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7 September picture books and activities kids love

7 September Picture Books and Activities Kids Love

September signals that fall is almost here and that means it’s time to pull out our favorite September picture books and activities to share with our kiddos. When I think of September, I automatically think of back to school, changing leaves, Hispanic Heritage Month, and all the fun September National

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Teacher Podcasts

The Best Podcasts for Teachers

The summer is when we teachers think about professional development and frantically searching for fresh, novel ideas to ramp up our teaching. One of the best ways to grow as a professional and set an example for our students is through professional growth and development. I love listening to podcasts

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How to Avoid the Monday Morning Teacher Blues

The Monday Morning Teacher blues are real.  I’ve been there before, and I don’t want to go back! I’m sure you have too. Monday mornings. You either love the endless possibilities that your week holds, or you hate it. There’s not an in-between. And teacher friend, I’ve dealt with the

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Fun Activities For National Crayon Day

Everyone loves crayons! Kids and adults alike.  I remember as a little child getting my box of 64 counts Crayola crayons. I was so excited when they added a crayon sharpener on the front of the box. There’s just something about a brand-new box of crayons that brings a smile

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Teaching Students to Write and Punctuate Dialogue

I love that my students love to write! They are so creative and come up with some of the best story plots with all the right elements. But there’s just one thing… They tend to overuse the word said when writing dialogue. I often get multiple stories with “he said”,

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The Importance of Teaching Women’s History

In the past 100 years, women have paved the way and earned the right to vote. Women have made great contributions to society. We can all agree that this is huge and so encouraging for every female. We typically honor women in March.  And yes, we should be highlighting in

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