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Makeover your Morning Meetings

Morning Meetings are an engaging way to build a strong sense of community in your classroom. Starting mornings off with everyone together for a common purpose can help students transition into the school day positively. Responsive Classroom Morning Meetings have 4 components: Greeting, Sharing, Group Activity, and Morning Message. Today we are going to expand …

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Morning Routines for Kids that Work

Mornings. So much possibility and yet so much responsibility. First we must actually leave the warm and comfy bed. Then we dive into our day. Because we are parents we also get to help/persuade/coach our children to leave their warm comfy beds and dive into their days as well. “How we begin our day becomes …

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Reading Logs for Kids

What is a Reading Log? Reading logs are pages where you either track the number of minutes or the number of books that you read. I remember having them as part of my homework growing up and now my son has one to complete monthly. Reading logs tend to be one of those little things …

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Growth Mindset

Everyone has two possible mindsets, no matter your age, you either have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. The great thing about mindset is that you are in total control of which mindset you have. You have the power to create a growth mindset, and so do our students. In order to understand how …

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Banish Back to School Burnout

Around here it seems that Back to School stuff is out in stores earlier and earlier every year. This year I think it was out at the beginning of July!! We just finish Fourth of July and then the stores throw out all the Back to School supplies. I don’t know about you, but as …

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15 Favorite Back to School Books

We are all in Back to School mode now, and kids can sometimes have some big feelings surrounding this transition. A great way to help kids process these emotions is through stories. Here I’ve included some of my favorite books for back to school. These are great to be read at home or in the …

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5 Tips for Transitioning Back to School

Back to School Prep for Parents It’s less than 2 weeks to the first day of school here!! Emotions and excitement are running high. We have a mound of school supplies that need to be sorted, labeled and bagged ready to take to school. We have new lunchboxes and water bottles that will hopefully last …

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Incorporating affirmations into your classroom

If you are like most teachers, you find lots of great ideas (we looove Pinterest) but you just can’t find the time or the step-by-step implementation of incorporating this new idea. If you have discovered or begun exploring the benefits of affirmations I’m not going to leave you hanging to figure the rest out on …

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