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Diana Lynn
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Getting ready to INVESTIGATE another year!
I am SO excited for this coming up 2014-2015 school year! I got a new classroom (one with a WINDOW and I am SO excited!!) this classroom is smaller than my last one, but it feels more cozy.  Our theme this year is detective/investigation. The 3rd grade team...

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Candyland Fun!
STAAR is right around the corner and I don't know about you but my kids are in need of a good dose of MOTIVATION with a sprinkle of ENGAGEMENT! Nothing gets my 3rd graders ready and rearing like some good ole competition... enter CANDYLAND GIANT WALL GAME B...

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Candyland Fun!
STAAR is right around the corner and I don't know about you but my kids are in need of a good dose of MOTIVATION with a sprinkle of ENGAGEMENT! Nothing gets my 3rd graders ready and rearing like some good ole competition... enter CANDYLAND GIANT WALL GAME B...

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Already seeing STAARS!
Oh the STAAR test!! If you teach a STAAR or state assessed grade you know how stressful it can be. You don't want to assess them to death but you want to make sure that they are mastering the skills and know their testing strategies -- especially if you tea...

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A New Way to Look at Your Day
Partner teaching is wonderful in many ways- I love only teaching 2 content areas (ELA/Social Studies) but I run into some problems having two classes... especially one in the morning and one in afternoon. My morning class is focused and ready to go, engaged...

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TOTALLY off topic... my son's birthday!
This post is completely off topic but I will make no apologies because I HAVE to blog about my son's 2nd Birthday Party!!! OH MY GOODNESS I AM SO EXCITED!!! Ok- it was a superhero theme (maybe my kid's superhero papers got me in the superhero spirit.. not t...

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PBL: "New to School Brochure"
Ah... our first PBL (project based learning) task. I always have a love/hate relationship with the first project. This is usually the first time they are doing a PBL where they are working in groups and have to rely on each other (a task hard for most adult...

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TOTALLY off topic... my son's birthday!
This post is completely off topic but I will make no apologies because I HAVE to blog about my son's 2nd Birthday Party!!! OH MY GOODNESS I AM SO EXCITED!!! Ok- it was a superhero theme (maybe my kid's superhero papers got me in the superhero spirit.. not t...

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A New Way to Look at Your Day
Partner teaching is wonderful in many ways- I love only teaching 2 content areas (ELA/Social Studies) but I run into some problems having two classes... especially one in the morning and one in afternoon. My morning class is focused and ready to go, engaged...

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Community and Mapping Fun!!
I blogged earlier about our first PBL -- "New School Brochure" (which ties our community and mapping lessons together) and thought I would back up and let y'all know what we did to build up to this project.  -FIRST- COMMUNITY- After spending the first cou...
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