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PHONICS Assessment K-1-2-3 and RTI by Elementary Education Curriculum by ELEMENTARY ELEPHANT on Teachers Pay Teachers

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I Can Build A Gingerbread House!

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Gingerbread house making is so much fun, for my younger and older children and me as well! We have made those houses and trains from the kits, but these homeade gingerbread houses are the best and …

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How to Teach Informative Writing – Dinosaur Style! (Gr.3-5)

Informative Writing Piece – “Dinosaurs” This is a cloze paragraph model that helps to teach the steps of composing a paragraph. It also provides the sequencing words and filler words necessary to write a paragraph. This is a great way to start the process of teaching the “How’s” of writing a 4-5 paragraph writing piece. Enjoy! Click here to take you to the link!  


Draft of “Cloze” model – Paragraph 1 and 2  

Draft of “Cloze” model – Paragraph 3  

Paragraph 4 Template   

 More research!  

Now that all the the research and templates have been completed, the final draft begins! 

Final draft! Title page!

Final draft – Paragraph 1 

Final draft – Paragraph 2  

Final draft – Paragraph 3

Final Draft- Paragraph 4  

Scoring rubric!

There is just something about typing! To many students, typing is a novelty and is a fun task. It is much more exciting than writing.  To many, it is also easier!

Class Cash and Behavior ticket Freebies!

Children love earning money for appropriate behavior,meeting their goals and doing their homework! 
Pictured is the prize store, where students are allowed to save up and spend their money every 2 weeks. Prizes range from bouncy balls to erasers, pencils, cars, tatooes, bubbles, nail polish and more!


Class Cash Printables-FREE!- Click here for your your FREE class cash!  


Pre-K Plans Please!!!

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You have found the one stop spot for Pre-K Lesson Plans! Just click here and it will take you to the top of my page

This is where you will find all my Pre-K Lesson plans.

Here is a little preview:  

Enjoy these plans! Let me know what you think!


All Things Kindergarten!


Click the link below and it will take you to my Kindergarten Lesson plan bundles. They are arranged in 1 month bundles. Also, I have one full week for FREE! Enjoy!!!!!!

Click here! – It takes you to the Kindergarten tab at the top of this page

I would love your feedback on my new website. I’ve been blessed to teach various grade levels in elementary school, as well as special education. So, as I teach and also modify or accommodate the curriculum, I will add them to the appropriate grade levels.

Follow along and grow with me! Happy teaching and learning!




Writing Combined with Art in 5th Grade

Travel the World in Your Classroom! (End of the Year Fun with a Personal Passport)

My 4th and 5th graders loooved this activity so much! I listed the directions & skills (on the Smartboard) for each to work on at their own pace. I was there to help, when needed, though.

When a student finished his task, he came to passport control (me!) and I checked his work. If it was correct, I stamped his passport and gave him a new page (country/”task”).

If the student came to passport control without his passport, then he had to sit in jail (haha!) for crossing the border without proper documentation! He could only come out of jail after answering 5 Math facts! It took 3 days (45 min/day) for all tasks (in these pictures) to be completed. (10 students-Remedial-Special Ed.-Math, Language, Gr.4&5)

Here are some completed images. I made the passport cover with simple clipart images.


I just completed another successful year of this project with my 5th grade students! When the they visited each country and completed each task successfully….they earned a stamp and then a prize when they returned back to America!

Passport Cover  Click to the left to print out your very own passport cover. It’s a little different than the one shown here because I can’t find the file for the one shown in my pics here-err!

Can you help name our Elephant?


For now, I will call her Ellie the Elephant….but what do you think? Please cast your vote in the comments section. This gorgeously illustrated elephant, created by “graphics from the pond” at TpT is my mascot, symbol and just fun symbol of my new ELEMENTARY ELEPHANT website! Thanks for your input! -Andrea C.

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