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Ashleigh S
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Transform Your Social Studies and Science Instruction
Sometimes I feel as if social studies and science are forgotten subjects. I know almost all of my professional development has been centered around language arts and math. I don't think I've ever sat in a meeting where we analyzed science data or developed ...

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Teacher Appreciation
It's hard to describe teaching to someone who has never taught. It's the most challenging, frustrating, exhausting, and thankless job imaginable, yet it's so rewarding at the same time. Teaching isn't just a job. It's a calling. In honor of Teacher Apprecia...

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5 Tips to Pack Up Your Classroom
Anyone who has taught school knows that there is no tired like teacher tired, especially at the beginning and end of the school year. Even though the beginning of the year is hard, it's new, fun, and fresh. By the end of the school year, I'm not only physic...

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Fluency Passages
One of my absolute favorite resources is my fluency passages that are integrated with common third and fourth grade social studies and science topics. The passages have made a tremendous impact on my students' reading fluency, and I love the fact that my st...

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Letters to My Future Self
As the school year winds down, I always try to complete a few end of the year projects that will create lasting memories for my students. This year my students are writing letters to their future self, and this has quickly become my absolute favorite end of...

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3 Product Updates
Apparently I've been in a spring cleaning mood, because I have three new product updates to share with you. A couple of these are pretty major, so hopefully you'll be as excited as I am! By far, my biggest update is for my Weekly Word Problems . At the end ...

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Unshakeable: Take Charge of Your Own Professional Development
Since my first year teaching, professional development has always been one of my true passions. I've devoured countless books on reading, writing, math, brain research, classroom management, you name it, and I've read it. I feel that this professional devel...

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The Real Value of a Teacher
It's around this time of year when I start feeling over-worked, over-stressed, and pretty much burned out. Don't get me wrong, I still love teaching, but all of the pressure and stress catches up to me. I get so caught up in the details that, while importan...

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March Math Centers
March is here, which means it's time to introduce all new activities for my math math work stations. I typically, like to phase in a few stations at a time, rather than introduce 12 activities in one day, but that didn't work out because of our six recent s...

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Get Ready for a Sale
I've been out of school so much the past two weeks, I'm starting to wonder if we'll ever actually finish the school year! I can't complain though. I have absolutely loved being at home with my little ones, and it's pure bliss not getting up at 5:30 everyday...
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