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Janine Fernandez
Works at Miami Dade County Public Schools
Attends Florida International University
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I can't believe it is April already! Today was a great relaxing day and I thought a lot about what Good Friday really means. Sacrifice is hard, but it is something we should all take to heart and take into practice as we travel through our lives. Here is what I am currently up to today: ...
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Our book club reading over the past few months has been "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin. This was a slow read because I was trying to take in everything she was telling us. I found that once I realized this was her way of making things right in her life, it was easier for me to read.
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I love teaching the phases of the moon because there is so much fun involved!  Especially when we use the Oreo cookies!!!!

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I love teaching in units!  It helps me to create more meaningful lessons for my learners and saves me time during the day!  It's wonderful when you're able to find great digital resources to support the content that you're te...
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It is time for all of our blogging buddies from South Florida to get together and Party! Elizabeth over at First Grade Stripes and I have put together a sweet luncheon for those of us who live in the south end of Florida (of course all Florida bloggers are more than welcome to join in on the ...
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A few weeks ago I was given access to MobyMax Pro in order to review the product. I have to admit, I didn't know too much about the website or what it could do for my students, so I was intrigued. With the FSA (Florida Standards Assessment) looming over me, I knew that I was in need of something ...
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I think 4 of my classrooms fit into your 1 classroom!  What I could do if I had a classroom that size and all of the stuff that comes with it.  Our school is a minimalist school, so less is more.  It really puts a crimp in what we would want to have as a teacher.  Thanks for this post, it has helped with some of the things that I can make changes to in my room.  Happy Summer!

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Hi there bloggy friends!! Classroom organization. Which is an embellishment in my case.  I took some pictures of my classroom the last Friday in May.  Therefore my classroom today is going to look like a Friday in May, l...
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I love everything you do, this video is super duper!  Thank you so much for everything you do to make teaching easier!
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You have done a fabulous job designing your blog!  I wish I could do that too!  I am loving summer too, but I feel it slipping away too quickly.  I am your newest Bloglovin follower, thanks to Farley's rule of 3.   Enjoy your boys and the rest of your summer.

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  • Miami Dade County Public Schools
    Teacher, present
  • Publix
  • Chase Federal
  • Levitt Weinstein
  • Oliver Hoover Elementary
  • Gateway Environmental K-8 Learning Center
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Janine Normandia Fernandez
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It's all about faith, family, and friends.
Introduction

I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, and a teacher. Where one role ends another begins and completes the person known as Janine. I live for obtaining knowledge in order to share it with my students and skirting the boundaries for that one last book that feeds my soul. Knowing that I probably won't find a soul-changing book..... I will have to take my pink ink to paper and become the author of my soul.

Bragging rights
I am an Independent Beachbody Coach, Jamberry Independent Consultant, and a Great Mom!
Education
  • Florida International University
    Ed.S. Science Education, 2011 - present
  • Tiny Tots Finishing School
    Preschool-Grade 2
  • St. Hugh Catholic School
    Grade 3 - Grade 8
  • St. Brendan's High School
    Grade 9 -Grade 12, 1981 - 1985
  • Miami Dade College
    AA Business Admin., 1985 - 1990
  • FIU
    BS Accounting, 1990 - 1991
  • Nova Southeastern University
    BS Psychology, 2003 - 2005
  • Nova Southeastern University
    MS Reading, 2006 - 2008
  • Florida International University
    STEM Cert. Science/Math, 2011 - 2014
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Faithful in First: South Florida Blogger Meet-Up: Save the Date
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It is time for all of our blogging buddies from South Florida to get together and Party! Elizabeth over at First Grade Stripes and I have pu

Faithful in First: Carson Dellosa and Common Core: A Match Made in Heave...
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As teachers, we know that we have to use quality products to enhance our teaching. Carson Dellosa knows this all too well and their line of

KindergartenWorks: enough about me, let's talk about my blog
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enough about me, let's talk about my blog. I appreciate a meaty blog, and this is what I intend to provide as a vision for KindergartenW

A Teeny Tiny Teacher: Theme Tests and a Dress Debacle
ateenytinyteacher.blogspot.com

Did you miss me? Did you realize that I was gone? I was crazy busy there for a minute. I have no plans today. Zero. And it's going to ra

Dolch Sight Word Flashcards - School Sparks
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Free kindergarten worksheets with 8 Dolch sight words to a page. Cut them apart to make free Dolch Sight Word flashcards for children.

Teach123: Sponges aren't just for the kitchen!
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Do you find that center time is one of the noisiest times of your school day? Sometimes it's the students voices that is the problem, bu

Outdoor Inspiration!
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8 DIY Outdoor Projects from the Lowes Creative Inspiration team. Plus, win a $100 Lowe's gift card!

Kickin' it in Kinder: Blog Button Tutorial
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Since I first taught myself how to make a blog button, I have practiced and made several others. Some bloggy friends have emailed and asked

Ladybug's Teacher Files: Organizing blog posts with thumbnail galleries!
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I actually started dwelling on this last July and decided to use InLinkz (that fab link collection tool a lot of us use for linky parties) t

Primary Punch: 1st Grade Common Core Science Vocabulary Cards
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I didn't forget about all those firstie teachers out there! I just finished up a 42 page packet of science vocabulary word cards that re

Giveaway and Earth Day Freebie
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The countdown to the end of the year has begun for most of us and it's interesting to hear how different everyone's school year cale

Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations: No Joke...free hubby/bf printables!
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I've finally found the time to post these posters for you. I made them for the hubby for Val Day & had some requests to put them her

The Best Endings: The Richest Season
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The Richest Season by Maryann McFadden is a journey of discovery for Joanna, whose children are grown and is figuring out what she will do n

A Class Act: All the world's a stage...especially the classroom
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Mark and I are going to see the musical "Wicked" TOMORROW. For those who have seen it, you know how A.M.A.Z.I.N.G this show is. Th

Rulin' The Roost: Earth Day
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A few weeks ago, we had an in-service and were going over the Common Core standards for Literacy. I'm a little less knowledgeable with t

Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations: Houghton Mifflin..........finally done!
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I've had many Candy Land requests begging me to finish Themes 1-10 for the HM series & it's finally D.O.N.E! Thank you for your

The Teaching Blog Addict Daily
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A newspaper created by Teaching Blog Addict - built from articles, blog posts, videos and photos shared on Twitter.

KindergartenWorks: grab your gear
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grab your gear. Whether you're packing up the family this summer or just doing a little blog stalking for planning purposes Kindergarten

Finally in First: 700 Followers Giveaway!
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700 Followers Giveaway! Yippee, I have 700 followers!!! I also finally have a blog button! Can things get any better? To celebrate I am goin