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Creative Teacher Craft Giveaway

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

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Getting Ready for Back to School

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

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Back to the Archives- Making Paint Bucket Seats

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

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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

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Organization of Literacy Block: Workstations

Welcome to another week of  the “Digging Into Next Year”  Linky Party hosted by Laura at Where the Magic Happens. Organization of Literacy Block- Workstations I am going to focus on the workstation part of the Literacy block. I really had to change the way I organized my workstations this year. I had taught 2nd grade

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Worksheet Wednesday

I am linking up with the Teaching Tribune for Worksheet Wednesday. I am linking up a Nonfiction Text Book  Hunt. This is a quick and easy way to see if your students can identify the different types of text features. The students can use a book they have or any textbook

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Math Workshop Organization

Welcome to week 2 of  the “Digging Into Next Year”  Linky Party hosted by Laura at Where the Magic Happens. If you missed last week check out my post on Classroom Organization. Organize my math workshop I have been doing math stations for several years. I previously taught 2nd grade and was

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Classroom Organization- Diggin’ Into Next Year

Classroom Organization is the first topic in the Diggin’ series.  I am joining Laura at Where the Magic Happens with a summer long linky party called “Diggin’ Into Next Year”. I am really excited to share with you what I am doing in my classroom this year and what I plan

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End of the Year Activity-Mystery Person

It’s almost the end of the year! Yeah or maybe it’s UGH! This is a tough time of the year for teachers and kids. I think we are more ready for the end of the school year than they are. End of Year Activity One of my favorite books I

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Working With Challenging Kids

Working with challenging kids is always tough. I think that is one of the most difficult jobs of teaching these days. I am always looking for new tips and reading books on how to reach these children. This week I am linking up with Comprehension Connection to share some tips I

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STAAR testing season

It’s STAAR testing season! Whether we are ready or not the testing season is upon us. found on This is my first time giving the STAAR in my 12 years of teaching. It is definitely more stressful than I anticipated. My wonderful 3rd grade team has been reviewing every

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