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About onceuponaclassroom

I am a second grade teacher in West Phoenix, Az. I grew up in Long Island, NY but have lived in Az since I was eighteen years old. I have been teaching for 12 years. I also teach drama in our school's Fine Arts program.

Elvis has not left the building!

Today in class my third grade student jumps up and yells, “Teacher says a lot more work and a little less conversation people.”  ( the class was noisy) A hip swirl would have been even more hilarious but the student … Continue reading

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Too Much Information

Working on Sl blends with my third graders a child offered the word, “slobbered” as an example. I was thrilled with the more unique answer compared to the other Sl words I had been receiving. I enthusiastically asked the class … Continue reading

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Where was that again?

Teacher- please read article, discuss setting, and fill out your 100 Book Club Student to other student- no the setting is New Hampster!

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Galileo, it’s the new “Queen!”

Galileo Test   Is this the real test? Or common assessment on fact versus fantasy? Caught up in testing There’s no escape from reality.   Open your eyes teach, Say bye to those bubble sheets. I’m just a poor kid … Continue reading

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Parental Control

Stealing from a friend’s classroom with permission. Teacher- I can only take three parents on our field trip Student- (worried)  but teacher I only have two parents.

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You Hot Dog!

The transition word was Hotdog. I was asking my new students to start their work on the word “Hotdog.” I play this little game in my room where I purposely say the  wrong word a few times. This helps with … Continue reading

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Are you talking about me?

During my evaluation ( of course it was ;)-) I was questioning the children. I was asking about Story Elements and the 5 W’s. ( Who, What, Where, When, Why) When I asked the class which word described the character, … Continue reading

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