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I've thought a lot about this post.  Debated with myself how I wanted to write it, what to include.  I mean this post is my wrap up from an entire YEAR!  That's crazy.  This year, like any other, was like a roller coaster ride.  There...

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So I had heard about the #HourOfCode movement for quite a while.  I even signed up a few months ago saying I would take part.  Then the month of December quickly came upon me and I just had far too much on my plate to...

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As teachers we have all kinds of students.  We have the ones that drive us absolutely bananas.  The ones that know exactly what buttons to push at exactly what times.  Sometimes they make us lose our temper, sometimes they make us want to scream, and...

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Man what another fun week in class!  So this week we're gearing up for our Math Benchmark next week.  Being a classroom that doesn't teach test formatted Questions and that doesn't do worksheets, we tend to do things a little differently.On Monday we did a...

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Recently I got the opportunity to play with an exciting new toy called the Sparkup Reader!  As soon as I heard about this device I knew I had to get my hands on it to play with it.  I’m not even a reading teacher and...

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I like to think that I'm a creative teacher who really strives to try out of the box ideas to make my classroom as fun and exciting as possible.  But in saying that, doing things like that doesn't come without some sort of push back....

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This week was a whirlwind!  I guess it's cause we're getting back into the swing of things after being gone for Thanksgiving break.Monday we spent the day catching up on our Classroom Champions lesson, this month over "Community".  We watched a video from our athlete,...

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EduBlogs has released their finalists for their EduBlog Awards for 2013!Man there are some really great finalists in each category.  I highly encourage you to check out their site and vote for people you respect in the online world!  You can check out all the...

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Yesterday while working with my students a realization just came over me.  Something that I often talk about, but that yesterday just hit home so much.Kids want us to notice them.  Kids want us to care.  Many times as teachers we get so caught up...

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Blogging is something that I really got into a little over a year ago.  Never would I have ever imagined myself being a writer.  But the more I write, the more I also connect with other educators blogs.  I'm proud to announce my nominations of...

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