3 Ways to Celebrate Veterans Day in the Classroom

How to Celebrate Veterans Day in the Classroom Veterans Day is a time to honor and remember the men and women who have served in the military to protect our freedom. In the classroom, it presents a unique opportunity to educate children about the sacrifices made by our veterans and

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15 of the Best Books for Back to School

Back to school season is upon us! One of the best parts of planning the first week of school is deciding on which books to read. Today, I’m sharing all of my favorites with you! Our Class is a Family by Shannon Olson Why I love this book: Shannon, the

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10 of the Best Read Aloud Books for 2nd Grade

One of my daily goals is to read a quality picture book and a chapter from a chapter book to my 2nd graders.  It doesn’t always happen but I am successful about 80% of the time. I firmly believe reading to our students needs to happen every day (along with

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