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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

family · · morning meeting · parent communication · parents · relationships

Fantastic Fridays

Hi, friends I hope everyone is having a great week!  My mom is visiting while the hubs is on a business trip, and the weather finally broke here in DC and today was beautiful!  We saddled up the pup and the boys and walked all over the Hill today.  The weather was way too lovely… Continue reading Fantastic Fridays

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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?!

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Responsive Classroom, Anyone?

The end of summer is so close.  Yesterday, the hubs and I were at a concert and we took some drinks to tailgate and I was refusing to drink fall-y beers because I refuse to acknowledge the fact that fall and back to school are just around the corner.  I am tenaciously clinging to the… Continue reading Responsive Classroom, Anyone?