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Host a Book Tasting!

Book Tasting

Let me just start with this, if you haven’t held a book tasting for your students then you need to plan one now! This event was simple to plan and had great payoffs! My students were so excited and engaged, it was an event that made my teacher heart burst! There are so many reasons to have a book tasting and so many purposes. My #1 reason to have a book tasting is to share the love of reading. There…

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Love Notes! Teaching Students for a Greater Purpose!

Hello Sassy, Savvy, Simple Teaching Fans! I’m a Dr. Sonia Martin, the author of “Love Notes: A Guide To Developing A Compassionate Heart And Teaching Students For A Greater Purpose” (scheduled to be released February 2017). [click on any of the photos below for a direct link] “Love Notes” takes readers on a spiritual and uplifting journey of rekindling the passion for teaching and learning. Readers will learn how to teach and lead with a compassionate heart and acquire a…

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Data Meetings and Analyzing Data

Truth: We collect all this data and leave it because of time constraints. Truth: We collect all this data and don’t change instruction for various reasons. Truth: We collect all this data and just look at it briefly until next time. Does this sound familiar? It’s very common, data can be time consuming and the purpose of it is hard to get to sometimes. Do you, your team or school struggle with analyzing data? Do you hold Data Meetings? Many educators…

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Happy Fall Y’all! A Primary Grade Blog Hop!

Happy Fall Everyone!!! I am here today with some great blogging friends to bring you a Fall Blog Hop!!! Lots of great ideas are being shared along with some FREEBIES for you to snag up!!! This hop is hosted by my friend Stephanie at Mrs. D’s Corner!!! Fall is my favorite time of year, it also is my favorite break of the year!!! I’m at a year around school & today is our 1st day of Fall Intersession!!! It’s the…

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School-Wide Initiatives from a Literacy Coach [Book of the Month & Academic Language]

Hello Friends~ I’m blogging over on my Collaborative Blog today, The Primary Pack! I wanted to share this post here on my blog as well. Today I wanted to share with you two School-Wide Initiatives I help lead as a Literacy Coach in my school. Book of the Month   The first focus is something I shared with you all here last school year. It was about starting a Book of the Month program at your school. You can read…

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