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HOPE
Happy New Year!  This year I choose HOPE as my #OLW.   As I think of what I would like to focus on this year, I think of HOPE . My heart yearns for HOPE  as I move forward this year. HOPE  for my family.  HOPE  for myself as a wife, mother and educator.  HO...
Happy New Year! This year I choose HOPE as my #OLW. As I think of what I would like to focus on this year, I think of HOPE. My heart yearns for HOPE as I move forward this year. HOPE for my family. HOPE for mys...
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#BeYou
#BeYou. Seems easy. But, sometimes it is hard. When I began this blog six years ago, it was fun. It was carefree. It was easy. But, then, it became complicated.  I began to question myself. Is my content worthy? Do teachers like me? Am I good enough? This i...
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Read Alouds For the First Day of Kindergarten
A new school year is almost here.  These are some of the books I will read on the first day of Kindergarten.  I selected these books because they are engaging and kindergarteners can easily identify with the characters. INTERACTIVE BOOKS I want my kindergar...
A selection engaging and interactive read alouds for the first day of kindergarten.
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Self Portraits in Kindergarten
Self portraits are perfect projects for anytime of the year. I love how they reflect the personality of the child but also teaches different types of art mediums. Here are three different ways to create self portraits in your classroom.  SELF PORTRAITS MADE...
Three different ideas to create self portraits in kindergarten.
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A Work of Heart
This past school year has been exhausting; physically and emotionally.   Teaching Has NO On/Off Switch Only a teacher or the family of a teacher can understand this.  There is no way to not think about the student who has come to school for weeks without so...
Reflections on being a teacher. Teaching is a work of heart.
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May the Force Be With You: Teaching Force and Motion
Happy May the Fourth Be With You Day! I just wanted to quickly share how I used this Star Wars based day to teach force and motion to my class.   We dedicated the entire morning to exploring force and it how it works via hands-on centers. First, we talked a...
May the Force Be With You. Teaching Force and Motion in the kindergarten classroom.
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STEM Resources for Little Builders
Are you trying to integrate more STEM into your classroom?   Me, too! I've gathered a collection of STEM resources for littles builders.  These are some of my favorite items for the classroom. TECHNOLOGY FOR LITTLE BUILDERS  Our students are digital natives...
A collection of STEM Resources for Little Builders.
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Integrated Technology with Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a timeless classic used by many in kindergarten and first grade classrooms.   This year, I am adding a technology twist inspired by my reading of The HyperDoc Handbook: Digital Lesson Design Using Google Apps.  I have created a Ch...
Integrate technology using Chicka Chicka Boom Boom; a hyperdoc created to kindergarten and first grade students.
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Wiggle and Learn
Flexible and alternative seating is one of the most talked about teacher topics.  Many teachers are changing the look and feel of their classrooms by incorporating more seating options for their students. As a primary grade teacher, this has been the norm i...
Using a wobble chair as an alternative to traditional seating in the classroom. Wiggle to learn.
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A Work of Heart
This past school year has been exhausting; physically and emotionally.   Teaching Has NO On/Off Switch Only a teacher or the family of a teacher can understand this.  There is no way to not think about the student who has come to school for weeks without so...
Reflections on being a teacher. Teaching is a work of heart.
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#Operation55 -The Little Linebacker
I am so excited to team up with Stephen Tulloch and Maria Dismondy to share with you a book about self determination and dreams.   Based on Tulloch's own life, this book shares how his passion for football and a BIG dream led to a successful 10 year NFL car...
Book review of The Little Linebacker. #operation55
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Have you ever wondered how to create a video using a green screen? Do you consider yourself a novice when it comes to some aspects of technology?

If you said, yes to either of these questions, I felt the same way. For the past few weeks, my class has lea...
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Ramona Recommends' Book Club
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It's 10:26 on Wednesday night, and I am creating a checklist of items I want to make sure I address in this post. Why do teachers stay up so

Kreative in Kinder: Teachers Taking Care of Teachers: TEXAS!
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Greetings friends! Those of you who have been following my blog for some time, know that it's important to me that we lend a helping hand to

Sharing Kindergarten
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My class is ALMOST done with the whole Alphabet! This week we are covering Zz and next week, we are doing Qq. (Well, really qu.) I am glad t

Technology Needed to Support 21st Century Learning
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We are surrounded by technology; smartphones, laptops, digital cameras to name a few. Unfortunately, many of my students have limited access

Snowman Craft
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How to create a snowman from a coffee creamer.

Merry Christmas
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Happy Holidays from my home to yours! Graphics From the Pond Fonts by Miss Tina

Learning With Mrs. Parker: QR Codes and Word Work
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Mrs. Parker shares how she used QR codes to practice high frequency words will her students.

Learning With Mrs. Parker: Alphabet Exploration
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A description of various Word Work centers for students to explore the alphabet. Included is a freebie of Connect 4 ABC.

Learning With Mrs. Parker: Classroom Pictures 2012
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Mrs. Parker shares images of her kindergarten classroom.

3 Story-Focused Ways to Read the Bible
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Living on Earth as Citizens of Heaven

Teaching Blog Addict: Google Reader and Photos... COMBINE!
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Google Reader and Photos... COMBINE! So I feel like I hear the faint sound of some super heroes combining their super powers when I write th

Teaching Blog Addict: Coming Soon--Anchors Away! A Week-Long Linky Party!!!
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Coming Soon--Anchors Away! A Week-Long Linky Party!!! Time to bust out the camera and take pictures of all of your fabulous anchor charts!!!

Mrs. Wills Kindergarten: Greetings from The Big Easy!
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skip to main | skip to sidebar. Mrs. Wills Kindergarten. My Photo. Deedee Wills: Belle, Missouri, United States; I have the best job in the