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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. https://www.teachermemes.com/teacher-tired.html 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 Spiritbling.com 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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Must Read Monday: Favorite Read Aloud

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

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Monday Made It- Play Doh Valentine Printable

I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for a Monday Made It. I know it’s Tuesday but, it took me a couple of days to finish this project. I have made a “Play Doh” Valentine Printable that you can use with the full size cans. I made these for

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Chinese New Year Activities

Chinese New Year begins January 28th and lasts for 15 days. This is one of my favorite holidays to teach my students about. I am fortunate enough to have grown up with many Vietnamese friends. I also teach in the same community and have had many Vietnamese students throughout the years.

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frustrated woman asking why teach

Why am I a teacher

So have you ever asked yourself, “Why am I a teacher?” Or have other people asked you, ” Why do you teach?” What do you say? I have told people it’s because I love being around children. I enjoy seeing the look in a child’s eye when they finally get

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Cook a doodle doo

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

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

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Gingerbread Man Writing

I love teaching using  Gingerbread Man stories. After I have taught my Gingerbread Man unit, I have the students write their own Gingerbread Man story. The Gingerbread Man writing activity is always one of the favorite activities that we do throughout the year. I first make sure I read lots

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Favorite Thanksgiving Books

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

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fairy tales

Fairy Tale Activities

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

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