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Back to School with Hurricane Harvey

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Coming back to school this year was as normal as any other year could be. I had my room decorated and ready to go with all my students’ names on their desks. I had the first day packets hot off the copier. My Texan’s classroom was ready to go! We started on Monday, August 21st. Of course we didn’t get much done the first day because of the solar eclipse. Who’s idea was it to start the first day of…

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Get Ready for Back to School in the Summer

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Summer is about more than just hanging out at the beach and drinking tasty cocktails.  You’ll get more done when you take your drink to the computer with you! That’s how you can get better results with your summer – or at least be more prepared for the school year.  But as we all know we don’t get to hang out at the beach all summer. The truth is, even though we are on summer vacation we are already thinking about the…

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Back to School Tips

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It’s back to school time! There’s  so much going on that sometimes I don’t even know where to start. It feels like I’m being pulled in all directions. Well I need to remind myself that I’m not Superwoman and I need to stop and take a deep breath. I will do what I can and let the rest go. I’ve been doing this long enough to know that some things can be let go. So here are some back to school tips…

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Classroom DIY- Monday Made It

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I have been busy doing some classroom DIY lately so I decided to link up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It. I wanted to choose a different classroom theme this year since I was switching classrooms and grade levels. I am looping with  my students from 3rd grade to 4th grade. I really wanted to do a theme that my class would love. After a lot of thought I decided to do a Texans themed classroom. I live…

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Back to School Struggles

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Am I the only one struggling with Back to School time this year? I know I have a lot of other things going on in my life but, this year seems to be extremely difficult. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/259097784787599559/ When you look on Pinterest and Facebook you see all the wonderful posts about back to school time and all the beautiful classrooms. You see the awesome back to school activities everyone is doing. My room is decorated nicely and I did some cute…

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Getting Ready for Back to School

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It’s that time again! Have you started getting ready for back to school? I’m linking up with Where the Magic Happens for another great week of the Diggin’ series. This week I’m going to be looking at some ways that I get ready for back to school. These  pictures are from last year because we still have two more weeks before we go back to school. This area is one of the central locations in my room. The students daily work is put…

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Back to School Finds

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back to school finds

Back to school shopping already? I went to Target with a list of items I needed. I casually went into the dollar section, like I always do, and there they were! So I had to buy them. Right? If I waited too long then all the other teachers will snag them up. So here are some of the wonderful back to school finds I bought. Teacher Tote I found this cool teacher tote. When you put it together it is…

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