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Winter Close Reading for Little Learners & A Sweet Note
Yesterday I got the sweetest note from a teacher named Ann in New York. She was telling me about how much her kids love my close reads! That made my day! She said they love the "big words" and all of the animal facts...  I do too! I invest lots of time writ...
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Attitude of Gratitude
Thanksgiving is a natural time to teach & learn about the meaning of thanksgiving, and what that means and can look like in our everyday lives. Modeling an attitude of gratitude is one of the most important gifts we can bestow upon our littles... learning t...
Attitude of Gratitude
Attitude of Gratitude
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Little Detectives!
I am sooooo excited to introduce my kids to our new detective center this week! They will love being detectives (after they know what a detective does that is!)
Little Detectives!
Little Detectives!
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Pattern Block Work & Play
I remember in my very first classroom one of the only things in my closet was a tub of pattern blocks, they became the manipulative that I relied on the most and I found so many different ways to use them! I wish I had all of the fun activities to go with t...
Pattern Block Work & Play
Pattern Block Work & Play
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November Resource Round Up
N ovember is one of my favorite months of the year to teach! So many kid friendly, naturally engaging things to do! The cooler weather helps my mood too! I just want to do all of the fun fall things! Here's a little round up of quite a few activities and re...
November Resource Round Up
November Resource Round Up
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A New Chapter, Monthly Drawings, and In Action Photos!
I have begun a new chapter in my life! After 28 years in kindergarten I have retired from full time teaching to pursue other dreams. I still have SO MUCH love & enthusiasm for teaching... so I plan to bottle it up, and pour all of that love, experience, and...
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Pattern Block Work & Play
Pattern blocks have always been an integral part of my classroom! They are so hands-on, developmentally appropriate and so good for the growing brain!  I start out using pattern blocks at the very beginning of the school year, and we use them all year long....
Pattern Block Work & Play
Pattern Block Work & Play
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Using Comparative Thinking for Phoneme Mastery
We practice SO much on letters, sounds, phonemes everyday. Why is it that some of our kids still struggle after so many exposures? We know some of them just aren't ready yet. For some developmental reason, it's not clicking... yet. But it will. For others, ...
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The Likes That Matter - An Opinion Editorial
Let me start by saying I do not claim to be a perfect parent, I do, however, claim to be an advocate for kids, and this blog post is my opinion . In my 30 years in the classroom I have learned a lot about kids and a lot from kids. They want to be loved & re...
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How To Line-Up Invitation to Play
We all know how the first few weeks can be rough! I don't know about you, but lining up is quite a foreign concept to most of the littles who have walked through my door! There is this sweet unawareness that comes with being a new kindergartner! As endearin...
How To Line-Up Invitation to Play
How To Line-Up Invitation to Play
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