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“I Wish” Poems

In my classroom, we had been reading and discussing poetry for a couple of days. I wanted my students to write their own poems, but wasn’t sure where to start. I had remembered from the school I was previously at a poetry assignment one of the teachers had done, and I loved it! I decided…… Continue reading “I Wish” Poems

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Parts of Speech Fitness

At my school, we do something called “Walk to Read.” This consists of students separating into groups for intensive reading instruction based on their own level. This system has proved to be extremely beneficial in reaching target struggle areas for students, and has helped every student gain reading progress. Within my classroom, I have a…… Continue reading Parts of Speech Fitness

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Here’s the SCOOP on our multiplication!

  My students really needed to kick it into gear on memorizing their multiplication facts. I came up with an incentive that helped them gain the motivation needed to start working on them. I made a deal with my students. Depending on how many facts they completed, that would be the determining factor of what…… Continue reading Here’s the SCOOP on our multiplication!

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Classroom Jeopardy

Within my school district, we use Journeys language arts curriculum. Although I really like our program, it covers a TON of material each week. So much so that sometimes I’m worried about my students being able to retain it all. Rather than give my kids worksheets and busy work to check their understanding, I found a…… Continue reading Classroom Jeopardy

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Rube Goldberg Machines

I had the opportunity to serve an internship at Edith Bowen Laboratory School in Logan, Utah while attending Utah State University. I loved every minute of my internship, particularly the third grade teacher I worked with, Missy Shunn-Mitchell. She had a passion for teaching-especially with science. Her passion for science opened my eyes to the endless…… Continue reading Rube Goldberg Machines

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Lucky Charms Treats

For St. Patrick’s Day in my classroom, I wanted to bring treats and had been searching Pinterest for something that was easy to serve to my twenty-one students. I hit pay dirt when I came across a lucky charm treat-just like Rice Krispies, but using Lucky Charms instead. These treats were so delicious, quick, and…… Continue reading Lucky Charms Treats

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Elora’s Baby Quilt

Chris gave me an AWESOME present for Christmas: a sewing machine! I was so excited to learn how to sew a million things, and my crafty side was brewing with ideas. I sort-of knew how to sew already, but needed some serious fine tuning of my meager skills. That’s where my grandma came in. She…… Continue reading Elora’s Baby Quilt