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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

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Supporting All Students, Part 3

Hi, friends!  Happy Monday!  Here on the East Coast we have like our 8,000th rainy day in a row.  I have used our stroller rain cover so often in the past week I haven’t even bothered to take it off our stroller.  I just roll it up if it’s not raining, because it probably will… Continue reading Supporting All Students, Part 3

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Supporting All Students

Good Monday morning, friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend!  It was the first really spring feeling weekend we’ve had; Saturday afternoon and Sunday were both so nice.  It was great to be able to spend some time outside with the fam. Today I want to talk to you about a topic close to… Continue reading Supporting All Students

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Your AM Routine

I’m sure I don’t have to preach to other teachers about the importance of a morning routine, from the things you do each morning to get yourself/kids ready to the things you do each morning at school before you even start teaching, to the routine you teach your kids when they come in each morning.… Continue reading Your AM Routine

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Parent Odds and Ends–FREEBIE!!

Hi, friends! It seems like lots of people are getting ready to go back to school; DC doesn’t start until August 24th, but I know that if I was going back this year I’d be getting ready.  Instead, I’m trying to bring you helpful and relevant back to school content.  (Hopefully, it’s working.)  This is… Continue reading Parent Odds and Ends–FREEBIE!!

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Positive Pictures

Hi, loves Twice blogging in under a week!  Can you believe it?!  (Don’t get used to it; I don’t think the boys will always be this cooperative.)  This has been a great weekend; I went to a concert on Friday with my mom, the boys, and some friends, and then we picked the hubs up… Continue reading Positive Pictures

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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