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Jennifer Knopf
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Three ESSENTIALS For Math Center
One of my biggest Aha! moments was when I realized that it was way easier to change the CONTENT of a Math Center rather than having to teach a whole new set of rules/procedures each time because I changed the activity. Today I'm sharing the 3 essentials for...

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The First 3 Procedures To Teach In Kindergarten (with freebies!)
I t's already Back to School season and I feel like just yesterday school ended! This summer has been so busy! I spent most of the early part of it prepping for my sessions at SDE's I Teach K Conference. It ROCKED! It was so exciting to meet so many teacher...

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Spring Life Cycles (Crown FREEBIE!)
As the end of winter approaches (at least here in Oklahoma!) it's time to start thinking ahead to Spring Life Cycles! It's wise to think ahead, because sometimes it can take a few weeks to order and receive specimens to observe in the classroom. Affiliate l...

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Our Classroom is ALIVE!
This is my absolute favorite time of year - I look forward to getting to school in the morning so I can check on all the living things in our room! First up, our plants are growing like weeds! The seed packets listed the earliest germination at 7 days, but ...

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Make Way for Ducklings!
Our ducks are hatching! Yep, little buggers are just as bad as the chickens - can't hatch during the school week but the second the weekend hits they're all about hatching! I'm actually glad it didn't happen at school though as one of the ducklings pipped o...

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FREE Groundhog Day Activities You Won't Want To Miss
Groundhog Day is coming up, so I'm sharing some of my  favorite FREE activities! First, here are some of the best Groundhog Day books I've found (affiliate links provided for your convenience): Substitute Groundhog : This is a great book for teaching compar...

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Martin Luther King Jr Lesson!
I realized today that I forgot to share about my MLK Jr lesson on Friday! I even took pictures, and then forgot all about it - well I remembered today, so, better late then never, right? I start with 3 different colors of paper and matching crayons for thos...

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Ideas
We are delving deep into Martin Luther King, Jr's dream this week. This is a hard unit for me, partly because its hard to explain prejudice and hate to my littles and also because as a white woman I know that I can't truly understand what it's like to face ...

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Classroom Tested Art Supplies You Need!
Have you heard about Kwik Stix from The Pencil Grip ? These are solid tempera paint sticks that dry super quickly and provide vibrant color! I have to admit that I was skeptical at first - my kids love painting at our 4-person easel and I didn't think the e...

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Stress Free Holiday Party
This year was my 8th holiday party and it was by far the best! It ended up that our party fell on the same day as my 3 year old son's daycare Christmas program. His program started at 4pm but our school lets out at 3:45 so I knew I was going to have to leav...
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