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Ashley Gravelle
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Including all students in the classroom...
Hey blog, it's been a while. I feel like I've been saying that a lot lately.  There have been so many posts that I've wanted to write- but life beckons and calls me away.  Today, though... there is something weighing on me that I want to really challenge yo...

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Habits of Effective Math Teachers that Value Productive Struggle
Today, we were fortunate enough to attend the Triangle High 5 Elementary Math Summit at SAS World Headquarters!  Not only did we get to attend, but we were even asked to present! It was exciting to share our knowledge with teachers across the Triangle about...

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Choosing Good Fit Books
It's been a whole week in the land of 3rd grade for the 2016-2017 school year.  The first week was CRAZY and I'm already behind.  Go figure.   I was supposed to do this lesson last week...Unforseen, air problems that caused us to have to move classrooms pre...

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We Feel Better When We're Learning - Song Share!
Before I share this new song, I just need to get this off my chest... SCHOOL STARTS TOMORROW, Y'ALL! Oh em gee.  I cannot even believe it.  Didn't we just end like...yesterday? No 6 weeks ago? Ay. Excited. Scared. Butterflies. It's sad knowing I won't have ...

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Wrong Words, Wrong Message
"Do you want go to back to our regular work?" "We don't have to do anything fun!" "Instead of this, we can do our boring ole work if you can't listen!" "If you guys don't stop, we are going to lose this activity and you're going to have to read the rest of ...

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Welcome Letter!
Believe it or not, I am just 2 weeks away from teacher work week and 3 weeks away from the start of the new school year. It's hard to believe.  It feels like we just ended... although teaching reading camp for the last 3 weeks doesn't exactly help in the re...

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10 Reasons teaching ROCKS
1. Unexpected hugs from that kid. via GIPHY 2. The funny things our kids say and do.   Because seriously, who else can tell you that a kid looked them up and down, head to toe, and then asked if you were having a mid-life crisis at the age of 26 because you...

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Standing for Change in the most Challenging Moments
Happy MLKjr day, everyone! A day that we remember the amazing contributions and changes that were brought about by the help of a man who refused to stand aside and allow injustice to happen before his very eyes.  Today, I'm stopping by because I'm joining i...

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I'm not the only one...
Recently, I wrote a post that came straight from my heart.  It was a post about one of my students who was left feeling defeated by another test.  If you've read my post, Dear Mr. President , you know that I've spent over 30 hours assessing my students this...
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