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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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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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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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Honoring Veterans Day

November 11, 2012

So, I have to be honest. In the past I haven’t taken much time to really discuss Veterans Day. I always asked students what they know about the holiday and why we celebrate it. I am ashamed to admit that I’d often get Veterans Day and Memorial Day confused. Well, not anymore. This past year […]

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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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New items and Back to School Sale!!!

August 12, 2012

Hi, everyone! I had a big plan of posting about my back to school ideas I am going to use this year, and to post my classroom pics, but I haven’t been feeling the best these past few days, so unfortunately, those will have to wait. However, since school is literally days away, I wanted […]

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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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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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Primary Grades Common Core Math Posters

July 10, 2012

Hi Everyone! The only good thing I can say about last week’s horrible Midwest heat wave was that it actually gave me the excuse (and time) to sit down and crank out the early primary version of the Math Wall Vocab Cards. I have created a 114 (!) page document that combines both the first […]

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