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Nancy VandenBerge
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MLK, Living and Non, adverbs, poetry, Oh My!
Hello Everyone! First of all, I want to thank Feedspot for naming this little blog one of the top 30 Firstgrade Teacher blogs on the internet!!  What??? So honored! I haven't been blogging that long, and simply started as a way of sharing what we are doing ...
Hello Everyone! First of all, I want to thank Feedspot for naming this little blog one of the top 30 Firstgrade Teacher blogs on the internet!! What??? So honored! I haven't been blogging that long, and simply started as a w...
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Happy New Year! My 2017 is going to be...
Hello Everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderfilled holiday season!  Mine was filled with family, fun, food, and fabulousness!! My favorite time of year! I'm so grateful for our time together. Taking a winter break is good for my family, and it is also good ...
Hello Everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderfilled holiday season! Mine was filled with family, fun, food, and fabulousness!! My favorite time of year! I'm so grateful for our time together. Taking a winter break is good for...
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Happy New Year! My 2017 is going to be...
Hello Everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderfilled holiday season!  Mine was filled with family, fun, food, and fabulousness!! My favorite time of year! I'm so grateful for our time together. Taking a winter break is good for my family, and it is also good ...
Hello Everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderfilled holiday season! Mine was filled with family, fun, food, and fabulousness!! My favorite time of year! I'm so grateful for our time together. Taking a winter break is good for...
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Santa's Stuck Again!!! What?? (Plus a little mouse, that green guy, and new year!!)
Hello Everyone! I just wanted to catch you up on what we've been up to. If you are a first grade teacher(or anyone working with kids!), you know how exciting this time of year is! We have to work hard to keep kids engaged and learning. For the past few year...
Hello Everyone! I just wanted to catch you up on what we've been up to. If you are a first grade teacher(or anyone working with kids!), you know how exciting this time of year is! We have to work hard to keep kids engaged and...
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SUPER SENTENCES! (Mentor Sentences, Sentence Imitating), a little math fun and a lesson plan template!
Hello Everyone!! This post is a mix of writing, math, and a downloadable editable lesson plan template.So hold on tight and stay with me!! The case for using mentor sentences or
sentence imitating begins with the premise that students are more motivated to
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Hello Everyone!! This post is a mix of writing, math, and a downloadable editable lesson plan template.So hold on tight and stay with me!! The case for using mentor sentences or sentence imitating begins with the premise tha...
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Dandy Dozen Day and Coming Up? Apples!!
Howdy All!! Thanks for stopping by today. Dandy Dozen Day has come and gone and we had a blast! I think the kids really connected with the number 12!  Here are some pics. We talked about the different arrangements of 12. 4 rows of 3, 3 rows of 4. 2 rows of ...
Howdy All!! Thanks for stopping by today. Dandy Dozen Day has come and gone and we had a blast! I think the kids really connected with the number 12! Here are some pics. We talked about the different arrangements of 12. 4 ...
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Snowballs!!
Hello Everyone! Hope everyone had a great weekend, and perhaps a long weekend.  We actually had a teacher inservice day today. Kids had off, but we as teachers got a lot done organizationally!  Checked a few things off our growing list of things to do this ...
Hello Everyone! Hope everyone had a great weekend, and perhaps a long weekend. We actually had a teacher inservice day today. Kids had off, but we as teachers got a lot done organizationally! Checked a few things off our gr...
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Poetry Unit Updated!
Hello Everyone! Well, we made it through our first week back after winter break!  It was a four day week for kids, but teachers were there all five!  We enjoyed some inservice time together on Monday before the kids came on Tuesday.  It helps to ease into s...
Hello Everyone! Well, we made it through our first week back after winter break! It was a four day week for kids, but teachers were there all five! We enjoyed some inservice time together on Monday before the kids came on T...
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Hello Everyone!! This time of year makes for busy households and busy school days...but we power through...and glean those precious moments of pure joy with our families and with our students. One more day left of this wonderful week at school. Yes, we are ...
Hello Everyone!! This time of year makes for busy households and busy school days...but we power through...and glean those precious moments of pure joy with our families and with our students. One more day left of this wonder...
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Creating Critical Thinkers through Questioning!
Hello Everyone!! I really can't even believe how long it has been since my last post!!  I am so sorry! Thanks to all those who have e-mailed me asking about my absence.  You are too kind. We have had a very busy and emotional homelife lately.  My nephew's b...
Hello Everyone!! I really can't even believe how long it has been since my last post!! I am so sorry! Thanks to all those who have e-mailed me asking about my absence. You are too kind. We have had a very busy and emotional...
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PLACE VALUE!!
Howdy All!!! Place value is always a tricky math concept to teach little ones.  We worked very hard on this objective this week.  The kids already had a sense of what it was all about because we have included a "place value" piece during calendar time every...
Howdy All!!! Place value is always a tricky math concept to teach little ones. We worked very hard on this objective this week. The kids already had a sense of what it was all about because we have included a "place value" ...
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Celebrating our 10th day!
Howdy All! I can't believe we are 10 days into our school year already! We have had such a busy beginning of the year, it was nice to take a day and just celebrate the number 10. That's right!  We celebrated 10.  Here are a few pics. "Fidget With It Friday"...
Howdy All! I can't believe we are 10 days into our school year already! We have had such a busy beginning of the year, it was nice to take a day and just celebrate the number 10. That's right! We celebrated 10. Here are a f...
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I have had the privilege of being an educator of young children for almost 30 years!  I can honestly say I love going to school every day!  I love to create hands on learning experiences for my little kiddos and help them love school and love learning!  Have fun taking a peek into this wonder-filled world!!
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