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digital escape rooms

Digital Escape Rooms for the Classroom

What is a digital escape room, and why do I need it in my classroom? Digital escape rooms are fun, online games that kids can do in the classroom with a group of students. They solve puzzles to get a code to unlock secret locks.  How to Use Digital Escape

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favorite february picture books

Favorite February Picture Books

I want to share with you some of my favorite February picture books to teach in the upcoming weeks of school. You click on the picture of the book to learn more about them. Chinese/Lunar New Year Sam and the Lucky Money– This is one I read to my kids every

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guided reading lesson plan

Guided Reading Lesson Plan for Upper Elementary

Do you need help with knowing what to do with your fluent readers in small groups? I know I struggled for many years with what to do with these kids. They are good readers and do well with decoding strategies, but they still need help with comprehension skills. I’m going

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strategies for teaching vocabulary

Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary

Do you struggle with teaching vocabulary to your kids? We are always looking into new strategies for teaching vocabulary skills to our students. Kids struggling with vocabulary seems to be an ongoing problem. Vocabulary isn’t a lesson you teach only once, but it is something you spiral throughout the year.

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Secret Picture Tile Puzzles

Are you looking for a way to make teaching reading more interactive? Secret picture tile puzzles are what you are looking for. These are fun and interactive for kids. What are Secret Picture Tile Puzzles Secret picture tiles are a puzzle. Half of the page has 12 questions. The other half

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Boom Cards

What are Boom Cards and Why Use Them?

Are you kids tired of doing boring task cards? Why not try Boom Cards. I know you are asking what are Boom Cards and why use them? What are Boom Cards In a nutshell, Boom Cards are digital task cards. They are not just task cards on paper and put

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7 tips for online teaching

7 Tips for Teaching Online

When most of us became teachers, we never knew we would be teaching online from our homes. It is definitely challenging online teaching. I want to share with you 7 tips for teaching online that is going to save your sanity! Have a Schedule When teaching online it is necessary

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industrial classrom decor

Industrial Classroom Theme

Are you looking for something new and different for your classroom theme? How about an Industrial Classroom Theme. I have some easy and inexpensive ways you can transform your classroom into the Industrial Chic room you have always wanted. Lets Go Shopping We all love shopping but when we are

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Strategies for Teachers to Deal with Self Doubt

Now, let’s go over some important strategies for teachers to deal with self-doubt when it happens. As teachers, we deal with self doubt daily. Be assured that even the most successful teacher works to overcome self-doubt at times. Feeling self-doubt is not the problem. Letting self-doubt control you, make your

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