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Freshen Up Your Morning Meeting Routine

Do you want to implement a morning meeting into your schedule? Are you already using morning meetings but looking for ways to polish the structure and get more benefits out of that time? Morning meetings are like breakfast–the most important part of the day. But, you need to get a

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5 Ways to Use Google Forms in the Classroom

By my 4th year of teaching, I was fortunate to have 1:1 Chromebooks in my classroom. I used them daily for listening to reading during literacy stations and math games during math centers. We would use them to play Kahoot from time to time or Prodigy Math which my students

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How to Play Virtual Valentine’s Day Bingo

Valentine’s day in the classroom can be overwhelming! It just seems like there is SO much going on in February–Groundhog’s Day, 100th Day, Presidents’ Day. You can keep Valentine’s Day low key and still have a lot of fun. Here’s how to play Virtual Valentine’s Day Bingo. Here’s how you

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10 Different Ways to Use Virtual Libraries

Virtual Libraries can have so many uses in the classroom. The changes to the way we deliver instruction this year required a lot of new technologies and tools for keeping students engaged. My two passions are having fun while learning and reading every day. I always made it a goal

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5 Ideas for Ringing in the New Year

Although we might not *quite* be ready for that first school day of the new year, it will be here before we know it. So while inside I am sorta, kind of dreading it #sorrynotsorry, outside I am napping prepping.  Here’s how I plan to ring in the new year in my

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Tech Tools to Try This Year

One of the really wonderful things to come from 2020 was the urgency it created to learn new things. I’m sure we all learned some new tricks out of necessity. Here are some tech tools I will continue to use and encourage you to try this year! I’ve always considered

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7 Engaging Activities for December

December is straight-up crazy! The excitement and energy surpass any other month in the classroom. Balancing learning and fun is key! Here are 7 engaging December activites! Festive Days Get in the holiday spirit with some festive dress-up days. My advice–don’t overcomplicate it and it becomes easier for students to

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Teaching Guided Reading in a Virtual Classroom

 I started this post back in July but I had to stop. I knew I wanted to help teachers plan for virtual reading groups. But, honestly, I still wasn’t sure exactly how it would all work. Now that I am teaching (both in person and virtually), I feel a little

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