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Back to School 2020-2021: 5 Things I am doing to get started!

Well, now we know the plan for going back to school in 2020.  Read on to see what is happening in my neck of the woods! This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.  That means if you purchase anything through Amazon using the links provided, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support!   The schools that I teach for are offering 2 choices.  1. Distance Learning:  All instruction will be provided via the computer.  2. In-Class Learning.     So, for our in-class learners, we are going back to school this year on

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Back to School 2020

Wow.  I really am not sure how to start this post. But, here we go.   In my experience, teachers by nature are planners. I usually spend a large chunk of my summer vacation making plans for the next school year. As of right now, our school district does not have an opening plan in place. I am really glad that they are taking their time.  I am really glad that there are several (a lot) of teachers on the reopening committee.  But I am really nervous about what this coming school year is going to entail. Read on for things

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Tales from the Distance…

Such strange times we are living in.  As I write this post, I am still in quarantine, but the state is slowly starting to reopen.  I am in an area with more cases of COVID-19, so we will be a week behind the rest of the state.  The last day that I was in school with my students was Friday, March 13, 2020. Our school year is winding down, with only a few days left of school… A little background… I am fortunate enough to be in a school system where the students have 1:1 devices.  All students in our

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8 Fun Morning Work Activities Part 1

Ahhh…the first 20 min. of school after you have happily greeted all of your darling cherubs.  We want them to be busy, independent, learning, and calm.  I want my morning work activities to help set the tone for the day.I don’t know how you feel,  but as a teacher, I really don’t want morning work to be something that I have to later grade, so I have a few fun morning work activities(or bell ringer work) that doesn’t involve worksheets or a whole lot of planning! This post is the first in a 2 part series.  Today are ideas 1-4!This post

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Getting Ready for Back to School Blog Series: One Month + and a freebie!

Am I ready to go back to school? NO!  Am I thinking about going back to school? Yes, I begrudgingly admit that I am thinking about it!  I still have a little more than a month left of summer vacation, but here is what I am doing in this week to get ready to go back to school!  Read on and don’t forget to pick up your freebie! This post contains affiliate links for Amazon. By purchasing an item on the Amazon site using these links, I will receive a small commission on your purchase (with no extra cost to you). For more

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