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Laura Graham
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Seven Great Activities for The Tale of Despereaux
Hey, hey! Among the read alouds that I do with my students, we always enjoy and learn SO much from The Tale of Despereaux by Cate DiCamillo. We always love the bravery and cheesy lines of Despereaux being in love. Ha! I always begin decorating the classroom...

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15 September Math Centers for 1st Grade
Hey, hey, hey! So THAT was what I call a break from blogging. Ha! I chill harder than anyone I know. I have had many request for a BUILD  math centers bundle for first grade. I figured most of us start school in late July and/or early August, and it really ...

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The Cutest, Simplest, Mother's Day Craft
Howdy! I hope the end of the school year is not kicking your hiney. Lort! This time of the year is so so hectic and busy. For many years I have had a tendency to immerse myself in my teaching... and truly not take care of my self. Please don't do that! Lear...

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Cause & Effect {Text relationships}
Hey hey! So my sweet friend Carla from Comprehension Connection was too sweet to invite me to be part of this fun spring linky. Since Earth Day is just around the corner, I figured I would tell you what I did this past week with my 2nd graders to keep thing...

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15 Great Spring Math Centers for 2nd Grade
Heeeey my teacher friends! Long time no see. I know it. I have missed writing on my little blog SO much. But life has a funny way to show you what is really important. I truly have stuck with what I love most: My family. We are all moved in into our new hom...

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How To Use Math Menus in the Primary Classroom
Howdy teacher friends! Is your classroom teacher centered? Standards centered? Student centered? I am a firm believer in the power of choice. Ask anyone about  what they want to do over the weekend, and of course, they are going to say they would prefer to ...

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January BUILD Centers for Awesome 2nd Graders
Hey, hey, hey! Are you all ready and set to tackle your math centers during the month of January ? Here in coastal NC we don't get a whole lot of cold and snow, but nonetheless, us weather wimps, always find ourselves quite bored during the cold months. I m...

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Why We Must Teach Benchmark Numbers
Heeey you! Aaaah!!! There is no point in apologizing for not blogging for a while. I have been taking a short break from this little blog simply because I cannot do it all. We are very close to moving into our new home and life has been nothing but busy. Go...

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Word Problems: It's All About the Relationships
Heeey you teacher friends! I have told you a million times: I am NOT a math person. Not at all. But I  am an avid reader. And learner above all. Oh and I want the best for my students. Year after year, I look ... I read... I find ways... I reflect. I know y...

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Seven Great Activities for Charlotte's Web
Howdy! We just finished reading our Charlotte's Web as a class before the end of the first nine weeks of school. I feel that this is the most beautiful read aloud ever. Year after year, my students absolutely love the characters and they love this sweet sto...
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