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10 Ways to Revitalize Your Classroom in the New Year

My favorite part about the new year is that it feels like a second chance at a fresh start with your class! Here are some ideas and tips to inspire you to take this opportunity to revitalize your classroom! 1.     Sharpen your procedures Doesn’t it sometimes feel like you come back from

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Back-to-School: Guided Discovery

Do you know The First Six Weeks of School by Paula Denton and Roxann Kriete?  I love this book!  I got it early in my teaching career and it’s one of the few books that I pulled out to reference EVERY YEAR! The main philosophy of this book is that

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Daily 5–Work on Writing

I'm so excited that I've finally got my writing center up! This week we finally started doing the Work on Writing component of the Daily 5 independently. I realize that it's clear into the 2nd week in October, but I didn't decide to try the Daily 5 until the middle

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Words Their Way–Resource List

There is a newer Words Their Way post with more information. Click to see it now. I thought it would be nice to have all the Words Their Way resources in one post. I'm also including a link to the sort sequences that I use to organize my binder. Letter

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Words Their Way–Record Book

I finally got around to making a new record book for my Words Their Way groups. My last one lasted me several years, but it was finally full. So here's the newbie. I got the cute clipart from Lettering Delights. I like to keep track of which group is one

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