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Test Prep Campout – Classroom Transformation

The day finally came for our TEST prep campout and it could not have gone better! The tents were set up and it was time to review what we had learned from the year! Below I’ll go through some of the 8 stations!  I took grades on 5 of them and groups had bags they…

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Learning Events – Engagement made easy!

I am loving transforming my classroom to enhance student learning!  It has been such a creative outlet for me as well as my kiddos! I want to share some reasons why these learning events are so fun and how they are tied to content. 1.  Plan around what your kids love!  Mario, Pokemon? Plan a…

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Amazing Race – Classroom Edition

*affiliate links included* ITS GOING DOWN! ๐ŸŽ‰ #iteachtoo #iteach345 #amazingrace #amazibgraceclassroom #gogogetitgetit A photo posted by Amber Nicole (@sssteaching) on Nov 17, 2016 at 8:45am PST TONS of people were asking and wanting more details about our Amazing Race coming up in our classroom!  Here are some details about what we did:  – 7 “check…

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how Seesaw saved my Conferences

Have you heard of the Seesaw app? I just love what Seesaw does for my classroom and IT IS FREE! I’m in no way paid to promote it but the features and abilities for a classroom are endless. Being a relatively new teacher (4th year!) I need things that are EASY and work in my…

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Rockin’ Songs Grades 3-5

I love incorporating music into any lesson.  My kids love it too – it adds so much and the songs help them remember the material as well. We add it to the beginning as an introduction, in the middle to review, or right before the test to help us remember!  Songs are an integral part…

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FREE NO PREP – Morning Work – ANY GRADE!

Here’s a great tip for any classroom! I hate Hate HATE copying morning work! I hate the paper wasted and wish that there was a way around it.  Some years I did various activities but I always found that morning work was needed.  This site is such a lifesaver! You could even use it as…

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Emoji Intro Back to School!

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜Ž EMOJI INTRO ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿค” 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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Point of View in the Elementary Classroom

Below are some of my favorite books to teach Point of View! Don’t have them in your library? Listen to them on Youtube as read alouds.  Still great opportunity for modeling and stopping and taking notes.  We does this a couple times a week to focus on a skill or these are also available in…

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Inferring in the Elementary Classroom

 The Sweetest Fig is about a man who makes an unwise choice not to believe in the special figs.  This book leaves you to make inferences until the very last page.  It makes a great inferencing book because so much is left up to the reader to put together. Teammates is an awesome historical book…

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Setting in the Elementary Classroom

This might be my favorite book I’ve found since really up-ing my picture book game! This is excellent for setting as each person in the family vividly describes their favorite place and how it all ties together with a new sibling.  So Precious!!  This book is great for details that reflect the setting.  You can…

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