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How to CREATE a SCHOOL MAKERSPACE

I am very excited to have the task before me of creating a Makerspace for my school.  I have been doing Makerspace activities in my classroom for years, but now I get to bring creative learning to more students.  This site will take you through the process and problems of creating a Makerspace for your school or classroom.  

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An Interactive Reading Book That Builds Comprehension Skills and Gives Basic Sight Word Practice

How can teachers (or parents) provide young students with reading practice at home? How do emerging readers practice comprehension when the main focus of their reading is decoding? How do teachers provide interesting reading that can be taken home to provide extra practice or get the number of copies that they need? What if a book that not only helped students with sight words, but also provide instant assessment with comprehension? I have been working Read more…

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1st and 2nd GRADE FREE reading Sight Word BOOK with BONUS GAME!

    If you teach reading, a resource has been created that you must try if… ….you are looking for a way to help kids practice their sight words while also building critical comprehension skills! …you need MORE reading resources to keep student occupied and engaged while you work with students! …you are looking for a great READ-to-SOMEONE activity for your Daily Five Program! …you’re a parent look to practice decoding reading skills while also Read more…

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NAVY SEALS Mindfulness Activity for Students and Classroom Teachers

Over the last few years, my school has been exploring mindfulness activities for our students. While reading a book written by a NAVY SEAL, I discovered an amazingly simple technique used by this NAVY SEAL to stay calm in stressful situations. I gave it a try and… it worked. Each day after lunch, my students use this amazing trick to calm down and get ready for work. I thought other teachers would love to give this Read more…

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SENTENCE STRUCTURE CLASSROOM ACTIVITY for 4th GRADE!

Here is the FREE math GAME that hundreds of my YouTube subscribers have requested!   TIERED!  EASY!  ENGAGING!   Just ADD your name to the email list at the side or end of this post!   Free SENTENCE STRUCTURE Puzzles that Boost Creative Thinking! I had a problem… I needed an engaging way for my students to see the parts of a sentence. But, I was faced with a problem… How can I teach sentence Read more…

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