August 2012 - Tales from Outside the Classroom

Interactive Vocabulary

I asked another friend to share some great ideas with you.  Please welcome Jana from Thinking out Loud.  I love to hear ideas about vocabulary.  I think it’s my weakest area.  She has some great tips to share! Hello, fans of Tales From Outside the Classroom!  My name is Jana from Thinking Out Loud and I love being here today.  I hope everyone has a had a fabulous start to the school year.  For those

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Journals

Back to school hit me like a ton of bricks this year!  I can’t even begin to describe how tired and drained I’ve been over the last few weeks!  Not to mention, changes in my job, a jewelry party at my house, and a few other personal hiccups thrown in, and I left my blog hanging for a while!  But, I have some goodies for you for waiting patiently for me to come back!  I

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Back to School Blog Hunt

Welcome!  I’m so excited to be participating in the Back to School Blog Hunt!  I’ve been back to work since August 1st.  The teachers in my building have been back full time all week this week for professional development.  Kids start tomorrow! I’m a big fan of doing writing activities at the beginning of the year.  First, I think it’s the easiest way to get a quick gauge of your students.  You can see their

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Word Walls

I loved Mary’s ideas for using licorice to make learning more engaging- perfect for those kinesthetic learners!  I’m crazy excited to have the phenomenal Miss Kindergarten as a guest today.  Hadar is one of the first bloggers I found, and I’m so glad that I’ve gotten to know her over the last few months!  I know you’ll love what she’s sharing with you today! Hi everyone! I’m Hadar from Miss Kindergarten and I’m excited to

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Edible Learning

As you can tell, my blog has been a little abandoned this summer, and it’s only gotten worse the last few weeks.  I went back to work two weeks ago and have been doing professional development with my staff, and I’ve been crazy busy with outside commitments.  I didn’t want to keep my blog empty, so I asked a few bloggy friends to share a few ideas with you over the next few weeks.  I’ll still

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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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