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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 😲 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. 🤑🤑 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. 👩‍🎨🖌🖌🖌 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. 💪💪 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 three’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. 🙅‍♀️ Instead my books will be sorted by genre and author. 🙋‍♀️ 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 “BTSBONUS18” . #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 October’s unit are almost ready to be released. This is spiralling your literacy instruction that ignites passion and engagement in students. I can’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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