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I've Moved to ! Come Visit Me
Hey teacher friends! Come take a peek at my gorgeous new blog, .  I've done a complete redesign and I absolutely love it!  Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to gain access to my online collection of best web resources just for 3rd, 4th...

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Biography Reports That Even Your Reluctant Readers and Writers Will Love
Are you looking to get your reluctant upper elementary readers and writers begging you to write a biography report and cite sources?   Just turn the topic around!   Ask students choose the name of a famous person and BECOME the person and then write about h...

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Use the BIG Game to Teach Roman Numerals (Grades 3-5)
Just a reminder that today is the "Big (football) Game" and why not use this real life event to get students excited about using Roman Numerals in math! Read this blog post for more details!

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Do Something Different on Valentine's Day! Make a Math Fractions Quilt!
Are you looking to change up your Valentine's activities?  Let's face it . . .  by the time students get to the 4th and 5th grades, they've counted and graphed conversation hearts probably several times. How about doing something different?  Better yet, do ...

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RELAX! And Teach Using the Iditarod! (Grades 3-5)
Do you love to use real life events to hook students into learning the skills you already have to teach?  Well, you're in luck because the IDITAROD is only 28 days away ! There's so much you can teach that uses the Iditarod theme!  And... students love it s...

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Valentine Math Art Gap Filler FREEBIE (Grades 3-5)
Hi teacher friends! Valentine's Day is just around the corner and you might be looking for a fun, colorful art project that incorporates some math to jazz up your bulletin boards.  This is great for gap filler for grades 3-5 and it's FREE in my TpT store! T...

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How to Teach Students to Analyze Poetry {Grades 4-5}
Hi teacher friends!  April's poetry month is a short hop and a skip away. You have to teach poetry to fourth and fifth graders but you may not have the time to prepare for dissecting poems.  There are 9 exemplar poems on the CCSS Poetry Exemplar List.  Yike...

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This Year It's All About YOU!
Hi everyone!! Gosh it seems like ages since I’ve posted on my blog.  But it’s a new year, new me, right? ;)  Here’s to hoping!!   We’ve been super busy digging ourselves out from two feet (no kidding) of snow that we’ve gotten over the past few weeks!  As w...

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Who Wants to Win a $10 TpT Gift Card?
Tis the season to be thankful and give!!  Who wants to win a $10 TpT store gift card?!   Head on over and enter on both  Mrs. Renz Class IG and Mrs. Renz Class on FB .   There's 3 ways to enter: #1 “like this post” for 1 entry,  #2 share this post on your f...

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(Really) Invite Parents into Your Classroom at Open House and Back to School Night
It's a brand new year with brand new students and families and you want the year to get off to a great start.  You may have a large class size and so much to do each day prepping, organizing groups, learning new curriculum, working with colleagues, setting ...
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