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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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Effective Literacy Centers In Primary Grades

Effective Literacy Centers In Primary Grades

We are quickly approaching “back to school” time. I have already begun setting up my classroom and preparing materials for my sweet new first graders. Getting myself organized in advance is extremely beneficial as the first few work days are packed with meetings and professional development. Take time now to…

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Before You Panic: 5 Steps Before You Seek Help For Your Child At School

Before You Panic: 5 Steps Before You Seek Help For Your Child At School

A frustrated, upset child, or child with learning difficulties.

Do you have a child struggling in school, work, or social situations?  Parents–myself included—often worry about what to do, where to go, and who to listen to for sound advice.  From my experience as a teacher and as a mom, it can be frustrating when you’re in that limbo period.  I’m going to share with you some tips to help you be prepared for making that decision if it’s ever needed.

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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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The Gifted Child

The Gifted Child

We just wrapped up the National Parenting of Gifted Children Week.  During this week, I was able to reflect on my own experiences as a parent of a gifted child. Before I share those experiences, it is important that we have a common language and available resources for parents. Gifted-…

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