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Counting to 120

(This post contains Amazon affiliate links.) Wall-Sized 120 Chart This year, we are going to focus heavily on recognizing patterns on the 120 chart. I know this will pay off later in the year, when my kiddos will need to be able...

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Nonfiction Text Features

This week we will be reading nonfiction books and I'll be introducing the term "nonfiction text features" to my students. This is always such an abstract term for my students, so I'm going to focus less on the term "text features" and more on how to use them to...

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Writing about Anything

After weeks of researching animal facts, organizing information on graphic organizers and copying from sentence frames, my students had the chance to write a narrative of their choice today and, wow! Was it ever a hit! I made this simple, one-page book which allowed...

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Getting Ready

It is hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and the school year is about to start. I'll miss the boat, the lake, and time spent with loved ones, but I'm looking forward to trying some exciting new things and creating...

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