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Krista Mehrtens
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1st FULL week of school VISUAL PLANS
School has begun!!!  We had 3 days with students last week, and I was completely, and utterly exhausted.... as always that first week.  It was also an emotional week for me as a Mom.  My oldest began high school and my youngest started kindergarten.  I'm no...

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DeClutter Your Classroom
Hi Dear Friends!  It's Back to School Time for me!!  AND you know what that means.... time to get that classroom ready.   Something that I spend some time on at the end of the year and sometimes at the very beginning of the year is streamlining my classroom...

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Back To School Paper Bag Projects
Have you used paper bags in your classroom recently?  As most of you know... those brown lunch sacks aren't just for lunch anymore.  Ever since I attended a workshop a couple of years ago in which the presenter gave me a glimpse of the possibilities of thes...

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Time Saving Tips for Using Lap books in the Classroom
Hi Dear Friends! Today, I wanted to share with you some tips on using those lap books and interactive notebooks in the classroom.  I ABSOLUTELY love the end results of lap books and interactive notebooks!  It's the process that can sometimes be frustrating ...

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So near and dear to my heart..... Journey with Sensory Integration
Hi Dear Friends!! With this post, I will be wearing my heart on my sleeve.  It's so near and dear to me, and something I've been struggling with as a Mom in some aspects.   It's that darn Mother's guilt.  I contribute it to some of the reasons why I've been...

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Wonders Pacing Guide
Hi Dear Friends! If you've been following this little ole' blog for awhile now, you'll know that my school district adopted the McGraw-Hill Wonders curriculum last year.  Now that I have one full year with this series under my belt, I feel better prepared f...

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Creating a digital Danielson Evidence Binder
Hi Dear Friends!!! My school district is embracing the Danielson model of teacher evaluations.  There is still some dispute in our district on what types of items should be included for showing student growth, so that part is missing right now.  This year o...

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A Little Secret About my Classroom Reveal.... A Welcome banner FREEBIE
Hey Dear Friends!   Since it's just you and me reading this post.... I have a BIG Secret to tell you.     * I didn't redo or change my classroom this year.*   I JUST couldn't do it.   1.  It gets too EXPENSIVE to change everything. 2.  Too time consumin...

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2 Stars and a Wish.. A Little Back To School Classroom Organization
Hi Sweet Friends! If you are like me, you are gearing up for another school year. I couldn't want to link up with Mandy's Tips for Teachers for I'm ALL about staying organized in my classroom.  I feel like I teach better when my classroom is organized and r...
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