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It is the first week of kindergarten! What do I teach? I get this question all the time! I am so excited to put together this page together for you. I’m sharing our favorite first week of kindergarten read aloud stories and the free coordinating printables I made to go with them. Plus I will s

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I’ve used Class Dojo for the past six or seven years, and I love it. I love that it’s a flexible, easy way to manage the classroom, and I really love the home-school communication tools that have been added. One of my students’ favorite aspects of Class Dojo is our Dojo Economy system. It’s super easy and not at all fancy. I adapted my idea from School and the City's Sticker Economy. My students earn and lose points on a daily basis. We keep track of that on the Class Dojo site, and parents…

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Hello darlings! I don’t have a list of rules posted in my room. Instead, I have a class promise that my students “made” and we recite it each morning. You would not believe how much it has changed the climate of my classroom! Students have a sense of ownership and they call each other out ... Read More about Creating a Class Promise Instead of Classroom Rules

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Happy Monday, all! I’ve been back in my classroom (for meetings and work time) since Friday, and I’m slowly growing accustomed to missing the afternoon naps that I have loved soooooo much during our summer vacation. Coffee to the rescue! In an effort to organize important information and make it more accessible for my students ... Read More about Creating a Class App with Google Slides

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Do you do writing workshop with your students? My program has evolved over the last 23 years, and now it runs smoothly – although I can’t help but add new ideas each year! Long before I expect students to write stories, we spend a lot of time discussing stories. For example, every time we read a story, we … *name the author and illustrator *find words to describe the characters and talk about who they might remind us of *talk about the plot and if we’ve ever [Read More...]

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We should encourage and celebrates each child's successes. There are so many ways to celebrate students. Here are 60 free and cheap rewards.

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It's so exciting to hear that so many of you are going to be trying Whole Brain Teaching this year! I know I am not alone in saying this, but when you do, you will love it and want to try more and more from this great program :) If you want to read all of my posts about it, you can by clicking HERE. Having received a lot of questions about how to start using WBT in your classroom, I want to share with you the top four principles of WBT, also known as the "Core 4". The Core 4 The Core 4 are…

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