markers and minions

Unit 5 of Benchmark Advance

Welcome to Unit 5! This is the main hub for all my resources, tips, tricks, project ideas, and freebies for this exciting unit! But first, here are all the ways you can connect with me: * My Facebook group has tons of resources organized under “Units”, so be sure to start there

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The Big Cheese: Daily Shared Writing

Writing + Community Building = Awesomeness When it was time for me to graduate from the fifth grade, we were told that our culmination theme was “America, the Beautiful,” and that there would be a speech writing contest where the winner could read their speech at the ceremony. I remember

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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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