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Martin Luther King Jr

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

After a couple weeks, and a much needed Winter Break, we headed back to school last Tuesday.  We only had a 4 day week that first week back.  With it being a shorter week, switching things up in my reading block a bit, and wanting time to review procedures, I decided not to do our regular reading routines and curriculum.  Instead, I introduced Martin Luther King Jr. to the kids.  As luck would have it,

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This is Your Year!

Each new year always brings along a string of resolutions for people.  Do you set a bunch of resolutions each year?  Do you follow through with them? My fitness resolutions started to be tackled a few months ago.  I got my new Samsung Gear Fit watch and I’m obsessed.  I use this, along with the S Health app, to track my eating and working out and I’ve already seen results.  Because it’s a smart watch

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December in our Classroom

Is there a teacher out there who breezes through December?  If so, I need her tips because December kicks my butt every year.  This year, things seemed to be crazier than normal.  As a Fine Arts magnet school each grade level gets a month each year to showcase what we’ve been learning and applying it to the fine arts.  It’s amazing.  I wish I had photos to show you of our planning and projects and

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Holiday Gift Giving

This time of year I’m always on the hunt for the perfect gift.  I tend to stress about giving gifts because I want them to be perfect.  I want the receiver to know I put a lot of thought into them and I want the gift to be something meaningful to them.  That’s why we give gifts anyway, right?  Here are ideas for gifts for the people in your lives. Gifts for Students $1 books

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A Look at the First Week {and a half!}

In my area kids normally start school on a Wednesday.  While I like it, and appreciate that the first week isn’t too drawn out and extra exhausting, it does make it a bit difficult.  3 days is not enough time to do all of the getting to know you stuff you want to do, and 8 days of no instruction begins to feel like you are losing valuable time.  But alas, we combined the two

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