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This was a short, quick and busy week for us. We had Tuesday off-I don’t know if you have had the luxury recently of having a day off in the middle of the

I love teaching writing in connection with reading because I find that my students show what they have learned in our reading activities by applying it to their writing. It

There are always so many fun linkies to join in on that we read about on other blogs, so today we are joining in on two! Thanks for hosting these,

Well it really is starting to feel like spring here in Chicago, which is amazing! As a result I’ve been using lots of my spring themed activities with my little

April!  The sun is shining here in Chicago and the days are definitely getting longer which makes April extremely happy!  Easter made for a busy day full of family and

I am so glad that the snow finally seems to be behind us (my fingers are crossed and hopefully I am not “jinxing” anything!) Since I am not a big

I’ve been seeing these fun posts all over the many blogs I love reading each week, so I decided it’s time for me to link up as well! This is

I cannot tell you how excited I am to write this post–writing this post means it is Friday and not just any Friday, but at 3 pm today we’ll officially

CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.B.2 Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones. CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.B.2a 10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones — called

CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.A.1 Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral. We use our