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Kristen Doyle
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Sunday Scoop {2/21/16}
It's standardized testing week at my school, no teacher's favorite time of year. I'm not looking forward to my "have to"s this week at all, but on the bright side, when it's done, we can all relax and get back to what we do best! The Sunday Scoop is based o...

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5 Reminders for when Teaching Gets Tough
Teaching is HARD. It's exhausting, mentally, physically, and emotionally. You care for your students like they are a part of your family (because in some ways they are). It's nearly impossible to "leave work at work." Regardless of how much we love teaching...

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Blueberry Buckle - Muffin in a Mug
I don't know about you, but I am always in a rush to get out of the door in the mornings. It seems like I never have time for a "real" breakfast. Plus, with just my son and I at home in the morning, it feels a little silly to cook breakfast for just me and ...

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Favorite Things (February)
Teachers all have favorite grades and subjects to teach. For me, I've known since I started teaching that I was meant to teach upper elementary. When I am asked what grade I teach, most people cringe at the word "fifth," but I love it here! Yes, they can be...

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5 Easy Ways to Encourage Self-Selected Reading
One thing all teachers can agree on is that students need to read. We give them self-selected reading time during class. We assign 20 minutes of reading for homework. We encourage reading every chance we get, but sometimes we run out of ideas. Here are a fe...

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Installing the RIGHT Pin It Button for your Blog
If you're on Blogger, and you have a cute, custom Pin It button that perfectly matches your design, chances are, you're NOT using the best Pin It button for your blog! Whether you hired a designer or did it yourself, it's likely that in our quest for beauti...

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Holiday Treats from CTR!
In the spirit of the holiday season, we wanted to share something special with all of you. For better or worse, the holidays seem to be filled with delightful treats, and these recipes quickly become part of our family (and school) traditions. Nineteen of u...

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Must-Haves for Back to School (+Freebies!)
It's hard to believe I have already been back in school over two weeks! In case you missed it, I wanted to share some of the Back to School must-haves that help keep me organized during the first week of school. This is a re-post from one of the collaborati...

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Sunday Scoop {8/9/15}
The Sunday Scoop is based on the popular 3-2-1 graphic organizers so many of us use with our students. Tell us three things you HAVE to do, two things you HOPE to do, and one thing you're HAPPY to do. If this is your first time linking up,  check out all th...
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