Reading

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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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 to […]

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Nonfiction Text Features and Getting Wrapped Up in a Great Summary!

October 13, 2012

Yay! I’m back and it hasn’t been an entire month since my last post!!! This year my district is slowing moving towards a balanced literacy approach to reading. I have to say THANK YOU, LORD! I, personally, am excited about this. Probably because this is really how I feel students get a well-rounded reading experience. […]

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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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can/have/are in Room 19!

May 28, 2012

Sometimes being an “intermediate” level teacher can be a bummer. When I look at all the adorable projects that so many primary teachers post, I get a little jealous. I feel like sometimes I push the envelope with the units I create because I know some of my coworkers may feel it’s “fluff” rather than […]

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Because of Winn-Dixie

March 24, 2012

Hi Blog land! What a crazy few days in my world. Luckily crazy = busy and not crazy = insane.  I’m having a hard time staying focused on school with the INSANELY beautiful weather we’ve been having. I keep feeling like school should be ending soon, but alas, two more months. At least I have […]

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Catching up and Persuasive Strategies {freebie}

February 5, 2012

Wow! I can’t believe it’s been so long since my last post. I’m sure you are all feeling the February frenzies. My principal just reminded us that it a research based fact that February is the most stressful month of the school year. I can definitely feel the pressure. With ISAT’s (sigh) less than a […]

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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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Procedures mean nothing without Practice

October 12, 2011

Hi everyone! Yes, I’m alive. I can’t believe how busy I’ve been over the past week. I don’t know about anyone else out in blog land, but I feel like last week was meeting crazy. Between team meetings, RtI meetings, Leadership meetings, and Special Education meetings, I couldn’t take one.more.meeting. I felt like I made […]

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