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From Second Grade Nest - April 04, 2017
That's my goal for you. I know it won't be 100% stress-free, because let's face it, it's a crazy time for all teachers.  BUT I'm leading a webinar t...
From Second Grade Nest - March 10, 2017
Inferences can be very difficult to teach students. As teachers, we begin teaching inferences at a young age when we ask and answer questions for the...
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From Second Grade Nest - February 16, 2017
There is a lot of talk about growth mindset in the last few years. It's a great practice to use as an adult, but also great to teach our students as ...
From Second Grade Nest - January 24, 2017
Groundhog Day is coming soon! It was always really hard to fit into my schedule because the 100th Day of School always happened around the same time....
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From Second Grade Nest - December 14, 2016
This winter break, I am putting together a fluency webinar for teachers. I wanted to get a blog post together of all the fantastic fluency tools that...
From Second Grade Nest - October 13, 2016
Last week, I blogged about Mastering Print Concepts, which is the first strand of standards in the RF domain for first grade ELA. The second strand o...
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From Second Grade Nest - September 22, 2016
Now that we are back into the school year, I have decided to pick back up on my Exploring ELA blog series ! This week, I'm bringing you ideas on how ...
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From Second Grade Nest - August 13, 2016
I just finished up my Literature mentor texts blog post, check that out here . Now, it's time for the informational texts!  My ELA packs for k, 1, a...
From Second Grade Nest - April 03, 2017
Now that I have expanded to 4th grade ELA, I will have new topics to cover. I'm still working through ELA for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade, so now I'm add...
From Second Grade Nest - March 04, 2017
   Women's History Month is throughout the month of March. It is incredibly important that we as educators help teach our students the importance o...
From Second Grade Nest - February 08, 2017
Comparing text is a FAVORITE activity of mine. It's not always the easiest to teach, but I always find it so fun. Now, this blog post is going to be ...
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From Second Grade Nest - January 23, 2017
Black History Month is coming in February. It is incredibly important that we as educators help teach our students the importance of African American...
From Second Grade Nest - November 19, 2016
I'm coming back again to show you my December showcase! And give you lots of freebies, too! I'd love to show you guys what I think is perfect to use ...
From Second Grade Nest - October 04, 2016
Fire Safety Week is near! I have gathered up several ideas for you to use in your kindergarten, first grade, or second grade classroom.  Start with ...
From Second Grade Nest - September 17, 2016
Fall is a favorite season for many reasons. Mostly pumpkins and sweater weather, but also because teaching can be tons of fun during the fall. There ...
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From Second Grade Nest - August 06, 2016
My ELA packs for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade include 3 mini lessons, printables, passages, interactive notebook activities, task cards, and an assessment...
From Second Grade Nest - March 18, 2017
Have you guys heard of bell-ringers? If you have, it was likely for middle or high school, or even 4th and 5th grade when students switched class per...
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From Second Grade Nest - February 22, 2017
Just like my other science blog posts, I am going to split up this post into three sections (learning, experimenting, applying their new learning). T...
From Second Grade Nest - February 01, 2017
It's never too early to start teaching biographies to students. Many intermediate teachers will teach strong biography units, but integrating them in...
From Second Grade Nest - January 02, 2017
Time to showcase some wonderful winter resources! And your favorite thing.... grab some freebies!  Keeping up with the last few months, I wanted to ...
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From Second Grade Nest - November 19, 2016
This blog post is all about integrating writing into your primary math block. This will include tips for teaching students how to respond to short an...
From Second Grade Nest - October 01, 2016
I'd love to show you guys what I think is perfect to use in the primary classroom during the month of October. Many of the resources are activities t...
From Second Grade Nest - August 31, 2016
Teaching Labor Day is very beneficial in the primary classroom because it starts giving your students an early appreciation of community helpers and ...
From Second Grade Nest - June 26, 2016
It's no secret that teachers love good deals and big giveaways! That's why I'm so thrilled to be teaming up with some wonderful teacher-bloggers to b...
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From Second Grade Nest - February 19, 2017
Finally getting back to my Exploring ELA blog posts! It's been a little bit.  I wanted to come to you today to discuss teaching text features. One o...
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From Second Grade Nest - January 25, 2017
I love this monthly blog post that brings you lots of lessons, activities, and best of all FREEBIES! Below I have listed some reading, math and ELA, ...
From Second Grade Nest - December 15, 2016
  Hey primary teachers! I have created a webinar just for you guys.  This webinar is all about improving fluency in your classroom. There are 5 pos...
From Second Grade Nest - October 28, 2016
I'd love to show you guys what I think is perfect to use in the primary classroom during the month of November. I did this same post for October last...
From Second Grade Nest - September 26, 2016
  At the beginning of first grade, teachers are reviewing things learned from kindergarten and also introducing basic print concept ideas. In Common...
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From Second Grade Nest - August 19, 2016
I recently did a Facebook Live video all about my free idea for the weekly reading mystery. This was a quick and fun idea that I had for you guys to ...
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