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Shyra Dawson
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My children are heard, but don't like to be seen? What?
I can not believe it is the last day of October already! Talk about time passing by quickly. This year's bunch of sixth graders are  inquisitive, active, and very needing of attention. Ever have one of those classes that you absolutely love, but they are ab...
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March Pink 3 Linky
Hi Everyone! I'm excited to be linking up with the MARCH ( OMG how can it be March already) Pinterest Pick 3 linky! Origami Butterfly  In social studies we've been studying medieval Japan. As a Catholic school, it's also the season of Lent for us. I have th...
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Executive Functioning strategies are super important to student success! 
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January Pick 3 Linky
Pinterest and Christmas break means plenty of opportunity to pin ideas to use in January and beyond! 6th Grade Language Arts: Do you want to build a snowglobe?   I think these snowglobes are adorable! However, I teach 6th grade. I'd like to do something sim...
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Teacher Down Time and Christmas Break
At the start of every December, I start looking forward to Christmas break. I make a list. I check it more than twice. Two whole weeks of freedom? I can do so much with that! I can reorganize my art supplies, file papers, change the seating arrangement, mak...
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Aztecs
Here is a link to my favorite documentary on the Aztecs!
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Talking about Student Anxiety on Middle School Mob!
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Middle School Students and Anxiety
Teachers have a lot of demands placed on them in the United States today. Meeting benchmarks, planning, differentiation, parent concerns, dealing with administration, professional development, it goes on and on.  What we sometimes forget however, is that ou...
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Writing Menus in 6th
Writing. Some people hate it, others love it.  Over the years, I’ve found that the students
who dislike writing do so because they don’t have enough options. When I work on writing with my sixth graders, I like to give
them as much choice as possible. Becau...
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