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Lori Smith
The Reinspired Teacher
The Reinspired Teacher

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Morning Messages
I have done morning messages with my classes for years,
even in Kindergarten. I write a message in letter format. I always include a certain number
of mistakes, many of them are based on skills we are learning. Then, I
include a problem for them to solve...

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Adventures in Whole Brain Teaching Week 1
I discovered Whole Brain Teaching this summer. It sounded so easy, and I could just imagine how wonderfully my new class would respond. I was also a bit nervous about it since I am NOT very animated, and I personally hate it when I have to share what I've l...

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August Currently
I know, ANOTHER post from me in the same day! I just had to post the August Currently, hosted by Farley at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade. Most of it is self-explanatory.  LOVING my new classroom setup because I put 2 comfy reading areas instead of my usual 1. I have...

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Back to School
My summer is almost over. I have to go back to school on August 5. I don't mind going back, I just hate getting up early in the morning. This year will be a bit different for me. It will be my first time as Team Leader, and we have 3 new people on our team....

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It's Time for a Giveaway!
It's almost time for me to go back to school. I can't believe I only have 1 more week! Summer has gone by much too quickly! I have been working on things for school while I have been home though. I was even able to get to my classroom a little bit this summ...

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I'm Back - With a Freebie!
I know it's been a long time since I last posted. I had a very difficult class last year, which definitely didn't put me in the mood for blogging. However, I'm ready to start the new school year with a clean slate!  I recently discovered Whole Brain Teachin...

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December Currently, a New Item, and Cyber Monday
It's December, and here is my Currently, hosted by Farley at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade !   Most of these are self-explanatory, except my favorite tradition. Each year, everyone in my family (there are only 5 of us so it's not too excessive) buys everyone else a ...

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November Currently and Some October Fun
It's November, and here is my Currently, hosted by Farley at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade !   Listening - It's laundry day, so of course I can hear the washing machine. Otherwise, things are pretty quiet right now. Loving - I'm loving that it's the weekend! I can s...

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Math Fluency - This Is Great!
I was visiting Mrs. Croft's Classroom blog. By the way, I found her through the SLANT box program I mentioned previously. She shared about her experience with a site called XtraMath . It's a web site that gives students practice with basic facts in addition...

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Flash Sale!
I'm having a 20% off sale from now through 10/14! Click here to visit my Facebook page, and find out how to save even more! Be sure to check out my new math facts card games when you visit my store ! Have a great weekend!
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