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Guess Whooo?

July 18, 2012

Holy hotness, Batman! I am telling you, this heat is HORRIBLE!!! Can someone tell Lillie? For a dog who HATES hot weather, she sure doesn’t want to skip her morning walks. You may say, just don’t take her. Well, if any of you have ever owned a stubborn darling dalmatian, you know that if you […]

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A Whole Lot of Random Catching Up…

April 29, 2012

Wow! It’s been a while. I don’t know what it is, but ever since Spring Break I feel like I’m just going through the motions at school. It’s funny. At lunch the other day a few teachers were talking about how this is such a busy time of year, and I started thinking, when is […]

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Happy New Year and back to the grind!

January 3, 2012

Happy 2012! When I was little and I thought about the year 2012, I truly thought life would be more like Marty’s in Back to the Future II. You know, flying cars, coats that dry themselves, everyone having a hover-board, hydroculated (sp?) pizzas… But, no. Same ‘ol, same ‘ol. Anyway, while we wait for more […]

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Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2011

Yay, Fall is officially here! Even though I love warm weather, there is just something about Fall in the Midwest that I can’t help but love. This was yet another cuh-razy week of trainings, Halloween parties, dances, and celebrating my birthday. There is no school tomorrow for my district so all holiday parties were planned […]

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Week in Review and a new unit!

October 19, 2011

Hi Everyone! Can you believe Halloween is almost here? I feel like just yesterday was the first day of school. This year is flying by! In some ways, thank GOODNESS. But, in other ways, I wish it would slow down. Anyway, last week was pretty busy as most 4-day weeks are, so I thought I’d […]

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Character Traits in a creative way

September 25, 2011

Hey, Everyone! Sooo, this week Treasures had my fourth graders practicing identifying Character Traits. Personally, it’s one of my favorite strategies because it is fairly easy for kids to understand but, more importantly, there are so many fun ways to practice. I don’t know about anyone else who is required to use Treasures in their classroom, […]

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Focusing on my Focus Wall

September 11, 2011

Hi Again! I thought I’d finally post about my Focus Wall. I have had a TON of questions and compliments on how I incorporate my Focus Wall in my classroom. I first started using a Focus Wall in my classroom 4 years ago after I saw several websites that incorporated them with their reading curriculum. […]

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Guess what I bought???

September 7, 2011

Well, I thought the day I got my own paper cutter was a fun day. Then, I thought that getting my Cricut was as excited as I could get. But, I stand corrected… this puppy made my day! Introducing my very own personal laminator! 🙂 I have to preface this with the following statement: If […]

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Welcome to my classroom!

August 27, 2011

Holy loooong week, batman! I finished my 4th day today and all I know is, I’m wiped. I fully intend to sit and watch tv tonight and do one or two things nothing for school. As for my classroom, it’s been an ongoing battle with myself to change/not change things around. In fact, just today […]

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