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I am excited to link up with Jess from  I {heart} Recess for my monthly goals!  There are many great reasons to be happy for this linky but let me

It’s Friday (and our last full week in April!)    I am linking up with Teaching Blog Addict, Doodle Bugs: 5 for Friday, and Teaching Maddeness: Friday Flashback!  1. Earth Day

Classroom management is something that I feel as teachers we are always working on.  We are constantly adding new tricks to our bags but  I do not think it is

Having technology in the classroom really does provide me with lots of opportunities to try new ideas out constantly so I am linking up with Fourth Grade Flipper and Technology

First up, I’m linking up with Collaboration Cuties for a science mentor text! Science was a pretty big deal in our classroom when I taught kindergarten and now as a

Whew- this has been quite the week of weather in Chicago- it started off great with a very sunny and warm Sunday, but slowly has become a very rainy week.

It’s a rainy Wednesday here in Chicago but we are quickly making our way through April and although I am not a fan of rain I am happy that it

Weekends always seem to fly by entirely too quickly!  Our weekend was filled with family and food-a good combination if you ask me!  I was also able to go to

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