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DIY Teacher Planner

Do you have a teacher binder? What important things do you keep in it? In my teacher plan book I like to keep my weekly planner, curriculum information, student data, important school documents, and parent volunteer information. It is so nice to have all of these important documents all in

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Daily 5: Chapter 4

Hello, Sweet Friends! How are you enjoying The Daily 5? After reading chapter 4, I am ready to launch the Read to Self portion of Daily 5 in my classroom this fall! I am going to use these posters to teach my students the three ways to read a book.

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Daily 5: Chapter 3

For chapter 3, I made a sign that I will be putting above my classroom library. I love I PICK and I am excited to introduce it to my future students. Click the image below to snag your own sign!      This chapter also gave me the final push

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daily 5 {chapter 2}

My favorite part about chapter 2 was this: When you think about it, it really makes sense! When students understand the purpose of doing something and have a choice on which task they complete, they are naturally more motivated to stay busy and learn. I love the idea of teaching

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Daily 5: Chapter 1

Hello, Teacher Friends! I hope you are enjoying The Daily 5 book! I know I am! 🙂 If you want to get your own copy and join in on the fun, click {here}! This book has seriously lifted a HUGE weight off my shoulders. Last year {my second year of

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The Summer ountdown is ON!

Only 13 school days left!! To countdown the days, we are popping one balloon a day and each balloon is filled with something fun/exciting to do that day. We started with 20 days to go and my students are loving it– in fact, they are a tad bit obsessed! On the first

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Test Prep (the cute way!)

  My students start taking their end-of-level test next week (EEK!). Since the rest of you are either testing already or getting ready to test, I thought I would share a few things that I am doing to prepare. All of these printables can be found in my Teachers Pay

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happy v-day!

I hope you all survive enjoy your Valentine’s Day tomorrow! I just finished making these sugar-free valentines for my kiddos. They are similar to last year’s look. You know me, I like to keep things looking simple and clean. 🙂 Click here to download your own pencil tags {you can

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penguin mini unit {freebie}

I hope you are having a great week back in school. I can’t believe how fast time goes and how fast this  week has gone by… and I really can’t believe tomorrow is Friday! {Thank goodness!} Last year my students made these adorable penguins. I love giving step-by-step instructions and

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Fraction Fun!

This math packet is full of BEGINNER Fraction FUN! All the activities in this packet can be used for centers, independent work, or whole group instruction. Fractions included in this packet are: 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8 (and on occasion 1/7). This Fraction Packet Includes:  Individual fraction charts 

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positive postcards

My new year’s resolution is to notice my students more. As a new teacher, I feel like I am always rushing from one thing to the next and I forget to notice how stinkin’ cute they are. Besides, children thrive on positive comments and attention {heck, so do adults}! I created

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you make my heart GLOW! {v-day freebie}

I know that it isn’t even February yet, but I am in the mood to skip January.  Here in Utah it is too blah, too cold, and too depressing.  So naturally, I am already thinking about Valentine’s Day.  My husband and I don’t really do much, but I love celebrating

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writing checklist {for students}

I went to a writing class today. It was really useful and I came away with a lot of ideas. One of the things we talked about was stating an objective before each lesson and letting students know exactly what is expected of them. Students are more likely to meet

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Bubblegum Writing Activity

My students worked really hard this week, so to reward those little cuties… we had a GUM day! Of course, I made them earn it with good behavior (you gotta make ’em work for it)! I got this fun gum activity from Julie Lee over at Mrs. Lee’s Kindergarten. She

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POW! A Zeno Sight Word Game

This FREE activity takes regular, boring flashcards and turns them into a fun, competitive game. Your students won’t even realize they are learning!