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A Blog Facelift
To start, I loved my old blog design. It was exactly what I was looking for at the time and served me well as I entered the exciting world of blogging.
But… it was time for a facelift!
After being switched from 2nd grade to 1st grade to Kindergarten (all within a year and a half), the old blog name (Second Grade Stampede/First Grade Stampede) was just too confusing!
First Grade Stampede is now….
I LOOOOOVE my new blog design! Parker from [PJ’s Design Laboratory] hit the nail on the head! It was also great that he was so easy to work with! If you’re in the market for a custom blog design, I highly recommend him!
I think to celebrate the new design a giveaway is in order… Don’t forget to update your bookmarks to www.theteachingtexan.com. Check back soon to enter the giveaway!
🚨QUESTION FOR ALL K-2 TEACHERS! 🚨 I’m wondering something, friends. Do you strictly use decodable texts or do you also use leveled/other texts?I’ll share first… In my classroom the majority of my students are utilizing decodable texts and working to connect the phonetic skills we’ve worked on together to the texts they’re reading. It’s a winning situation because the text is controlled for the skills they have learned. But, (and don’t throw 🍅 at me) I do use some other texts with some of my students - including leveled texts. Some of my students have such a strong foundation in decoding that the added challenge of MANY phonetic patterns in one text is perfect for them. So - 🙅🏼♀️ no judgment zone here 🙅🏽♂️- are you strictly using decodables or do you mix in other texts? ... See MoreSee Less
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