Teaching

Teaching

8 tips to help children who struggle with paying attention in school and sitting still.

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Today a friend messaged me on Facebook asking for advice. Their young child was having issues sitting still and concentrating in class. Testing was...
DIY Potholder Eye Glass Case

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  The end of the school year is around the corner and this means teacher’s gifts. If you hold out on giving these gifts, that...

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To help child care providers (in-home or center based), I have created a list of resources that are valuable for creating a nutrition plan....
Scheduling Parent Teacher ConferencesWith Volunteer Spot

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When you work with multiple people and groups, it can be next to impossible to find a date or time that works for EVERYONE....
When the Kids Say I’m BORED

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My kids have one more week before school starts –exactly 7 days left of summer vacation. I hate to say it but the BOREDOM...
A Work-At-Home Reality Check

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Good morning 3rd graders, give me a smile if you can hear me. This is how my day begins. I see familiar names on...

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Summer is here for my Michigan Virtual Charter Academy 3rd graders (K12.com school in Michigan) and my own children only have a few days...
3rd Grade Summer Reading List

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As a mom of two budding readers (soon to be 5th grade and 2nd grade) and a 3rd grade teacher, I have some summer...

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I work from home. I have worked full-time from home for 3 years now and before that part-time or when my meetings and travel...

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Do children need to be taught to read? What is the best way to teach a child to read? Will they learn on their...

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As an online 3rd grade teacher I don’t have snow days! Nope. Our school is in session 24/7 because everything is online (not that...

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Teaching 3rd grade is an adventure. Each day I learn something new. I haven’t had one day where something funny doesn’t happen that makes...

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One of my favorite things about teaching is hearing and seeing the children get excited about learning! This happened yesterday during a live science...

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With the holidays in full swing life has been a bit busy for me. Teaching is certainly taking up a huge bulk of my...

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There’s no doubt I’m aiming to be more active myself with a desk/computer job but I’m also hoping to inspire my students to do...
Brain Breaks for Helping Online Learners #k12 #teaching

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When you’re sitting at the computer for hours on end, it is easy to be sedentary. Trust me I know and my waist line...

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I've been teaching subject-verb agreement, nouns and possessives, expanded notation and place values. Had you asked me last year if I thought I’d be...

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It has been almost four weeks since I started teaching and working for K12. If you follow me online or read my blog you...

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Halloween is around the corner and SAFE trick-or-treating is something that is very important to me, as a mom. I want my children to...