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Printable Sticky Notes

Since learning how to print on post-it notes, I’ve become a little obsessed with creating these cute little guys! I’ve made teeny messages for students, notes for other teachers, annotating stickies, and close reading post-its. The possibilities are endless! However, we all know it’s a teacher’s worst nightmare to jam

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Writing With Benchmark Advance

For the last month or so, I’ve made it my mission to break down Benchmark Advance’s writing component. To be honest, it was the one area that I felt I had not yet mastered using this curriculum. I had (and sometimes still have!) a hard time getting through a week

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10 Reasons Why I Love Benchmark Advance

If you’re here because your district adopted the Benchmark Advance curriculum and you’re feeling overwhelmed, you’re going to want to read this. And you may want to join this Benchmark Facebook group for planning, organization, and tips! Adopting new curriculum is always tough. As teachers, we tend to know what

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Benchmark Advance: Fitting Everything In!

The Benchmark Advance Language Arts Curriculum can be a shock to the system! It’s an extremely thorough program with an endless amount of resources to use to teach, but it can be overwhelming trying to navigate all the pieces and fit them into a regular school day. I have come

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