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Are you Team Textbook or Team Passages? Often, teachers are solidly in one camp or the other. There are solid reasons for using either one and also reasons to not use them. Let’s examine the pros and cons of each.TextbooksAt one point I was solidly anti-textbook and...

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10 Ways To Make Your Lessons More Student-Friendly

Have you ever planned a lesson you were completely excited about and then other people told you it was a bad idea? Or it just flat-out bombed? Sometimes, I think we come out with ideas that sound great on paper, but, in reality, they don’t work or we forget elements...

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Book Reports For Your Classroom

I have a confession to make…. I LOVE reading! It’s such an escape for me.  Reading also has a ton of benefits for our students.  In fact, reading can be one of the most magical things in a student’s life. When students learn to read, worlds open up around them. ...

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We have to set clear expectations for our students so they know what we expect them to do. This way there is less confusion on their part and frustration on your part.

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4th Grade Math BEST Standards

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3rd Grade Math BEST Standards

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  • I believe that students need to be the leaders of the classroom. Even third graders are old enough to be held accountable and to take responsibility for their learning.
  • I do not believe that kids were made to sit in seats. They need to get up and move around.
  • Differentiated instruction is a must. I use guided reading and guided math groups to meet the individual needs of my students.
  • Helping a student to discover their love for reading is a privilege that I never get tired of.
  • School should be fun! We party in my class!