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First Grade Teacher Kit
The first grade curriculum is evidence-based and full of age appropriate strategies!!   This curriculum was chosen as the centerpiece of a recent federal grant initiative, where it underwent 4 years of rigorous research.

Written by teachers, for teachers, this series focuses on 9 valuable character traits:
trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, citizenship,
caring, perseverance, courage, self-discipline
Each kit includes:
•  9 engaging Peddlesfoots story books, each focused on a particular character trait.
•  Teacher's Guide containing monthly teaching units consisting of 12 lessons for each trait so
L  that the series can be used throughout the school year.  Literacy-based strategies include
L  writing activities, art ideas, songs, journaling ideas and more!  All reproducibles included.
•  3 Peddlesfoots puppets.  You will find your children using these wonderful puppets to retell
L  each story or make up new episodes of their own!
•  A delightful Peddlesfoots CD of songs and mini-lessons.
•  An entertaining Peddlesfoots read-a-long CD for group time or center areas.
•  9 posters for your classroom, containing each "kid definition".
•  All housed in an attractive, durable Peddlesfoots tote bag.
•  Harvard Project Zero's best practices - visible/critical thinking skills.
•  Literacy based activities that align with Michigan GLCEs.
•  Can be aligned with other states' GLCEs.
•  Twelve adaptable lessons for each monthly unit/trait.
•  Whole and small group activities.
•  Puppet scripts.
•  Journaling prompts.
•  Morning message ideas.
•  Role playing ideas.
•  Shared reading/writing ideas.
•  Predictable charts.
•  Monthly character award certificates.
•  "Kid definitions" for each trait.
•  Activities to include home, school, and community.
•  Cooperative learning.
•  Lessons that promote problem-solving.
•  Opportunities for children to develop social skills.
•  Differentiated instruction.