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Peggy Means
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Keys to Develop a Growth Mindset in Math
What is the Growth Mindset? Growth Mindset is a concept developed by Stanford University psychologist, Carol Dweck, from decades of research on achievement and success in children and adults. In a nutshell, growth mindset is the belief (based on years of re...

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Multiplication & Division Games
You know how frustrating it is when you see your students struggling to recall the basic multiplication and division facts! I've been there too!  That is why I created these engaging partner games! These 20 no prep Multiplication and Division Games are enga...

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Caterpillars to Butterflies 101
If you have never had caterpillars turn into butterflies in your classroom before, I hope you will give it a try!  The children LOVE this!      They love watching the little caterpillars grow,        they love watching the silent chrysalis,           and th...

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Chickens {Primary Flourish}
Springtime is upon us!!!!!  and that means it's time for 'life' in the classroom.  Are you studying life cycles this spring?   If you are, you are going to love this book by Gail Gibbons, Chicks and Chickens !  This book is filled with fascinating details a...

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The Missing Mitten Mystery {Primary Flourish}
Are we really talking January?!  Yep!  We are here again this month to provide you with inspiration and resources for you to help you add sparkle to your January lesson plans!  Look at all these great books we have for you! The Missing Mystery is a fun stor...

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Gingerbread Baby {Primary Flourish}
The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett is the much-loved story of the gingerbread man retold with a delightful twist!  Somebody opened the oven door before the gingerbread man was finished baking and out jumped the Gingerbread Baby! Most of your students have he...

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A Turkey for Thanksgiving (Primary Flourish)
November provides so many fun thematic teaching opportunities!  Books are a great way to introduce standards in other curricular areas.  We have 12 amazing books and activities for you this month! A Turkey for Thanksgiving  is a delightful story about the M...

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Scarecrow (Primary Flourish)
I am so delighted to be teaming up with some great bloggers again this month to bring you our favorite books for the month of October.  We have some wonderful stories and book companions for you! Scarecrow  by Cynthia Rylant is a lovely story about a scarec...

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Is that a Fact?
Teaching the difference between facts and opinions is such an important comprehension skill for students - actually, for all of us! Just because we saw it on TV or read it on the internet does not make it a fact. The first step in discerning the difference ...

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Do Unto Otters {Primary Flourish}
I am so delighted to be teaming up again with some great blogger-friends to bring you our favorite books for September! My book for you is.... 'Do Unto Otters' by Laurie Keller is one of my all-time favorite back-to-school books!  It is perfect for helping ...
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