Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Featured Teacher Tuesday: Lauren from Curriculum and Coffee

Welcome back for another week of Feature Teacher Tuesdays!
This week’s Feature Teacher is Lauren, over at Curriculum and Coffee!

Lauren is a wife, aunt, daughter, sister, and a dog mom to her Brittany Spaniel, Ace
Isn’t he cute?!
Lauren is in her third year of teaching first grade in Southwest Ohio. She loves to create, blog {when she can! The school year is SO busy}, and spend time outdoors with The Hubs and Ace. With a knack for tech, Lauren has taken those skills and applied them to the blogosphere, serving as her school’s Technology Learning Consultant, and to her TpT store.

One of Lauren’s Best Sellers in her TpT store is her Fact Family Activities!

These activities are interactive, and encourage student engagement with cutting, pasting & putting together fact family puzzles

Another one of Lauren’s favorite things to teach is grammar and writing conventions. She saw a need for a product that was engaging, and fun, but still served the need for her students to practice those capitals, punctuation marks, proper nouns, commas in a series, dates, and all of the other CCSS convention standards! The best thing? You can grab all THREE of her DOLs in one big bundle!
Lauren’s students LOVE taking a red pen to these pages and becoming the grader. Students gets to find all of the mistakes, and then rewrite the sentence. After, Lauren has her students complete a dictation sentence where she tells them how many points the sentence would be out of (capital, period, name title {Mr.}, commas, etc), and students get to grade each other’s dictation sentence.

Check out these other awesome products that you can find in Lauren’s TpT store that are 20% off this week, February 9-12!

Don’t forget to follow Lauren!



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Featured Teacher Tuesday: ME!

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This week’s featured teacher is ME- Jessica Berggren from Tales of a First Grade Teacher
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http://tales-of-a-first-grade-teacher.blogspot.com/
Jessica is a wife, mother of 2 and First Grade Teacher. She has been teaching for 18 years and has a Master’s Degree in Math, Science and Technology for Elementary Education.  Her teaching journey began in 1998, New York City in Queens, NY. She moved out to Long Island 2 years later, where she was a 4th grade teacher. In 2004, she moved to Florida with her husband and 1 month old baby girl. She taught 3rd grade for several years, before an opening popped up in 1st grade. She was looking for a change and decided to let her principal know she wanted to move to 1st grade. That was 9 years ago. And she’s never looked back!
This year she was voted Teacher of the Year at her K-8 School by the Faculty and Staff. What a tremendous honor!!
In 2012, Jessica heard of a website where you can share, buy and sell lessons plans. She began to create things for others that she had been using for years. You can see her store here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Tales-Of-A-First-Grade-Teacher-jessica-Berggren 
One of her favorite products is her Chevron Chic Blends and Digraphs pack.  chevronchic blends and digraphs dnealian1.jpghttps://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Chevron-Chic-Classroom-Blends-and-Digraphs-DNealian-Font-1378819
It combines her love of creating decor and sound pedagogy in 1 product. This beautiful set includes posters for your classroom as well as practice for all of the blends and digraphs. The chevron colors are turquoise, orange, lime green, red and light blue. Each blend is accompanied by a bright and beautiful graphic.

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Jessica’s favorite subject to teach is Math. Her Common Core Geometry Unit (insert picture of geometry unit) is creative, and fun! It includes a fun character named Miss Polygon. She will help you introduce your unit, and get your students engaged and excited to learn shapes! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Common-Core-Geometry-Unit-starring-Miss-Poly-Gon-641360

If you are looking for an engaging unit to get your students interested in shapes, and to get your own creative wheels spinning, then this unit is for you!
       
Of course, Jessica loves to share Freebies as well….
Here are 2 freebies she uses every year in her first grade classroom.       Daily 5 Pacing Guide: Daily 5 pacing guidecover.jpghttps://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Daily-5-Pacing-Guide-Freebie-1974937
Geometry Lesson Introduction Freebie:

Be sure to follow Jessica on:
Periscope: Talesof1stGrade


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Start Your Year Inspired

 February may be the shortest month, but it is full of opportunities for diversity, and fun!I've been planning ahead again. I use this Unit to keep me going strong throughout the month of February. This year our 100th day is in January, so I will be using that portion next week. It's called February "Fun"damentals. It has activities, writing prompts, centers and more for the following holidays or celebrations: 100th day of school, Groundhog's Day, Valentines Day and President's day.
Here is peek at the preview.
I also sell each of these units separately if you don't need them all.


100th Day of school Activities

Groundhog Day Fundamentals-Math, literacy and science

Valentines Fundamentals
This Abraham Lincoln Presidential Hat craft is a big hit!
Presidents Day Fundamentals 

Everything is on sale in my store 20% off for the TPT Site wide Sale, Start your Year Inspired Jan 20-21st. Get an extra 8% off when you enter the promo code: START16
 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Featured Teacher Tuesday: Melanie Ebersole

I hope you have started to love Tuesdays as much as we have! It’s another week of Featured Teacher Tuesday!                       
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Our Featured Teacher this week is Melanie Ebersole from Momma with a Teaching Mission!
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Melanie Ebersole is a 1st Grade departmentalized Literacy Teacher. She is also the Mom to 4 young children, 2 boys (ages 10 and 6) and 2 girls (ages 7 and 1).
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Melanie is currently in her 3rd year of teaching. She teaches at a school with approximately 700 students in Maryland. She worked in Human Resources for 5 years before finishing her teaching degree and pursuing her dream of teaching. Melanie always wanted to be a teacher, but with life happening, wasn’t able to pursue completing her degree until after having 3 children. You can read more about her journey HERE.
Melanie has a passion for departmentalization. She did a guest blog on Rachel Lynette’s Minds in Bloom, you can read HERE! She also wrote another guest blog post on a blog she collaborates on Who’s Who and New, you can read about Why Teaching in a Departmentalized Classroom Rocks HERE. You can also read more about departmentalization within the primary classroom on her own blog HERE.

Besides running her blog, Melanie is also a TpT author! You can find her store at Momma with a Teaching Mission.

Some of her newest products include…
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Miss Independent CVC No Prep Printables.                             These are perfect for building your students independence stamina when working with CVC words.

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This bundle pack is perfect if you are teaching the common core. So many different options for games, homework, formative assessments, or warm-ups.

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This is the 2nd edition in homework packs’ that Melanie has created for her own classroom, that turned into a TpT project! You can find the 1st edition here! Her students love this daily homework pack, and it is simply a review of 1st grade material. Homework can be a hot topic, but these no prep pages take students only a few minutes a night!

You can follow check out Melanie’s social media accounts here--


Thank you for joining me for this Featured Teacher Tuesday! Please check out Melanie Ebersole & don’t forget to join us next week for a new featured teacher!
                   
               
           
       
   
                   
               
           
       
   
                   
             
   
                 
               
           
       
   

                   
               
           
       
   
                   
               
           
       
   
                   
               
           
       
   
                   
               
    
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