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Schoolhouse Diva
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The Cost of School Supplies!
I don't know about you, but my kids ask for stuff all the time.  American Girl dolls, clothes, little Disney figurines, movies... They think about what they want for Christmas in March and what they want for their next birthday a month after their birthday ...

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You Need to Know Math for That?
During my most recent baking session with my daughters (making lemon sprinkle cookies... yum!), I had my teacher-mom hat on.  I purposefully gave my oldest daughter a 1/4 cup and asked her to show me how many she needed in order to produce 1 1/2 cups of sug...

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Math Fact Motivation and Success
I think th e biggest challenges when trying to get students to learn their multiplication facts are... A.  There isn't enough time to teach them during the school day B.  Students don't study them at home C.  There is a lack of motivation and/or high anxiet...

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How is a Teacher Like an Olympic Athlete?
The Summer Olympics is my all-time favorite event ever!  Starting Saturday, I will be glued to the TV watching swimming, diving, and gymnastics!  Go USA! So, in honor of the Summer Games and the impending school year... 1.   Teachers are experts in their ar...

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What Teachers With Kids Really Do in the Summer!
That moment when someone says "Man, I wish I had a job where I got summers off"... via GIPHY 1.  We schedule appointments Need a dental cleaning?  Too bad!  You have to wait until summer. Doctor visit?  No way Jose. Well check ups?  Not until summer. Oh, yo...

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Meet Baby Oliver
I have been slacking for the past few months, but for a very good reason!  Meet the newest member of my family, Oliver!  I forgot how much I love having a newborn around the house.  And... don't you just love that new baby smell??!! And here was my attempt ...

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10 Ways to Make Your Parents Happy
Despite working in education for 8 years, I identify as a parent, first and foremost.  I didn't have children when I began teaching and didn't understand anything about a parent's anxiety about sending their child off to school with a virtual stranger.  Now...

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Math Activities for the Holidays!
When the holidays roll around, my inner child starts to make an appearance.  And while I can't always completely step away from the math "standards", I want the kids to experience the joys of the holiday season in the classroom without realizing that I'm bo...

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#tptbaby
Just three years ago, we knew that our second child would be our last.  My husband is a funeral director and I, at the time, was a teacher, and day care is not cheap, y'all!  So, even though we wanted more, we just knew it wasn't in our cards. We have many ...

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The Do's and Don'ts of IEP Meetings (for Teachers)
When I was a teacher, an IEP meeting meant one thing:  No conference period.   For me, it was just one thing added to my never-ending list of to-do's.  I didn't plan for them.  In fact, sometimes I forgot about them.  There was no class or manual that taugh...
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