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Interactive Notebooks in Primary Grades: Part One

By |August 22nd, 2021|Categories: Management, Organization|Tags: , , |

Now, I don’t know about you, but the pandemic changed so much of how we did things in the classroom. One of the things that I felt was sacrificed was hands on, cutting activities in [...]

Preparing and Organizing Before the School Year Starts

By |July 18th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

I don’t know about you, but I feel like this summer has flown by.  I can’t believe that it is already August.  I walked into Target the other day and was slapped upside the head [...]

Why Should I Use Interactive Notebooks in My Classroom?

By |July 18th, 2021|Categories: Management|Tags: , |

Interactive notebooks have been around a long time.  I looked but could not find an exact date when they first hit the scene. So What ARE These Things? The concept behind interactive notebooks it that [...]

Maximize Learning with Simple, Intentional Planning

By |April 17th, 2021|Categories: Lesson Planning, Organization, Organization Related Posts|Tags: , , |

One of the things that I have learned this year with the pandemic, hybrid teaching, and all the mess that comes along with it, is the value of planning. This year was such an important [...]

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BEST Books for First and Second Grade!

By |April 9th, 2021|Categories: Reading, Reading Comprehension, Reading Related Posts|Tags: , , , , |

My youngest daughter is in second grade.  She really wants to read chapter books, like her older sister in fourth grade.  It has been hard to find her books that are easy enough for her [...]

3 Tips for Teaching Math a Pandemic

By |March 27th, 2021|Categories: Math, Organization, Virtual/ Remote Teaching|Tags: , , |

I have seen several articles in the news about school going back for face-to-face instruction for the first time in a year. I know that this will cause some growing pains for teachers.  I was [...]

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10 BEST Movement Breaks

By |March 20th, 2021|Categories: Management, Virtual/ Remote Teaching|Tags: , , , |

My co-teacher and I have always been big fans of brain and movement breaks.  However, with the restricted movement with hybrid teaching and COVID, we use them WAYYYY more than ever!  Our students LOVE them! [...]

Setting Up a Classroom During a Pandemic

By |October 3rd, 2020|Categories: Back to School, Management, Organization, Organization Related Posts, Virtual/ Remote Teaching|Tags: , , , , |

I tried to think of some cutesy and creative titles for this blog post, but drew a blank.  So, I just called it what it was! LOL! A bit of background: We are set to [...]

Let’s Talk about Teaching Story Structure/ Elements!

By |September 26th, 2020|Categories: Blog and website, Reading, Reading Comprehension, Reading Related Posts|Tags: , , , |

We just finished up teaching the story elements and it made me realize that even though I absolutely, positively LOVE, LOVE, LOVE children’s literature I struggled to find books to teach this simple concept. I [...]

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