Teaching Reading & My Thoughts on the COMMON CORE

Teaching Reading & My Thoughts on the COMMON CORE

Reading instruction is my FAVORITE time of the day!   I LOVE... -Meeting with small groups! We have such great discussions! -Watching my students become strategic and successful readers! -The EXCITEMENT of beginning readers!  With that said, I have been...

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Five for Friday

Five for Friday

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs to share a few random snapshots of my week.... On Saturday, of course!  My girls are LOVING this warm weather. I am too!!!! We hatched chicks at school so my girls are having fun with them on the weekends and in the evenings!...

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I’m Back…..

I’m Back…..

Hello.... I know, It's been way too long!!!! So....here's what I've been up to lately.... Yep.... that would be baby Griffith #3. That was the first ultrasound at about 7 weeks.... kinda feels like FOREVER ago now!  I spent four weeks with my face in the...

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Hands-on Reading: Main Idea & Details

Hands-on Reading: Main Idea & Details

I am FINALLY getting around to blogging about my latest unit... Hands-on Reading: Main Idea & Details I am definitely a believer in a hands-on approach to teaching. Students learn when they are deeply engaged in the learning process. I think that too often, as...

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Five for Friday {On Saturday}

Five for Friday {On Saturday}

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs for a little Five for Friday FUN! {On Saturday... It's been a long week!} I have finally entered the world of INSTAGRAM... And I now have an instagram account!  I'm a little late in the game... I know!!! Anyway... I've decided I'm...

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Arctic Animals EXTRAVAGANZA

Arctic Animals EXTRAVAGANZA

I love teaching reading!  And... I really enjoy engaging my students in science activities too!  I truly do believe that learning is at its best when students are engaged and having FUN!  It's even better when they are having so much fun that they don't...

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Christmas in the Classroom & Enjoying the Season

Christmas in the Classroom & Enjoying the Season

WOW! We made it teacher friends!  I love my kiddos but I also LOVE a long Christmas break!!! The last few months have been crazy busy for me!  It's been filled with love, death, sadness, fun, hope... I could go on... Definitely a roller coaster of emotions...

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Thanksgiving FUN!

Thanksgiving FUN!

I can't believe the holiday season is upon us! November is a time to give thanks, and I am definitely thankful this November!  Thankful for two healthy and happy children, thankful for a husband who is willing to stay home with them each day, thankful for 25...

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Five for Friday

Five for Friday

I'm linking up with Doodlebugs for a little Five for Friday FUN!!! On Saturday... I have two little helpers in the kitchen!!! They especially love their new Halloween aprons from Nana! They really like to help out when they know they will get to eat some cookie dough!...

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