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Stephanie Tolentino
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My First Week in 3rd Grade
I finally have time to sit down and think about my first week in 3rd grade. It was exciting, albeit a little long, and I know we are going to have a good year together! First of all, it has been so enjoyable to feel like I am picking up where I left off in ...
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Our Classroom: 2016 Reveal
Welcome to my new classroom! The panorama above, while cool, does not truly capture the feel of my classroom. It's difficult to tell, but I have a bit of an L-shaped classroom. I had to stand in the front corner of my room to get a good picture, rather than...
Our Classroom: 2016 Reveal
Our Classroom: 2016 Reveal
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Using Games to Build Math Fluency and Flexibility
Math Facts. Are there any other words that bring such anxiety to the minds of teacher, students, and parents alike? With that said, mastery of these early math skills is oh-so-important for academic success.Over the years, I have developed a system that wor...
Using Games to Build Math Fluency and Flexibility
Using Games to Build Math Fluency and Flexibility
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Using Number Talks to Build Math Fluency and Flexibility
What are Number Talks? Number Talks are a short, daily routine to focus on mental math computation. They are (typically) full class discussions, facilitated by the teacher, but guided by the students. Why should I use Number Talks? First of all, Number Talk...
Using Number Talks to Build Math Fluency and Flexibility
Using Number Talks to Build Math Fluency and Flexibility
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Monday Made It: Ideas for Community Building
Click here to see the rest of the link up. Hi everyone! I've been in Back To School mode, like a lot of you. I wanted to share a few things I've worked on as I have been setting up my new classroom. I am switching grade levels this year, so I am having to u...
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The FIRST Day: Morning Meeting Ideas
The first day of school is right around the corner for a great many of us teachers. If you're like me, you have been making plans (or at least thinking about making plans) for these first days. The first Morning Meeting of the year sets the tone for the res...
The FIRST Day: Morning Meeting Ideas
The FIRST Day: Morning Meeting Ideas
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Monday Made It: July 11
Click here to visit the rest of the link up.  Recently, I finished reading The Book Whisperer, by Donalyn Miller. I really enjoyed it! I was inspired to create my own Reading Inventory for my future 3rd graders. When I sat down to create, I was immediately ...
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The FIRST Day: Lunchtime
I once heard a school administrator say that on the first day of school, we really have only three jobs: Get 'em here- Get 'em fed- Get 'em home and as teacher going into the ninth year of my career, I think that is a pretty accurate statement. Lunchroom pr...
The FIRST Day: Lunchtime
The FIRST Day: Lunchtime
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Monday Made It: June 27
Click here to visit the rest of the Link Up.   Since I will be moving grade levels and classrooms, I am doing a little classroom color update. Last year was all about red, black, and white, because the table tops in my classroom will all red. Well, my new c...
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The FIRST Day: Morning Work Ideas
I just completed my eighth year of teaching 2nd graders, but I can remember my very first day like it was, well, yesterday! There is something exhilarating and frightening about that moment when the bell rings and your students start entering your classroom...
The FIRST Day: Morning Work Ideas
The FIRST Day: Morning Work Ideas
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