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This week has been a busy one at school! We had a visit from an author, Cheryl Ware. She met with each grade level and did a little student writer’s workshop with the students. They loved it! I will be posting on one of the strategies she used with them that I really enjoyed soon. Until…

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Student Offices

After reading the Clutter Free Classroom’s Post on creating student offices, I knew exactly what I was going to spend my Saturday doing. Since we just moved, we have a HUGE pile of barely used boxes stacked in our basement that we have been too lazy to recycle. In 10 minutes, I cut out ten…

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The Liebster Award

Today I was pleasantly surprised with a little comment from Jayme over at Trendy in Third about nominating me for the Liebster Award, and I am so grateful! This award is given to up and coming bloggers with 200 or less followers. Thanks so much, Jayme! Make sure you check out her blog, it is…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I had high hopes that this week off would help me get a little more organized with the whole blogging scene, but I’ve been enjoying the company of my friends and family too much to get on a computer! I am so thankful that I have had the past week to catch up with everyone I’ve…

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Word Problem Detectives

As I’ve already said, we are going to start hitting addition and subtraction word problems hard in my math classes since the students really struggle with them. I already discussed how we’ve been using white boards and markers to practice here, but my little cuties often forget to write down the correct information, and then…

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Quick Teaching Tip – Paper Cutter

I love downloading goodies from TPT, but I absolutely despise cutting out a million little flashcards out of cardstock, laminating, then cutting out another million flashcards all over again. Something I despise every more than cutting is crooked cutting marks from scissors. Alas, my best friend… This is my Portable 9-inch Craft Paper Trimmer. I…

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Basic Fact Fluency & Picking Apart Those Pesky Word Problems

Problem #1: My 3rd and 4th grade students are still using their fingers, the 100s chart, or number line to add even the most basic addition problems {ex. 3 + 4} Since the beginning of this school year, I’ve noticed that my students can’t quickly solve basic addition problems with sums up to 20 and…

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Fabulous Giveaways!

I have some other posts brewing, but I wanted to make a quick mention of some fantastic giveaways going on right now in the spirit of Thanksgiving. Go check out Cindy at Granny Goes to School where she teamed up with 4 other teachers to host some great gift card giveaways (Target!) and while you’re…

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A little chat about social skills – FREEBIE

I have a few students that really need some help with their social skills. We have a few programs at our school that work on school norms, but nothing to really target the other skills my students need. For the purposes of their individual needs, I usually see the kids one-on-one to go over comics…

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How to add your blog link to a comment

This quick post is for Lindsay @ Keeping Up With Kindergarten Hopefully it will help others too! If you want to leave a link to your blog after your name when you comment on someone else’s post, just type in the following code: 1. Enter your information into the code below. Here is what mine looks…

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