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Whitney Shaddock
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A Cars Birthday: Go Cooper Go
Almost 6 months ago, my then 4 and a half year old had almost his entire 5th birthday party planned. "Momma, all I want is for my friends to bring their bikes and cars and ride up and down our street with me!  Let's call it, 'Go Cooper Go!'" And with that, ...
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Reading Interventions with Magnetiles
My four year old is obsessed with magnetiles and I have yet to meet a kiddo who doesn't love them.   You can find the set we own at home here .  They are perfect for STEM exploration, 3D shapes, 2D shapes, composing and decomposing shapes....ANNNNNNDDD, rea...
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Sentence Puzzles Routines
Do you do sentence puzzles in your primary classroom?  This is one of my favorite ways to reinforce fluency and language skills for all primary kiddos, especially ELLS, in productive group work, literacy stations or centers, and as a guided reading warmup. ...
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Close Reading in First Grade
"Close reading for first graders?...Are you crazy?!?!?!" That was my reaction when the district I was in talked to us about a K-12 initiative to do close readings in the classroom. "I have kids who can't read a full sentence, and you want them to read quiet...
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Joseph's Colorful Coat Craft
Happy Sunday!  I'm finishing up my last unit for my PreK Sunday School Bundle and it feels. so. good!  I'm so excited to be ending this project on Joseph! One of the crafts we will be doing with this unit is making our own colorful coats.  So, of course, I ...
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Reading Strategies for Theme and Main Idea
I hope you are enjoying this study as much as I am!  I am learning SO MUCH.  If you've missed this book study, you can catch up with these links! Getting Started Goals 1 & 2: Emergent Reading and Engagment Goals 3 & 4: Decoding and Fluency Goals 5 & 6: Plot...
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Reading Comprehension Strategies: Plot & Characters
This summer, I've been doing a book study on Jennifer Serravallo's book, The Reading Strategies Book , lead by Crystal from Teaching Little Miracles . If you've missed this book study, you can catch up with these links! Getting Started Goals 1 & 2: Emergent...
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Decoding and Fluency Strategies
This week in our book study we are talking about Goals 3 and 4: Decoding and Fluency {affiliate links are included in this post} Goal 3: Supporting Print Work {Decoding} Decoding is pretty much our jam in first grade, right?  I have all of the decoding stra...
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7 School Supplies Every Teacher Needs
It's not just the students that enjoy getting new school supplies. We teachers love a good cart full of fresh school supplies!  I love the smell of fresh crayons, the crisp corners of the crayon boxes, the sharp tips of pencils and the bright colors of card...
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Engaging Emerging Readers (Book Study)
It's the second week of our book study on The Reading Strategies Book, by Jennifer Serravallo.  And I'm LOVING this book so much!! {affiliate links are included in this post} This week we are talking about Goals 1 and 2: Supporting Emerging Readers and Enga...
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