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The First Thanksgiving: Virtual Field Trips, Videos, & Slide Shows!!

Virtual field trips, videos, and slide shows of Plimouth Plantation.  Great resource from Scholastic!  http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/webcast.htm Take your students back in time and tour historic Plimouth Plantation.  The site also contains Teacher’s Guides, Thanksgiving Printables, and Thanksgiving Vocabulary Guide.  What a … Continue reading

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Science Writing Prompt: Volcanic Eruption Produces New Island Off Coast of Japan

Original source of images and story : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2511115/Volcanic-eruption-Pacific-Ocean-creates-new-island-coast-Japan.html This week, a new island was formed off the coast of Japan through the eruption of a volcano.  This is the first time this has occurred in 30 years. Watch video of the … Continue reading

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Article Reflection: Best practice for spreading innovation: Let the practitioners do it

To read the article in full visit:  http://www.kappanmagazine.org/content/95/3/39.full As I read this article, I couldn’t help but reflect upon the radical changes that are occurring at my own school over the course of  this school year. Granted, I do have … Continue reading

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Red Dress Manor: A Real-Life Spooky Mystery Just In Time for Halloween!

Source:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2476404/The-house-thats-frozen-time-Eerie-images-inside-abandoned-Red-Dress-Manor-clothes-wardrobes-photographs-walls-love-letters-strewn-floors.html Love letters and pictures strewn across the floor in wild abandonment….. Her dressing table just as she left it….. Beds still made…..Clothing in disarray on the bedroom floor…All except for one article– a long red gown hanging in … Continue reading

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Creative Hashtag Foldable: Friday’s T.I.P. (Technique Into Practice)

Creative Hashtag Foldable Every day, I have the pleasure of visiting the classrooms of some very creative teachers so I thought I would start sharing some of the wonderful ideas I get to see.  Hopefully, they will touch a creative … Continue reading

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Quick Share~ Creative Exit Slip Idea Based on Twitter

 Classroom teachers are constantly on the lookout for creative ways to quickly check for student understanding without having to administer a pencil / paper activity.  Many teachers rely on “bell-ringers” at the beginning of class or exit slips at the … Continue reading

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Literacy Site Recommendation

Screenshot from http://www.newsela.com At every grade level, especially high school, teachers struggle to find high interest current events that students will enjoy reading, regardless of their reading level.  The Newsela website (www.newsela.com) is a gold mine!  Articles are correlated to … Continue reading

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