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Nicole Hernandez - A Teacher's Idea

Author, Nicole Hernandez is a primary school teacher with over 25 years teaching experience. Nicole completed a B. Ed (Bachelor of Education) majoring in Language Arts and recently graduated with a Masters in Literacy Instruction. Her passion for visual learning is woven into her style through the use of colour and kid-friendly graphics. She always looks for creative ways to make learning both fun and engaging.

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Author, Nicole Hernandez is a primary school teacher with over 25 years teaching experience. Nicole completed a B. Ed (Bachelor of Education) majoring in Language Arts and recently graduated with a Masters in Literacy Instruction. Her passion for visual learning is woven into her style through the use of colour and kid-friendly graphics. She always looks for creative ways to make learning both fun and engaging.
SMART Goals Classroom Posters
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SMART Goals Classroom Posters

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Goal Setting Students are encouraged to write goals by creating S.M.A.R.T. goals. As they do so it is helpful for them to have a visual aid to help them think along the lines of creating sound goals. These posters are a great classroom display for them to refer to whether setting goals for a day, a week, a month or a year. Included are three (3) classroom general posters:- one with a boy playing soccer, one with a girl playing soccer and one with a simple breakdown of the S.M.A.R.T. goals.
Halloween Math Freebie
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Halloween Math Freebie

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Halloween Math: FREEBIE: Here's a color by number set for your kiddos. You can have them color the pages then cut them out to use on your Halloween bulletin board, or you can simply add these to their portfolios. Whichever way you use them I would appreciate your feedback. Nicole Hernandez www.nicadez.blogspot.com I pride myself on creating quality resources for teachers and students alike. Every effort has been made to make this resource error free. Should you find a mistake please let me know in the "Ask a Question" section or email me prior to feedback and I will quickly fix it. You can then redownload the corrected version for free! Your feedback is greatly appreciated. ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ All Rights Reserved by © Nicole Hernandez . This product is to be used by the original downloader ONLY. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. No part of this resource maybe posted on a blog (personal or commercial), webpage/site, server, or other location that is accessible by multiple people. Violations of this notice are subject to the penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY. Thank you for respecting my work!
Rights and Responsibilities of a Child Posters and Notebook Size Prints
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Rights and Responsibilities of a Child Posters and Notebook Size Prints

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Just like adults, children also have rights and certain responsibilities that come with them. These printables highlight 12 of the rights and responsibilities explained in the UN Charter. I created these posters with kid-friendly graphics and simple sentences to make a clear distinction between both terms. There are 12 Rights and Responsibilities that come in black and white and color. These posters work well as notebook pages or anchor charts for social studies or character education lessons. I included mini version for you to use as reading cards also. This set works well with Children’s Day which is recognised on various days in many places around the world, with Universal Children’s day celebrations or it can be used all year round to enhance social skills.
Homophone Posters BUNDLE (All 87 Posters)
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Homophone Posters BUNDLE (All 87 Posters)

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This is a BUNDLED set of display posters (87 total) featuring some of the most common homophones that you students encounter in their reading. The posters are colourfully designed and include an example that helps the children to understand the difference between each of the words. The homophones included are: SET 1 there/their/they’re you/you’re its/it’s to/too/two SET 2 by/bye/buy where/wear/we’re which/witch whose/who’s we’ve/weave aren’t/aunt/ant I’d/eyed he’d/heed we’d/weed I’ll/isle/aisle you’ll/yule he’ll/heal/heel we’ll/wheel here’s/hear what’s/watts SET 3 be / bee bean / been hear / here hour / our hair / here / hare / hear know / no knows / nose mail / male meat / meet plain / plane prince / prints right / write road / rode sail / sale sea / see son / sun steal / steel tail / tale wood / would ate / eight You might be interested in the individual sets listed below: Homophone Posters: Set 1 (10 Posters Including There/They’re/Their) Homophone Posters: Set 2 (35 Colored Posters Including By/Buy/Bye) Homophone Posters: Set 3 (42 Posters Including Knows / Nose)
Identifying Verb Tenses {Color Coded Cards for Practicing Simple Verb Tenses}
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Identifying Verb Tenses {Color Coded Cards for Practicing Simple Verb Tenses}

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Verbs: Time To Play!- Helpful Color Coded Cards for Practicing Simple Verb Tenses: Time To Play is a helpful set of color coded cards for reviewing simple verb tenses. It gives students the opportunity to review and practice inflectional verb endings, forming present tense, past tense and future tense using colorful illustrations in a way that your kids will have fun. Past tense pictures are grayscaled Present tense pictures are full colored Future tense pictures are blue scaled. This set is perfect for your literacy centers or for individual students. Simply print, laminate and cut cards either as formatted or you can cut them for sorting by tense. I also included a blank card for your students to make their own. A sentence worksheet is included for extended writing using their cards. The fifteen (15) words included in this set are: ask bathe cook dance drink exercise fix push run save sit swim walk won wrote Enjoy! Nicole
Problem Solving - Math CUBES
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Problem Solving - Math CUBES

