103, 2015

Where did you come from, FromTeacherToMom.com?

The short answer: because of my super supportive, loving husband.

One day when our LO was super tiny and napping, he caught me typing away on the computer. He asked what […]

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1703, 2015

Instant Gratification and God’s Timing

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1103, 2015

Rainy Days

Needless to say, the weather around here has been wild lately.  One day, sunshiny and beautiful, and the next four, dreary, freezing, and wet!    These type of days make […]

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203, 2015

A Huge Fan of Books

Many of the fondest memories I have of my second graders relate to the read-alouds we shared. Books can take children on an adventure with the characters, transporting them to […]

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103, 2015

The Alphabet Cheer

While teaching reading in second grade, I used this "alphabet cheer" with my students who were struggling with the alphabetic principle. The alphabetic principle states that letters and combinations of letters are the symbols used to represent the speech sounds of a language based on systematic and predictable relationships between written letters, symbols, and spoken words. We would say this cheer while looking at a picture that represented each letter + sound.

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