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Bright Ideas: Simple Guided Reading Organization

Guided Reading is a necessary evil. An enigma. A Catch-22. I love guided reading and what it does for my students. I enjoy guided reading while I’m doing it, but I’ll be really honest here. Sometimes, the anticipation of doing guided reading is enough to send me running and hiding.…

I Have a Dream…

I don’t even know where to start with this post.            Teaching about Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of my favorite things about my job, hands down. One might think that it would be a fine line to walk dealing with such young students, but…

Teaching Fractions With Food: A Sweet Math Treat!

Teaching fractions–to first graders?! You heard me correctly. I am always up for a challenge, so when fractions were added to our teaching standards a couple of years ago, I knew I had to get the creative juices flowing. As it turns out, the kids fall in LOVE with fractions…

Meet Star Sentence Sam

Hands down, my favorite thing to teach in 1st grade is reading and writing. Perhaps this is because I enjoy it so much personally, but there also is such an abundance of ways to make reading and writing fun for the little ones! One of my new favorite things is…