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It’s my BIRTHDAY!!!!

Hi Friends….  YAY!!!!  It’s my BIRTHDAY!  So LET’S CELEBRATE!  I decided to have a 20% OFF Sale in my TPT Shop in honor of my Birthday TONIGHT and TOMORROW!   I WON’T even tell you how old I am.. but I have been teaching for 23 years… so you do the math!  hee-hee! Click the image above to head on over to my TPT Shop to enjoy 20% OFF! AND…. if you haven’t signed up for my newsletter…  DON’T DELAY….…

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Keep. Them. ENGAGED! Yes YOU Can…with a FREEBIE!

Real Talk… Are you ready? I cannot imagine doing anything else with my life other than teaching.. but… I AM T.I.R.E.D….with a CAPITAL “T”! I have the cutest and sweetest group of littles this year…but they are A.C.T.I.V.E. with a CAPITAL “A”! So I literally have to take this into account with every single lesson I teach this year.  I cannot expect them to stay in their seats for a twenty minute lesson…nope.. not gonna happen.. Can you relate?  I…

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Mastering Nonfiction Text Features in 5 Easy Steps

I love teaching Nonfiction Text Features… actually… I love using nonfiction texts in my classroom.  I love learning facts that I actually didn’t know about and I love when my kiddos learn something new and I can actually see it in their faces! I wanted to share with you HOW I teach Nonfiction Text Features in my classroom.  I tend to mix things up from year to year with the activities that I use in my classroom because I don’t…

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Reading Comprehension FUN

Hi Friends… I just wanted to show you some of my newest resources 🙂  I hope you can find them useful in your classroom! Here are some of my newest resources. Click the images to check them out in my TPT Shop! Introducing my new READ-ITS Series! These Read-Its are paired passages in an easy-to-use trifold to implement during the months of December – February. They are PERFECT for close reading, independent comprehension practice, morning work, and homework assignments! I will be…

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Bats and Spiders… and MORE… OH MY!

Hi Friends.. I hope this post finds you well.  With October approaching quite quickly, I wanted to let you know what I have my students do during our Daily 5 rotations in my Work on Writing station. Introducing….. BATS!!!! So… I LOVE having the students do different types of research projects in class during the month of October.  This month lends itself well with so many opportunities for having some fun learning and researching about creepy crawlies and things that…

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Apples, Apples, Apple Day!

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 19 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 they…

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Classroom Reveal 2015

Hi Friends… I am so excited to be linking up with Angie and Ashley for our Classroom Reveals today and join in on the 2getherwearebetter badwagon!   How EXCITING!  I love looking at other teacher’s classrooms and getting new ideas.  Yesterday was my first day of school so I am a little nutty right now.  So I am just going to post some pictures and edit this later with some notes on the areas in my classroom!  My theme this year…

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Constitution Day

Hi Friends…. This year on September 17th for Constitution Day, I wanted to do something a bit different than I have done in the past.  This year, I decided to teach about Constitution Day during my Guided Reading groups by doing a close reading activity.  I felt that this was a perfect way to use a rigorous text on a wonderful topic about our history.  Prior to doing our close read on Constitution Day, I plan on showing a few…

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Reading Street Resources for 2nd Grade

Hi Friends…. I have decided to offer my  Pearson Reading Street Supplemental Resources for Grade 2 for  50% OFF…  TODAY ONLY! These resources normally sell for $12.00 and today they are only $5.00!  That is a HUGE DISCOUNT  for the amount of resources in each unit!!!!  The BUNDLE normally sells for  $60.00… TODAY ONLY… $30.00! Check out some of my blog posts that show some of the activities that are included in these bundles: Click the images below to check…

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Spelling Instruction throughout the Year!

Hi Friends.. I hope this post finds you well.  I am nearing the end of my summer vacation and I am sure that some of you are already back to the grind!  This summer I was on a QUEST to revamp my spelling instruction.  I wanted a little bit more variety in the activities my students were completing and I wanted it to be a bit more interactive. So I decided to CREATE something that my kiddos would enjoy and…

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