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Melissa Machan
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Plants Lapbook
Part of me has always wanted to try interactive notebooks.  But being a first grade teacher and now kindergarten teacher I just know I do not have the time to dedicate and really be able to feel as though it's not time wasted on cutting and gluing.  The man...

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Learning about Rabbits
Teaching holidays and themes has always been something that I have loved about teaching at the primary level.  The children get so excited and frankly a little crazy in the weeks leading up to any holiday, vacation, full moon --- pretty much everything --- ...

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Groundhog Day Activities
One thing I just adore about teaching in the primary grades is that we have the ability to expose students to fun themes and holidays throughout the year.  These things are always fun and of high interest to the students.  Even more important though, I real...

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Animals in Winter: Hibernation, Migration, and Adaptation
Hey friends!  Just popping in to tell you about one of my favorite units we do this time of year - Animals in Winter .  It's pretty cold up here in my neck of the woods right now.  So I figure if it has to be sooooo cold outside, we might as well have a lit...

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Setting up a new classroom...again!
8 times!!! That's the number of times I have changed classrooms in the 14 years I've been teaching.   That's a lot!   You would think that I would have it down to a science by now, but it still takes me forever to get things just the way I want them.  And i...

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Reading Comprehension for Beginning Readers
I used to teach 3rd grade, for 8 years, and before that I taught 4th grade for 2 years.  I liked how independent the kids were.  I liked how I could joke with them and they actually got my jokes.  I especially loved how those years were such a huge turning ...

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Back from Maternity Leave
If you've followed me along my journey, whether here or on Instagram, then you might know that I  recently  not so recently welcomed my third daughter into the world.  On October 10th to be exact.  Almost 6 months ago - wow!  If you are a mom (or dad),  the...

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Five Things About My Week
It's been a while since I linked up with this fun one -- but now seems like as good a time as any.  My week was much different than it normally is when I link up here, so here goes.   Last Friday was my last day of work for a little while.  As some of you k...

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Halloween Happiness
If by chance you've been checking out my Instagram, you might be aware that we are expecting our third baby girl any day now.  To be exact - our due date is today!  So right now, we are just in waiting mode. Waiting.... 💕💕 A photo posted by Melissa Machan...

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Back to School Rundown and a Sale
Hi friends! I wanted to write a quick post to show you my must-haves for this time of year.  There is a One Day Sale over at Teachers Pay Teachers and I thought a post with some of my favorite resources might be helpful.   First up is this All-In-One bundle...
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