June 2012 - Tales from Outside the Classroom

Blog Swap & Hop

Today is the day.  Blog Swap and Hop day!  I know you all will love this fabulous post by Nicole.  I’m posting over at Ms. Preppy’s Blog.  After you check out these test prep strategies, hop on over and check out my post about organization.  Then, hop through the rest of the guest posts!  The links are on the bottom! Hey there!  This is Nicole from Teaching With Style!  I teach 3rd grade in Portland,

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Graphic Organizers for Reading

I am so excited that I had the opportunity to review Laura Candler’s Graphic Organizers for Reading.  She has aligned the organizers with the Common Core State Standards.  I have to say that I was excited about this book after I looked at it.  The graphic organizers are easy to use, she offers practical tips and suggestions, and the layout makes a teachers’ job easy. Probably my favorite feature is the first chapter itself.  It

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Wild about Teaching

Yesterday, the sweet Lacey from Wild about Teaching let me talk about Fluency over at her blog.  Go check it out here  and you can find out how you can download this cute baseball themed game.

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Blog Swap & Hop

Next Saturday, some friends and I are participating in a Blog Swap and Hop.  We’re all switching blogs for the day!  There’ll be a guest here while I’m posting somewhere else.  You’ll be able to hop through to check them all out.  I’m sure there’ll be some great freebies for you to grab as well.  Check out the great bloggers who are participating: document.write(‘

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New and Free Frames

I’m still in clip art land.  I spent my evening creating these cuties.  You can get them for yourself by clicking the picture to head to my TpT store.  They’re only $2! I love the way they turned out!  It’s only making my current obsession over making more even worse.   As I was going through my files this morning, I found these frames I created a few months back as I was just playing

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Hi! I'm Tessa!

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I’ve spent the last 15 years teaching in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades, and working beside elementary classrooms as an instructional coach and resource support. I’m passionate about math, literacy, and finding ways to make teachers’ days easier. I share from my experiences both in and out of the elementary classroom.

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