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Math Mnemonics helps students to remember basic mathematical concepts. This poster reminds students of the steps in solving mathematical story problems. (C) A Teacher's Idea 2012 http://nicadez.blogspot.com
Anti-Bullying Poster FREE
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Anti-Bullying Poster FREE

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Bullying: Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively impose domination over someone intentionally and repeatedly causing another person injury or discomfort. It cannot be tolerated. Here's a poster that I made for my school hall to remind everyone that it hurts and that it is not tolerated at all! © 2014 Nicole Hernandez A Teacher's Idea
Reading Logs and Reading Goals Pack
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Reading Logs and Reading Goals Pack

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Reading Logs This is a set of simple reading logs and reading goals plus reading reflection sheets for your students and parents. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please check the preview file for a look at the contents of this resource before purchase. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ***************************************************************************
Conjunction Posters {Subordinating Conjunctions}
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Conjunction Posters {Subordinating Conjunctions}

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Conjunctions Subordinating Conjunctions: I created this beautiful poster to illustrate an easy acronym for the most common subordinating conjunctions "ON A WHITE BUS'. Along with this colored poster you also get a black and white version plus a bookmark that can also be used as a printable notebook page. It coordinates well with the poster and is a great visual tool in getting across the list of common subordinating conjunctions. *************************************************************************** You might also be interested in: The Function of a Conjunction. FANBOYS {Coordinating Conjunctions}. I pride myself on creating quality resources for teachers and students alike. Every effort has been made to make this resource error free. Should you find a mistake please let me know in the "Ask a Question" section or email me prior to feedback and I will quickly fix it. You can then redownload the corrected version for free! Your feedback is greatly appreciated. ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ All Rights Reserved by © Nicole Hernandez . This product is to be used by the original downloader ONLY. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. No part of this resource maybe posted on a blog (personal or commercial), webpage/site, server, or other location that is accessible by multiple people. Violations of this notice are subject to the penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY. Thank you for respecting my work!
Vowels and Consonants Posters
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Vowels and Consonants Posters

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Vowels: Consonants: Vowels and Consonants Posters: These posters are great for your literacy centers, word walls, focus walls or anywhere that you want your kids to remember the vowels and consonant sounds. The explanation for each term is catchy and helps kids to pay attention to their breath which is what vowels and consonants are all about. The letters are graphical representations of those speech sounds so this set will help them tie the sounds with the letters too. Hope that this is helpful to you!
Sentence Writing - Stretch a Sentence Using the 5Ws + H
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Sentence Writing - Stretch a Sentence Using the 5Ws + H

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In this resource your students will have fun stretching sentences. These sentence building worksheets can help them to write more details, thus expanding sentences in writing using the 5 W’s + 1 H. What are the 5 W’s and 1 H? They are the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of reading comprehension and writing. I. I included the following printables: 6 posters 1 planning sheet formatted in color and black n white A suggested simple sentence list 6 5 W’s +1 H word cards 50 writing cards for your students to practice. Simply print and laminate the bordered cards for students to write on with dry erase markers. The borderless cards may be given to students as worksheets for independent work. I pride myself on creating quality resources for teachers and students alike. Every effort has been made to make this resource error free. Should you find a mistake please let me know in the “Ask a Question” section or email me prior to feedback and I will quickly fix it. You can then redownload the corrected version for free! Your feedback is greatly appreciated. ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ All Rights Reserved by © Nicole Hernandez . This product is to be used by the original downloader ONLY. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. No part of this resource maybe posted on a blog (personal or commercial), webpage/site, server, or other location that is accessible by multiple people. Violations of this notice are subject to the penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY. Thank you for respecting my work!
Ordinal Numbers - Kid Friendly Car Posters {First to Tenth}
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Ordinal Numbers - Kid Friendly Car Posters {First to Tenth}

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Ordinal Numbers This is a set of 10 posters to help reinforce the concept of ordinal numbers. These bright and colorful posters are perfect for any classroom and they can be used as flashcards if you wish. Included in this file are the following: 1 set of ordinal number posters (1st to 10th only) 1 set of pocket chart cards (1st to 10th) 1 set of ordinal number word cards (1st to 10th) 1 set of wristbands (1st to 10th) Simply print and laminate the posters and cards that you wish. For the wristbands simply print, cut then give each student a wristband to color the appropriate car. You may allow them to organize themselves in the correct order using the wristbands to guide them.
Phonics Flashcards - Final Consonant Blends
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Phonics Flashcards - Final Consonant Blends

