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Simply Skilled Teaching

      Hey there Peeps…. I am SUPER EXCITED to share my NEWEST VENTURE with all of my blog followers.  This has been a very long time in the making and I am so excited to share it with you all! If you have been following my video series I have been chatting a lot about how to streamline your instruction to reduce some of the teacher-stress and overwhelm we all feel…trust me… I felt it too! But when…

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3 Easy Steps to STREAMLINE Your Guided Reading Instruction

Learn how to Effectively Streamline Your Guided Reading Instruction

  Hey there peeps…. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.  I really wanted to focus today’s blog post on how to help you STREAMLINE your Guided Reading Instruction. Within my Facebook groups, my blog, and through e-mails from my newsletter subscribers, I ALWAYS get questions about guided reading.  I truly believe that many teachers (myself included..until recently 🙂 are on the guided reading STRUGGLE BUS. Some of the most common questions or struggles that I hear are……

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5 Ways to Engage Your Learners in October

Hey there Friends… Here in the northeast the chill is definitely in the air and you can feel that Fall is here! Fall is my all time FAVORITE time of year! So I just wanted to share some things that I do with my kiddos to get them engaged and excited about the activities and lessons that we will be working on during the month.     As teachers we are ALWAYS strapped for time! Teaching has changed A LOT over…

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Guided Math: Flexible Grouping

Hey there friends… Here is the second installment of my Get Your Groove On with Guided Math Blog series!  I hope you find this post helpful! There are basically 9 main components of Guided Math. If you would like to get Guided Math up and running in your classroom, you will need to focus on these components:     Today we will talk about All Things Flexible Grouping! Flexible grouping is a very important part of your Guided Math instruction.…

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Apple Day is COMING!

APPLE DAY is coming!!!! YAY!!!   Apple Day is one of my FAVORITE days of the school year!  I have been doing Apple Day for the past 20 years in my classroom and I still love it every year.  Even though I LOVE summer, Fall is my favorite season.  The crisp air, the cooler temps, comfy light sweaters, and the COLORS of Fall are just mesmerizing here in NY!  I can sit and look at the trees all day when…

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Guided Math: All Things Organization

Hey there friends… So sorry it has taken me so long to get this post up and running!   Here is the first installment of my Get Your Groove On with Guided Math blog series!  I hope you find these little tidbits helpful! There are basically 9 main components of Guided Math. If you would like to get Guided Math up and running in your classroom, you will need to focus on these components:     Today we will talk…

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All About Me – Back to School Project

Hi Friends… I wanted to share one of my FAVORITE Back to School activities with you!  Every year I LOVE creating an All About Me Project for my kiddos to work on.  It makes a stunning Back to School Night bulletin board display and the parents just LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!  This past year I created an All About Me Tab-Its Booklet and my kiddos LOVED it.  They especially LOVED that they could choose their own child clipart that looked…

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The Low Down on Daily 5 – Rotations – Video #2

Hey there friends… I am soooooooo sorry this took so long to post.  I have been swamped lately.  But I promise… over the next couple of weeks, I will post my video on Listen to Reading and Word Work.  Here is my quickie video on my Daily 5 Rotations Board.  I hope you enjoy it! And here are some FUN FREEBIES for you to get your Daily 5 Rotations board ready!…

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Start your year off having a GROWTH MINDSET! {Freebie}

Hi Friends… I hope this post finds you well.  I wanted to share an activity with you that I do during the first week of school.  I am a STICKLER when it comes to saying the words “I CAN’T!” Those words are actually like hearing nails on a chalkboard for me…it drives me a bit bonkers.  So right from the get-go, we get RID of the words “I CAN’T” in our classroom and learn to change our thoughts and words…

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Get Your GROOVE On with Guided Math

Get Your Groove On with Guided Math Blog Series Hi Friends… Welcome to my NEW blog series called Get Your Groove On with Guided Math! At the end of this 10 week series, you will learn the ins and out of All Things Guided Math and I am so excited you have decided to join me on this journey! It is going to be a fun ride. So buckle up… and let’s get crack-a-lackin on learning all about Implementing Guided…

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