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How to Review Poetry

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You’ve taught all the standards and now it is time to review before the big test. How are you going to review poetry? This is one of the standards that my class is still struggling with. As I was going around during the Mock STAAR test, the students were doing all the strategies I had taught them. They seemed so confident with the poem and questions that were on the test. Poetry Standards When I got the reading scores back…

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Pick 3 Pinterest Linky- February

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I am linking up  again with the great ladies from PAWSitively Teaching and The Inspired Owl for  Pick 3 Pinterest Linky. I will be sharing 3 Pinterest picks that look like a lot of fun to do in the month of February. There are so many celebrations in February that it is hard to pick only 3 Pinterest finds. Of course the most popular holiday is Valentine’s Day so, I had to share a fun find. My students love to do crafts. This…

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Pick 3 Pinterest Linky- January

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I am linking up  again with the great ladies from PAWSitively Teaching and The Inspired Owl for  Pick 3 Pinterest Linky. I will be sharing 3 Pinterest picks that I want to do this year in my classroom for the month of January.   This Snowflake Catching Activity looks so cute. I think my 3rd graders will enjoy this craft. Afterwards I will have the kids write a story about catching a snowflake. We don’t get snow here but, I think the kids…

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Pick 3 Pinterest Linky- December

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I am linking up with some great ladies from PAWSitively Teaching and The Inspired Owl for a brand new linky called Pick 3 Pinterest Linky. I will be sharing 3 Pinterest picks that I want to do this year in my classroom for the month of December. I love when I can incorporate a great book with writing and a fun activity. Click on Image to View Original Pinterest Link I love this adorable snow globe activity. It has a great…

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September 11th in the classroom

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It was my first year of teaching on September 11th, 2001. We had been in school less than 30 days. Many of us still remember that day in 2001 like it was yesterday whether you were a teacher or a student in the classroom. Our world drastically changed that day, and life as we knew it would never be the same. Teaching about September 11th Our students that we are teaching now were not even born when this happened. They…

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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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Creative Teacher Craft Giveaway

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how to make dr seuss magnets

I have joined again with some really creative bloggers to do a fun crafty teacher blog hop! Melissa over at Teacher Treasure Hunter came us with the great creative teacher craft giveaway.  Dr Seuss Magnets I love looking on Pinterest for fun crafts. The craft that I made for my classroom and for the giveaway was inspired by a pin I found. These Dr. Seuss magnets are what you get to win in the giveaway. These were so easy to make. So if you…

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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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Integrating Technology in my classroom

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Welcome to “Digging Into Next Year”  Linky Party hosted by Laura at  Where the Magic Happens.  Integrate Technology in my classroom I am fortunate enough to have a Promethean Board in my classroom. I  have had one in my classroom for about 5 years now. I do almost all of my whole group teaching using the board. It has been a great way for the students to become more engaged in their learning. Below is a picture of my class doing a great inferring lesson that…

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Back to the Archives- Making Paint Bucket Seats

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I’m linking up with Sweet Rhyme and going back to the archives for this post- making Paint Bucket Seats. I originally linked up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It on August 4, 2013.  I made Paint Bucket Seats for my classroom. I have really loved using the buckets in my class. One of the problems I had was with the seats. The spray glue came off. I think I will try using the glue gun to reattach the…

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