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Are You A Good Digital Citizen?

This is a new project I am planning for my 4th grade students. We have been learning a lot about digital citizenship this year, and we think it would be cool to create something that would help spread this message to other students (and for teachers to use if they want). I like that this… Continue reading Are You A Good Digital Citizen?

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A Reading Safari

Are you looking for something new and fun for your students to do during reading, while also hitting multiple standards? I am! In looking at the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills), there are several reading standards that I want to specifically target in the coming weeks. I also want to make sure I have some… Continue reading A Reading Safari

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Self-Contained Classrooms: Day Designers

I am a self-contained teacher. Although I don't really like the term self-contained. It sounds too much like working all alone, shut off from the rest of the world.  I actually prefer the term "Day Designer".  I design days, through each content area. Much cooler. Teachers who teach one subject often tell me they would never want to be self-contained, for a… Continue reading Self-Contained Classrooms: Day Designers

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Creating Moments of Joy

There is a need within each of us that is often overlooked in the day to day hustle and bustle of our lives. Overlooking this need can have such a major impact on us all. Indeed, when we don't tend to this need, we often feel the energy drain from our schools, our spirits, and our progress. One of… Continue reading Creating Moments of Joy