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10 Ways to Make Projects Work for Low Level Students
Recently I wrote a post about why low level/ low income students need projects as much as higher level students.  After I wrote this post, I had quite a few questions about how to implement projects with low level students. So today's post is 10 Tips to Mak...

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Silly Songs Boost Memory
Memory tricks, mnemonics, hand movements, dances; every teacher I know has a few tricks up her (or his) sleeve to help their students remember things. For me it's silly songs. Some songs I find online, some songs I've learned from other teachers and some so...

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Math fact quizzes - you have the choice one quiz per sheet or two quizzes per sheet - with a level to meet everyone's needs - math fact all inclusive bundle from Raki's Rad Resources.

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Math Fact Quiz Updates
So it's that point in the year for me that my supplies are slowly starting to run out, including copy paper. One of the biggest uses of copy paper in my classroom is math fact quizzes. We started out the year taking addition and subtraction mixed quizzes an...

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Why we should use project based learning with our low level students - a research based presentation from a teacher in a low income school - Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources.

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Low Level / Low Income Students Need Projects Too
In my experience, I have found that low level / low income students often don't get access to the same projects and higher level thinking activities that their higher level / higher income peers do. Mainly this is because teachers feel like there isn't time...

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Using Weebly Blogs as "Cloud Storage"
This year my school has 2 computer labs that the elementary classes can access, when they are not being used for testing. I also have 6 computers in my own classroom that students use regularly, so we have quite a bit of access to technology. However, we do...

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3rd Grade Hallway Displays Connected with Serious Learning
My hallway displays are often very minimal but right now I have a few cute displays that I would like to share with you. The reason I generally don't have great hallway displays is that I refuse to do "cute" for "cute's sake". Every assignment in my classro...

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3rd Grade Lesson Plans for the First Week Back from Winter Break
The winter holiday for me is always a time to relax and enjoy time with my family. I recharge my batteries and then right before it's time to go back to work, I do what I call "super planning sessions" where I look at what we have left to do during the scho...

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Ten technology lessons that all classroom teachers should take the time to teach. These lessons will enhance learning in all areas of curriculum. Lesson suggestions from Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources.
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