Big Summer Blowout {GIVEAWAY!}

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Hello readers! I am so happy you are reading my blog today. You will be very happy, too! Because I am announcing a giveaway for my TpT anniversary! I began selling 2 years ago on July 21, 2013 and it has been such an amazing experience. I have made so many friends across the country. TpT has helped me step far outside of my comfort zone in so many ways. I have had the pleasure of helping so many teachers and students and THAT is what makes it worthwhile. :)

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Organizing A Classroom Library

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I’m here to give you a quick peek at how I organize my classroom library. I have all of my books labeled with a sticker that corresponds to what basket it goes in. Some of them are sorted by the genre of the book and some are sorted by favorite authors. I don’t have my books sorted by level because my students choose these books as interest books. They have other (leveled) books in their book boxes that come from our school’s book room.

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Small Group Lesson Plans Organization & Management

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I am here to tell you about how I manage my small group lesson plans. I don’t know about you, but the less notebooks/binders/lesson plans I have to keep up with throughout the day, the better. I also don’t use a typical lesson plan book. I bought a notebook from Target that had about 90 pages in it and I glued in a lesson plan template every week. That being said, I had extra room in my lesson plan book for my small group lesson plans. Read more

Back to School Paperwork Resource: Meet the Teacher Pack

First Grade Classroom: Back to School Paperwork
When the back to school paperwork crazy time hits, I make sure that I am READY for my school’s sneak a peek night. I do what I can to get the back to school paperwork mountain tamed before school starts. I don’t want to start off sending paperwork home every single night.

That’s why I created my Meet the Teacher Pack. This resource has been an integral part of my back to school paperwork routine for 3 years. Read more