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Jody Kalnicki
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Create Your Own Alphabet Line
A while back I blogged about how I create my own alphabet line in my classroom. I wanted to easily explain the process to some new teachers at my school, so I went back and revisited the post.  This is a great way for students to have ownership of the class...

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Spelling Through Phonics
When I first started teaching, Spelling through Phonics by The McCrackens was absolutely one of the most valuable resources that I've come across.  I'm on my second book because mine was falling apart.  Now you might say that it's a bit outdated, but as a k...

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Thanksgiving Math Choices and a Sale!
I know that I've said things like this before, but.... I really am going to try to blog more.  I don't know if it's old age or what but I've really been struggling with time management lately.  Then, when I come home start working on things for my classroom...

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Behavior Calendar Freebie!
Hi there!  I hope you have all been finding lots of great deals on TPT!  I've got a free one for you!  My   behavior calendars are updated for the 2015-2016 school year!  There are three different versions of the behavior calendars to suit your needs.  You ...

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Beach Buck Behavior Plan
OMG!  I see so many people posting about getting ready to go back to school!  I've been teaching summer school for the month of July!  One more week.  I am having so much trouble even wrapping my head around going back to school for real!  Honestly, it's be...

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Summer Sale...Trying to come back!l
Summer Sale on Camp Kindergarten!  Hope you can find something you can use.  I'm working on vamping up some of my original products so if there is something you need just let me know and I'll do my best to get it taken care of for you! Here are a few of my ...

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It's been forever since I've blogged.  I don't know what is even happening.  Between the dogs, school, new house and many television shows, I've just been so busy and out of touch. I have had so much trouble finding an easy way to upload pictures to the blo...

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Five for Friday and Insects :)
On a Saturday of course!   This week we started our insect unit!   We practiced close reading using the Fly Guy Presents Insects book.  We started with a schema chart.  As we read this and other texts we confirmed our schema and added to our new learning.  ...

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How we do it in Kindergarten!

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Alternatives to Worksheets-Phonics
I've read a lot of great posts from bloggers doing a book study on Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites. This is a great book.  Marcia Tate actually came to our district for staff development day a few years back.  I truly believe this was one of the best staff ...
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