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Angie Monahan
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Picture Module has CHANGED my life!
Many years ago I taught Kindergarten and we always did this thing called 'picture module'.  We would put up a picture every day and let the kids tell us all the words they could think of to write beside the picture.  We would talk about spelling and letters...

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All About My Pumpkin
Just stopping in real quick to share Mr. Mario's wonderful work with writing, crafting, and creating a hallway display all about pumpkins.  He worked so hard on these.  The kids made their own pumpkins.  Then they named them and wrote about them, using two ...

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Fun times this week!
Just some random things that we did this week that I wanted to share with you..... 1.  Our amazing Halloween Tree that Mr. Mario came up with.  He said that he had such a fond memory of his first grade teacher making a Halloween tree and he wanted to give t...

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FUN class-size 120 number line and kid-made 120 charts
We've been super busy this week!  On Monday we put together a class-size number line, 20 numbers at a time.  I saw that my friend Kelly had used these pre-made, FREE numbers to cut out on different colored paper and I headed to grab them.  They are from Jen...

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Creative Landforms
Short blog today but really wanted to share some great pics with you of the work my kids did today!   We ended our week of learning about landforms today with some hands-on fun!   I asked that parents send in some Play-doh and they did!   TONS of it!!   So ...

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Around the World
This week I taught about the 7 continents and the 5 oceans.  We used Google Earth and traveled all over the world looking at the different places and trying to understand how large our world really is.  We talked about different characteristics of each plac...

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Mini Red Solo Cups & Folk Heroes
This week I went to the local Dollar Store to see what kinds of goodies were waiting for me to snag up and I found MINI red solo cups (seriously fit in the palm of your hand!)  They were just about the cutest thing I had ever seen.  However, I thought and t...

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Goldilocks & Greater Than Jan, Less Than Stan, and Equal to Lou
This week we had a blast with the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears .  I found this emergent reader at Tpt for FREE from Can Do Kinders.  It was JUST RIGHT for what we were doing this week. (Click the pic if you want to grab it too!) On Monday we Echo Re...

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Representing Numbers, Three Pigs and Fish, and The Princess & the Pea
Mario, my student teacher, got the chance to start doing a little teaching this week.  He came up with the idea to make the numbers 1-10 on butcher paper really large so that the kids could show different ways to represent the numbers ON the numbers.  They ...

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Back to School
I've dragged my kids with me to work in my classroom almost every day for the last two weeks, a couple hours a day, and am pretty stoked that I'm almost ready for Open House and still have 4 more days to work on it (IF I go up there tomorrow - but I'm tryin...
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