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School Daisies
Teaching should be full of ideas rather than stuffed with facts
Teaching should be full of ideas rather than stuffed with facts

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Conversation Task Cards
I have ten days left before I meet my new group of kids.  I'm soaking in every last minute of summer while keeping a part of my mind on planning out those first few days of school.  In years past I've done various ice breaker activities but this year I thou...

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Top Things To Know About Sight Words
Have you ever felt crunched with time during your language arts block and thought, do I really need to review the sight words with my class? Can't I just pass out a list of words and hope for the best? Here are the top things to know about sight words. #1  ...

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The Best Shape To Be
Our class is starting the next math unit on Geometry.  This is one of my favorite units to teach because there are so many fun lessons centered around shapes. I can't think of a better way to start out the geometry unit than by reading, "The Greedy Triangle...

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Deck The Halls and Classroom Walls
I just got back from my school's second grade Holiday Concert.  My kids have been practicing so hard and they got all dressed up tonight to perform for their friends and families.  Listening to "Jingle Bell Rock" and "Super Santa"  is exactly what I needed ...

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TPT takes NYC
NYC may be one of the closest cities to where I live ( a painless hour and change away) and for some reason I only make it there 2 maybe 3 times a year!!   Well, just last month I had the pleasure of spending my Sunday in the city with some of the most tale...

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How do we teach a child to be a lifelong passionate reader?
We let them read... Plain and simple, just read!!  As teachers we spend a lot of time teaching young readers all of the reading strategies and skills they will need to be independent readers but sometimes we overlook the most obvious thing, reading should b...

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Math Workshop- On your mark, get set, go...
Tonight I am celebrating because my Math Workshop is off and running like a well oiled machine. Let me break it down for you...  I have 80 uninterrupted minutes to teach math and it is first thing in the morning when the kids are bright eyed and bushy taile...

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A little planning ahead
It is not like me to plan so far ahead but today's post is about Mother's Day.  ???  Let me explain... Every year our grade level does a beautiful and memorable Mother's Day Tea.  You can read my post about last year's tea here.   I won't get into the speci...

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It wouldn't be September without a little Johnny Appleseed.
Every year I like to spend a few days on this American Pioneer, Johnny Appleseed.  He is a historical figure that the students LOVE to learn about. I think it's because he walks such a fine line somewhere between one of America's pioneers and the tooth fair...

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"Currently" what I am up to.
It's September 3rd and the night before SCHOOL STARTS.  Why on earth am I awake when I should be resting my brain and body for tomorrow??  This is my first time linking up with Farley at Oh Boy Fourth Grade.    Here it is.   Listening :  "Chopped" is my nig...
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