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Being a Teacher Matters.

Being a teacher is not an easy job. Being a teacher is not a 8-3:30 job. Being a teacher matters. Other professions wouldn’t exist without the foundation that teachers build starting at a young age. Teachers devote their lives to the classroom, it is actually more like home for many-

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Teaching Place Value with a Game

At the beginning of every year, I like to spend a few days reviewing place value with my students. Our math curriculum moves very quickly. After the “summer slide” it is always important to review those key concepts with my students before moving on. Place value is one of those

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Leaves, Leaves, Leaves!

Fall is one of my favorite times of year! My students love it too because we can use them for so many different reasons. Here are a few lessons I do each year in my class to celebrate fall.Up first, talking about some very awesome adjectives! We made a super

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Leaf Chromatography

Fall is the perfect time of year to take a closer look at leaves! I love teaching about leaves, photosynthesis and chlorophyll! Students actually love learning about it all too. This is a simple science lab that you can complete as a whole class to take a closer look at

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Building Teamwork

One of my absolute most favorite parts of the beginning of the school year is building classroom community. The community that is going to bring all of my students together. The community that is going to support my students through tough times. The community that is going to make each

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Think Time- Bubble Pop Method

Picture your class when you ask a question. Do you see the same immediate hands shoot up in the air? You know, the kids that ALWAYS have the answer? Do you call on them or do you have an awkward wait time as you wait for a different student to

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