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Katie Dicesare
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Reflecting and Planning Tools for Math Workshop
Days after the 4th of July and I am starting to think school.  I know, it seems early but I hate to be overwhelmed come August.  So, I've been thinking about the tools that are most helpful for math workshop. Today I am taking inventory of what I have ready...

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Celebrating Their Whispers
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a cool morning in late April, my students and I sat crisscrossed on the carpet
looking up to our whiteboard at the first few pages of The Empty Lot by JimArnosky .   We took time noticing and thinking about the book online
using the amazon preview page. ...

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Holding On To Little Things
I've forgotten how rewarding yet hard the first few weeks of school can be.  I forget every year. Maybe because the learning and growth of the previous class is still on my mind.  Maybe we as teachers are programmed to forget so that we keep our expectation...

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Equal Shmequal
I'm learning with third graders this year and beginning to get used to what makes them think, laugh and learn.  It has been interesting experimenting with picture books and learning from my teammates which books may work for read aloud. Today I encouraged m...

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If Not For Franki Celebration!!
What better way to celebrate this Easter Sunday than taking time to reflect on being thankful for such a good friend! Happy Birthday Franki! What would we do without you?!  I feel like I could write forever about all the reasons this amazing friend has infl...

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The Good Ship Crocodile by J Patrick Lewis and Monique Felix
If you're looking for a new friendship book, this one may have to be it.  I picked it up last weekend and read it with my students on Friday.  It was the perfect book to begin with "What do you think this book will be about?"  One of my little kiddos used t...

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Frustrated Friday
It was Friday, I was frustrated and a little tired. I was frustrated because Little B was having trouble all day focusing when it came to...

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I was frustrated. Little B was having trouble all day focusing when it came to working independently. Each time he would start to settle int...

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