Merging the Old with the New

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Hey, y'all! Things are starting to settle down a bit, and I'm feeling more confident with my routines. It's November. It's totally time! Thanks for all the words of encouragement on my last post. It's nice to know that we all have years where we need to shake things up. And it sounds like, for … [Continue reading]

New Kids on the Block

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I know. It's been a long time since I've written. Y'all...I'm tired. It's been one of those years. The dreaded ones. The ones where you feel like you're running in quicksand. You're making all the moves but not going anywhere. Exhausted doesn't even begin to describe my mental state by 3:00 … [Continue reading]

Launching Writer’s Workshop

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Well...hello, friends! Long time no see! I AM still alive...it's just that life hit me and I haven't had the energy to stop in and say hello. So...here goes! We just started our 4th week of school. We've been busy at work getting things up and going in our writing classroom. The first … [Continue reading]

A Week of FUN Review!

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Last week...as in the week BEFORE Spring Break...my class participated in Game Show Review. (I've created a second set of Game Show Review...you can scroll to the bottom for the link.)  In my last post, you saw several kiddos having the time of their lives. Well...it continued for the rest of the … [Continue reading]

Let the Games Begin!

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Oh.  My.  Goodness.  We had a BLAST today, y'all! **PSA: We had a field trip yesterday, so we started our review today.** Excuse how dark this picture is...but we turned off the lights, played music, and let the kids just take in the scenery.  So yeah...not great lighting for snapping … [Continue reading]

Game Show Test Prep

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I don't know about you, but I'm ready to have some fun with test prep!  No boring worksheets.  No monotony of same thing, different day.  Nope.  Not having it. So...I created something that kids are SURE to LOVE!!  GAME SHOW WEEK!! We are calling it "STAAR of the Show" in our room.  It's … [Continue reading]