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Kathy O.
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I am a third grade teacher from Michigan!
I am a third grade teacher from Michigan!

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HELP! They Just Won't Write!
There is probably no problem more frustrating to a teacher than a student that seemingly refuses to write!  We try helping them to get started, spoon-feed them ideas, assign them a writing partner to help, and eventually start to threaten punishment.  We ha...

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{Frustrating} Student Writing Problems and How to Solve Them - A Blog Series
I LOVE teaching writing...it is really my favorite subject to teach (as many of my readers already know)!  However, it isn't always peaches and cream, is it?  Sometimes writer's workshop can be the most frustrating time of the day!  When students struggle w...

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Happy summer everyone! I am excited to share a new Personal Narrative Writing Unit that I have created that you are absolutely going to LOVE!  I wanted to create a comprehensive unit that was common core aligned, includes immersion/mentor lessons for introd...

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FIVE THINGS that Should Be on Your Classroom Agenda - EVERY DAY!
How do you spend your minutes each day?  As teachers, our time seems so very limited.  There is never enough time to accomplish everything that needs to get done.  Each teacher, each day, makes choices about what stays on the plate and what goes.  That's ju...

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Common Core Writing - In Hand!!
Whether you're a fan of the common core or not, it has definitely defined three different text types and how we need to teach our students to structure their writing pieces. The common core outlined the following text types:  Narrative Writing, Opinion Writ...

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Common Core Writing - In Hand!!
Whether you're a fan of the common core or not, it has definitely defined three different text types and how we need to teach our students to structure their writing pieces. The common core outlined the following text types:  Narrative Writing, Opinion Writ...

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Daily Five Reading Rotations
Math Workshop Rotations have been a huge success in my classroom for the past two years.  I love that I have time to work with the whole group on new math concepts, but my rotations have also given me the much needed time to meet with small groups.  See HER...

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Guided Reading Made Simple
You meticulously plan and prep for reading, writing, math, spelling, science, social studies and language lessons....am I right?  But when it comes time for small group guided reading lessons, you fly by the seat of your pants!  It's okay...we have all been...

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Flexible Seating - The REAL Scoop!
I took the leap and implemented flexible seating in my classroom this year! Here are the things that I LOVE and the things I DON'T LOVE about it..... LOVE Students have the opportunity to make decisions about where they sit.  This helps them learn about mak...

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2016 Classroom Reveal!!
I still have some things to finish up, but my classroom is mostly ready for a new school year!  I am making the dive into flexible seating.  I don't have a lot of options at the moment, but I have made the best with what I have.  I plan to add more choices ...
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