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Nonfiction Reading (FREEBIE!)

By |December 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

I love teaching about informational text.  I think that is can easily be neglected since literary text can be more fun to teach.  It is also easier, since most kids are already familiar was literary [...]

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Johnny Appleseed FUN!

By |September 6th, 2018|Categories: Lesson Planning, Organization, Teachers Pay Teachers|Tags: , , , , |

It may 85 degrees here in the south, but I am totally dreaming of scarves, apples, and pumpkin EVERYTHING!  Am I the only one?  And with September, we have APPLES! Looking to keep things [...]

Creating a Classroom Community

By |August 6th, 2018|Categories: Blog and website, Management, Teachers Pay Teachers|Tags: , |

We all know that the first week is the beginning of building a community.  This may be a familiar phrase, but what does this actually mean? Create a classroom promise. I got this idea [...]

Establishing Routines- Back to School FREEBIE

By |July 31st, 2018|Categories: Blog and website, Management, Organization|Tags: , , , |

That first day is so exciting, but it is SO overwhelming- for both the students and the teacher! LOL! I have shared in a previous post my first day of school lesson plans. You [...]

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How to be a Good Friend FREEBIE

By |July 17th, 2018|Categories: Lesson Planning, Organization, Organization Related Posts, Reading, Reading Related Posts|Tags: , |

Taking a roomful of strangers and turning them into a family in a few months is a teacher’s specialty.  There is no other profession that has to repeatedly build community and start from scratch [...]

What are Reading Partnerships?

By |April 12th, 2018|Categories: Reading, Reading Related Posts|Tags: , , |

Reading partnerships are not a new concepts.  Teachers in the upper grades have been using them for many years within the reading workshop.  Partnerships are a great, authentic ways to engage kids in reading [...]

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