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Google Keep for Teachers

As teachers, we LOVE office supplies. The number of sticky notes I have in my desk is astounding, but there’s just one problem. I start way too many lists on way too many different sticky notes. I can’t keep them all straight! Then, inevitably I lose one and that’s a

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Meet the Teacher Night

How to have a Successful Meet the Teacher Night Back to school time and meet the teacher is just around the corner! One of the most important things we do at the beginning of the year is share our classroom information with students and families. Everything from classroom expectations, homework,

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Free Planning Templates for Teachers

How many times have you wanted to plan ahead, only to get overwhelmed by all of the standards, resources, and ideas you have (or don’t have)? Finding the right planning templates for teachers can be hard! Sound familiar? I’ve been there! I get excited planning for the upcoming month(s), but

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Differentiating Math Centers Easily

During guided math, my students went to 3 math rotations a day. Teacher table, independent work, and math centers. I love, love, LOVE using math centers in the classroom! I loved meeting with my small groups at teacher table and teaching each small group at an appropriate level. Then, students

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prepping reading centers

Setting Up Your Reading Centers

Have you ever been to a professional development where you left and felt like you had 1,000 things to do? It’s can be so stressful figuring out how to get your reading centers and literacy stations ready! Recently I spent some time working with a few teachers on setting up

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Organizing Math and Reading Rotations

Are you stressed about organizing your math & reading rotations? When it comes to organizing your math & reading rotations, small groups, and centers, it can get a little overwhelming! Be honest – Do you… Feel lost when it comes to organizing your small groups? Worry about meeting with all

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why you need a focus wall in your classroom

Classroom Focus Wall for Math & Reading

Putting together a focus wall is a great way to display learning, so I wanted to share with you a few tips & ideas on how to put one together to fit your classroom! Why should I use a focus wall in my classroom? I like to think of focus

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Substitute Plans Made Easy!

Substitute Plans for busy teachers Writing substitute plans is one of my least favorite things to do. I hate waking up at 2am, feeling sick, and thinking please don’t let me be sick. I can’t write sub plans right now. Anybody else? It’s the WORST! Substitute Plans: An Inside Look

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Getting Organized for the New Year

Happy 2015 friends! Thanks for stopping by my blog for the New Year Blog Hop! I’m excited to share with you today one of my newest tools to help get you organized this year! Stay with  me to the end for a freebie! I’m not going to lie… I love

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No Desk? No Problem!

Today I want to share with you how in the world I plan to live (successfully!) without my teacher desk! This past year I had a teacher desk. It was huge. It was heavy. It was AWFUL. I bargained with my principal to get a kidney table in my room,

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