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Holly Hawley
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Unexpected Visit from Wal-Mart
It really has been a while since I have been on to share exciting things going on in my second grade classroom. I feel like there is always so much going on but I am going to trying to get on here for a really good post once-a-month...that being said I have...

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Monthly Fluency Tracking
So, I'm gonna say a two letter word that may have some of you reaching for your mouse or a few of you groaning...are you ready?? Progress Monitoring. Still with me? Ok, I remember my first year teaching kindergarten and in a grade level meeting my principal...

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Earn those TpT Credits
I feel like this is quite the buzz around seller forums. Why don't buys leave feedback?? Well, I have no answer but maybe people don't realize what they are getting. Ok, so let me break this down. This process is very similar to gas perks. You know the dril...

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How to: Make a Mummy Experiment
October is a month full of spooky and creepy topics. One of my favorite lessons ever is when I teach my kiddos about the burial steps the ancient Egyptians took for burying their dead. Yea, part of it is I crack up {inwardly} watching their reactions to "th...

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We're HAPPY so let's have a GIVEAWAY
I am SO excited to share that I hit a little TpT milestone I set for myself. NO, it isn't the big 20K one. Yet. I think I'll be dancing on my rooftop when I hit that one. No, this is just a little one but nonetheless I am still quite excited. To celebrate I...

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Twin Towers Tribute: Patriot Day Activity
I realize I am a little late getting to this but I feel like I am finally catching my breath since school started. Please tell me I am not the only one. I see other people posting beautiful blogs within the first week of school and I was dying. I was so bus...

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Teacher Hack
I always feel like I read all of these amazing tips and ideas from other people and want to smack myself in the forehead. Like, "Why didn't I think of that?" Does anyone else feel that as they stalk follow their favorites on Pinterest, Instagram, and ugh al...

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Pittsburgh Blogger Meet Up & GIVEAWAY
Hey ya'll so recently I was able to join an amazing group of local ladies to discuss one of my obsessions: TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS . If these 3 little words ring a bell than you will understand why a couple gals from Pittsburgh didn't make it to Vegas this su...

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Non Fiction Reading Center
  I know my kids love nonfiction reading but it is definitely more challenging vocabulary and concepts. Trying to maintain their enthusiasm and encourage them to read as much nonfiction in my classroom, I decided to enlist the help from my Scholastic Weekly...

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Classroom Reveal for 2015-2016
So last year I was displaced and waited patiently nervously anxiously for the big bid day when I would find out where I would be for 2015-2016...thankfully I was able to stay in my current grade level BUT I did have to move buildings. So 100+ boxes, a very ...
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