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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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classroom environment

Classroom Environment

I finally have my classroom environment set up! It has taken me longer than I expected. Moving classrooms and changing themes definitely took a while. I love that I have an atrium attached to my class. I can open the sliding glass door and my students can read outside or do

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monster pillows

Monster Pillows- Made with Glue Gun

I have made Monster pillows for my classroom library. I do not sew so I thought I would try using a glue gun. I took the felt and drew an outline of the monster I wanted. I then cut the felt. Make sure to use both pieces of felt when

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calming lotions

Calming Lotion

Does your class ever get cranky? Do you sometimes need a little extra love? Calming lotion is something that is used by your students or teachers when they just need a little extra love or if they’re cranky. Calming Lotion So calming lotion is no magic potion. It actually comes

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bucket seat

Paint Bucket Seats

I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It. I This is my first time linking up with Monday Made It and I am really excited to share my recent project, Paint Bucket Seats. I made six paint bucket seats for my small group table in my

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motivating kids to read

Motivating Students to Read

What motivates elementary students to read? That is the million dollar question. What can we do as educators to encourage the love of reading to our students? Show them how much we love to read and how much fun it can be! This is a picture of an amazing principal

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Favorite Back to School Pins

I have had so much fun this summer linking up with Just Reed with her Ten Pin Summer Linky. Of course we had to end this linky with our favorite back to school pins! I still have a little over a month until school starts but I know many schools start

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ten pin linky

Favorite Science and Social Studies Pins

I am having a great time linking up with the Just Reed  this summer with her Ten Pin Linky Party. I love Pinterest and have so many great ideas pinned! I just hope I can get to most of them one day. This week I am listing  my ten favorite Science

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ten pin linky reading

Favorite Reading Pins

I am joining up with Just Reed  again for  another Ten Pin Linky. This week I am listing  my ten favorite reading pins on Pinterest. Reading is my favorite think to teach so I have a lot of pins that deal with reading. Hopefully I can narrow it down to ten.

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