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Morning Meeting Ideas + a Giveaway

Several years ago, I took a graduate course entitled "Literature for Older Children" with Kathy Brody, who was a former classroom teacher.  Brody, who was trained in the Responsive Classroom approach, wanted to share her passion for Responsive Classroom with her graduate students.  Therefore, she taught us about one of the most important pillars of… Continue reading Morning Meeting Ideas + a Giveaway

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Poetry Friday: The Final Days of School

I put the following poem into my students' fifth grade yearbook. The irony is that on the last day of school, which was two days ago, we DID do the chant greeting of "1-2-3-4, C'mon _____ Hit the Floor." However, it wasn't done with pep and many kids didn't chant anything at all. Interesting... THE… Continue reading Poetry Friday: The Final Days of School