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ELA Student Handbook for Middle School

The Struggle is Real Do you ever begin a lesson and realize your kids have no idea what you're talking about? Even though they should have background knowledge from previous school years? Yeah, me too. The biggest problem we have had at my middle school lately is the serious lack of grammar knowledge. I mean,… Continue reading ELA Student Handbook for Middle School

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Censoring in the Middle- These Kids Laugh at the Craziest Stuff

The other day, I gave one of my fellow teachers my Magnetic Poetry Kit because I've never found a place for it, and she has some on the side of her metal desk. I figured she'd get more use out of it, you know? Well, we teach middle school kids, so of course I warned… Continue reading Censoring in the Middle- These Kids Laugh at the Craziest Stuff

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The Importance of Air: Are Your Students Getting What They Need?

Right now I'm sitting in my dining room, facing the television, writing this post. Sounds like a fairly pleasant morning, right? Well, factor in the fact that the A/C stopped working yesterday afternoon, and it makes what would have been a great morning an experience that you just have to bear until the repairman can… Continue reading The Importance of Air: Are Your Students Getting What They Need?

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I might be too old for this…- Navigating Social Media Marketing

  In March of 2017, a colleague told me that I should post something on TPT because it was so great, and she thought other people would want to use it. In her words, "Why not give it a shot?" Fast forward to now. I've been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, so to speak, and… Continue reading I might be too old for this…- Navigating Social Media Marketing

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Summer Celebration Sale!

It's officially summer and I am PUMPED! So pumped that my whole TpT store is on sale from June 1st through 4th for 15% off, so if you've had your eye on something, put it in your cart! My best sellers are my STAAR review games. I have two for writing and two for reading,… Continue reading Summer Celebration Sale!