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More Than A Day Off: 3 Ways To Kick Off Labor Day In Your Classroom

More Than A Day Off: 3 Ways to Kick Off Labor Day in Your Classroom

When most think of Labor Day, the thoughts of summer’s ending, that last dip in the pools before they close, parades, barbecues, and relaxing often comes to mind.  These are great ways to celebrate the holiday because it was designed for workers to enjoy time off work as well as remember the history of and the ongoing fight for workers’ rights.  Check out these tips below to find ways of celebrating Labor Day in your class so students will know it’s more than a day.

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Kid’s Can Be Published Author’s Too!

Publishing is the least used aspect of the writing process in elementary schools, as  classrooms teachers in the primary grades often become focused primarily on teaching techniques, or strategies within a writer’s workshop modality that sometimes lacks consistency to determine its overall effectiveness. Moreover, teachers introduce the process of writing…

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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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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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