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About Kris McWilliams

Certified K-5th Grade Teacher, Mom, TpT Seller, and world traveler.

Featured Seller- Kris McWilliams

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Kris McWilliams, I am a certified K-5th Grade teacher in Georgia, but I am currently living in Germany.  My husband recently retired after 23 years in the Army and we decided to move to Germany for an employment opportunity.  I have taught both 4th and 5th Grade, currently I am working as a substitute K-5th Grade teacher at the Dodea school on post and I also work part time teaching adults through a continuing education program.

I have been creating products for teachers since 2013.  I have a background in digital design and love combining my love of teaching with creating digital designs!

What do you like best about teaching?

My favorite part about teaching is when I witness a student having that “lightbulb moment”.  Seeing a child finally grasp a concept makes me remember why I got into teaching in the first place!

Describe your favorite TpT product.

My favorite TpT product is probably my Book Clubs Elementary Starter Set.  This was the first TpT product I created.

What advice would you give to someone who may want to become a seller at Teachers Pay Teachers?

Take your time creating products.  It’s easy to get excited about a product and rush to put it on your store.  I sometimes have to tell myself to slow down and make sure that I am creating the best possible product for my buyers.

What have you done or hope to do with your TpT earnings?

When I am teaching full-time, my TpT earning usually go right back into my classroom!  Right now, I save up my earning to use on travel while we are living overseas.

What do you like best about being a member of The Best of Teacher Entrepreneurs Marketing Cooperative?

TBOTEMC gives great support to its members!  Victoria Leon is quick to get back to her members to answer questions and offer support! 

Kris McWilliams

Mistakes Allow Thinking to Happen

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Setting up Book Clubs in the Elementary Classroom

Book Club is an ELA activity that combines reading and discussion of “at level” books in an organized manner. Reading groups are determined by the student’s current reading levels and no more than six students are placed in each reading group to allow full participation by each member of the group. Modifications and adaptations can be made to make Book Club work in any classroom setting. Book Club was created to be used in grades 3rd-5th classrooms and was developedcwith the help of a Reading Specialist.

This 23 slide set includes all you need to set up a Book Club in your Elementary classroom. The set includes:

  • An explanation of what Book Club is
  • Job Assignment explanations
  • Worksheets for each Job Assignment
  • Job Assignment Labels
  • All documents in both an orange pattern print and in black/ white easy to print versions

For more information or to purchase please check out my TpT Store or click the image below:

Elementary Book Club Starter Set


Kris McWilliams

Mistakes Allow Thinking to Happen

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