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Valerie Miller
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Five For Friday March 18, 2016
    1)  Leprechaun Traps We had so much fun with homework this week!  Below are a few of the amazing leprechaun traps that the kids came up with.  They also wrote an opinion piece to go with their traps on why they thought their trap would catch a leprechau...
Five For Friday March 18, 2016
Five For Friday March 18, 2016
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Five For Friday March 11, 2016
1)  Asking the tough questions! After completing our writing assessments for this round of report cards, I was pleased to see what strong, creative writers my students have become.  They clearly have voice and structure.  Recently though, I've seen some sli...
Five For Friday March 11, 2016
Five For Friday March 11, 2016
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Five For Friday March 4, 2016
1)  We started our plant unit!      We started our Next Generation Science unit focusing on plants.  I created it using the NGSS standards in Structure, Function, and Information Processing.  This is my fourth NGSS unit that I have created and I love it!  F...
Five For Friday March 4, 2016
Five For Friday March 4, 2016
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             I think the most important thing in writing is to define purpose in writing.  We write every day.  We write lists, notes, texts, emails, journal entries, blog posts, social media tags, lessons, and so much more.  Kids need to see the purpose of...
Valerie Miller -CCSS Collaboration
Valerie Miller -CCSS Collaboration
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Five for Friday February 26, 2016
1)  Sharing our work with partners! This week we had fun sharing our math thinking with appointment cards.  Sometimes it's easy for me to get in a rut with how I have the kids give feedback and share.  Lucky for me though this quarter I have a student teach...
Five for Friday February 26, 2016
Five for Friday February 26, 2016
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The Important Business of Teaching Kids to Write
           I love to write.  I'm not the most artistic person in the world with crayons, paint, or a canvas, but give me a pencil and a paper and I am ready to create.  Words are my paints, the page my canvas, and the pencil my brush.  I wrote before I beca...
The Important Business of Teaching Kids to Write
The Important Business of Teaching Kids to Write
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Five For Friday -February 19, 2016
  I am super grateful that in my job I get to see precious moments like these.  I love how my little firsties are so kind and sweet with one another.  This little guy wanted to walk his friend back to get her snack.  He smiled, grabbed her hand, and they wa...
Five For Friday -February 19, 2016
Five For Friday -February 19, 2016
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Five For Friday February 12, 2016
1)  Flexible Seating I am so blessed to be in a kindergarten room, even though I teach first grade.  It gives us lots of opportunities with flexible seating.  For me, choice in learning is vital.  During "student time", students can choose a variety of opti...
Five For Friday February 12, 2016
Five For Friday February 12, 2016
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Five For Friday January 29, 2016
1)  Writing Goals!   We're at that point in first grade where it's time to fine tune our writing for the second half of the year.  I feel my firsties have a nice concept of the text types and they no longer are afraid to write and make mistakes.  I love thi...
Five For Friday January 29, 2016
Five For Friday January 29, 2016
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Winter in Southern California!
Winter in Southern California might not have tons of snow (at least at the beach), but we do enjoy our winters.  Here in San Diego, we really don't have traditional seasons, but things do change.  Yes, we're babies when it comes to cold.  We wear UGG boots ...
Winter in Southern California!
Winter in Southern California!
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