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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 [...]

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Getting the Most from Your Planner

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

When I was in the classroom I worked VERY hard to stay organized.  So hard in fact, that I don’t think I was often very efficient.  The older I get (and the more responsible I [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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What Does EXPLICIT Fluency Instruction Look Like?

By |March 19th, 2018|Categories: Reading, Reading Related Posts|Tags: , |

In the past I have written several blog post about teaching fluency. In this blog post, I broke down and explained that fluency is how quickly, smoothly, and expressively (this may be referred to [...]

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Fun with Plastic Eggs (FREEBIES!)

By |March 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog and website, Math, Reading|Tags: , , |

Plastic eggs are everywhere right now. They are fun, bright, and colorful and a super easy way to make learning fun. Looking for some ways to incorporate them in your classroom? Check out these [...]

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Mastering Guided Reading

By |February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Reading, Reading Related Posts, Teachers Pay Teachers|Tags: , , |

What is Mastering Guided Reading? Mastering Guided Reading is a guided reading curriculum that I am in the process of writing for second grade.  It is a labor of love. I wrote the program [...]

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