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Things to Keep in Mind When Teaching Dia de los Muertos

            As parents are putting together costumes and children are picking out pumpkins in preparation for Halloween (and let’s be honest, teachers are stocking up on coffee), there is another holiday right around the corner – Dia de los Muertos.  Dia de los Muertos translates to “Day of the Dead” and is a Mexican celebration. Here are a few interesting facts that are important to

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Descriptive Writing with Room on the Broom

In case you can’t tell I’m in the mood for fall and Halloween books. When I was in the classroom, fall was our time for teaching narrative writing. I was always looking for fun ways to incorporate seasonal literature into my lessons in meaningful ways. This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. If you order from one of my links, Amazon gives me a small percentage of the sale at no

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Which Witch is Which? Teaching Homophones

Happy October! As the weather is cooling off, you are probably beginning to pull out fall decorations and think about how to integrate the fun seasonal spirit of Halloween into your lessons. The book Which Witch is Witch? By Judi Barrett is a cute story you can incorporate into your October lessons that teaches the difference between the homophones which and witch. It is a comical rhyming story your kids will

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Why Independent Morning Work Is Best for My Class

Morning work time was essential to my classroom management routines. For classroom management, it was important to start each day with the same routines and keep my students calm and engaged. It was also important students can work independently for the first fifteen minutes of the day, so I could get attendance done, check parent notes, or address any issues that may have arisen with individual students before school.  

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Things to Keep in Mind When Teaching Dia de los Muertos

            As parents are putting together costumes and children are picking out pumpkins in preparation for Halloween (and let’s be honest, teachers are stocking up on coffee), there is another holiday right around the corner – Dia de los Muertos.  Dia de los Muertos translates to “Day of the Dead” and is a Mexican celebration. Here are a few interesting facts that are important to

read more »

Descriptive Writing with Room on the Broom

In case you can’t tell I’m in the mood for fall and Halloween books. When I was in the classroom, fall was our time for teaching narrative writing. I was always looking for fun ways to incorporate seasonal literature into my lessons in meaningful ways. This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. If you order from one of my links, Amazon gives me a small percentage of the sale at no

read more »

Which Witch is Which? Teaching Homophones

Happy October! As the weather is cooling off, you are probably beginning to pull out fall decorations and think about how to integrate the fun seasonal spirit of Halloween into your lessons. The book Which Witch is Witch? By Judi Barrett is a cute story you can incorporate into your October lessons that teaches the difference between the homophones which and witch. It is a comical rhyming story your kids will

read more »

Why Independent Morning Work Is Best for My Class

Morning work time was essential to my classroom management routines. For classroom management, it was important to start each day with the same routines and keep my students calm and engaged. It was also important students can work independently for the first fifteen minutes of the day, so I could get attendance done, check parent notes, or address any issues that may have arisen with individual students before school.  

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