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Meet the Teacher

I’m excited to join in on this fun linky from Falling into First.  This is a fun way to help you get to know me a little better. Here I am on Friday (my birthday!) with my best girl, Piper.  The picture is a little fuzzy and there’s terrible lighting with the windows behind me, but you get the idea. I’m excited to begin my second year teaching 3rd grade next week, though I wish

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Back to School Tips

The Back to School season is officially upon us.  I’m joining together with some of my favorite bloggers to give you a bunch of tips to help you sail into the new year smoothly!  Maybe it’s because I’ve moved offices or classrooms almost every single year and have spent hour after hour after hour getting things set back up, but, my first tip is to take the time now to get organized. Back to School

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Use old wooden stools to create share chairs for the classroom.

Monday Made It: DIY Share Chair

I’m linking up for my first ever Monday Made It.  I’m not the crafty type.  As much as I want to be, and I want to be successful, I just don’t have the crafty gene.  Most of my stuff is worthy of being on Pinterest Fail.  I try and I try and I try and I try.  And it just never quite comes out the way it should.  So I generally don’t care to share

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Classroom Anchor Charts

As the end of the year is drawing near, I thought I’d do a post sharing some of the anchor charts we’ve created throughout the year.  Now, I’ll be perfectly honest and say my creative skills are lacking.  I make these with my students, and so my handwriting is often sloppy as I’m quickly writing, and there are a few authentic mistakes.  But that’s what makes them real and useful in our rooms. I also

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Classroom Finds from Dollar Tree

Classroom Finds at Dollar Tree

Hey everyone!  I continued my incessant shopping spree for my classroom today at Dollar Tree.  A meeting I had was delayed an hour and I was just across the street.  What’s a girl to do with an hour to kill except spend it shopping?!? Every time I’ve gone in before over the last few weeks I’ve been looking for something specific.  Today, I was just browsing and I had some great finds and ideas that

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