Friday, July 19, 2013

Reading and Writing Redhead's Super Summer Giveaway! Celebrating 200 Followers!


I was so thrilled earlier this month to realize I had gotten 200 followers of my Teachers Pay Teachers Store! That, along with the 200 followers of my Facebook Page and 200 followers of my blog helped turn what was a pretty stinky start to the month into a exciting time! How lucky am I? Of course, to celebrate, I thought why not give back to all you awesome followers with a super giveaway. I reached out to my fellow teacher sellers and am excited to let you know that I have 28 donations! I have split them up into two bundles. The first prize pack is all winner's choices. If you win this one you can pick an item of your choice from each of these stores! Prize Pack 2 is filled with amazing stuff- reading, math, and more! All sorts of things to get you ready for back to school!





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155 comments:

  1. I am going to work on more mathematics story problems this year.

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  2. Well, we are moving to the Common Core standards, so I am revamping pretty much everything, especially since I will be teaching a 3/4 combo.

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    1. Interesting! Is 3/4 a new position for you? Is it about half 3rd graders and half fourth?

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  3. WE are moving to Common Core as well....so lots of new things this year to work on :)

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    1. Lisa, I'm glad you stopped by! Thanks!

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  4. This will be my second year using Reading Street, so I look forward to adding and enhancing what I can. Last year pretty much just getting used to it.
    Charleen

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    1. I'm not too familiar with Reading Street, but many people seem to use it. Thanks for commenting!

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  5. I am a new teacher this year, so I've gotta focus on organizing and assesment data. Yikes I am nervous!

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    1. Colleen, there seems to be tons of great back to school advice on the teacher blogs out there. I haven't done any posts like that but look and see and maybe some of the stuff you read will help put you at ease. :)

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  6. Language arts - Tenses! Math - use of heuristics in problem solving!

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    1. OH boy I worked a lot on tenses last year Cherie! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Moving to common core so have many new things in LA and Math.

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    1. Hi! I am so glad you entered the giveaway! Thanks!

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  8. I'm moving to 2nd grade from 1st. So, my focus at first will be facts mastery!

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    1. I've been teaching a while and it seems like facts mastery is always very important. Students can always use practice!

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  10. I really want to put more "Oomph" into math-booking this year! I am also concentrating on Vocabulary in ELA.

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    1. I love working on vocab!
      Thanks for stopping by the giveaway!

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  11. My students have a hard time with propaganda or vocabulary. I noticed they don't know their root words. So both will be focuses this year.

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    1. Sara, I had a root word product but I took it down to revamp it. I originally made it to help my students last year. Maybe it will help!

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  12. Congrats on your followers! I need to work with my kids on making inferences.

    Jessica
    Literacy Spark

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    1. Ps I was at your blog and wow , you moved from CT to TX? Big move!

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  13. Congratulations! I'm working on Friends of 10 :)

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  14. I just found your blog! I am working on everything since it will be my first year teaching 2nd after teaching 4th for 7 years!
    ~Jessica

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    1. Oh I have been teaching 2nd for a while. They're the best!

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  15. If I'm still in pre-k we will really be working on letters and letter sounds.

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    1. Are you looking for a new position? If so, best wishes!

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  16. I'm going to use a math journal for the first time to ensure a deeper and quicker number fluency :)

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  17. My biggest math focus this year will be having kids explain their math thinking during problem solving.

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    1. Explaining math thinking is always key - I find it tough for a lot of my second graders.

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  18. This year I will be continuing math journals, looking at Mountain Math or similar product for daily review.

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    1. I'm not familiar with Mountain Math. I will have to check it out. Thanks for dropping by!

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  19. Looking forward to writing addition and subtraction stories.

    Crystal Shepherd
    lucytumnus@gmail.com
    Lamppost in a STEM classroom






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    1. Crystal, that's always fun. I like to see how they tap into their creativity and link it to their math skills when they write + and - stories. Thanks for dropping by!

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  20. Congrats! This year I will be working on rhyming and syllables a bit more. Sometimes kids pick up on it really easy and sometimes they have the hardest trouble! URGH!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks Kelly! I was actually working on syllables the other day with a little guy. He's getting pretty good at it!

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  21. Congratulations! This year I am planning to focus on a deeper understanding of the common core 8 math practices. For ELA, I am focusing more on nonfiction texts!
    jbsothornton@comcast.net

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  22. Congratulations! This is such a fabulous giveaway! I'll be focusing on vocabulary and fluency with my ESL students this year.

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    1. Teresa, thanks for entering! Best wishes this year!

