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Karri Sands
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I found my people!!
Hi everyone, Well, summer has gone waaaayy too fast (says the teacher), yet waaaaaaayy too slow (says the mom). Anyone else feel this way?? True story: this morning I ACTUALLY broke up a fight between my two boys over DIRTY LAUNDRY. For reals. Ugh. Anywhooo...

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My Crazy Life After the Bell
You guys. I've been SUPER off the radar lately. It's been an amazingly overwhelming year of moving to a new ( and incredible) school; suddenly losing my mother (#cancersucks); home remodeling; and overall renewal and rediscovery. I'm excited to share with y...

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10 Problems Every Type A Teacher Will Understand
1. Your day begins the minute your feet hit the pavement in the parking lot. Monday Morning got me like... 2. Every. Minute. Counts. Teaching a lesson, drafting an email, planning for next week, and making a grocery list. 3. Your perfectionism tends to get ...

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3 Things I Should've Told Myself as a First Year Teacher
We've all been there, right? On the phone (or even worse, face-to-face) with an upset parent, student, or administrator, wondering what we did or said wrong... My first year of teaching was difficult (more like unbearable), but I was blessed to be at an ama...

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Get Your Students Moving and Reinforce a Concept Using Graffiti Writing
Welcome to another Bright Ideas Blog Hop! Happy Spring! I'm excited to share with you a super fun way to reinforce a concept or skill using a creative alternative to the worksheet called graffiti writing! Here's how I'm using this activity with my students ...

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3 Brain-Based Strategies Every Teacher Should Use
Early on in my teaching career, I was fortunate to discover how our students' brains work- literally HOW they learn. This opportunity changed the way I think about my instruction and classroom environment, which ultimately has significantly increased studen...

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CYBER SALE PREVIEW TIME!
It's almost here! The Teachers Pay Teachers Super Cyber Monday Sale :)  Everything in my store is 20% off tomorrow through December 2, including my latest creation... Color-by-sum WINTER-themed addition puzzle pack. Here's a sneak peak...  This pack has 5 d...

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Using C.U.B.E.S. Problem-Solving Strategy in Math and link to a FREEBIE
Problem-solving for my second graders is tough... but using the CUBES acronym has saved me!  Here's how I use CUBES in my classroom. Click on the link to my store or any of the pictures to find out how to get yours.  At the end of the post, you'll find a sp...

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Teachers Pay Teachers Giveaway!
You guys!! I am so excited!! A big, big thanks to Becca from Jumping Jax Designs for my adorable new blog design! I'm thrilled with the hard work she's done to create my dream design! To celebrate, I am literally giving away my store!! PLUS a $25 TpT gift c...

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Hop on over for a chance to WIN!
Happy weekend! GIVEAWAY Time! Click on the link to my page or the picture below to enter for a chance to win my informational text units on Frogs and Butterflies, bundled just for you!! Or grab it here . Perfect for Spring :) Good luck!
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