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Problems and Solutions in Catching the Moon

What was it like to be the first woman to play baseball in a men’s professional league? How was a woman able to break through this barrier in the 1950s? Crystal Hubbard tells the story of Marcenia Lyle’s first experiences with baseball as a…

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Why I Love Mini Posters So Much

The countdown for back-to-school has begun. Perhaps some of you have already gone back to school! I have a few more weeks, but I’m thinking about the year to come, planning and preparing, and reflecting. As I have been reflecting, I have been thinking…

Update!

I’m adding PDFs of the Chris Van Allsburg discussion cards that I posted last year. Studying the Works of Chris Van Allsburg CVA Jumanji Discussion CVA Just a Dream Discussion CVA The Garden of Abdul Gasazi Discussion CVA The Polar Express Discussion CVA The…

Technical Difficulties!

I messed up when I uploaded the link to The Tiger Rising task cards and I can’t seem to fix it. Here is the PDF. Chapter Questions – The Tiger Rising Enjoy! Using Task Cards for Novel Studies

Using Task Cards for Novel Studies

I love task cards. I use them in every subject area, but I used to always associate them with math. Not anymore. I started using task cards for novel studies this year and it has changed my life. Maybe that sounds silly, but I…

New Year, New Commitments!

Where did I go for the second half of 2018? Well, the state of Virginia sent me a letter (actually an email) that said (and I’m paraphrasing) “you have six months to take two classes to complete your certification”. What? I thought I had…

Virginia Teachers Follow Loop

💜💙💚💛🧡❤️ Hello, fellow Virginia teachers! I’ve really enjoyed participating in the follow loops that keep popping up. It’s been great to have the opportunity to connect with other educators across the country and all over the world.  It has inspired me to create a…

A Quick Beach Vacation for Self-Care

Let me start by saying that I have been jonesing for an island vacation for some time now. I dream of Hawaii, Tahiti, Bermuda, and Turks and Caicos on a fairly regular basis. I drool and practically cry when I see other people’s island…

Building a Community of Writers

The article below appears in the July 2018 edition of A Teacher’s Magazine if you’re interested in ordering it and reading more! Here’s a link to a six-month subscription: A Teacher’s Magazine – August ’18 to February ’19. Here’s a PREVIEW! There are so many great articles…

July 4th Giveaway and More!

Giveaway! We wanted to help you celebrate your Fourth of July 🇺🇸 with a BANG 🎆 and let you have a treat for you plus a little something for your class!  💸 We’re giving away TWO SETS of $20 gift cards ($40 TOTAL) so…

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