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Rissa Hanneken
Teacher - Blogger - Curriculum Writer - TPT Seller
Teacher - Blogger - Curriculum Writer - TPT Seller

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End of Year Goal Celebration!
       I love setting goals with my students. It is such a wonderful way to teach growth mindset in our young learners. At the beginning of the school year, we set goals for reading, math, and writing.  In third grade, those goals are usually centered on co...

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For the Love of Teachers Tieks Giveaway!
It's almost Valentine's Day and I want to show my teacher friends some BIG TIME love! How many of you get home at the end of the day and your feet hurt? Me too . I bet you have heard about Tieks and how amazingly comfortable they are BUT the price!  It's a ...

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Valentine Fluency Fun!
know how you have those students who are struggling readers? I know you have
noticed that that they are painfully aware that they struggle.  They have to
sound out words one letter at time.
If they can chunk words, they still do it very slowly.  B...

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It's that hectic time of the school year. You've gotten to know your students, you've gotten into a routine, and now it's holiday time and you have NO spare time.  That's one of the reasons I LOVE Teachers Pay Teachers!  When I need a resource really quick,...

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How You Can Squeeze Social Studies Into Your Reading Block
Do you have a hard time fitting Social Studies into your day? Many of us are expected to integrate it during our reading block which is really hard and honestly doesn't happen very consistently.  I love all the cute flip books and interactive notebooks too,...

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Could You Use $75 in Classroom Resources?
I don't know about you, but I spend a lot of my own money on classroom supplies and instructional resources. There are so many amazing resources on Teachers Pay Teachers that my students need and like most teachers, I want them to have the best! But, it sta...

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New Teacher Tip Tuesday - Managing Transitions
One of the biggest problems students and teachers have in the classroom is during transitions from one activity to another or one subject to another. Why is it a problem for both students and teachers? Let me explain...... Scenario 1: You are teaching a les...

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New Teacher Tip Tuesday - Feeling Overwhelmed
Lesson plans, papers to grade, meetings to attend, demanding parents, behavior issues, and the ever present thought that this is not what I was expecting it to be.   It's a lot to take on isn't it? Especially when just a few months ago you were a student an...

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New Teacher Tip Tuesday - Begin with the End in Mind
Welcome to New Teacher Tip Tuesday! If you are a new teacher or newish to the teaching profession, this series of blog posts is for YOU! After being in the elementary classroom for the past 15 years, I have begun a new position as a New Teacher Mentor. Now ...

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Labor Day Link Up & Sale
I hope you are enjoying your 3 day weekend friends! Most of you have begun the school year and this holiday weekend is just what you needed to catch your breath! While you are relaxing by the pool or at the beach, check out this Labor Day Link Up & Sale. Lo...
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