale elements cut and paste, and Fairy Tale ABC Order sheet.

You can find the rest of the unit here:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fairy-Tale-Activity-Set

And visit my blog for some fun fairy tale ideas! www.thelandof2ndgrade.blogspot.com

ENJOY!!!

Princess Math and Reading Games
Apr
30
2012

This fun and fancy set comes with 2 math games and 1 reading game:  Decorating Dresses, Prince Charming or the Frog, and Princess Upper- and Lowercase Letter Puzzles. Each game comes with a full-page direction sheet if you send the game home or a smaller version to use in centers. Each game is described in more detail below:


Decorating Dresses

This is a math game where students count out different quantities. 

It meets the following Common Core Standards for Kindergarten:

K.CC.3. Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
K.CC.4. Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.

Prince Charming or the Frog

In this math game, students practice addition facts with sums up to 10.

It meets the following Common Core Standards for Kindergarten:

K.OA.1. Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings1, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
K.OA.5. Fluently add and subtract within 5.

Princess Upper- and Lowercase Letter Puzzles
This is a self-correcting letter matching activity.
It meets the following Common Core Standards for Kindergarten:
F.K.1. Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. * Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

 

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Summer Writing Journal
Apr
30
2012

This file is a 41 page download that includes My Summer Writing Journal that I send my kiddos off with in June. Included in the journal you will find making list activities, how to templates, journal prompts, acrostic poems, Haiku poems, riddles, giving directions, animal report, a grammar poem, a shape poem template, a friend interview, mapping, all abouts, and letter writing.

Each June I pass out My Summer Writing Journal and ask my students to practice writing all summer. After every few writing activities I have placed a letter template. Plus I include my address so they can write to me.

I also offer a prize for anyone who completes it and turns it in the first week of school. It is also my special way of making sure I get to see my past students:)