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What Works! Teacher Appreciation Linky

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I am linking up with some great teachers to share how much I appreciate teachers and all they do. I am here to share some of the great secrets that have I learned from other amazing teachers. Read Alouds– I don’t know how big a secret it is but, it is one of the most important things I learned a long time ago. Reading to students is the best way for kids to become lifelong readers. It doesn’t matter if…

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September 11th in the classroom

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September 11th is only a few days away. As teachers, most of us still remember that day in 2001 like it was yesterday. Our world drastically changed that day and life as the way we knew it would never be the same. Our students that we are teaching in the elementary grades were not even born when this happened. They do not have that connection like we do. So how do you teach about September 11th to kids that don’t…

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Must Read Monday: Favorite Read Aloud

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I am linking up with Amanda from Teaching Maddeness to share my favorite read alouds. I switched to 3rd grade this year and my students get vote on  Bluebonnet books. So I read the some of the chapter books with them. One of my favorite books I read to them was The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. This is a great book that one the Newberry Medal in 2013. This is about a gorilla named Ivan that has…

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“Super Sale”

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Teachers Notebook is having a “Super Sale” starting February 1st at 12:01 am through February 3rd at 11:59 pm . My store will be 30% off everything. Teachers Notebook is offering an extra 10% off your whole purchase. No code is needed. Make sure to come by my store and check it out. Enjoy your weekend and enjoy the “game”!…

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Cook-a-Doodle-Doo (Must Read Mentor Text)

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Cook a doodle doo

I am linking up for the first time with Collaboration Cuties to share one of my favorite Language Arts mentor text. I want to share a book with you that I have been reading for several years with my kids. The book is called Cook-a-Doodle-Doo! written by Janet Stevens.     This is fun book that is a spin-off of The Little Red Hen. The rooster in the story is using his great grandmother’s (The Little Red Hen) cookbook to make Strawberry Shortcake.…

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Favorite Thanksgiving Books

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Favorite Thanksgiving Books

I am going to share with you five of  my favorite Thanksgiving books to read the week before Thanksgiving. I really enjoy doing fun Thanksgiving activities throughout the week. The kids also love listening to the Thanksgiving stories. graphics by A Sketchy Guy #1 Thanksgiving at the Tappletons by  Eileen Spinelli- This is a story about all the trouble that come along with fixing Thanksgiving dinner. The turkey goes sliding out the door and the other holiday foods get ruined in humorous…

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Fairy Tale Activities

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fairy tales

Fairy Tales are so much fun to teach! I  really enjoy doing different fairy tale activities. I use the fairy tales written by James Marshall to teach plot, theme, and comparing different fairy tales. James Marshall has some great fairy tales. There are 4 different ones that I like to read to my class. Scholastic has also made videos for all of these stories and you can find most them on  United Streaming.              …

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Book Talk Thursday

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I have linked up with Reading Toward the Stars  for a weekly book talk.  I am going to review a great teacher resource book called Math Work Stations  by Debbie Diller. This book is essential if you are wanting to begin math work stations in your classroom. The setup of the book is very easy to use. The first chapter explains what a math work station is and what it looks like in the classroom. Diller writes, ” math stations allow…

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Teachers Care for Oklahoma

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teachers care for oklahoma

Teachers Care for Oklahoma is a fundraiser that was started by TeachersPayTeachers sellers. After news broke about the tornado that ravaged Moore, Oklahoma, including two of the elementary schools,  many TPT sellers wanted to do something. So some came up with the idea to put together resources to sell to raise money. There are 4 separate bundles of great activities and resources. There are 2 bundles for k-2 age groups and 2 bundles for 3-6 age groups which includes clipart.…

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Top Ten’s Children’s Books for the Classroom Part 3

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children's books

These are my top 3 favorite children’s books to use for teaching our grade level standards. It was difficult to pick my favorite. If you ask my class they will tell  you all of the books I read to them are my favorite!  If you didn’t get to see part 1 or part 2 please go by and check them out.     #3 The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst is a great book for teaching story structure. I…

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