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Andrew V
Hello! I'm Andrew, a first grade teacher in Pennsylvania. Check out my blog to see all of the fun and exciting things that are going on inside my classroom!
Hello! I'm Andrew, a first grade teacher in Pennsylvania. Check out my blog to see all of the fun and exciting things that are going on inside my classroom!

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Close Reading!
Howdy, ya'll! I've been working VERY hard on this pack for quite some time now, so I'm glad that I finally get to share it with the world! My students LOVE close-reading nonfiction articles, and I've been trying to get some warm-weather themes into my class...

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November Currently
I feel like it's been a million years since I've linked up for Farley's Currently , so here goes nothin. LISTENING. I'm hooked on the Mumford & Sons Pandora station... it's the perfect fall station, and it's great for getting work done on the computer. Toe-...

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EnVision Math Journals
We use EnVision Math at my district, and I've been searching for ways to make it a little more interactive and differentiated, so I've been working on these math journals! I started with Topic 4, because that's what we're on right now, but I plan to make al...

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Low Prep Math Games
Heyo! Hopefully you're not fighting the allergy/cold/death thing that's going around my school! I think everyone is sick right now. I feel like I swallowed a razor blade, and I've used at least a pound of tissues in the last week or so. I think I'm on the u...

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Meaningful Anchor Charts
I mentioned the other day that I'm working to make my instruction better aligned to some of the tricky areas of our teacher evaluation rubric. Our rubric is based on Charlotte Danielson's model, focusing on planning and preparation, classroom environment, i...

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The Common Core Blues
So. I'm struggling. No. Let me rephrase. I'm teaching better than I ever have. But it's not easy. Let me explain. Our district uses Reading Street, which I used to love, but now it is in no way aligned to the Common Core. Last week, for example, we were sup...

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Classroom Reveal!
It feels SO good to be done with my classroom! My little firsties will be coming Thursday night for back to school night, and I'm pumped! Before I reveal my room, did you hear that TPT is having ANOTHER back to school sale? I'll be discounting my entire sto...

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B2S Tips & Tools FREEBIE Blog Hop!
I'm so happy to be joining up with some fellow PA bloggers for this little back to school blog (and freebie) hop! This year, I told myself that I was going to stay out of my classroom for all of June and July. I made it to around June 29, and I couldn't sta...

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Word Work & Magnets
Hello, all! I was having a discussion with a fellow blogger a week or so ago, and finally came to the realization of why I don't post much over the summer. I have nothing to blog about! Now that I'm gearing up for the next school year, I've got LOADS to sha...

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Heyo! I'm here, having survived 4 in-service days in a row!  They were actually beneficial, which made the whole week (which had the potential to be rather painful) go by much faster!  We went through intruder training, which was just as scary as it sounds,...
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