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Patti Barker
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I'm back....and things look a little different!
Well...as they say resistance is futile! As much as I have pretended I do not have a blog (read...ignored it and ll of you for so long)....I do. And now that I find myself in a new role, outside the classroom, it is time time to dust the old blog off, start...

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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 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...

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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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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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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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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...

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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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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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