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Preventing Summer Slide!

Bring on summer! While we’re on the subject of summer, I’ve been thinking of how I’m going to make sure my kids hold on to everything I’ve taught them.  {Okay, they won’t remember it all, but I’d love for them to head off to second

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The Seven Continents

The 7  Continents are my absolute favorite unit to teach! I love to expose students to a world that’s bigger than they can imagine! After many, many years {okay, only a month, but it just seems like years!} of working on this unit, I have

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Using iPods as Listening Centers

Like many others, I’ve used Listening Centers in my classroom for years.  Not only is listening to a fluent model an important part of a balanced literacy program, it is also one of the few times you can get a first grader to be quiet!

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Student Shout Outs

We all love being recognized for our accomplishments and children are no exception! In the corner of my classroom, I have a Student Shout Out bucket. Each year I have a discussion on the importance of recognizing outstanding friends in an anonymous way. We discuss

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Growing Leprechaun Hair

St. Patrick’s Day is hands-down my favorite holiday of the year! I love building the excitement of the sneaky leprechaun as soon as March begins! One of my favorite activities is to grow leprechaun hair! It’s such a simple activity. You just add dirt, grass

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Preventing Summer Slide!

Bring on summer! While we’re on the subject of summer, I’ve been thinking of how I’m going to make sure my kids hold on to everything I’ve taught them.  {Okay, they won’t remember it all, but I’d love for them to head off to second

READ MORE

The Seven Continents

The 7  Continents are my absolute favorite unit to teach! I love to expose students to a world that’s bigger than they can imagine! After many, many years {okay, only a month, but it just seems like years!} of working on this unit, I have

READ MORE

Using iPods as Listening Centers

Like many others, I’ve used Listening Centers in my classroom for years.  Not only is listening to a fluent model an important part of a balanced literacy program, it is also one of the few times you can get a first grader to be quiet!

READ MORE

Student Shout Outs

We all love being recognized for our accomplishments and children are no exception! In the corner of my classroom, I have a Student Shout Out bucket. Each year I have a discussion on the importance of recognizing outstanding friends in an anonymous way. We discuss

READ MORE

Growing Leprechaun Hair

St. Patrick’s Day is hands-down my favorite holiday of the year! I love building the excitement of the sneaky leprechaun as soon as March begins! One of my favorite activities is to grow leprechaun hair! It’s such a simple activity. You just add dirt, grass

READ MORE

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