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  • Authors that can provide engaging, unique content to readers.  The post should revolve around a great idea that teachers can implement, and not be focused on a product (free, or otherwise).  One free product may be linked (and this will bring additional traffic to your blog or TpT store), but the post should not revolve around the product; rather it should enhance the post.
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  • Calendar time is so important in the primary grades.  Moving beyond typical calendar routines like days of the week, months of the year, and weather, your interactive classroom calendar time can help build place value and number sense skills through your daily calendar routines.  Every first grade and second grade teacher should build in calendar time as part of their math block. #1stgrade #2ndgrade
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