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Elissa Miller
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Teacher. Blogger. Tweeter. Organizer.
Teacher. Blogger. Tweeter. Organizer.

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Two More Birthday Ideas
Staff Idea: Exchange birth dates and favorite cakes. You make/bake/buy their favorite cake and bring it on their birthday. Summer birthdays add 6 months and celebrate their half birthdays! Pass out the cakes and only those who want to participate return it....
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What's Broken?
I spent more time- willingly- this summer doing school stuff than all previous summers combined. I was so proud of myself. New ideas, doing routine stuff ahead of time, and even blogging about it. The first week we set up binders and notebooks and Google Cl...
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Systems and Forms: The Cheerleading Version
Melissa asked my if I would be willing to share my cheer stuff which was great timing considering I had nothing to blog about today! Let me preface this by saying we are not a hardcore competitive squad. We only cheer for basketball and 11 is the most cheer...
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Delta Math
Over the last year or so I had heard about Delta Math on Twitter but didn't really think I had a use for it. Also, to be honest, I thought it sounded boring. At the end of last school year, my principal shared concerns that students were not doing well on s...
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Pet Peeves
My biggest pet peeves are mostly little things: Not standing the binders up correctly on the bookshelf Wasting tape or taping random things that I then have to scrape off Stealing my pencils!! I handled them by making a big deal out of them all the first we...
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INB Math Tools Pocket and Fold Out Flap
I usually start off my INBs with a Table of Contents on the first page but I don't want to start page numbers until I actually start math skills. To change it up, I created a Math Tools Pocket. On the outside I had them color. On the inside is a mathematica...
INB Math Tools Pocket and Fold Out Flap
INB Math Tools Pocket and Fold Out Flap
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First Days 2018-2019
Friday- met with each class for 22 minutes; asked them to write their name, birthday, and favorite candy on cutout balloons for my birthday bulletin board; played Hedbanz to promote conversation and questioning; passed out brag bracelets with Remind code, I...
First Days 2018-2019
First Days 2018-2019
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Interactive Notebooks vs. Binders
I've gotten this question a lot in the last few weeks so that must mean I need to blog about it. I love INBs but I also use binders and people ask me how or why I use both. My curriculum came with notes in the Cornell style on a regular portrait 8.5x11 page...
Interactive Notebooks vs. Binders
Interactive Notebooks vs. Binders
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The Feltron Project
Nothing like waiting 10 years to try an idea you read, right? Oh yeah, I wasn't even teaching then. ;) This project was introduced to me by Dan Meyer here and his post-mortem here . He tried it before Google Docs, Forms, and Sheets were really a thing so th...
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2018-2019 New Year's Resolutions
I didn't have any definite resolutions off the top of my head so I decided to look at last year's . I had a really great year but of course I didn't accomplish everything. Which gives me some automatic resolutions for this year ;) Incorporate  #VNPS   once ...
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