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Get Kids Excited To Read

Get Kids Excited To Read

One of the great things about teaching, is the opportunity we have to instill a love of reading on to our students. Kids come to us with different reading abilities, different interests and different feelings toward reading.   To help ensure that our students leave us as lifelong learners and have…

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Reassuring Parents

Reassuring Parents

Every year, I have concerned first grade parents coming to me about their child’s reading performance. “They just are not as far along as their brother/sister was at this age”, “how do they compare to the other children”, “they don’t like reading at home and we aren’t sure what to…

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Lines Of Communication

Lines of Communication

Great communication is key to having a great school and a great teacher. Communication is literally at our fingertips 24/7, but what technology piece is right for you and your families? I have included some of the sites and apps that I use to keep the lines of communication open…

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The Key To A Smooth Year!

The Key To A Smooth Year!

What is one thing that make or break a classroom? The answer, procedures! The first two weeks, perhaps even longer, need to be spent teaching your students classroom procedures. It is vital that students know what is expected of them in your classroom. So, what is important to you?  How…

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Back To School Games

Back To School Games

It’s August first and teachers across this country are in an excited panic for a brand new school year! One of my favorite things about teaching is having the opportunity to start over each year. New ideas, new classroom setup, new activities, new EVERYTHING! I find it exhilarating! This year,…

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The Nitty Gritty On PLC’s

The Nitty Gritty on PLC’s

You’ve no doubt heard the term professional learning community (PLC), it’s common language within the educational world and growing in popularity every year. Many districts across the country have been implementing it for years while others, like my own, are making it a top priority this coming school year. Following…

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Organizational Help

Organizational Help

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” Albert Einstein. This is now my favorite quote as I feel it shines a positive light on an area that I fall short in....organization. The best part about being a…

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