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Amy Labrasciano
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ELA Lesson Plans #2
The previous week's lessons in reading focused on procedures, routines and teaching students the importance of asking and answering questions about key details in a text.  By the end of the week students should be able to ask questions before, during and af...

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ELA Lesson Plans #1
Hi everyone! I've decided to go way out of my comfort zone and share my lesson plan outlines with everyone each week or at least as often as I can.  If you aren't signed up for my newsletter, please sign up now.  I'll send the lesson plans and free resource...

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All About Dinosaurs In The Classroom
If you want to have the happiest students ever, teach them all about dinosaurs! They absolutely love it.  When I first started teaching I was very much by the books and did exactly what the district told me to do.  As I became better at my craft I realized ...

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Reading Notebooks Made Easy
Set up reading notebooks with your students in a proactive way that frees up time in each of your lessons! Reading notebooks are great way to store tools and information for students that they can reference throughout the year. Reading notebooks also allow ...

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Fidget Ball DIY
Do you have students who need a way to get out their fidgets, anxiety or extra energy while they're learning? A fidget ball may be just what they need.  Read below to see how you can make them yourself. Supplies:  balloons, sand, funnel, pen, scissors 1.  B...

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Are you interested in hatching chickens with your class? If so I can promise they will be the happiest students who forever remember the experience.  I can also promise you that it will be the grossest lesson you have every taught your students, but well wo...

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Teaching About Chickens In The Classroom
Students love learning about animals in the classroom.  Teachers love teaching about animals because it's engaging for the students, they pay attention and they can tie a lot of subjects together very easily. Teaching about chickens can allow you to easily ...

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Vinyl Cutting Machines For the Classroom
Recently I decided to take the plunge into the vinyl cutting world.  The first choice I had to make was between a Cricut and Silhouette.  It's important for me to tell you that I am not an affiliate of Cricut or Silhouette.  No one sent me free materials to...

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Salt Dough Fossils for a Dinosaur Unit
Have you considered adding hands-on engagement to learning vocabulary in reading? Consider making salt dough fossils when learning about dinosaurs or reading about paleontologists.  Find the recipe below. Salt Dough Recipe Materials 2 cups all-purpose flour...

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Classroom Conversations S ome children are natural born conversationalists.  You know these children.  You usually have to read "Lacey Walker Non Stop Talker" to them.  Some children are not talkers.  They would prefer to sit to the side quietly and listen....
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