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Free Digital Picture Book Study!

If you’re anything like me, you have been walking around this year on egg shells. Afraid to plan too far ahead for fear that your situation will change. So far this year I have taught from school AND online! Being able to quickly transition to online teaching due to positive

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Valentine’s Day in the Upper Elementary Classroom!

It’s February… you know that that means! Valentine’s Day! Here are some of my favourite activities that I hope you can use to celebrate in your upper elementary classroom! With our big kids, it can be fun to focus on kindness throughout the week of Valentine’s Day. One way to

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Word Nerds – A Book Study

I am on a mission to learn more about vocabulary instruction so I picked “Word Nerds” by Overturf, Montgomery and Smith. If you are also reading this book, I would love for you to comment with your ideas and what you have learned! Chapter 1: The authors of this book

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February Faves

It’s February… You know that that means! Valentine’s Day!Here are some of my favourite activities to celebrate in my Upper Elementary Classroom! This year I have a grade 4/5 class. Our focus throughout the week of Valentine’s Day is going to be spreading Random Acts of Kindness! I start by

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French as a Second Language – Teaching Colors

Teaching colours may seem very basic but it is incredibly important for students to learn! Once they know their colours, they can use this knowledge to build sentences, describe their physical traits, and play games! Here are some activities I use to teach my students their colours! Remember that once

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Using Picture Books in Math Class – City by Numbers

After reading “Math Workshop in Action” by Dr. Nikki Newton, I knew that I wanted to incorporate more picture books into my math mini lessons. “City by Numbers” is a beautiful book written by Stephen T. Johnson. It is essentially a collection of photographs that highlight the numbers 1-21 that

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The Tiger Rising

This is my first year using the Lucy Calkins reading workshop. We just finished up the Grade 4 Fiction unit. This unit uses The Tiger Rising as a mentor text. It is truly a beautiful book and many of my students were able to relate to it! The book talks

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Celebrating Dot Day with Big Kids

This week my class had so much fun celebrating International Dot Day! Here are some ideas for how you can celebrate with your own class! 1) Dress to Impress: I knew that I wanted to hook my students without giving too much away. So, instead of telling them what I

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TPT Back to School Gift Card Giveaway!

Did you know that TPT is having a Boost Sale Tomorrow? That means that my entire store will be 28% off! To help celebrate, myself, along with some other awesome bloggers will be giving away $10 TPT gift cards. Be sure to read to the end of this post to

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