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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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Reading Review Activities

Ok, trying to make reading review fun is no joke. The kids don’t like it and neither do the teachers. Help! How can we make fun reading review activities for our class? Fun Reading Review Activities I’m going to share with you 5 activities you can do to make reading

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Halloween read alouds

Halloween Read Alouds

I just love Halloween! The candy, the decorations, the scary movies, and especially the trick-or-treating.  So this picture was taken in 1978. Back in the day when all Halloween costumes were homemade. I was five years old and I am the “woman” with the big…hair! I am with my little

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Pineapple Classroom Theme

Pineapple Classroom Theme

Everybody is in love with the Pineapple decor these days. Everywhere we shop you see pineapples. How about bringing that Pineapple theme into your classroom? I’m going to share with you some ways you can have a Pineapple Themed Classroom. 1. Pineapple Classroom Theme decor We all need a calendar,

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Test Prep Reading stations

Easy & Engaging Test Prep Reading Stations

It’s time for test prep and you are tired of the same boring day-to-day schedule. The kids get burned out and nobody wants to do one more assessment. What is a teacher to do? One way to change-up your schedule is to have some test prep reading stations. I know this

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Celebrating Chinese New Year in the Classroom

Chinese New Year is a fun way to celebrate diversity in the classroom. There are some many great books and activities that you can do with your kids. This is one of my favorite holidays to teach my students about. I am fortunate enough to have grown up with many

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binders in the classroom

Using Binders in the Classroom

I LOVE using binders in the classroom. They are such a great way to stay organized. Binders in the Classroom Every year I setup my students’ binders at the beginning of the year. I teach them how to use them and stay organized all year long. They use them to

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Get Ready for Back to School in the Summer

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

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beginning reader

Beginning Reader- My Daugther

It has been quite a while since I have worked with a beginning reader. For the past several years I have worked with transitional and fluent readers in my 3rd grade classroom. Now I have a beginning reader in my home. My daughter has started Kindergarten this year and I

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5 fun test prep ideas

Fun Test Prep- 5 Easy Ideas

Fun test prep that is rigorous can sometimes be difficult to find. Is this the way your students look at you when you start your test review? OH NO! This is not what you want to deal with for the next several weeks of reviewing for the state test. I want to

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camp write along

Camp Write Along

It’s that time of the year! Writing test time. Ugh! In Texas the 4th graders have to take the Writing STAAR test. So now it is time to start reviewing for the test. One of the traditions at our school is Camp Write Along. The kids that have been at

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Easy DIY Classroom Decor

DIY Classroom Decor

I’m always looking for some easy DIY classroom decor. Quill has come up with easy ways to “Jazz Up” your classroom. Easy DIY Classroom decor 1. Below you will learn how to make almost anything in your class a chalkboard with chalkboard paint. 2. Maybe you want some easy ideas

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