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Jessica Tobin

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Teaching Landforms: Experiments, Resources, and a FREEBIE
Here is the third blog in my mini science blog series. A few days ago, I blogged about Weather and Habitats ideas in the classroom.  1. Learning About Landforms: (Source: Brain Pop Jr. ) I don't think teaching a science unit without a BrainPop Jr. video is ...

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Free End of the Year Webinar
That's my goal for you. I know it won't be 100% stress-free, because let's face it, it's a crazy time for all teachers.  BUT I'm leading a webinar to help you eliminate that stress.  I'm leading a FREE, LIVE webinar! What you will learn:  -What to expect in...

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Teaching Theme (Exploring ELA)
Now that I have expanded to 4th grade ELA, I will have new topics to cover. I'm still working through ELA for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade, so now I'm adding in 4th grade topics, too. Today, we're going to talk about teaching theme and summarizing!  The standard...

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Warming Your Kids Up for Writing Block
Have you guys heard of bell-ringers? If you have, it was likely for middle or high school, or even 4th and 5th grade when students switched class periods. BUT I partnered up with The Superhero Teacher and we created Bell Ringers for primary students, too.  ...

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Teaching Inferences (With Free Mini Lesson)
Inferences can be very difficult to teach students. As teachers, we begin teaching inferences at a young age when we ask and answer questions for them while reading. According to common core, the act of making inferences and finding evidence is documented a...

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Women's History Month Activities (With a Writing FREEBIE)
   Women's History Month is throughout the month of March. It is incredibly important
that we as educators help teach our students the importance of women in our history. Teaching each of these influential women and their impact in history will make a last...

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Teaching Water Cycle: Activities, Resources, and a FREEBIE
like my other science blog posts, I am going to split up this post into three
sections (learning, experimenting, applying their new learning). This is how I like to teach science topics in the classroom. I like to introduce the new information to the...

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Text Features (Exploring ELA)
Finally getting back to my Exploring ELA blog posts! It's been a little bit.  I wanted to come to you today to discuss teaching text features. One of my favorite standards to teach simply because I LOVE nonfiction text and all the colorful/helpful text feat...

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Teaching Kids About Growth Mindset
There is a lot of talk about growth mindset in the last few years. It's a great practice to use as an adult, but also great to teach our students as well. This blog post will outline some general information about what growth mindset is and some detailed id...

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Comparing Texts Using Paired Passages
Comparing text is a FAVORITE activity of mine. It's not always the easiest to teach, but I always find it so fun. Now, this blog post is going to be a bit different from my Exploring ELA Comparing Texts. That is because common core's comparing text standard...
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