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Just a reflection today.

Okay, I have been up to my ears in grading papers, doing school projects with my boys and coming down with a cold! I had a really great day at school today, but did nothing miraculous or picture worthy!  Now wait a minute…I guess if I stop to reflect (which as a teacher I have little time to do) today was wonderful!  The kiddos did what they were supposed to do, I had a teachable moment and the resources to carry it out, we had fun playing WORDO,and  I got wear p.j.’s and have lunch with a great group of kiddos.

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Opinion Poll: digital or print?

I want to start by saying I LOVE TECHNOLOGY (until it doesn’t work, then I don’t).  I have and ipod (which I listen to audio books on), a laptop (where I incessantly read blogs), a tablet computer (with the Kindle app), not to mention an iPad (provided by my school to do MCLASS assessments).  I love the idea of being able to carry around a whole library on a device!  (Maybe I would feel differently if I had a smartphone…)But….There is something wonderful about sitting down with a book (or laying down, I am a librocubicularist: one who loves to read in bed).

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Tweaked Emergency Idea!

My badge with the list inside! Wow!  My last several blog posts have been un-teachery!  I need to get back to the teacher stuff!  🙂As with all teachers I am always looking for new ways to make my life easier! Funny, but there are some aspects to teaching that I never really took to much time to think about.  I just did them like everyone else!  Then, Pinterest came along and changed all of that.  I have learned so many great ideas through Pinterest and teacher blogs that I can’t keep up with it all!  Anyway, one of the things that

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Halloween Poem/Monster Menu

Get yours here! So, back to thinking about poetry. Every year about this time, our poem of the week is called: If a Giant Monster… It is adorable! I did not write this poem, nor do I know who did, but we use it every year and the kiddos love it! We then talk about what kinds of things we think that monsters would like to eat, such as ketchup soup and mustard stew. The boys especially like this one. Then, we make a Monster Menu with all sorts of nasty items we think that Monsters would like to eat

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reading homework with dog in glasses standing on a book. it's pretty adorable.

Reading Homework

Where are you on the homework / no homework debate?  Read on! To send homework or to not send homework?  That is the question! How do you do reading homework?  I think that for some people, reading logs are a dirty word.  I am on the fence about “homework”.  I make it clear to my parents at the beginning of the school year that any homework that I send home is optional.  They can choose whether or not their children complete it. (Only exception is if I send something home that a child does not complete during class time).   I am

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No name papers hack with image of a blue pocket chart

No Name Papers Hack!

Ugh…no-name papers. They are the worst, aren’t they? I came up with this little hack a few years ago, and now I don’t sweat it anymore! This post does contain an Amazon Affiliate link. If you purchase anything through my link I receive a small commission at no cost to you. So, onto the No Name Papers Hack! But, I am much more organized at school than I am at home.  A few years ago I discovered something that helps me stay organized when it comes to students handing in assignments. It doesn’t look like much, but it works for

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