Showing Kindness

March 18, 2018

Hello again! Can you believe it is already the middle of March? I love that out here in Illinois we are getting glimpses of spring with warmer weather and lots of sunshine. It just makes everyone happier and more energetic. I don’t know about you, however I’m pretty confident you may be going through something […]

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Fall Fact and Opinions (Part 2)

November 16, 2015

Hello, friends! Well, in my last post I said I be back “tomorrow” to talk about my scope and sequence of my plans. Well, tomorrow turned into 2 whole weeks. Whoopsie. Man, life just got busy. I had conferences, Veterans Day, progress reports, and two new students that pretty much engulfed the last two weeks […]

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A free gift perfect for Halloween! :)

October 30, 2013

Hi Everyone! So, if you are reading this, I’m hoping you have all your Halloween candy bought, your costume completed, and your party plans all figured out. If you have, then you are MILES ahead of me. Well, I have the candy bought but, everything else “will get done when it gets done”. I had […]

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iPick…iPod style!

October 6, 2013

Hi, Everyone! I hope the Fall weather and dropping temperatures has been getting everyone ready for the best holidays of the year! 🙂 I am excited to share some fun freebies over the next month of things you can do in your classroom to make the holidays more fun and manageable. Today, I am going […]

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Having an opinion…

April 25, 2013

is NOT something my kiddos have trouble with. They do, however, have some trouble writing about their opinions and supporting them with reasons. So, when the time came in my self-created writing timeline, I thought about the best way to introduce this genre was through some short writing prompts. To get them talking, I read […]

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Football Freebie! :)

February 3, 2013

Hi, Everyone! If your kiddos are anything like mine, then I’m sure your classroom has been buzzing about the Superbowl. To be honest, unless it’s the Bears playing, I don’t really pay attention. I think the many losing football games I was forced to sit through when I coached cheerleading has really lowered my interest […]

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Tackling Math Workshop

December 30, 2012

Hello Blog land! It’s good to be back. I know everyone in education is really feeling the pressure this year and I’m sure many, if not most, of you can relate to feeling beyond overwhelmed 24/7. That’s been me for the past few months. Actually, that’s been me since the first day of school. I […]

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Back to School ideas (rerun)

July 30, 2012

Hi, everyone! Well, it must be nearing August, because this teacher officially can’t sleep. Why does this still happen??? This will be my tenth year teaching. The same grade. In the same school. In the same room. Why do I still fret myself so much? I am literally sitting here right now with a pit in my […]

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Two Monday Made-It’s! :)

July 17, 2012

Hi, Everyone! I’m linking up again with Tara’s awesome Monday Made-It Linky Party. This week, I created a Picture Frame craft. I’ve always wanted to do something like this, but never had the time. In the past, we were only in school for 1 hour and 4o minutes on the very first day. This year, […]

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Freebies, Updates, and New Products

June 10, 2012

Hi Everyone! I am officially on summer vacation and I am LOVING every millisecond so far! I do have a meeting at school next week and I’ve been giving myself pep talks about NOT going into my room. If I go in my room, I’ll want to take my bulletin boards down. If I go […]

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