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Phonological Awareness -Easy Print & Go Intervention Binder
I created this product so teachers would have an easy to use intervention binder. When I want to practice a skill with a student, I don't want to spend time digging around and trying to find activities to use. So, simply print the pages and store them in sh...

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How to Easily Teach Early Fractions {Guest Blog by Jenny}
Today I have invited Jenny from Little Vikings Learning to share with us one of her favorite ways to teach fractions. Fractions are one of my favorite
math concepts to teach because they are so easily seen in the everyday world
around us and I find that kid...

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Random Desk Checks
Let me start by saying that ALL students CAN have NEAT desks! Organization is LEARNED. If you teach your students good organizational habits, and hold them accountable for it, they can achieve this. I'm about to explain to you how I keep my students' desk f...

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Fractions with Friends
This is such a simple and fun group activity for teaching fractions of a set. First, break students into groups. When I do this I do different sized groups. I might have a group of 3, a group of 4, two groups of 5, etc. I don't recommend making a group larg...

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Kindergarten Weather & Climate
Scroll down to take a look at some of what is included in this Kindergarten Weather and Climate unit ! This unit aligns to NGSS* standards K-PS3-1, K-PS3-2, K-ESS2-1, K-ESS3-2. Here is the table of contents. Click on the pictures to enlarge them. K-PS3-1 ...

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We've all heard it before...
We've all heard it before... "My head hurts!" Code for: I am not entertained by your lesson right now teacher and I'd rather be home watching T.V. "My stomach hurts!" Also known as, "I'm hungry!" "My eyes itch!" Because I keep rubbing them. "So & So bumped ...

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Holiday Economics {North Pole Workshop}
I am so excited to share with you what I like to do with my students in the month of December. I usually launch this unit when we return from Thanksgiving break. It can be as long, or as short as you'd like, but I recommend giving it at least a week's worth...

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4th Grade Guided Math
I am so excited to launch this new product! I hope you love it as much as I do! Guided
Math for Fourth Grade is going to be composed of 15 units divide into
four quarters. The units range anywhere from 1 week long to 4 weeks
long, depending on the standa...

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Back to School Read Aloud
On the first day of school I like to read the story, A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams. This book is a Caldecott Honor book, and if you don't have this in your classroom library, you need to get it! This story is about a little girl, her mother, and...

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3rd Grade Guided Math Set Up
For me, math begins with whole group instruction. This is usually a 20-30 minute lesson, introducing a new objective for the day. I like to use the gradual release model when teaching whole group. (I do, we do, you do, you do.) First I model. (I do) Then, I...
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