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  • Sometime you just need to stop and enjoy a moment with your little ones while they are little. Today we danced, sang and enjoyed some music.
  • I have a few new and revised alternative seating options this year. I am so happy with how the space is utilized all while still having seating for 28 ๐Ÿ˜ฒ students at tables. None of these options cost me a lot either. Most of the chairs were sourced from local second hand stores. The couch was a result of stalking Facebook marketplace for a good deal. ๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿค‘ All of the fabric is old curtains or found fabric also from second hand stores. With a little elbow grease I was able to make simple covers for the stools and pillows. I finished this off by working all week to paint my shelves white. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–Œ Nothing is perfect or in the same level of finish as you might put in your home but for my classroom it works just fine.
  • New table centrepieces getting assembled today. #classroomdecor #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teacherlife
  • Want a great book to read to help you get ready to go back to school. This book is great! #thebebigbook is a story written by @katie_kizer_writer in it Beatrice is full of worries about the first day of first grade but her friend Benjamin the butterfly helps her to be big and be herself. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช I loved the message in this story and as a mother of two little girls who also have lots of worries around this time of year this book was just the message I was looking for in a back to school book. Thank you @katie_kizer_writer for sending me this lovely book to review!
  • Day threeโ€™s progress check out my story to see the whole room so far.
  • These came off my book bins today. And they are not going back on. This year I am not putting levels on my book bins. ๐Ÿ™…โ€โ™€๏ธ Instead my books will be sorted by genre and author. ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ Raise your hand it you are ditching the levelled bins too this year!
  • So look what happens when I step away from my computer for the day!  Tpt bonus sale starts at midnight tonight, and runs for 24 hours on August 21!  Save 25% by using the code โ€œBTSBONUS18โ€ . #TeacherspayTeachers #TPT #Facebooklive #inquiry #inquirybasedlearning #teachersofinstagram #iteachfourth #iteach5th #iteach6th #madlylearning #teachergram #ontarioteachers #teacherswithtech #teachersfollowteachers #tptehteam #bestyearever #iteachtoo #teachergram #teachersloveteachers  @teacherspayteachers @madlylearning
  • When you realize that Ignited literacy needs a personal dictionary. You get sidetracked and make one. For years I have tried to think of a way to capture my literacy program in a way that could be easily shared with others. Not in a piece by piece solution, but in a comprehensive, everything you need way. I am finally ready to put that together for you and the September getting started bundle and Octoberโ€™s unit are almost ready to be released. This is spiralling your literacy instruction that ignites passion and engagement in students. I canโ€™t wait to share it with you.
  • How could you use math to describe this picture. Drop your thoughts in the comments. . This is one example of how you can use a photo as a provocation in math. Why not bring Inquiry into your math classroom. . This week on Teaching With Inquiry Live my friend Shauna Rau from @theraudyteacher will be joining me to discuss spiralling your math instruction through inquiry. . Check out my insta story for more provocation ideas. Then join me live o we on Facebook Monday Aug 6th at 9pm est. . Get your year in math started off on the right foot with these practical tips and strategies. And perhaps even a special bonus when you join us live.

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