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Arrrrgghhh you ready for some spelling?
AAAARRRGHHH.. Can you guess what phonics skill we covered this week??  The controlled -r (ar) pattern is my ALL TIME FAVORITE phonics skill.  I go all out with my firsties and we become pirates for the entire week.  I found some cute pirate decorations from...
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SUPERHERO Sentences
In my opinion there is nothing better than watching my firsties become sentence writing masters.  That being said… it is one of the hardest tasks for a first grade teacher.  I mean where do you start?  Punctuations? Adjectives? CAPITAL LETTERS !!!!!! The li...
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HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO US!
Sometimes
it’s hard to believe that this entrepreneurial journey has been in the making
for 365 days.   We can vividly
remember the day this idea came into existence.   Just two best friends stuck in traffic, talking about our
classrooms, lessons, and activ...
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HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO US!
Sometimes
it’s hard to believe that this entrepreneurial journey has been in the making
for 365 days.   We can vividly
remember the day this idea came into existence.   Just two best friends stuck in traffic, talking about our
classrooms, lessons, and activ...
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HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO US!!!
Sometimes
it’s hard to believe that this entrepreneurial journey has been in the making
for 365 days.   We can vividly
remember the day this idea came into existence.   Just two best friends stuck in traffic, talking about our
classrooms, lessons, and activ...
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Interactive Notebooks
Last year we began incorporating INB (interactive notebooks) into our curriculum. When meeting with guided reading groups I have my students work on their INB pages or complete the independent pages during their word work station.   I love using them becaus...
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Close Reading with Frog and Toad Close Reading with Amazing Whales Close Reading with Nursery Rhymes Close Reading with Owl at Home Close Reading From Seed to Pumpkin
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Creepy Crawly Fun... and FREEBIES
I actually despise spiders, well any insects to be honest, but I cant negelect my students
of all the spider fun that is out there. 
My students are always so engaged when learning about nonfiction topics.  Below are just some of the fun spiders activities ...
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Pumpkins Galore!
With H a l l o w e e n and Thanksgiving around the corner…what's better than a unit on PUMPKINS!  Our class began this percolating pumpkin extravaganza by discussing their they preexisting schema.  We cut out little pumpkin seeds to put down our thoughts an...
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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!
There is nothing better than working with a group of teachers who collectively work to create the best environment possible for their students.  One of the reasons I love going to work, is because I have a team of teachers who ROCK! We plan together, create...
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