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The Season for Gratitude

The Season for Gratitude

Miss Giraffe's Class had a link up a couple years ago devoted to what TpT has brought to our lives. It's worth sharing again as we draw on this season of gratitude.   One of my favorite things to do as a teacher was to create and teach novel studies. I loved to spark...

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Your Brain on Math!

Your Brain on Math!

I came across this article that discusses how children's brains go through different transitions as they age in the ways that they interpret and figure out math. Some excerpts that I found interesting from the article are below: "Students start off at the foundation...

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Adults Find Standardized Tests a Challenge!

Adults Find Standardized Tests a Challenge!

I came across a very interesting article and I think it is worth reading for everyone, not just educators. Actually maybe even more so for non-educators!       When an adult took standardized tests forced on kids.     I'd love to see a requirement of a passing score...

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Find Your Inner Tree Hugger with HOOT!

Find Your Inner Tree Hugger with HOOT!

Hoot, written by Carl Hiaasen, is a wonderful book to use for a novel study whole, class, lit circles, or book groups. Hoot, was published in 2002 and received the Newberry Honor Award for children's literature in 2003. Summary of Hoot*: Roy Eberhart has recently, and...

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Take a Lit-Trip with Bud, Not Buddy

Take a Lit-Trip with Bud, Not Buddy

I came across a wonderful discovery, Google Lit Trips!  This site is amazing to expand the background knowledge of a novel and to add a whole new dimension to the book. From the Google Lit Trip site: What is a Google Lit Trip? Lit Trips are downloadable files that...

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I’m Shelley from The Teaching Bank. I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 6th grades.

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