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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. 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

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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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