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Use This Fun Scavenger Hunt To Teach Your Students The Seesaw Tools

Do you want to use Seesaw with your students but dread the beginning of the year when they don’t know how to use the Seesaw …

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Five Activities For Fast Finishers To Avoid Hearing “I’m Done”

How many times have you heard the phrase “I’m done!” in an elementary classroom? Too many, right?! And it’s so catchy too. Once one student …

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5 Common Mistakes To Avoid When You’re Learning How To Set Up Literacy Centers

Hey teacher friend! Today let’s talk ALL the things related to setting up centers in the classroom. And let’s be honest, literacy centers if set …

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Five Minute Fix For Managing Your Reading Materials At Your Literacy Center

Literacy stations. It’s a love/hate relationship. You either can’t run your classroom without them, or you avoid them like the plague. I get it, the …

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Seven Strategies For Student Expectations And Classroom Management That Will Make Your Literacy Stations Successful

Hey teacher friends! Literacy stations are such an important part of early childhood education. But today we’re going to talk about student behavior at your …

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Teaching literacy and facilitating literacy stations has been a passion of Rachael's and she wants to help you gain the confidence to use technology in your classroom! Rachael's blog, Teaching Firsties blends literacy and technology with helpful articles for K-2 educators.

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Five Activities For Fast Finishers To Avoid Hearing “I’m Done”

How many times have you heard the phrase “I’m done!” in an elementary classroom? Too many, right?! And it’s so catchy too. Once one student …

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How To Teach Social Emotional Learning To Young Students

Emotion drives attention, attention drives learning”-Tim Shriver, co-founder and board chair of CASEL The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines social emotional …

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5 Fun Ways To Teach The Reading Skill Compare And Contrast

There are many activities you can do to introduce and reinforce the reading comprehension skill of compare and contrast. This reading strategy is fun to …

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Why Black History Month Activities Should Be Taught All Year

I’ll say this louder for those in the back. Black History should be celebrated all year. Things like National Muffin Day should get a small …

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Three Quick Ways To Blend Digital Resources For Students With Printable Worksheets

Hey friends! I’m back with more tips for your literacy centers! Please don’t roll your eyes, but I’m going to talk about digital resources for …

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Classkick: A Review From A First Grade Teacher

In this third part of a blog series on the best classroom apps, let’s look at the Classkick app. Classkick started in 2013, but really …

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