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Gina Kennedy
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5th Grade Daily Math Review (Free Sample)
There are so many math programs on the market it can make your head spin! Over the past years I've used and recommended dozens of  daily math review programs. Where one included a a variety of relevant tasks; unfortunately, it lacked an invite for critical ...
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Inference Creative Writing Fun!
     A great way to review or introduce inference reading skills in the upper elementary is with the "Inference Shoebox Mystery."       Even though my students thought they were quite familiar with inference skills by 5th grade, I would still use this activ...
Inference Creative Writing Fun!
Inference Creative Writing Fun!
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Math Enrichment Projects that Bring "New Life" to the Standards!
Whereas I constantly strove for improvement in many areas as a classroom teacher, I mastered recognizing that students won't learn when they are bored.  Whereas I could never figure out an organized way to correct worksheets promptly, I made it my daily mis...
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Editing Ideas that Work!
Editing Ideas that Work!
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Editing Ideas that Work!
One of the greatest dilemmas I faced as an elementary teacher was "Writer's Workshop."  I was introduced to the concept in the 1980's so it certainly wasn't a "new" idea and I was just as intrigued by it then as I am now.   The "Writer's Workshop"  instruct...
Editing Ideas that Work!
Editing Ideas that Work!
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Never Underestimate the Power of Science Vocabulary!
     Research has proven over and over again that "science literacy" is the key to student science success.        Years ago when I was teaching 5th grade science, I was on a team that visited an elementary school miles away that had developed a reputation ...
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Tales of a "Non-Science" Science Teacher! How to be An Amazing Science Teacher Without a Scientific Mind!
     Let's face it, one of the dilemmas of being an elementary teacher is that many times you will end up in a self-contained classroom teaching "FOUR" subjects.  Being the heroic, "jack of all trades" teachers that we are, we dive in and make the best of a...
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