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How to Use the First Six Weeks of School to Create Classroom Community

If you’re a teacher that participates in teacher groups on social media, there’s a chance you’ve seen a post at some point about a teacher who’s having a hard time with classroom community and/or management.  It’s frustrating if you’re the teacher experiencing the problem, and it can be hard to give clear advice online.  Or… Continue reading How to Use the First Six Weeks of School to Create Classroom Community

first 6 weeks · first grade · K-2 · math · mathematician

Building Confidence in the Math Classroom

Hi, friends!  I’m back at ya again with some back to school math tips. One thing that I think is really important at the start of the school year is making math accessible to all students and showing them that math is more that just the basic operations.  I recently talked about how during the… Continue reading Building Confidence in the Math Classroom

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Two Posts in Two Hours?!

It’s because I’m a sucker for a good linky party.  And, of course, my paralyzing FOMO.  An old roommate gave me FOMO and since then it has really negatively interfered with a lot of my productivity. In any case, Susan over at Thank God it’s First Grade just moved from Las Vegas to Mass, and… Continue reading Two Posts in Two Hours?!

calendar math · ELA · first 6 weeks · first grade · http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post · K-2 · partner · reading · responsive classroom

Whaaaaaaa?! A Blog Update and It’s NOT Friday?!

I have really great intentions every week of blogging more often, but somehow it always seems that all of the sudden it’s Friday and I’m linking up with Doodlebugs for Five for Friday.  But today?  Today, friends, I’m coming at you on a WEDNESDAY!! Previously, I blogged about how we use Responsive Classroom structures is… Continue reading Whaaaaaaa?! A Blog Update and It’s NOT Friday?!

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First Ever Five for Friday…And I’m Already Late

Y’all.  I can barely believe that it’s Saturday.  Actually, if we’re being really honest what I really can’t believe is that I made it out with friends until 1:00am last night.  Or, this morning, I guess?  When we left I really thought we’d be home by 11:30 at the latest.  Suffice to say I’m beat… Continue reading First Ever Five for Friday…And I’m Already Late