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Final Consonant Blends: This resource pack contains 153 Illustrated picture word cards that depict the following final consonants: -ld, lb, lf, lk, lm, lp, lt -mp -nd, nk, nt -rd, rf, rk, rl, rm, rn, rp, rt -sk, sp, st -ct, ft, pt, xt The cards are formatted three (3) cards per print and are large enough for classroom display on your word wall.
Early Finishers - PICTURE COMPLETION - Symmetry Drawing Sheets
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Early Finishers - PICTURE COMPLETION - Symmetry Drawing Sheets

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Early Finishers Here is a set of drawing sheets in which your kiddos will have to use the squares to complete the other half of the picture then color. This free resource contains picture sheets that are differentiated as 4 x 5 grids and also 7 x 9 grids for a little more challenge. ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ I pride myself on creating quality resources for teachers and students alike. Every effort has been made to make this resource error free. Should you find a mistake please let me know in the "Ask a Question" section or email me prior to feedback and I will quickly fix it. You can then redownload the corrected version for free! Your feedback is greatly appreciated. ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ All Rights Reserved by © Nicole Hernandez . This product is to be used by the original downloader ONLY. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. No part of this resource maybe posted on a blog (personal or commercial), webpage/site, server, or other location that is accessible by multiple people. Violations of this notice are subject to the penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY. Thank you for respecting my work!
Daring Dinosaurs! Fry's First 100 Words and Phrases - Resource Pack
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Daring Dinosaurs! Fry's First 100 Words and Phrases - Resource Pack

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Fry Words: Dare you students to read like these daring dinosaurs. Daring Dinosaurs is the first in a set of printables created for sight word focus.This set includes sight word resources for work with the first 100 words: My Daring Dinosaurs Sight Words Booklet (The First 100 Fry words) with three (3) cover options 100 Word Cards (with four blank cards) 81 Instant Phrase Cards (with seven blank cards) Two Certificates (for Sight Word and Phrase reading achievement) Two sets of Reward Badges (for Sight Word and Phrase reading achievement) The words and phrase cards can be used in literacy or word work centers. The sight word booklet can be given to students for either independent work at school or for home practice either in word recognition or spelling activities. Stay tuned for more of Daring Dinosaurs!
Blending CVC Words - Monster Meddling
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Blending CVC Words - Monster Meddling

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Blending CVC Words CVC Words: Monster Meddling! 63 Large CVC Blending Strips and 16 CVC Blending Mats: Monster Meddling is a set of large monster-themed letter cards and blending mats to teach and reinforce the concept of blending sounds to produce spoken words. This set is perfectly timed for your Halloween themed literacy centers. Your kiddos will have lots of fun simply blending beginning, middle and end sounds to make words. The Blending mats can be printed on card stock and laminated. Your kids can write letters on them or use play dough to form letters. This set is also perfect for review of spelling at the end of a spelling unit or oral work with your students. I suggest that you start off using the blending mats and then move on to letter cards, or encourage the stronger students to use the blending cards for CVC practice. This set includes: 2 Sets of Consonant Cards 2 Sets of Vowel Cards 16 CVC Blending Mats © Nicole Hernandez A Teacher’s Idea www.nicadez.com
Story Sequencing Cards with Cut and Paste Sheets (3-Step and 4-Step Sequences)
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Story Sequencing Cards with Cut and Paste Sheets (3-Step and 4-Step Sequences)

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Who is this for? These cards are great for the teaching of sequencing and narrative skills. This activity can help students grasp the idea that things happen in an order. Students build and sharpen their logical skills as they study the pictures and put them in order using sequencing words and numbers. What you Get: This set includes 16 stories in 3-step sequencing and 4 storiesin 4-step sequencing. There are sequencing sheets which are a black and white version of the same stories for students to cut out and paste in their notebooks or on colored sheets to show the correct sequence. I also included optional notebook sheets. As an extension they can write a sentence about each picture. The colored cards make a great center activity. The main idea of each story included in this resource are as follows: -Baby refuses noodles -Girl blows balloon -Girl blows candles (birthday cake) -Boy dives in swimming pool -Rabbit pulls carrot -Fireman rescues kitten (stuck in a tree) -Chameleon catches a bug -Dog plays with a pillow -Dog jumps in pool (with the kids) -Boy sleds (down a snowy hill) -Aliens land on a planet -Cat and Dogs (game parody) -Sleeping cat catches mouse -Boy Lights Fireworks -Boy Fishing -Flea jumps into dog -Frog leaps over worm -Girl grooms a dog -Monster destroys building -Girl and Boy playing video games -Man grows a beard -Elf kid finds a treasure chest -Crow eats corn -Chef makes French fries -Gardener makes bush sculpture -Girl ghost scares girl (Halloween) -Boy paints a picture -A Growing Parrot -Wave destroys sandcastle -Santa (Mario, video game parody) How to Use: Simply print, laminate then cut the stories apart. Your students can retell a story using sequencing words or place them in the correct order…
Number Properties - Distributive, Associative, Commutative BUNDLE
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Number Properties - Distributive, Associative, Commutative BUNDLE

