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Great mentor texts for teaching biographies and a sample lesson.....
I am just going to go ahead and admit it...I spend way too much time on social media. Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, even Facebook. But I truly wish we teachers could earn professional development  credits for being on social media because you know that is ...
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Have you hugged your school media specialist today???
Okay, I am admit this right off the bat...I am writing this blog post for purely selfish reasons....you see, soon, very soon (provided I can finish this research proposal, and survive my internship) I too can be called a school librarian! I am in the proces...
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Currently...July
I'm back! It has been  week, I know but this last week of my 4 week grad class has kicked my booty! So I am excited that today is the first of July..not only because it means that the 4th is right around the corner, but also because it means that Farley ove...
I'm back! It has been  week, I know but this last week of my 4 week grad class has kicked my booty! So I am excited that today is the first of July..not only because it means that the 4th is right around the corner, but als...
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All time favorite read- alouds!
As of tomorrow we are officially only 2 weeks into summer but it already feels like it is flying by. Can you believe that next weekend is 4th of July?!?!?!? So I have already begun planning for the upcoming school year.. I started mapping out my long range ...
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Summer Bucket List 2015
I was visiting my friend The Teachers Loop  over on her blog this morning and I cam across a post she did about her Summer Bucket List. She got the idea from two of my favorite bloggers --Natalie and Rachelle from   What the Teacher Wants ! So I just had to...
I was visiting my friend The Teachers Loop over on her blog this morning and I cam across a post she did about her Summer Bucket List. She got the idea from two of my favorite bloggers --Natalie and Rachelle from  What the Te...
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Have you heard...Class Dojo has a great new feature.
This summer I have blogged a few times about Class Dojo. If you have not read my posts, check them out HERE  and HERE .  Today Class Dojo officially launched a new version which includes an awesome new feature called "Groups" for awarding points to groups o...
This summer I have blogged a few times about Class Dojo. If you have not read my posts, check them out HERE and HERE.  Today Class Dojo officially launched a new version which includes an awesome new feature called "Groups" f...
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I am back and rested and ready to roll!!
Well as you can see, I have been away for almost two weeks. Grad school research class was dominating my writing time. So I celebrated the end of that class and turning in my research paper by heading to the beach with friends for a few days. My son is away...
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What if.....
I came across this picture on Instagram the other day and it really inspired me. I have followed George Couros on Twitter for a while. I think he is a visionary and he really has some great ideas.... This is from a session he did at ISTE2015 this week. He s...
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Do you do a room theme???
Each year I seem to spend more and more money coming up with a cute theme for my classroom. One yer I did frogs, another pirates, and yet another I did a movie/popcorn theme. Coming up with cutesy ideas each year is exhausting...so last year I just decided ...
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IN SEARCH OF.....a better way to teach spelling.....
I will be working on LRPs (Long Range Plans) next week. As I was doing a little reflecting the other day on what worked well last year, and what didn't, I kept thinking about Spelling. I teach 5th grade and our 5th graders seem to come to us without great s...
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More about Class Dojo....
How I use Class Dojo Well after yesterday's post, several followers asked me to share a little about how I use Class Dojo in the classroom. I will be completely honest, each year I have done things a little differently. However, I can honestly say that this...
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Hi! My name is Patti Barker and I am a 5th grade teacher in South Carolina. A few years ago I looped up to 5th grade from 4th with my class and now I am here to stay. I never thought I would like teaching 5th grade but now I can honestly say I LOVE it!  I am a huge fan of technology in the classroom. Bookmark this site as I share my adventures in teaching along with some tidbits and tips on using technology in the classroom.
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