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Plant Activities and Ideas plus a FREEBIE!

Hi Top Flyers! I am so excited to talk about plants today.  Teaching students about plants was always one of my favorite topics to teach.  It is so much fun to teach students how to plant a seed and watch it grow.  Today my goal is to share some activities

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My Fantabulous Brain!

Books that help students to understand real-life issues that they face are so important!  Julia Cook writes awesome books that do just that!!! Her newest book is My Fantabulous Brain that helps students to understand that they do not have to struggle alone.  She encourages students to “take the t out of

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Social Studies Interactive Read Alouds

Hi Teacher Friends! Today I wanted to share about Social Studies Interactive Read Alouds and how you can use them during your social studies block. Did someone say Freebie….of course there is a FREEbie just for you!! I will be sharing a planning page that you can use with any social studies

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Spring Read Alouds for Primary Students

Hi Teacher Friends! Today I wanted to share about some of my favorite Spring Read Alouds and of course there is a FREEbie just for you!!  I will also share an extension activity that you can use with each book. I began thinking about my favorite read alouds for Spring

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4 Benefits of Using Math Tasks!

I love using math tasks in the classroom and I think you will too!  Math Tasks may be new to you or you may be an expert, but I wanted to share some of the great benefits of using math tasks in the classroom.  There are so many things I

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5 Tips for Number Talks

So you learned in my first post in this series about Number Talks and how to do them in your classroom.  I recommend reading that post here if you haven’t already.  There is a freebie in it for you! I introduced number talks at my school on last year and

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My Favorite Back to School Read Alouds

I love reading books aloud to students and seeing how happy stories make them.  This is a great way to build a great classroom culture at the beginning of the school year.  If you want to see some awesome read alouds for back to school then you are in the

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How to make your own Guided Math Toolkits?

I love the Balanced Math framework which includes Spiral Review, Mental Math, Content Lesson, Guided Math, Centers, and Closure.  On last school year, I helped my school implement guided math toolkits for all teachers.  I have been getting many questions about how we use them and what’s included.  If you are looking to

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Apple Activities, Ideas, and Read Alouds

It’s almost that time of the year when we teach our kiddos about all things apples.  I love to do read alouds, crafts, writing activities, and much more to teach students about apples.  If you are looking for some great apple activity ideas…you are in the right place!  I have

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Setting Expectations in the Classroom

  It is so important to set expectations for your students at the very beginning of the year.  If you want to learn how to start your year on the right foot with setting good expectations…then you are in the right place!  I have listed some ideas and activities below

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