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GIVE ME TEN – Writing HELP!

Last semester, our school had Cheryl Ware (author) visit our school. While visiting, she was kind enough to meet with each grade level and do a presentation on writing. Lucky for me, she was giving her presentations in my room! I learned lots, and so did the kids! One resource Cheryl brought was a graphic organizer that looked similar…

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Shel Silverstein & Initial Consonant Blend Goodies!

I’ve pretty much claimed our poor library’s copy of A Light In the Attic as my own. My students LOVE Shel Silverstein’s poems. They think he is just NUTS, and they love them some CrAzY!! SOO naturally, I sneakily use this to my advantage and we use his poems to practice some phonics! Today, we…

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Telling Time is EASY PEASY

One significant goal for a lot of my little ones is learning how to tell time, and more importantly, learning how to find elapsed time {BIGGIE}. The concept of time in general just baffles them. Although it is in the common core, a lot of text books used in schools do not have anything on…

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Sensory Overload!! & Some Phonics Final Blends

As a SPED Teacher, I do A LOT of phonics instruction & teach reading strategies to try to catch my students up with their grade level in reading – heck, just to catch them up to a first grade reading level. Currently, I’m following the lessons in The ABC’s of O-G: The Flynn System, which has been a great resource. I…

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Sight Word Ring

As I said in this post, I am starting to use the Orton Gillingham approach to help my struggling readers. A big issue with my students is sight words. They just can’t get them down. When I introduce a new sight word, I color code it either green, yellow, or red. Green words can be sounded…

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HUGE Giveaway Alert! Ends January 9th

I have received the book The ABCs of O-G from my department and I am trying to re-train myself into implementing it into the classroom. I am a big fan of Orton Gillingham products, and I think this approach will really have a positive effect on my students. The book is great, because the lessons are…

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Currently & Resolutions

I’m linking up with Farley over at Oh’ Boy 4th Grade for this months currently.     I just looooove Sheldon from the Big Bang Thoery – I watch it almost everyday. Plus, my hubby got me the seasons for Christmas, so I will be wasting Sundays watching old school episodes! Another favorite Christmas present…

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