Top 10 Must Have Literacy Books — For The Love of Literacy

I love everything about reading. I love reading, I love teaching reading and I love reading about teaching reading. 🙂 Here are my top 10 books that I believe that every literacy leader should read. I have read most, and I have a couple that are on my summer reading list. 🙂 Teaching with Intention: […]

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Reading is Supposed to be Quiet, Right? Wrong! — Sweet Tea and a Live Oak Tree

In our classroom, I utilize a reading workshop model. A mini-lesson followed by independent reading and guided reading. I’ve always wondered how I could make independent reading more robust. I love the “why” of independent reading but there were always a few students who weren’t totally into it. Given that so much time is spent independent reading […]

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Foodie Friday! Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies (Cook’s Illustrated) — Chew Out Loud

Touted as Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies, these cookies live up to their name. They stay so soft and chewy for days. Browned butter here makes all the difference, creating a toffee-like depth that makes your taste buds oh-so-happy. Happy almost-weekend, All I’m so ready for it, after this whirlwind of a week. That includes today’s incessant…

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10 Best Practices for Brain Compatible Teaching!

  1.  Learners need to feel safe

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  3. Learners need novel activities

  4. Require frequent responses

  5. Allow appropriate wait time

  6. Combine content with music or movement

  7. Provide water every 10 to 45 minutes

  8. Offer fresh or dried fruits

  9. Create a relaxing atmosphere that feels “homey”

  10. Allow students to make choices

Foodie Friday! Lemon Basil Orzo with Chicken

This Lemon Basil Orzo with Chicken is quick, easy, and absolutely scrumptious. It’s the ultimate spring-summer dinner; light yet incredibly tasty. It’s an instant hit you can count on. April showers are swooping in, but they’ve got nothin’ on our bright spring vibe today. The skies might be pouring, but we’ve got a kitchen full…

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Foodie Friday- Sloppy Joenuts!! Great idea!

My favorite foodie site has just solved the “sloppy” problem with sloppy joes!!! 

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Click their logo above  to see all the yummy recipes!

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This is going to make me fall in love with sloppy joes again!  NO MORE MESS!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Things the Brain Remembers!!

During an RTI Training, the presenter shared the 4 things the brain remembers…
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Color

Pictures

Rhyme

Song

When introducing ideas the children need to remember, incorporate one of these into the lesson to improve their retention!

 

Brain Break Foodie Friday!  Chicken & Waffle Tacos…with Honey Cream!!🤗  

From one of my all time favorite foodie sites…

 

WHAAAAATTT?!?!?!😱 Yesss you are NOT dreaming!  This is real…AND REAL EASYYY!!!

Click on any picture to go to the recipe!!!  

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Enjoy!!!

J.