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Emeri Keffer (AV)
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Rick Morris is Coming! Rick Morris is Coming!
As a new(ish) teacher I'd heard Rick Morris' name but until recently didn't know much about him.  I had the opportunity to attend the CTA Good Teaching South conference in Anaheim last month.  While there, I attended the 8am bonus session with Rick Morris. ...
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Why We Still Make Leprechaun Traps
In an effort to keep all magic going strong for as long as possible this is NOT a post for children's eyes! Throughout the year I talk with my class about how third grade is a really special year.  They are technically considered "upper graders" but I lik...
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Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome - in the classroom
For the past 100 school days my class and I have been reading Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome .  In it, he provides 100 ideas to help make the world more awesome.  His ideas range anywhere from fun things like "mail your friend a corndog" to more ser...
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Teaching One Thing but Practicing Another
I made two goals in July.  The first was to post at least once a month.  The second was to post my classroom creations when I created them instead of waiting forever.  Progress check?  I haven't been doing that great!  Yes, it's only been a couple of months...
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Socktober
I learned a great lesson last month: do not underestimate children.  Especially once they've set their minds to something.  A big something. We've been enjoying starting our mornings off with Kid President each day; we've been inspired to talk together, wri...
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Little but Magical Changes
I may be in the minority here, but I am a firm believer that even if you don't change your classroom theme for the new school year, there should be something new.  I don't want my new students to just fall into the empty spaces left behind by my last studen...
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Changing Gears
We have just finished our first full week of school and we are already in full swing!  I can tell this is going to be a great year with a class full of unique and wonderful personalities!  This being my second year of teaching, it's the first time I've part...
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No Assigned Seats?! - Starting the Year
I decided to forgo the traditional idea of desks over Spring Break last year.  I had a perfect group of kids to try my new ideas out on, a group that was cohesive and well trained.  Which means next week will be the first time I'm starting a school year wit...
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Google Adventure
I made the mistake of getting my class used to receiving an extra credit assignment every weekend last year.  Problem is, although they remembered, I often forgot!  Solution: Google Adventure!  I know that not all kids have access to the internet at home, b...
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