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Carrie Perez
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Reading in the Wild: Dedicate Time to Reading {Chapter 1}
{ source } Oh how I love Donalyn Miller and her insight into how to better help my students learn how to become independent readers.  I read The Book Whisperer about 4 years ago and quickly implemented it in my classroom the following school year.  I was am...

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Wrapping Up The School Year {2013 - 2014}
We all know how insane and busy it gets the last 1-2 weeks, sometimes 3, of the school year. This one was no exception...in fact, to me, it felt like the last month was all about trying to corral my students and keep them entertained. Thank goodness we get ...

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Best of Halloween...in the Classroom!
Back on my very old blog I did one of my favorite posts on what I love about Halloween as a teacher. Christmas might be my favorite holiday of all time, but there is seriously something about the month of October within the classroom walls. So, I bring you ...

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What a Relief!!!
Technically our first quarter is over.  I do have one more week before report cards are to be sent home.  Our kids have taken their first quarter round of district benchmark testing.  The aggregated (weighted) scores are in.  I'm blogging this at 10:15 at n...

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October Currently
I am seriously ecstatic this time around since it is officially my fall break in only about 15 hours!!! Wooohooooooooo!!!  I can't wait to be able to sleep in for 5 extra mornings and get some major chores done that have been put on the back burner. Listeni...

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A Special Edition Sort of Post
I was so kindly nominated for the Sunshine Blog Award by Amy at Juice Boxes and Crayolas this past week and well...she made my day when I read my name amongst the other 9 bloggers she nominated! About the award: The award is circulated to those bloggers to ...

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What I Read Wednesday: Trying to Get Back
Back to school is always a rough and crazy time and now that I am not working on Boards anymore, I was hoping the insanity would die down. Thankfully, I was able to finish two books in the last couple days...but only because one of them was for my book club...

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Favorite Pins Friday!
I'm joining up with The First Grade Parade for my first Friday favorites this week...Pinterest style! Since I've been a crazy pinning machine this summer, I have plenty to share.  It is going to be rough trying to keep this from getting out of hand with pin...

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Remembering 9/11 with 5th Graders
Every year it is inspiring to have kids, who in these last few years, were not alive during that scary and important day 14 years ago, who sit and listen as well as participate freely in the conversations that come up.  They have heard a few things here and...

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Name Tag Glyphs for Your First Day
Oh hiiiiiiiiiii!  Just popping in...after a very long time...to share a glyph I put together and started using on the first day of school last year.  Now that school has started back up, I have been given a restart, and my personal life is back to normal......
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