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  23. I plan to focus more on vocabulary per the ELA and Math standards to ensure understanding on state assessments etc. However, due to the Common Core Standards I know I will be busy trying to focus on everything. ;)

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    1. We teachers are good at focusing on everything! :)

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  24. Thanks for the giveaway! Congrats! I am switching grade levels - going from 3rd to 2nd so I will be focusing hard on everything! Reading comprehension will be my main focus probably.

    Thanks!

    Holly Stanley
    quenehms@yahoo.com

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  25. Congratulations! I am trying to learn as much as I can about the common core. I will be working with grades 1 - 6 which is a big change from being only in 1st & 2nd grades. dbednarsk@yahoo.com

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    1. Super! Thanks so much for visiting!

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  26. What a great giveaway! You have a wonderful blog!

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  27. Thanks for the great giveaway. In ELA I think I will focus more on comprehension, and in math, memorizing addition and subtraction facts. I think these are critical areas in these 2 subjects.

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  28. Really working on guided reading this year and getting students to self monitor.
    Thanks!
    tanya.m.wade@gmail.com

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    1. And for math, number sense is key for my students.

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  29. ElA - written comprehension
    Math - word problems
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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    1. Hey Susan! Thanks for checking out the giveaway!

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  30. Congratulations! I'm working on learning everything about the Common Core Standards.

    ~Tonya

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  31. I'm working on Daily Math Stations for math this year. Making lots of games and hands-on practice activities for independent and partners.

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    1. I love when they play a game and don't even realize they're learning!

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  32. For language I'm just adding and/or strengthening the areas addressed by Common Core.

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    1. Thanks, Patty! Hope our summer has been good!

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    2. Whoops I meant your summer!

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  34. I'd like to work on small groups in math and deeper connections with reading. Great giveaway!

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  35. I want to continue to add more writing in my lessons.

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    1. Starla, thank you for checking out the blog!

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  36. Math - Vocabulary
    LA - Supporting opinions with evidence

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    1. That math vocabulary can be tough!

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  37. I know for LA I need to work on strengthening our writing. I've never been very organized or systematic, and I know that needs to change.

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  38. In Math I always push math facts, but I want to really work on motivating and giving our math fact practice a "WOW!" factor.

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    1. Math facts seem to be a hot topic!

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  39. In Math I would like to focus on our Math journals and problem solving. But I think all math concepts are important and do my best to review as many math concepts as possible in one lesson. :)

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    1. Hi Veronica, thanks for checking out the giveaway!

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  40. I plan on working on my students writing skills and their ability to use money properly.

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    1. There is so much you can do with money! Thanks or dropping by!

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  41. I will be focusing on writing

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    1. I am always trying to figure out ways to get the kids more investing in learning their facts.

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  43. I will be working on incorporating writing across my curriculum.

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    1. That has been a big goal for me, too.

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  44. This year we will be aligning our reading and writing with the Core Standards, and focusing on nonfiction. Also, being able to go back into the text to locate specific information.

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  45. For LA I will be integrating as much as possible with Science and Social Studies.
    For Math I will focus more on number sense, especially multiplication.

    Toni Nicholson
    chief9937@Yahoo.com

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  46. I enjoy your blog and activities. In math we will be focusing more on multiplication. I am busy working on various math center projects.

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  47. Excited to be working on everything! Focus on addition and subtraction.

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    1. Addition and subtraction for me too!

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  48. Letters and beginning sounds :)

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  49. Addition and Subtraction because I feel like last year I could have helped my students do better!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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    1. I always feel like that's something the kiddos need to work on!

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  50. What won't I be working on. I teach a special ed k-5th class. Must of the students are behind so I will be working hard on helping them catch up on everything especially my 3rd graders. This is the first that our 3rd graders will automatically be held back if the can't pass the end of the year test.

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  51. For math we will be hitting fact fluency and problem solving very hard. For LA we will be hitting cause/effect and inferencing the hardest.

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    1. Hi Kristi! OOh I think you are going to make me motivated to finish my Cause and Effect product! Thanks!

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  52. We are starting a new reading series so I will be changing my stations to match the order they introduce the alphabet.

    Congratulations!!
    Michelle
    mscotese67@gmail.com
    www.mrsscotese.blogspot.com

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  53. I will definitely be focusing on fractions and measurements. I will also be attempting math workshop. From reading your post and some of the comments I know we'll all be very busy!!!
    be well
    Ivett

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  54. I am super excited to be focusing on Mentor texts. This is all inclusive learning. Mentor texts can be used with all genres, writing, author studies, science, social studies, etc.
    be well,
    ivett

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    1. Mentor texts seem to be the rage ! I think my school needs to get on board. :)

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  55. I am moving to 2nd grade so I am going to focusing on everything math oriented.

