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Mrs. Dinh
"Life's a journey. Keep going."
"Life's a journey. Keep going."
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How to Make Your Classroom Valentine's Day Party Fun & Stress-Free
As students are getting back into the swing of things after a long winter break, it seems that February, while the shortest month of the year, feels like the longggest month for teachers.  Am I right or am I right?! :) Every year when February rolls around,...

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Chinese New Year: Classroom Ideas & More
One of the units that I personally enjoy teaching is Chinese New Year or Tet as it is known to the Vietnamese community.  I love teaching about Tet because it takes me back to when I was a child and brings back all the wonderful and festive memories that I ...

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Santas Around the World
December is one of the most fun times for me to teacher as a primary school teacher.  With so many holiday symbols and themes that can be incorporated into the core subject, it is truly the most magical time of the year in the classroom! One of my favorite ...

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Build Love, Acceptance, and Respect in the Classroom
What an election year it has been and what an election it came out to be.  While us teachers try to resume normalcy in the classroom and continue to do what we know and love, which is to teach our students to the best of our ability, it is hard to ignore th...

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5 Simple Ways to Keep Your Classroom Connected
In the new world of technology, it hasn't been as simple and easy to stay connected with your students and their families than it is NOW!  With so many new ways of sharing news, sending out reminders, and staying connected to increase productivity and effec...

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My Adventures with STEM: First Nine Weeks Design Challenges
It's hard to believe but we are at the end of my first nine weeks, and what FUN and amazing learning it has been for little engineers and me!  As much as I would love to update my adventures every week, life has made its own design challenge for me to check...

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To the New Teacher Down the Hall
I remember my first year teaching as if I were yesterday.  After moving across the country to be with my husband and graduating straight out from college, I found myself dropping off my resume from one elementary school to the next hoping and praying that s...

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My Adventures with STEM: Week 3
Yay!!!  I made it to Week 3 of STEM teaching, and yes, I still love it...and maybe even more now than I did at Week 1!  First and foremost, the last two weeks since I updated the blog have been a whirlwind, but I'm glad that I have some time today to do som...

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My Adventures with STEM: Week 1
Yes, I did it!  I survived my first week as a STEM teacher, and can I tell you?!  It was amazing, all thanks to my wonderful team who helped me through it and made my first week so successful for me and the kids!  To show my appreciation, I even put togethe...

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My New Classroom Reveal
This summer was definitely one of my the most busy summers of my life! With ending out the school year to selling our house to moving into a new one to planning and throwing our babies' birthday parties to job-hunting to packing my classroom of seven years ...
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