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Date registered: September 9, 2015

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  1. Morning Bootcamp: Getting Back to the School Morning Routine — August 29, 2016
  2. Combinations of 10 — July 25, 2016
  3. Spelling Problems Solved! — July 2, 2016
  4. Paleo-friendly, Kid-approved, Work-morning Breakfast… Is that even possible? YES! — May 30, 2016
  5. Father’s Day Design Challenge 2016 — May 19, 2016

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Aug 29

Morning Bootcamp: Getting Back to the School Morning Routine

After a summer of long, luxurious mornings there are few things as discommodius as the stressful, time-crunched, bleary-eyed mornings that accompany the start of the school year. Fear not! This year I have a plan.   A week before school starts sit down with your kids and write down a routine that works for your …

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Jul 25

Combinations of 10

Why Learn the Combinations of 10 Students who are able to commit the number combinations that add up to 10 (0 + 10, 1 + 9, 2 + 8, etc.) to memory will be more adept at performing mental calculations in the future. Instant recall of these number combinations is fundamental to not only learning the basic math …

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Jul 02

Spelling Problems Solved!

It always feels incredibly nice when something seemingly completely unrelated suddenly becomes the perfect solution for a nagging problem.  For instance, a random rubber band becomes the perfect solution to opening a persistently stubborn lid on a jar of pickles.  Or a stretched paper clip becomes the just right answer to an accidentally locked door. …

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May 30

Paleo-friendly, Kid-approved, Work-morning Breakfast… Is that even possible? YES!

We attempt to eat Paleo at my house.  Let me rephrase that… I attempt to eat Paleo and everyone else is forced into submission because I’m the cook. However, I have to admit that even though I am the cook my success rate is not exactly 100 percent! My husband has been known to completely boycott …

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May 19

Father’s Day Design Challenge 2016

Mistakes… I spend a great deal of time helping my students embrace them. At home, I have sat with a teary eyed child on my lap a countless number of times reminding that mistakes are a good thing.  They are opportunities to learn, to grow, to become stronger. Besides that, they are an inevitable part …

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Apr 03

Not Just for Easter: A Preposition Scavenger Hunt

It was 11:39 on a Wednesday night and I sat wearily on the edge of the bar stool at my kitchen’s island.  My laptop glowed in front of me.  With a final click, I sent my Amazon order into cyberspace. “Done,” I thought to myself with satisfaction, “another item to check off my list.” With …

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Mar 01

Love the List

Last week was a bad week. After receiving an angry letter from the library about some admittedly very overdue books, missing the due date of an important assignment in a class I am taking and realizing at 4:50 on Thursday evening that I had forgotten my daughter’s dance class that started at 4:45 I felt as …

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Feb 26

Exit Tickets: New Spins on a Tried and True Method

Did they get what I just taught them?  It’s a question educators are continually asking themselves.  Exit Tickets are a powerful interactive student response system intended to give the teacher at any grade level a quick “snapshot” of what students have learned, what they are still questioning, or even what prior knowledge they might be …

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Jan 26

Visualization: 3 Things You Need to Know

As a fairly new teacher, I will never forget the look on a certain student’s face when I suggested that a movie plays in my mind every time I read a book.  This student, a member of my high school Title One Reading Class, was a bubbly, lovable girl who often had plenty to say, …

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Jan 07

A 5-Step Toy Detox

Ahh… the start of a new year!  The promise of a clean slate!  Another chance to get it right. You know the drill.  Thankfully, there is an abundance of magazine articles, pinterest pins and blog posts all dedicated to helping us put the right foot forward as the new year starts.  Today, I offer yet another way to start …

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