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Lego In Literature

Lego in Literature

Its that time of year again, when I'm picking up Legos off the floor and packing up my school bag. From SAHM to working mom, all in one week. But this year, I'm excited to bring some of those Lego lessons with me. I've done some research on using Lego…

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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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Every-Day-Edits to Build Language Skills

Every-Day-Edits, are single paragraph, grammar exercises that contain ten  grammar mistakes that involve the following: comma rules, capitalization, spelling, punctuation, apostrophe usage, and occasionally run-on sentences. Regardless of the country, or the language, grammar is the foundation of communication. Additionally, Every-Day Edits can be used with students in fourth grade,…

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Back To School: Making The Most Of School To Home Connections

Back to School: Making the Most of School to Home Connections

Note: This is the second article in a three-part series on preparing for back to school. Last week, we discussed the 3-step to-do list for teachers to follow and next week, we’ll talk about creating a healthy classroom community.

 

Last week’s column was about getting yourself organized for the school year.  Now, let’s focus on tips to remember when building school-home connections, which I’ll represent by using the STAR acronym.  These relationships are critical to ensuring a child’s success each academic year, and no matter the context or barriers faced by the families or teachers themselves, all involved generally want the student to improve academically and personally.  This is especially great for new teachers to remember as they’re trying to establish themselves professionally, but seasoned teachers can also benefit from remembering or sharing these four simple tips.

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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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