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Crystal Oswald
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Chapter Book Companions
Year after year, I sit down with my administration for my evaluations and we talk about my "glows and grows." Higher level questioning is ALWAYS an area that I mention I want to continue growing in. Anyone else feel this way? Teaching students to think deep...
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Grammar Bundle
Let me introduce you to my first bundle. When I found out I would be teaching 6th grade language arts standards, I may or may not have panicked. You see, grammar was never "my jam." I had to re-teach myself a lot of these skills, yet had a ton of fun creati...
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The Jelly Donut Difference
The Jelly Donut Difference : Sharing Kindness with the World How do you share kindness in your classroom? Do you read books? Participate in service learning projects? Whatever it may be: thank you. Sharing kindness in the classroom is one of my favorite thi...
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Cursive Club
Happy New Year! I am beyond excited to share with you my newest product: Cursive Club!  If you watched my Facebook Live video ( Click HERE to view ) the other day, I mentioned how I teach Cursive Club as an after school program. We don't have a particular h...
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Theme
Now find the theme and central idea, find the theme, theme, and central idea (find it)! Oh, sorry. I was just singing our song for theme... Click on the image to head to this product Teaching theme? Need some fun, engaging ways to incorporate music into you...
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Gingerbread Man Thematic Unit
When I taught primary grades (1st, 2nd, and 3rd), I could hardly wait for the holidays because of this gingerbread man unit. Not only did I love these books and activities, but my students could hardly wait to see what was next. Why I love this unit is simp...
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Teaching Writing
Happy Fall! Happy New School Year! I am three weeks into yet another school year, and yet another new role. This year, I've moved to teaching both fourth and fifth grade reading, writing, and language arts. I have been thrilled to focus on these core subjec...
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Songs in the Classroom
Are you ready to rock in your classroom, but scared, nervous, or hesitant to try this? Trust me, I get it. When I saw the teachers at RCA implementing this in their room, I thought, "this is amazing, but how can I do this?" I thought about what would work i...
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Teacher Appreciation Week
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Some wonderful teacher bloggers have teamed up to share some fun giveaways with you this week! We appreciate all of you so, so much, that we wanted to share some of our favorite things with you. Before I get to the goodies, ...
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Singing in the Classroom
I love to sing. I love to dance.  Since visiting the Ron Clark Academy, I knew the one thing I had to implement immediately was creating songs that tie to my curriculum.  It's HARD to write these songs.  It takes me weeks. I have started asking the students...
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