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Number Properties - Distributive, Associative, Commutative This is an excellent way of introducing the concepts as a way for student to get the meaning of these number properties. Distributive, Associative, Commutative printables are bundled together for convenience as a special request so I am making it available to you. These can be used as posters or they can be used as notebook pages when you want your students to get the gist of the idea about the number properties. You can get them individually in the links below: I pride myself on creating quality resources for teachers and students alike. Every effort has been made to make this resource error free. Should you find a mistake please let me know in the “Ask a Question” section or email me prior to feedback and I will quickly fix it. You can then redownload the corrected version for free! Your feedback is greatly appreciated. ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ ⚊ All Rights Reserved by © Nicole Hernandez . This product is to be used by the original downloader ONLY. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. No part of this resource maybe posted on a blog (personal or commercial), webpage/site, server, or other location that is accessible by multiple people. Violations of this notice are subject to the penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY. Thank you for respecting my work!
Picture Sequencing Cards for Young Learners (SET 3)
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Picture Sequencing Cards for Young Learners (SET 3)

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This set contains 100 cards in 20 different 4-scene sequences. LEARNING OUTCOMES: These cards can be used to assist pre-k students or other learners in understanding the order in which stories and events can occur. Students get an opportunity to:- -Follow directions -Discriminate between pictures -Improve visual awareness -Retell stories and events in sequence -Build oral vocabulary skills -Build narrative (story) skills -Improve sequencing skills -Ask and answer “wh” questions themselves for clarity SUGGESTED USE: These simple picture cards are lots of fun to sequence! Kids will cards in logical order to complete each sequence. Use these simple COLOR-CODED picture sequencing cards to practice sequencing in 4-scene sets with your young detectives. DIFFERENTIATION/EXTENSION: For students having difficulty with sequences it is suggested that you scaffold learning by working individually with them as a guide on the side, gradually releasing support as time goes by. To start, simply select one sequence set and present the final picture first to allow him or her to see the BIG PICTURE. Then have the student place the remaining pictures in the correct order back up to the beginning to complete the sequence. For the stronger students you can challenge them to write the story in sequence using the cards as a guide. They can write two or three sentences about each card then ultimately putting sentences together to create their own piece. CONTENTS OF RESOURCE: This set includes: Each card measures 2.83" x 3.5". Each set is COLOR-coded to facilitate easy ordering. 2 four-scene mats Simply print the cards and mats and laminate for longevity. This set makes a great center activity.
Writer's Craft Technique Posters for Beginning Readers and Writers!
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Writer's Craft Technique Posters for Beginning Readers and Writers!

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Writer’s Craft Beginning readers must be able to think and behave like established, skilled writers. This is why we need to bring them into the world of the writer to observe their skills and technique. The Common Core state standards targets children’s literacy skills especially through the close reading of mentor texts as exemplars of good writing technique. With close reading our kids get to, not only read like writers, but they also get a chance to write like readers. In that way they get to write with a clear view in mind of what they want their readers to get from their piece. This close reading resource pack contains 30 posters which display some key terms and definitions together with kid-friendly illustrations and examples for the exploration of writer's craft.. Created for kindergarten classrooms, this set can be used in the higher grades as the need may arise. You can display these for targeted focus on paticuluar craft skills as a reminder of what each looks like. These posters are great for your literacy centers, reading corners and writer’s workshop areas. The following is an alphabetical list of the posters enclosed: Alliteration Astounding Adjectives Attribute Adjectives Comparison Details Expanding Sentences Figurative Language Imagery Onomatopoeia Paragraphs- Expository/Persuasive/Narrative/Descriptive Parallel Structure Repetition Sensory Words Snapshots Specificity Strong Verbs Thoughtshots Text Structure – Descriptive Problem/Solution Cause/Effect Compare/Contrast Sequence/Chronological Order Transitions Word Choice Writer’s Craft Writing Sentences All Rights Reserved by © Nicole Hernandez . This product is to be used by the original downloader ONLY. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. No part of this resource maybe posted on a blog (personal or commercial), webpage/site, server, or other location that is accessible by multiple people. Violations of this notice are subject to the penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY. Thank you for respecting my work!