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Jolene M
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Ideas for Not Teaching a Boring Adjective Lesson
Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you several ideas for teaching adjectives, so you never have a boring adjective lesson again! (And sorry about the stinky skunk pic. Made me laugh, so I could not resist. Hopefully, some of you will get a giggle from it. ...

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End of the Year Memory Video
Hi everyone! I had an idea several months ago. What if students read through some or all of their memory books on video, and the video was shared with parents as a keepsake gift? Then I had to go make things complicated thinking it involved some app and pos...

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Educational Inspiration for St. Patrick's Day
Hi everyone! I want to share some inspiration for those who are still able to incorporate holiday activities in the classroom. First, I have to say, I LOVE LOVE the story of St. Patrick. When I was way younger, I actually wrote a St. Patrick's Day book comp...

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Tips for Teaching Place Value Concepts & Two Freebies
Hi everyone! I want to share some tips about learning place value. Having a deep root in understanding place value plays such an important role in grasping math. This post is geared for teaching place value in first grade, but I put in some ideas for 3-4 di...

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Blending those Blends & Free Blend Posters
Hi everyone! I wanted to share some ideas for teaching blends in the classroom and a freebie to be able to do just that! Idea #1: Incorporate phonemic awareness in the morning through fun chants. These posters I've included below each have a chant at the bo...

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Sharing Some Love with A Treasure Hunt Giveaway
Hi everyone! I've teamed up with some other awesome teacher-authors to share a little love with you guys. We are having a Treasure Hunt Giveaway!!! You have a chance to win a Scotch Pro Laminator with 100 laminating sheets AND a $25 Teachers Pay Teachers gi...

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Smile! It might be Monday, but you can smile because it is Cyber Monday!!!
Hi everyone! If you like shopping online, you can now smile because it is Cyber Monday and TPT is throwing a site wide sale! Everything in my store will be 20% off! Then use code SMILE at check-out to get an additional 10% off the sales price. The sale runs...

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Tips for Increasing Vocabulary and a Free Sample
Hi everyone! Today, I am going to share some tips on how to increase vocabulary during reading. Vocabulary is so important for deepening reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. It is an essential ingredient for improving student literacy. I once...

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A Teacher and Her Orphanage
Hi everyone! I would like to share my story about my sister-in-law's orphanage in India. Her name is Jemima, and today she has 36 children in her home.  Jemima actually adopts the kids, and it is more a home than an orphanage. By the way, these are my kids ...

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Back to School Giveaway and Sale…did they mention an iPad for that giveaway?
Hi everyone! If you don't already know, TPT is having their back-to-school site wide sale today and tomorrow (August 3-4)! So what is a site wide sale? It is where most every teacher author throws a sale on TPT AND TPT offers an additional 10% off the sales...
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