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Math Essentials for Every Primary Classroom

When I was in undergrad, I was soooo nervous about teaching math. My oh my, how that’s changed. I would teach primary math all day if I could now. I absolutely LOVE it. There are a handful of tools that I’ve found super helpful when teaching math, so today I thought

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Lazy Teacher Lunches

You know those adorable lunches you see all over Pinterest with the salad in the mason jars… yeah, that’s not me. I’m sorry, but I just don’t have the time for that. I can barely meal prep my own dinners, so planning ahead to take salad in a mason jar

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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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Strategies to Reduce Small Group Interruptions

Every year during back to school time I start to get a teensy bit nervous about all of the new little faces that will be coming and how all of their little personalities will play a part in our class family. And oh good gracious, I always stress about how in the

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Apple Week

What’s better than just Apple Day… How about Apple WEEK?!?! This year I decided to go all out. I mean, why not? A few weeks before the big week, I sent out a list of items I needed in order to make dreams come true using my classroom Bloomz account.

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Printing Posters & Mini-Posters At Home

Hey, hey! Today I wanted to share with you all a few at home printing tips for you to make your posters BIG and mini! With just a few clicks on Adobe Reader before you print, you can enlarge or make tiny anything you want! Now, obviously it would be

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Back To School Must-Haves

I know, I know. It’s only the end of May… BUT! I wanted to share with you two of my FAVORITE editable resources that I customize over the summer so that’s it’s ready to go when August comes (and it always sneaks up on me). First up: Back To School

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Teacher Resume Tips & Tricks

Last year I spent hours upon hours writing and designing the PERFECT resume for new teaching positions. My husband and I were moving, and I knew I needed to spruce up my resume to showcase who I am as an educator. I know that designing & writing your resume can

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My Math Block in a 1st/2nd Split

I’ve had a few questions on how I manage a 1st/2nd split with math, and I thought I’d take a quick post to share with you! By no means do I have it all figured out… It’s taken A LOT of trial and error and conversations with my coworkers. I’m

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Main Idea Mysteries

A few weeks ago we finished up our study of main idea, so I thought I’d share with you a few of our favorite activities and lessons that went on during our unit! To introduce main idea, my students became DETECTIVES. Let me just tell you how thrilled they were.

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