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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…

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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…

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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/Blog Shop! Introducing my new READ-ITS Series! (And you can…

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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…

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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…

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Classroom Reveal

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 bandwagon! 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…

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Constitution day in the classroom

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…

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Reading Street Resources for 2nd Grade

UPDATE: The sale is over, but the resources are still available. Just click any link below to be taken to my shop to check it out! Hi Friends…. I have decided to offer my Pearson Reading Street Supplemental Resources for Grade 2 for 50% OFF…  TODAY ONLY! These resources normally…

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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…

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Super Duper LOVE Back To School SALE!!

UPDATE: This giveaway and back to school sale is over, but join my Simply Skilled Scoop to received freebies every week! YIPPPPPEEEE!!!  How exciting… Get READY for a HUGE SUPER DUPER Love Back to School Sale over at TPT!  This is the day where you can get 28% OFF your entire…

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Learning our Short Vowels!

Hi Friends… UGH….my summer is almost coming to and end and I am ACTUALLY starting to think about my classroom and the first few weeks of school!  I basically have my first week planned out, but the second week of school we hit the ground running with content…content….content!  LOL  …

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Close Reading – Biography Edition

Hi Friends… This post is going to be a quickie because I am headed out to the pool with my kiddos!  I just wanted to tell you about my newest resource!  My Close Reading Tab-Its – Biography Edition!    Is it a little nutty that I am excited to go…

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The Simply Skilled Scoop!

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Hi, I'm Anna! I was a primary teacher for over twenty-three years, wife of a firefighter, mother of twin teenage boys, obsessed with being creative and helping teachers and love my Saturday morning quiet cup of coffee!
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