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Building Confidence In Ourselves

I taught my students about function tables today. It was interesting, actually, because they were just a part of the math lesson that is part of our first unit on the fundamental concepts of multiplication. 413 more words

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Skype Chats

One of my good teacher friends and former coworkers has been increasing her use of technology in the classroom over the past few years. She and I often discuss resources, strategies, and projects that let us reimagine our roles as educators. 203 more words

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Short Research Projects

I love research! I love picking a topic, deciding what I want to know about it, and then finding the answers. I love being able to check reliable websites, up-to-date books, and talking to experts to learn more about something. 433 more words

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The Pebble Jar Returns

I’ve blogged about my classroom pebble jar before but, since I still don’t have my computer back, it is hard to link to them, so if you really want to know, just search my blog. 254 more words

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Strategies for Selecting Books to Read

For someone who has loved reading from a very early age, the idea of picking the “right” book has seemed rather foreign to me. The first book I remember reading completely on my own was Syd Hoff’s literary masterpiece,¬† 612 more words

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Open House!

We had our Wiley Elementary School Open House tonight! It was wonderful having students come in with their parents and show off the classroom! It was also great to get to place faces with the names that I have seen, either on student contact forms, in emails, or in text messages. 311 more words

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Learning Buddies

When I got hired to work at Wiley, I found myself partnering with another new teacher who was hired shortly after me. There were four of who were hired the same summer, but three of us were hired during the two weeks before school started. 713 more words

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