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How I Organize My Teacher Lesson Planner

This is our in-service week, which means planning for all the things!! In my post about My Lesson Planning Process, I explained how I plan each week. Today, I wanted to show you how I keep it all together! My lesson planners from last year and the year beforeEvery school is different. When I taught in… Continue reading How I Organize My Teacher Lesson Planner

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Flexible Long-Term Lesson Planning Solutions

I like to see things long term. I’m always asking pesky questions, like How does this fit into the big picture? What’s the end goal? and What color-coding scheme should I use? Lesson planning and I have a love/hate relationship. One one hand, I love planning August-May in a day! On the other hand, I hate having… Continue reading Flexible Long-Term Lesson Planning Solutions

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How I Differentiate ELA Small Groups

A couple of years ago, I was working in a low income school with low literacy scores. My kids needed support in ELA and, with 29 students, it was ridiculously time-consuming to analyze their iStation data and try to create individual small group interventions for them. Enter: Miss DeCarbo on a white horse waving her ELA… Continue reading How I Differentiate ELA Small Groups

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How to Create Your Perfect Vision Board

One of my favorite pieces in our whole house is a bulletin board/chalkboard from Pottery Barn (PB Outlet, to be exact). We saw it on clearance and thought, “hey, we’ll use it for something.”Flash forward five years, and I have used it for everything. It has been such a great investment for our home and… Continue reading How to Create Your Perfect Vision Board

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How to Style Kitchen Shelves

In our kitchen, we have these really fantastic shelves from Restoration Hardware. I love them because they add a rustic, farmhouse-y feel (without the cost of a renovation- yay!).However, the problem with any kind of surface in a house is that it can eventually attract the most dreaded of all things… clutter. Our shelves slowly… Continue reading How to Style Kitchen Shelves

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Favorite TpT Products for Classroom Organization

Classroom organization is one of my favorite parts of teaching! You never would have guessed, right?Over the summer, I spend my time in “Print, Laminate, Cut, Repeat” mode. (suuuper relaxing, yes?) Because I am a stickler for efficiency, I am always on the lookout for products that can keep our classroom running smoothly! Here are some of my favorite… Continue reading Favorite TpT Products for Classroom Organization