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Back To School

Even and Odd, Prime and Composite Numbers Regardless of whether your school is going back for in person learning or continuing with distance learning, you’re going to need some resources, right? There are some fantastic dollar deals on Teachers Pay Teachers TODAY and TOMORROW…

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Resources For Distance Learning

The days, weeks, and months since March 12th (give or take a few days or even weeks) have been a whirlwind. I don’t know about you, but I have learned so much. I’ve definitely learned how to keep a mini lesson mini and not…

COVID 19 and Distance Learning

The purpose of this post is to provide some links to FREE resources for both teachers and parents to aid in these trying times. That’s it. That’s the post. Some items are flash freebies and some are forever freebies, so my advice is to…

How to Help Your Students Analyze Main Idea and Theme

What’s a great way to teach main idea and theme that really sticks? I have found some ways that consistently work well with my upper elementary students when we are digging deep into a work of narrative nonfiction that I want to share with…

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…

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…

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