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From Third Grade Thinkers - July 23, 2017
Do you ever get tired of starting the year in the same way with the same activities? I do and am always looking for new ideas. Well, I stumbled upon ...
From Third Grade Thinkers - June 23, 2017
Hello Friends! Are you basking in the realization that we have time to stop and breathe again?  I am.  I spent the first few days of break doing ab...
From Third Grade Thinkers - May 24, 2017
It is hard to believe that we have less than a month of school left! I came across this picture of our Target Board from back in the beginning of the...
From Third Grade Thinkers - April 20, 2017
Do you ever play "Thorns and Roses" with your students? It's a simple sharing game that is great for the end of a day or week. All kids do is tell wh...
From Third Grade Thinkers - January 28, 2017
Still no snow in Virginia, but that didn't stop us from writing about it! Last week we spent our writer's workshop time having fun playing with words...
From Third Grade Thinkers - December 26, 2016
Hello Friends! We have been blessed with two full weeks off from school this holiday break. It has been truly wonderful! I spent our first week enjoy...
From Third Grade Thinkers - November 13, 2016
It's nearly Thanksgiving....time to give thanks and gratitude for all that we have. I love this quote by Tony Robbins. He goes on to advise us  to "...
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From Third Grade Thinkers - August 08, 2016
Three more Mondays and then I'm back at school! Time to start thinking about the classroom and how I'll set up.  I'm sharing two classroom decor ide...
From Third Grade Thinkers - July 21, 2017
Happy Friday! I've got a freebie for you this morning. They have cute jars at the Target One Spot this month. I picked up one with a red lid for a new...
From Third Grade Thinkers - June 11, 2017
It's feeling like school should be out when the thermometer in your car is reading a hot 90 degrees! Yes, it is feeling like a VA summer..more hot wea...
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From Third Grade Thinkers - May 02, 2017
We all have heard about the shift in reading that happens in grade three. Less of our reading time is spent learning to read and much more of it is d...
From Third Grade Thinkers - April 03, 2017
It's April! One of my favorite months on the year. We had blue skies and warm temperatures this weekend. There are signs of spring all around, little...
From Third Grade Thinkers - January 23, 2017
Can you believe it is nearly the end of January??  This season is flying by. Unfortunately, it doesn't feel much like January. Temperatures reached ...
From Third Grade Thinkers - December 06, 2016
Is there anything more festive than a Christmas tree? I got this one up in my classroom and must say it was as much for me as it was for my kids. I s...
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From Third Grade Thinkers - November 13, 2016
It's nearly Thanksgiving....time to give thanks and gratitude for all that we have. I love this quote by Tony Robbins. He goes on to advise us  to "...
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From Third Grade Thinkers - August 08, 2016
Happy Sunday! I thought I would share a little book that made a big difference in how I work with some of my students who struggle with decoding word...
From Third Grade Thinkers - July 10, 2017
Summer is not so much a season as it is a melody,  that tune of contentment we hum as the days begin to beautifully blur.  Sarah Ban Breathnach So ...
From Third Grade Thinkers - June 06, 2017
With only nine days to go, I am reviewing past skills and trying to keep students engaged. I want my third graders to enter fourth with the essential ...
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From Third Grade Thinkers - April 30, 2017
Hello Friends, With temperatures soaring to 90 degrees here in Virginia, I feel like I should certainly be on summer break! Summerlike weather makes ...
From Third Grade Thinkers - March 14, 2017
Hello Friends, Guess what? It snowed! We actually got the day off! It couldn't have come at a better time. It has been a long haul since winter break...
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From Third Grade Thinkers - December 31, 2016
Ha...Are you all making New Year's Resolutions? I totally believe in self improvement and growth. I believe that true fulfillment and happiness in li...
From Third Grade Thinkers - November 26, 2016
Hello All,  Another Thanksgiving has come and gone. What a great one it was! I've got my sights on Christmas next and am itching to start decorating...
From Third Grade Thinkers - November 07, 2016
Hello Friends! I CAN NOT even believe that we are into the month of November!!  Where is the pause button?? Can't seem to find one so I believe I am...
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From Third Grade Thinkers - August 01, 2016
Wow, can it already be time for another Monday Made It? Yikes, the weeks are flying by! Time to get busy. Check out the productive teachers posting o...
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From Third Grade Thinkers - May 29, 2017
We are coming to our final weeks of school.  How are you spending your days? I see these last weeks as an opportunity to fine tune our skills.  Mon...
From Third Grade Thinkers - April 23, 2017
How stinkin cute is this Spring coffee cup??  I have so enjoyed my spring break! It is quickly coming to an end.  I am needing to replace my hours ...
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From Third Grade Thinkers - February 13, 2017
Hello Fellow Procrastinators,   Anyone out there? I know lots of my teacher friends have their Valentine's Day preparations all wrapped up and perh...
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From Third Grade Thinkers - December 29, 2016
We have been filling our wall with words.  Students make these posters to remind themselves of the different kinds of words we have worked with this...
From Third Grade Thinkers - November 24, 2016
We've made it to Thanksgiving! I can't even put into words how much I appreciate this time to unwind and maybe catch up a bit.  We have been busy, b...
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From Third Grade Thinkers - September 26, 2016
Hello Friends, Boy, it has been awhile since my last post! I had every intention in the world of posting weekly...but then school started. Need I say ...
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