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Jaclyn N. Sepp
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CommonSense Media created this insightful infographic on our children's use of media in 2013:

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I loved this article written by Joshua Becker titled, " Why Fewer Toys Will Benefit Your Kids ."  Give it a shot and see what happens... “ The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation . ” – Ray L. Wilbur T...

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MYOB: Mind Your Own Beeswax
The second grade teachers specially requested this lesson and I moved it to a top priority.  Second grade is a time where students begin to look outside of themselves and observe others' choices around them...and TATTLE!  Last year Julia Cook's A Bad Case o...

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First Graders Are Filling Our Buckets
I reread one of my favorite books to share at the beginning of the year, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? written by Carol McCloud!  Even though my first graders experienced this book when they were kindergarteners, I thought it was a great way for them to c...

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Warning: I Have a Feeling Bubbling Up
Over the last few weeks we've been discussing feelings in kindergarten.  I took it a step further this week by bringing attention to the warning signals our bodies give us.  It's important to not only understand our feelings, but also to know how to recogni...

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Distractors
Just as Doug, the talking dog in Pixar 's "Up!", experiences distractions in his life - so do all of us in our daily lives.  According to this study completed by ars technica and published in the New York Times , it can take up to 15 minutes to get your min...

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Lee Mediators
This fall I will be training all of our fifth graders to be Peer Mediators using the Peers Making Peace curriculum.  Once students are trained, I will allow them to sign-up to help younger students on our campus with conflict resolution, under my supervisio...

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Feelings Bingo!
This week in kindergarten I put the kiddos to the test!  For the last few weeks we've been discussing feelings through different stories and activities.  I introduced Feelings! Bingo to them and explained the rules.  Since each bingo board had different fee...

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Character Counts! Week: Oct 20-26

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