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Introducing (and Reinforcing) Partner Discussions in the Classroom

Kids inherently know how to talk to each other. They can chat all day about the latest YouTuber or their birthday sleepover party this weekend. When you ask them to discuss an academic topic, however, they’ll pretty much provide surface answers. They might not even listen to what their partner is saying because they know… Continue reading Introducing (and Reinforcing) Partner Discussions in the Classroom

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The Writing Process in the LS Classroom – Part 3 of 5: ARMS

  So often, when my students write, they expect to submit their initial piece as their final copy.  This could be because they find the writing process tedious or boring, or because they truly don’t realize that writing is a process. In my previous post, I explained how I use my Planning Organizer to help… Continue reading The Writing Process in the LS Classroom – Part 3 of 5: ARMS

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A “Fabulous” Giveaway!

Lacey, from The Fabulous Life of an Elementary Teacher, is hosting a 200 Follower Giveaway over at her blog!  I am excited to be a part of it!  I love her blog, and enjoy following her on Instagram (she’s @fabulouslifeofateacher). She’s organized three different sets of prizes: K-2, 3-5 (including my Fiction and Non-Fiction Text… Continue reading A “Fabulous” Giveaway!

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The Writing Process in the LS Classroom – Part 1 of 5: Brainstorming

  I find the writing process to be one of the most difficult things to teach.  Everything the student does in writing must come from his own thoughts and ideas. In math, there are a finite number of ways to get to the correct answer (and there’s always a correct answer), and I can guide… Continue reading The Writing Process in the LS Classroom – Part 1 of 5: Brainstorming

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…And the Winner Is…

Woo-hoo! We have a winner!     Congratulations, Deb! Your items are on their way to you as we speak! I got a sneak-peek at all the other items that Deb won, and I am always impressed by everyone’s talent.  There are so many teachers who go above and beyond for their students! Thanks so… Continue reading …And the Winner Is…

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TpT Fall Giveaway hosted by Easy Teaching Tools

I’m excited to be a part of this TpT Fall Giveaway that’s being hosted by Easy Teaching Tools.  The more time I spend around these amazingly talented teachers on Instagram, Facebook and the blogosphere, the more in awe I am.  I continually tell me students that the word “awesome” is banned from my classroom to… Continue reading TpT Fall Giveaway hosted by Easy Teaching Tools

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“Flash” Freebie!

I’m feeling festive because it’s Back to School time, and oh-so-thankful for all of my followers!  I am so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community!  So, to celebrate, these two products will be available for free until Thursday, August 29, 2013 at noon, EST. A Student Interest Inventory is my best… Continue reading “Flash” Freebie!