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Teaching is all about growing as a person and as a professional.  In the last several years, I’ve found myself looking at norms that I’d established years ago.  I’ve been re-evaluating whether or not I still hold those beliefs, and why they work for kids.  Some things I have doubled down on.  Some things I...

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When you’ve taught long enough, everything comes back around. We are back to the basics: reading, writing, thinking and talking. One of the things that I love about digging into this in every unit is the way my learners work while we are moving through projects! There is nothing so sweet as the hum of...

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When you’ve taught long enough, everything comes back around. We are back to the basics: reading, writing, thinking and talking. One of the things that I love about digging into this in every unit is the way my learners work while we are moving through projects! There is nothing so sweet as the hum of...

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One of my favorite parts of planning is working on units. I love to tie topics across disciplines. It is important for kids to see how their learning relates the the world around them. I wrote this fluency set for my advanced first grade readers, but it would still work for seconds or even remedial...

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The post Arctic Fluency for Primary Learners appeared first on Mrs. Russell's Room.

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  Often you’ll hear ‘build relationships’ with kids! What does that really look like? Is it enough that you are likable? Let’s take a look at that today. Building relationship starts with one word: AGENCY. Agency refers to the thoughts and actions that students take that express their individual power.” I remember the days when...

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The post Building Capacity in Learners appeared first on Mrs. Russell's Room.

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I just finished up my plans for the first week of school and I thought I’d share what I am doing with my own kids! If it is your first time to my blog, welcome!  I am a third grade teacher in Florida! One of the things I want to commit to this school year...

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The post Teach It Up: The First Week appeared first on Mrs. Russell's Room.

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 I love teaching social studies! There’s such a beauty in being able to share not only our past but current structures and issues. In this unit, I’ll be teaching my students about communities.  Of course, when you’re looking at communities, you teach urban, rural, and suburban.  I wanted to take my unit a bit further....

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This week, the award named after Laura Ingalls Wilder was renamed because of the racist undertones in her work. I read Wilder’s books as a preteen. I can not tell you that there was one critical ah-ha moment that I had. There was no epiphany triggered by the racial injustice of some scenes in the...

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This week, my school board voted to deputize and arm 30 administrators in the district. We do not have the money to pay for one deputy in each school, so middle and high schools will get an officer. Elementary Schools will have deputized administrators. Has any one considered how often elementary administrators are in close...

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Under our new superintendent, part of our new vision is to make Lake County Public Schools a destination district. That sounds great in theory, but in practice, it is an uphill climb. We’ve had a series of superintendents & board members make poor decisions financially. This, coupled with a statehouse that has no idea what...

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