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12/27/2020

If you need it for google, let me know below! What is your favorite Virtual party game?

Over here prepping for Valentines Day. You know it will be here before we’re ready. Break was the only time I’d have to get it done.

Deeply discounted for a bit. Seesaw pre loaded and printable for in class hybrid teachers too. You can locate it by going to @justaprimarygirl then my ig feed. Then click the picture.

Or put http://bit.ly/japgvvd into your browser.

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What’s your favorite holiday tradition? I have to say having Reid make his yearly ornaments is my favorite. He works so ...
12/18/2020

What’s your favorite holiday tradition? I have to say having Reid make his yearly ornaments is my favorite. He works so hard.❤️ which of his is your favorite?

I’ll cherish these decorations when I’m old and gray and Reid has his own family.

The painting details: framed wood can be found at Michael’s. We used acrylic paint and black oils based sharpie paint marker. I googled Santa directed drawing for kids and reindeer directed drawing for kids. For the chubbier Santa, Reid just freehanded a different hat and body/belt etc.

For the ornaments we used plastic bulbs, except the deer and grinch. Those are legit glass bulbs from 2010 and 2011. The dots are all his fingerprints and the hats are his baby socks.

The mini canvas, ribbon, wood circles are all amazon. I’ve linked as much as I could.

If you click @justaprimarygirl then shop my feed, you’ll see this picture. Click it. Or put http://bit.ly/japgah in your browser.

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What’s one thing your students use each day? For me, my students use their math folder everyday. It has made math so muc...
12/17/2020

What’s one thing your students use each day? For me, my students use their math folder everyday. It has made math so much easier. I have started putting the png images into seesaw as well so I can have them turned in work, too.

They’ve gotten so good at going between google meet and seesaw tabs. I am not ready to teach split screen yet. (All the tips, please)

This huge pack can be found at https://bit.ly/japggmm .

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Are you team happy planner, digital planner, no planner, sticky notes or wingin it? In school, I’m team planned ahead si...
12/15/2020

Are you team happy planner, digital planner, no planner, sticky notes or wingin it?

In school, I’m team planned ahead six weeks but wing it daily😂🤷🏼‍♀️.

Home teaching, I only use my calendar and grade book.

Don’t shoot me, but I have no time for stickers, washi tape and all the jazz that comes along with a planner.

I tried. I just can’t get into it. But now that we’re teaching at home, I use these two pieces more than anything.

They are simple. Editable. 15, 20, 25 and 30 student option pages for the grade book.

http://bit.ly/japgsp1 .

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12/11/2020

Don’t forget, today is $10 Friday!!!

What would you add? I’ll let you know if it’s in there.

Individual writing folders that can be sent home or kept in the classroom. 🙌🏻🙌🏻Charts can also be put into your digital classrooms.

Printing four to a page will save you paper too!!

Find this folder and other writing materials at http://bit.ly/japgwritingcat

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Have you tried putting your word wall on a clipboard?Following up from my post yesterday. Here’s one way my students eac...
12/10/2020

Have you tried putting your word wall on a clipboard?

Following up from my post yesterday. Here’s one way my students each have access to their sight words.

In our new reality, this bin wouldn’t fly, but if I were hybrid, I’d pop a command hook on the side of the desk and hook this to it.

A set of 30 flat boards (from dollar tree) fit inside the bin. I use glue dots (from Amazon) to adhere my editable word wall to the back. I have used this medium size bin from big lots ( it was $6) to house my clipboards for years.

This is a perfect option for those of you new to flexible seating.

you can click the link in my profile to grab the editable Word wall. http://bit.ly/japgwordwall .

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Do your students actually use your word wall?When I had our sight words on mine, no one used it. It was just too overwhe...
12/09/2020

Do your students actually use your word wall?

When I had our sight words on mine, no one used it. It was just too overwhelming. I switched it to days, months, & colors. Then, slowly, they started using it. Walking up to it. They knew the order. They’re aren’t a ton of words so they can easily find what they need.

