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26 Nov

var addthis_pub="patcollgallagher"; I love making gifts for my friends, family, classroom, and neighbors over the holidays.  Just a little something to let them know I think they make my life special.  It’s great when I can think of a cute printable to attach to an everyday item to make it a wonderful Christmas treat…  Here are a few ideas with a link to the printable page where some of the printables are free and where you can buy all of them for instant download.Click here for the printables to match the... 

2 Jul

Who’s Birthday Is It? Some birthdays come in winter, Some birthdays come in spring. On birthdays there are games to play And lots of songs to sing. My favorite birthday is in July, And it doesn’t belong to me! It’s the birthday that lights up the sky For all the world to see! Rockets glare, trumpets blare, And bands begins to play. Happy Birthday America It’s Independence Day! -unknown author Here comes America’s favorite day!  Here are a few treats to get your celebration started!  *I love Family... 

6 Dec

Christmas is a time of giving and one thing website owners love to give out over the Holiday is Free winter printable. Here you will find some of my favorite free sheets that could be done at home or at school. Also these make good fillers for a Christmas Eve craft for the kids in your family or to be used at a Holiday party. Little Stories By Maureen Shared with Teaching Heart Christmas Lights (PDF)Christmas Lights (Word)This a a cute little book that uses color words and the sight words see, I, and lights.Your kiddos will need to... 

8 May

Check us out! We’ve been nominated for Best Pittsburgh Parent Blog in Nickelodeon’s Parents’ Picks Awards! We need your help to win! You can vote for us once a day, every day, from now until July 15 at For Local Blogin Pittsburgh I am not sure how we got nominated or who did the nominating… but it is exciting to see us listed as nominations next to some other great Pittsburgh Blogs… You don’t have to be from Pittsburgh to vote!!! So please click the nomination picture daily and then click Teaching Heart... 

2 Apr
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This is my second year teaching third grade in PA.  So, this is my second year of getting third graders ready to take the PSSA’s.  In my state this is the first time that students are exposed to the state tests.  I want it to be a positive experience for them.  I wanted to share some resources that have helped me make state testing time so worthwhile and also fun for my class.    I want their first memories of this time of year to be pleasant.   My goal for review before tests is to trick them into more learning fun… ... 

7 Feb
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Fractions are a really hard concepts for my third graders…  but with the few tricks I have up my sleeve, they are  all proficient in the area of third grade fraction standards after teaching this topic.  In this post I am sharing some materials, videos, and printables that I find necessary when teaching fractions to third graders. First start hands on and with lots of visuals.  So of my favorite hands on resources and visuals include: I love that each of my students can have their own bag of fraction strips so that they can visually... 

13 Jul
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My first summer post of hopefully many…  I want the next few posts to be super resources for you…  especially if you teach third grade.  I plan to share with you some of the things I learned and used successfully this year and will  continue to use in the new school year.  For this post, I wanted to start with how important sharing the love of reading with your students is and one wonderful resource that I used this year with great success to create readers that love to read.  I truly feel that as teachers (and parents... 

27 Apr

Hey…  Hope you are heading into the final quarter of the school year like I am!  I just finished state testing and I am so happy to be done with my first experience with that.  Now my fingers are crossed and prayers are going up in hopes my students scores rock! Anyhow, I wanted to share some very popular Teaching Heart resources for the end of the year… Let’s start with Mother’s Day!!!  I am making these again next year.  The cards are cute and the moms seemed to love them.  You just need some tea bags and... 

26 Nov
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I am getting ready to take this fireplace below and make it festive and also make it go along with a George Washington Novel Study my grade level is starting when we return on Tuesday.  I created a few things to make the fireplace below come alive… It’s blank now, but hopefully I will share a finished picture soon…  I am sharing my FREE printables for you to use in the meantime. One is a multiplication wreath.  Directions are included.  My plan is to hang some of the finished ones on the fireplace and the rest somewhere... 

17 Aug
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Another item done on the check list…  Just printed out all the covers to my parent communication folders (take-home folders).  I am going with the FROG acronym!   Thought I would share a copy of the folder for you to use if you would like! Click here to download the free cover. I have lots of free back to school printables at this link!  Click and see!  

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