February 3, 2016

Featured Teacher


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This week’s featured teacher is Jessica Berggren from Tales of a First Grade Teacher
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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:  Store/Tales-Of-A-First-Grade-Teacher-Jessica-Berggren. One of her favorite products is her Chevron Chic Blends and Digraphs pack.
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 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! 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:
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Geometry Lesson Introduction Freebie:

Be sure to follow Jessica on:
Periscope: Talesof1stGrade

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