I still have a sight word wall but they are on the back of clip boards and in writing folders. We intentionally use them. 📸 is @sarahjesensky

How are your sight words organized? Share below!! I’ll pick a friend to snag this simple decor pack (ig only) at 10pm est tonight so comment below. Find it here:

http://bit.ly/japgsimplecrayon .

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UPDATED!! Redownload for free. 25 kinder friendly pages have been added to my winter, hibernation, migration and adaptat...
12/03/2020

UPDATED!! Redownload for free. 25 kinder friendly pages have been added to my winter, hibernation, migration and adaptation unit. It’s currently on sale, too.

If you’re looking to steer away from holiday activities, this winter unit is perfect to learn about winter, hibernation, migration and adaptation.

It's now over 100 pages. Includes circle start differentiated word searches, two levels of readers for each topic and three levels of each activity. There are leveled sorts too. bit.ly/winterunit

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We’ve never had professional photos taken. 😱It’s something I’m absolutely kicking myself for now. I hope to get some thi...
12/02/2020

We’ve never had professional photos taken. 😱

It’s something I’m absolutely kicking myself for now. I hope to get some this year before Reid grows another foot.

We have a bunch of these over the years but I’m so sad we never had them professionally done.

I love how @morgan_draws_you put our goofy boys into the photo when they wouldn’t comply with photo etiquette.

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Do your kids paint with Q-tips?!?!It is a game changer!!!!Less mess and more precision, especially in small details like...
12/02/2020

Do your kids paint with Q-tips?!?!

It is a game changer!!!!

Less mess and more precision, especially in small details like the scarf here. I use regular crayola watercolors and it’s perfect. For larger surfaces, we use cotton balls. One cotton ball per color per palette. So. Much. Easier.

This can stay up until March and is one page! Yes,please!!! This pack comes with three crafts, writing, and nature walk. For the trees- kids choose how they see the tree. I can't wait to mount and hang these.

Grab this template and two others on sale by clicking the link in my profile and this picture or type http://bit.ly/japgwintercraft in your browser

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Do your students need reinforcement of letter identification, letter sound, formation, and identifying uppercase vs lowe...
12/02/2020

Do your students need reinforcement of letter identification, letter sound, formation, and identifying uppercase vs lowercase?

The books are fast, fun and perfect for centers.

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What are you missing (besides kids and hugs) about your classroom if you’re at home teaching?If you’re hybrid-what are y...
12/01/2020

What are you missing (besides kids and hugs) about your classroom if you’re at home teaching?

If you’re hybrid-what are you missing?

I miss my organized classroom. Everything has a spot. It makes me feel good knowing where everything is and I can spend more time planning instead of looking for stuff. My calm and organized brings calm and organization to my kids.

I feel the need to remind you that this is 14 years in the making. I have been collecting basics and neutral color items since student teaching. I never wanted to replace things because I added a color. (You’ll never catch a theme in my room. No time for that) I bought a little each year for over a decade.

Starting at the top. These bins are 12 years old. I bought gray so they went with whatever theme I chose. At the end of the year when the bins are empty, I pack up stuff that must be put away in them. I just switch the label for summer. I lay the other label on top so I'm ready for the fall. Example: The baby wipe label goes into the bin and all my magnetic white board stuff goes in & my label is changed to magnetic stuff. The blue latch boxes are awesome! I've had some 6 years. Still in perfect shape! $4.25 each. (Linked in amazon) They hold our math centers. The black bins are six piece drawers & hold the math centers too. The wooden white mailbox is from #reallygoodstuff and 9 years old. Still perfect. The purple containers are from various stores. It is inside recess stuff. I can't stomach smashed boxes. I also use a few of these bins at the start of the year when we are practicing literacy stations. The bottom row is the IKEA trofast unit. I have 3. #ikeaclassroom This is where each kid has ALL their materials-pre covid. I’m at home teaching this year. Pencil bag, spelling notebook, #poetrynotebook , morning work, 5 reading books and center pack. They only take what they need. The bins never come out. (No I don't have 18 kids- there is another spot for the other 6 kids not pictured) The far right ones are my #listeningcenter. I have 9 currently in use.

