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Calling All Turkeys

I’m pretty sure most of the parents hate me on the day we get out for Thanksgiving vacation.  The children love me though, for on that day we finish up our Thanksgiving activities and we make …………………Turkey Callers! Imagine a … Continue reading

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Google Lit Trips

Our first grade reader has the story Lost! by David McPhail as one of the selections. During the 1st year of reading it I realized that it was set in Boston (Swan Boats was the trigger) and would be a perfect … Continue reading

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Got Milk?

A few years back, my friend Edvique, started collecting Got Milk? ads.  I don’t know if her initial reason behind the idea was to encourage one of her children to drink milk but whatever the reason, they ended up with … Continue reading

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Brush Your Teeth, Mr. President

A couple of weeks ago I made the decision to spread out one week’s worth of work over a week and a half.  Valentine’s Day was on Monday, our busiest day with enrichments and next week is only 3 days because of … Continue reading

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Snowman On A Stick

  The hot topic among the 6 and 7 year olds this week was ……..snow!  Snow in the forecast.  It would snow Wednesday night.  Will we have school on Thursday? On and on and on……………. Naturally, it didn’t snow.  Once again … Continue reading

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Internet Woes

Webcams, one of my to go to tools for teaching grammar and writing to my 1st graders.  I have spent hours searching the internet, clicking on countless links, sorting through the good, the bad and the ugly, finding the perfect … Continue reading

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That Darn Groundhog!

February 2, Groundhog Day, and I had plans.  Not just plans, but Groundhog themed plans to work into a busy Wednesday at school.  A mix of science, art, language arts and just plain fun.   To get a little head start, the children colored … Continue reading

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