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Susan Gifford
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This is goodbye for now
While I hate saying goodbye, I am going to say goodbye for now!  My friends over at The Learning Highway have asked me to join their blog and I have ecstatically said yes!!! I simply cannot keep up with 2 blogs at once and my TPT store right now.   I am so ...

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Pre-Writing made easy
     Right before the school year ended I had my students do some opinion writing.  We write in our writer's notebooks every day.  This past year we only published about once a month.  The class I had this year needed lots of scaffolding and guided writing ...

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Tabitha Math Centers over at The Learning Highway is hosting an enormous giveaway.  $1000.00 in prodcuts from TPT.  I am honored to be a part of this giveaway.  Click below to enter:

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I'm Moving
After 5 amazing years in 2nd grade I am being moved. It is bittersweet.  I absolutely love 2nd grade and I would be happy teaching it forever, but sometimes it is good to try new things.  My principal still hasn't told me if I am moving to 4th or 5th yet, b...

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20% off everything in my store!!!!!

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Guest Blogger
I have been selected to be a guest blogger at the learning highway. Please click the link below to check it out:

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Susan Gifford commented on a post on Blogger.
I love your blog.  I have nominated you for the liebster award!  The liebster is an award for educational blogs with less than 200 followers. 
 Here are the rules:

The “Rules” for accepting the Liebster Award are:
 1. Link back to the blog that nominated you.
2. Nominate 5 blogs with fewer than 200 followers.
3. Answer the questions posted for you by the nominator.
4. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
5. Create 11 questions for your nominees.
6. Contact your nominees and let them know that you nominated them.

 Here are your questions:
1. What is your favorite grade/subject to teach and why?
2. Best teaching moment?
3. Favorite food?
4. Why did you become a teacher?
5. Favorite vacation spot?
6. What do you love most about blogging?
7. how long have you been teaching?
8. Favorite food?
9. What do you do in your free time?
10. Where do you find inspiration?
11. Favorite day of the week?
Here is my link:

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Liebster award winner
I am so honored! I have received the liebster award! My nominee, Rachel k tutoring has given me these 11 questions to answer, so here goes.

1.What do you love about teaching? I love the feeling that I am making a difference. I love the look on a child'...

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Huge Spring Giveaway!
I sold my 200th item today - woooohoooo! I thought I would celebrate this accomplishment by hosting a giveaway. Some of my fellow sellers over at have offered their products to make this giveaway extra special. Details below: a Raf...

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Show me the money!
This week we began learning money. We started off very simply, name the coin and its value. Some of my students got confused when they saw the state quarters that did not have the eagle on the back. I was honestly amazed at how many of my 2nd graders did...
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