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    1. There are a ton of great second grade resources out there on pinterest, Teachers Pay Teachers, blogs etc. 2nd grade rocks!

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  56. For ELA I'm focusing on the language standards and for math I'm focusing on FRACTIONS... ugh, fractions!

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    1. Oh fractions! Best wishes this year!

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  57. I'm looking forward to working on paragraph writing with my 1st and 2nd graders I service.

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  58. I really want to put more oomph into my multi step word problem solving!

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    1. So do I Mel! I am working on a couple things right now so stay tuned!

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  59. I'm going to try Daily 5/CAFE with my AU kiddos. It was great in my Gen. Ed. 1st grade, wanting to give my special needs kiddos a try with it.

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  60. I have been searching AND finding lots of great ways to help my kinder-bears in their writers craft. I know the more we read together, we'll be adding to our box of tools to become strong lifelong writers.

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  61. Math extra "oomph" - everything I teach K-5!

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    1. I appreciate that you dropped by! Good luck this fall!

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  62. Since I teach learning support for grades K-6, there are a variety of topics I could give a little more attention to in all subject areas. In general though, because of the common core standards, I would like to pay extra attention to the math vocabulary and for language arts, writing. It seems like the vocabulary in mathematics is lacking and each teacher at different grade levels are teaching different vocabulary for concepts. As for writing, all my kiddos could you extra attention to their writing.

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    1. Hi Kate, Math vocabulary is a hot topic. My school district is also trying to help us coordinate so we are all using the same words. Its tough though because my school only goes up to second grade and then the 3rd-5th grade is at another school so we never see or talk to them!

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  63. I want to learn how to use math centers in my split grade class.

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    1. I spent a lot of time adding and improving math centers . They can be great! Lots of ideas out there.

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  64. I'm moving grades from 4th to 2nd, so I'm revamping everything! And getting my head around Common Core! :D

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    1. Best wishes with the second graders, Ashley!

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  65. I plan to focus more on phonemic awareness and comprehension to ensure my kiddos have the knowledge and understanding they need to be able to apply it to their work and become proficient readers.

    Roxanne
    foxysexyroxy10@gmail.com

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  66. I want to continue implementing math stations more.

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  67. For reading/language arts, I want to improve on my guided reading group.

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  68. Congrats on your followers! I need to work with my kids on finding the main idea and supporting details.

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  69. Grammar, tense, multiple meaning words, reading comprehension, Wh questions, and much more!

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    1. I spend lots of time on comprehension myself!

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  70. What an awesome giveaway!! I am going to be working on implementing an Interactive Reading Notebook this year as well as a Language Notebook.

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  71. Reading with "meaning"--teaching inference, mental imaging and those deeper understanding concepts. THanks!!

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  72. I plan on using more tens frames with my little ones :)

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    1. Thanks for joining the giveaway, Heidi!

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  73. I'll be starting my first year and I'll be teaching third grade. My district will be implementing Common Core standards for my grade level starting this year. I'll be using guided reading groups to teach my students these standards.

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  74. Plan on putting more emphasis on guided reading...will be more difficult with a large class. Going to have to focus! :)

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  75. This will be our first year to use CCSS, so we will need to work on more word problems and then the deep understanding of numbers.

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    1. Elizabeth, I appreciate you stopping by my blog!

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  76. We need to focus on place value and number sense overall in our homeschooling. thursdaytook@hotmail.com

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    1. Oh, I think I have seen your blog, Thursday Took? If it's the one I am thinking of, it is great!

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  77. Time! I made the mistake of only working on this while we were teaching (or revising) the topic and my kids just were not getting it. This year I'm getting crafty and making a display around the clock to help them with it. This way we can be learning time all year and not just during those few weeks we study it.

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    1. What grade? I teach second and clocks are hard!

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  78. And in language arts we need to focus on comprehension and inferencing. thursdaytook@hotmail.com

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  79. This year definitely a bigger focus on writing. I teach in an international school so most of the students are ESL learners and this means it takes even more to encourage them to write. I'm going to take a stab at keeping a journal this year and try to really get them to enjoy it. Fingers crossed!

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  80. I plan on adding some oomph to two step problems!

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    1. and for language arts comprehension is going to be my big focus this fall.

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    2. Thanks for joining the giveaway, Stephanie!

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