Lost Books in the Library

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  Picture courtesy of The 3 Am Teacher                  Ahh…it’s the end of the year,         and the struggle to find lost books begins   (or continues if your school is anything like mine!)      I work at a Title 1, bilingual campus and the…

Spring Book Fair & Teacher Appreciation Sale!

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Well, our Spring Book Fair is underway, and things are pretty hectic.   I decided to not do the theme that Scholastic was promoting (Story Laboratory) and went instead with my end of the year “Summer Luau” theme.  I used to always decorate my classroom like this for the last 2 weeks of school, so…

Newberry Awards

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     So my lesson on the Caldecott Award books went so well with my 1st and 2nd graders, I decided to do something similar with the Newbery Award books for my 3rd-5th graders.        First, I selected about 15 different books that were winners of the Newbery Award over the last couple of…

Folktales, Fairytales, and Fables, Oh my!

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      Folktales, Fables, Fairytales, and Tall Tales come up at some point throughout the year with all grade levels from Kinder to 5th grade.   Over the years, I’ve found some absolutely WONDERFUL anchor charts that helped me create a visual reminder for my students.   Here are some of my favorites!  These…

Teaching Poetry in Elementary

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     Teaching poetry is part of the curriculum for all grade levels K-5 at our school.   Over the past three years, I’ve taught it in a very general manner, but this year I wanted to find a more meaningful to introduce key concepts and vocabulary terms to each grade level, while at the same time…

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