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Stefany Smith
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Math & Reading Tutor, Homeschooling mother of 4, wife, sister, daughter, and friend!
Math & Reading Tutor, Homeschooling mother of 4, wife, sister, daughter, and friend!

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This is my daughter's essay, she's trying to win a scholarship to help her continue to seek her dream of helping others who struggle in this world! A vote only takes a few seconds, and a share a couple more! Thank you for your support.
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Virtual Field Trips For Middle Schoolers
Budget cuts. This time they hit you personally. Those fabulous field trips your students used to look forward to are now off the table. How are you going to replace them? Thankfully, we live in the digital age. Virtual field trips are not a new concept, but...
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A fabulous Mentor Text if you are working on Place Value addition with your first or second graders! Grab a freebie in the post!
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Hidden Gems: Fare Bear Share
I found this month's hidden gem in a little book called "A Fair Bear Share" by Stuart Murphy. Murphy weaves counting beyond ten, adding groups of ten, adding 2-digit numbers using place value, and making new groups of ten, all while telling a cute story tha...
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The Heart of a Tutor
If you are a tutor, you can most definitely agree with the statement, "Not much can compare to the heart of a tutor." Yes, it is true that to be an educator you have to have a heart for your students. But the more I connect with various educators around the...
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The honeymoon is over!
I just noticed an interesting thing today. My new students just about always have the same time table. Apparently it's about 3-5 sessions, usually smack on 4 sessions. The time table usually looks something like this: Session 1: Parents explain all of the n...
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Hidden Gems: Fractions=Trouble!
This week's Hidden Gem is a math mentor text that is really so much more. "Fractions=Trouble!" is a gem in my book because it confronts the issue of learning a difficult topic, social adjustments to accepting help when you need it, and exploding pickles! Fi...
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Creating a Learning Tribe
I recently guest blogged over on Education to the Core about creating Learning Tribes for our students. If you've read that article and are looking for more information, you've found the right place. If you haven't, you might like to go check it out.  A Lit...
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This guy makes it so clear!
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Guided Notes versus Interactive Notebooks
I absolutely LOVE using interactive notebooks in various capacities with just about every subject/content area I've tried. But there's always that one student who just can't keep up. Is there some written code that says all students' notebooks have to look ...
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