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Setting Up Your Classroom? Tips and Tricks For a Great Year.

Getting Ready For A New School Year? Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned pro, planning for a new school year is exciting and daunting.  A good time to start your classroom set-up is 2 months before school starts but where to begin? What steps can a person take to be productive and not spin around in circles? I’ve set up a classroom many many times. It all comes down to People, Paperwork, Planning,

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Fun In The Sun Color Sheet
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Fun In The Sun Color Sheet

Fun In The Sun Color Sheet Fun In The Sun Color Sheet for your little learners. Dreaming about the beach? Download this free printable color sheet and talk about a day at the beach. I love the beach and I love summer.  I have this quick little freebie for you and your little learners. Are they dreaming about the beach? Language Experience Activity Can’t get to the beach? Use this color sheet to talk about

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Writing Template
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Student Writing With The Blueberry Pancake Problem

Writing Template And The Blueberry Pancake Problem This freebie is dedicated to my teacher friend Jane’s grandson.  She read him the book The Blueberry Pancake Problem and he immediately thought he should do some writing too.  I’ve had a bunch of kidos tell me they wanted to be a writer too.  (Oh, man pullin’ at my heartstrings) So I made this for you just in case you have some authors amongst ya.  I made this

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Graphing Freebie with a Pancakes

The Blueberry Pancake Problem And Graphing Freebie Does your class love to collect data and then graph their results? Does this sound a bit daunting?  No worries use “The Blueberry Pancake Problem” and Graphing Freebie to help you make this a great activity.  I’ve got the entire process down below with a bunch of pro tips built in. You and your students are going to love this activity. This one requires a bit of “training”

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The Blueberry Pancake Problem Writing Freebie

The Blueberry Pancake Problem Writing Freebie The Blueberry Pancake Problem book can now be used with this writing freebie. Or watch the video and read the book.  So fun to do both. (Yahoo for writing practice.) Differentiate Writing Easily How do you differentiate writing?  Well you tell group “A” (your low group to use 2 words from the list).  Tell group “B” (middle skill level) to use 3 words. Tell group “C” (high group) to

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Thinking About Next School Year?

Thinking About Next School Year Many of you are getting out or are out of school, and I know what you are doing. You are thinking about next year. Well that’s good and that’s bad. Give yourself a break.   Self care goes a long ways in preparing you to be your most amazing self. My plan to build you up this year is as follows:  Every Tuesday I will post a blog that helps you through

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