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Christmas
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7 December Math Games Using Dice

Independent Math Practice With Dice Games 7 Math Dice Games For Kindergarten and First Grade Print, Add Dice, Play Over and Over This is not a podcast post. It shows up in the podcast tab but, alas, I can't figure out how to get it to leave. So there's no podcast episode.  Sorry. Summary of 7 Math Dice Games For Kindergarten and First Grade Math games using dice are a great way for students to

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Podcast
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teaching art with Matthew Sekerak

Tales From The Art Room In Episode 26, of Rockin’ This Teacher Thing… Today I am happy to invite my former student Matthew Sekerak to the show. Matthew is now an art teacher and he’s going to be telling the story about becoming a teacher and being an art teacher in a pandemic. He made me laugh so hard with a couple of his stories. So if you are needing a good belly laugh. This

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Holiday Help
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3 Hacks To Stop Holiday Teacher Stress

3 Hacks To Stop Holiday Teacher Stress In Episode 25, of Rockin’ This Teacher Thing… Here it comes teacher friends. Holiday celebrations, cultural traditions and stress.  Now more than ever we want the next few months to be memorable, special and full of joy.  Don’t be stressed instead get the 3 hacks you can use in your life to get organized quickly, plan efficiently and find some joy in the journey.  You’re going to get

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Parent Engagement
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Here's How To Template Your Report Card Comments

Use A Template To Write Report Card Comments In Episode 24, of Rockin’ This Teacher Thing… Report card comments can be a huge undertaking. But with the help of a simple template you can be done quickly.  Parents are going to love these comments.  You are going to be done writing report card comments in record time.  Teacher Resource Recommendations From This Episode 3 Resources Mentioned 1)Early Finisher Solution 2)“Move It Like A Turkey” Game 

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Classroom Helpers
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OT tips to help improve student academic performance

Get Help With Pencil Grip, Muscle Strength, Midline Cross-Over, Left Handed Students and More With OT, Angie Holmes In Episode 23, of Rockin’ This Teacher Thing… Ready for some easy to implement tools to help ALL of your students? Occupational Therapist, Angie Holmes, joins us today to give us useful tips on how to strengthen students' core, cross the midline, improve muscle control, improve focus, and give every student ways to improve their academic performance.

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Classroom Management
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Early Finisher Problems? Tips and How-Tos For Your K-1 Classroom

Setting Up Early Finisher Activities in a Social Distancing and Distance Learning Classroom In Episode 22, of Rockin’ This Teacher Thing…  Early Finisher Activities are a part of every K-1 classroom but with the new requirements brought by social distancing, and distance learning, using early finisher activities from the past might not be usable.  Today we will talk about how to structure early finisher activities so that your little ankle biters will be busy learning

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