What questions do you have?
💜💙 All labels are in my store bit.ly/japglib

Completely editable #taskbox covers There are 40 different templates! They fit your iris photo boxes perfectly.There are...
11/30/2020

Completely editable #taskbox covers There are 40 different templates! They fit your iris photo boxes perfectly.

There are two line and three line options. Coordinate all your task boxes! I use glue dots after I laminate and attach to the outside but you could use hot glue and attach to the inside or outside.

Grab them at http://bit.ly/japgetbc #organizedclassroom #organizedteacher #firstyearteacher #iteach1 #iteachk #iteachsped #iteachfirst #labelsfordays #taskcards #taskcardorganization #justaprimarygirl

Easier said than done, but start with something small. Don’t respond to an all call request. There are plenty of people ...
11/29/2020

Easier said than done, but start with something small. Don’t respond to an all call request. There are plenty of people who have time to do extras that never do. It doesn’t always need to be you. Yes, it’s nice to help out, but then it becomes expected and you feel guilty when you don’t. You shouldn’t feel guilty.
If we continue to do extra little things for free, no one will ever see our value. Don’t judge the talent show or make the swim team newsletter unless you WANT to.
Thoughts?

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Want this for you and a buddy? Keep reading!LOVE how winter watercolor paintings turn out each year. Your students chose...
11/29/2020

Want this for you and a buddy? Keep reading!

LOVE how winter watercolor paintings turn out each year. Your students chose how they see the tree. We go on a winter nature walk and complete a writing. *We don't use brushes. We use cotton balls for large areas and q tips for small to control water amount and give us more precision.

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this template and two others on sale by clicking the link in my profile and this picture or type http://bit.ly/japgwintercraft in your browser.

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Hello little paint stamp leaf friend. 🍁 ❤️!I had my online canvas class grab 3 different leaves. We painted them and sta...
11/20/2020

Hello little paint stamp leaf friend. 🍁 ❤️!

I had my online canvas class grab 3 different leaves. We painted them and stamped our canvas. They were adorable disasters. This one was so cute.

My class in March was canceled due to cov!d. We’re virtual so I meet online once a week so we can finish. I packed up all paint, brushes and canvas for pick up. It’s not how I wanted it to go but they seem to be enjoying it.

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What is bringing you joy outside of your students?Just over here trying to make it to winter break. So jealous of those ...
11/19/2020

What is bringing you joy outside of your students?

Just over here trying to make it to winter break. So jealous of those with a fall break.

This space brings me so much joy. I may leave it up until February.

Everything pictured is from kirklands, tj maxx or Walmart- last year or the year before. Stockings are from an online company. *the falling over snowman is an accurate depiction of me currently. 🤣😂

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11/18/2020

Are you teaching addition strategies? We started yesterday. They had 5 problems for reinforcement in seesaw after using out math mats during class.

These little retract videos are so helpful for students (and parents)

http://bit.ly/countonjapg

I’m trying to keep it basic, clean and interactive.

I have 5 slides per strategy.

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11/17/2020

Do you teach long ago and today?

My interactive long ago book is a favorite. Find it by clicking the link in my profile or go to bit.ly/japglongago .

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Pre 2020 - did you wait to put up decorations for Christmas?What about 2020?I firmly believed that Black Friday was Chri...
11/13/2020

Pre 2020 - did you wait to put up decorations for Christmas?

What about 2020?

I firmly believed that Black Friday was Christmas decor day. I’d leave everything up through February.

Then covid came. I’m now team do what makes you happy. Tree is out. We will decorate this weekend.

I’ll be eating eating turkey on my Santa plates. 🤷🏼‍♀️🤣

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What are you teaching during writer’s workshop?Our lessons on matching illustrations and words, being a brave speller, u...
11/12/2020

What are you teaching during writer’s workshop?

Our lessons on matching illustrations and words, being a brave speller, using transition words with our how tos work. 🥰 This little nugget’s picture is so darn cute. “Ohhhhhh” lol.

This pack is on sale until tomorrow. http://bit.ly/japghtb

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