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Top 3 – A First Day of School Post for Upper Elementary

How to have the best first day and set the tone for the rest of the year! Obviously setting clear expectations from the start is essential!  I have an awesome 3rd grade teacher (I jokingly call her my job security) because the students really are beautiful when they get to me. Yes I teach in…

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BEST FIRST Day Activity! Teamwork!

I wanted something engaging and exciting the first day of school!  We really emphasize working together and supporting all of our class so an activity that showed that the first day was ideal. I briefly saw the scratch off technique while browsing through Pinterest and I’ve used it before on cards I’ve made and such…

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Emoji Intro Back to School!

😍😄😎 EMOJI INTRO 🤓🤑🤔 Just posted and ON SALE – so excited to use this on our first day to get to know students! Fun questions to break the ice and a great display= win, win! #iteachtoo #iteach345 #bestresourceever #bts #b2s16 #bts16 #emojiintro #backtoschool #tpt A video posted by Amber Nicole (@sssteaching) on Aug 2,…

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#Hashtag Book Awards

Who wants to INCREASE engagement in BOOK TALKS?! I love talking about books and take a status of the class daily on my checklist – just quickly jotting down the page number the student read to (goodbye reading logs!!) and we discuss brief events and summaries if they are finished so they can share with…

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Upper Elementary Management – FAVORITE tip!

This is one of my favorite tips to use in the classroom.  As a teacher, I can always work on my classroom management!  I feel like I get a little better every year but who knows..I do try at least. In our schedule, I teach 4th and 5th science and the 5th grade teacher teaches…

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Classroom Reveal 15 – 16

Well it’s that time of year again!  I’ve been putting my room together slowly and surely over the past few months.  Yes that slowly! I did have time to work since they cleaned before summer school and I got a chance to put my room back together then!  I get literally no budget in my…

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Back to School ebook

The Back to School ebooks are here! There are options for every grade level and subject area.  Click on the picture above to check out this one! See if you can find me! I have LOVED getting a chance to check out all the fantastic freebies that are available.  There are some great tips that…

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Open House – Meet the Teacher

Well today’s the day….Meet the Teacher and we start on Thursday. I’m so glad to have the day off in between – this pregnant body needs it! I’m excited for my students to check out our tech theme and all the goodies I have been working on! First up are our iPhone Name tags  –…

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Classroom Reveal – Take a Peek inside

I’m so excited to do an official classroom reveal! Last year I was on a one year leave and didn’t really get a chance to decorate my room, although I just moved 2 states away so it would have been difficult to do in that time (that is neither here nor there!) …. I’m just…

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