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The Most Unbelievable Sports Story You'll See This Summer

Every once in a while a story comes along that moves you beyond words. This is one of those stories.

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Borrow Bucket

I just wanted to stop by and give you a quick management tip. Do you have students who are CONSTANTLY losing supplies (our school buys ALL of our …

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Mother's Day, Father's Day!

Mother's Day is drawing near, so I wanted to repost the sweet craft I created last year!<p>Do you remember this?<p>It's a Mother's Day ice cream cone! …

My Magic School Bus

I love my clip chart as you know, but every class comes with is own specific needs and there have been classes that needed something a bit more. I've …

Organize Your Centers! Part 2

A little while ago I wrote a post about how I organize my centers... the ones that are "in use." Now I thought I'd share how I store the whole kit 'n …

10 Ways To Be Healthier In 10 Minutes Or Less

It seems like our favorite excuse: "There just aren't enough hours in the day." It gets us out of workouts, concocting nutritious homemade meals, sleeping enough.<p>But does health <i>have</i> to be a trade-off with time? A new study examined the time American adults spend on beneficial behavior and found …

vowel fun (freebie time!)

Last week we had all kinds of crazy fun hanging out with some of our vowel friends, Jake the Snake and Al the Alligator. They made their w...

Common Core Math Assessments. You asked, I listened!

My best selling items on TpT are my CCSS Assessment Packs. Not to toot my own horn, but the feedback I get on those packs always humbles me - in a …

Poetry, Measurement Olympics, and the Zoo!

It's Five for Friday time again, so I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs on a Saturday because I'm always running late like that :)! I have lo...

Describing Words

I’ve had a hard time blogging lately. You would think because it is April 9th, the Spring weather might be beckoning me outside. Nope. It was –27 …

Hey, Little Ant!

I’ve been slacking on remembering to bring my camera to school, so I keep forgetting to snap some pics of what we’ve been up to! We’ve been...

34 Little Hacks That Will Make Parenting So Much Easier

You pretty much have to be a superhuman to do it. Any little bit helps.

My Butterfly Booklet

My Butterfly Book provides your students a place to record the life cycle of a butterfly.<p>My students complete each page as we observe that stage in …

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Horrible Harry and Prefix/Suffix Freebies

Hey y'all! Tomorrow is Friday so that in-and-of-itself is reason enough to celebrate with a blog post! Yesterday I blogged about what we'...

Compound Words Task Card Freebie

My RtI groups are working on compound words when we return from spring break, so I whipped up some compound words task cards using fun images! I hope …

Fireplace Makeover: Planning & Buying Materials

Having fresh paint in the kitchen has given us a chance to look at the room with, well, fresh eyes. And it has sparked our plans to take the …

Gallery: April 2013's Hottest Gadgets

Dinner In 10: Baked Fish

Getting dinner on the table fast doesn't mean you have to forget about health. Sure, most quick meals mean frozen dinners or fast food, but there are a handful of dishes that are healthy, fast and easy options for dinner. And yes, we're going to share all of our secrets with you.<p>We've already told …

Visual Plans, a Freebie, and a Winner

Sorry, that these are so late. It was a busy weekend. Anyway, here are my visual plans for the week. Click the pictures to download. I...

Yoga for Bedtime

Need help sleeping? Doing yoga exercises before bedtime can be just what you need

3 MINUTE CARDIO ARMS AND ABS

In just three minutes, your abs, arms, and heart rate will feel this one. After the first exercise you will be questioning whether or not you want to …

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3 Moves To Tame Those Outer Thighs

Oh, those outer thighs. I like to call this area the "nitty gritty" because working that problem area is ESSENTIAL for most women! Now, it is true …

Yoga

Yoga Poses For Beginners: 8 Moves For New Yogis

<i>By Beth W. Orenstein</i><p>There are many great reasons to add yoga to your exercise routine. Yoga improves muscle tone, flexibility and balance, and it helps you relax and reduce stress, thanks to its signature pranayama breathing (which just means steadily inhaling and exhaling through your nose). Some …

Score a Toned Butt

This high-octane routine blasts fat and firms your lower half—fast!<p>Your tiny two-piece may be hibernating, but that doesn't mean your workout routine should take a long winter's rest.<p>Get lean legs and a tight tush with this supercharged circuit inspired by the new Aspen Ascent class at Reebok …

10 Quick, Convenient No-Gym Workouts

Taking an hour out of your day to get to the gym is sometimes just too big of a time commitment or just sounds like too daunting of a task. We …

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