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Sunday, July 23, 2017

"Have you ever thought about the power of your words and how they make others feel?" ~ Liv

Olivia Van Ledtje
Olivia the Book Whisperer: Reader, thinker, and kid voice believer! CEO of Tweets and social media leader! Follow me for #heartbeeps❤️ (mom monitored account)

New Hampshire, USA
Joined July 2016

Book Creator for Chrome - Digital Note-booking for 21st Century Classrooms

Book Creator for Chrome from Book Creator on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Inspirational Collages... Students are our Teachers!

When 4th Graders work together with their Kindergarten Buddies to INSPIRE the world, each other, & themselves! Magic happens and HOPE blooms again and again!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Be Kind!

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Kids Who Read Beat Summer Slide

Kenneth McKee, NBCT‏ @kennycmckee
Check out this graphic on summer slide.
#NCEchat @Newsela

Friday, April 28, 2017

Nonfiction Reading and Information Writing Performance Assessment

So excited to have met Judith in person and to have a signed copy of her book, Ellis Island.

UPDATE: So excited to share that Judith and I were able to collaborate and plan for a FaceTime - Meet the Author and Expert session for my students. Wow! We were so lucky to have this opportunity and we thank Judith from the bottoms of our hearts for taking the time to try out this new virtual learning opportunity with us!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Math Focus & Self Efficacy

I love when Math Books help students solve Khan Academy questions!

Measurement Conversions and Multiplication Review in one!
11 pounds = 176 ounces

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Power of "YET"!

"I don't get it..." Yet! ReRead the question until you understand what you know and what you have to do to solve.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Newsela, Jennifer Serravalli & #TCRWP have teamed up...

Newsela has adopted Jennifer Serravallo's Reading Strategies with suggestions on how use these strategies in conjunction with their articles and Pro Teacher Resources !!!! :) 

Mrs. Jennifer C. Cimini, M.Ed
4th Grade Teacher
Central Berkshire Regional School District
Craneville Elementary School
71 Park Ave.
Dalton, MA 01226

Go forward in life with a TWINKLE in your eye 
and a SMILE on your face, 
but with great and strong PURPOSE in your HEART. 
~ Gordon B. Hinkkley

Friday, April 7, 2017

Celebrate good times, come on!

What better way to CELEBRATE all our hard work during 3rd quarter than with a Friday Read-A-Thon in our comfy clothes, blankets, pillows, favorite stuffed animals and books, and while we are at it, why not invite our neighboring 4 grade friends to join...!

Thursday, April 6, 2017


We're in this together!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Aesop's Fables

Working together to determine the meaning of life lessons while watching an analyzing Aesop's Fables, collaborating partners, working  their way through their Youtube playlist, collecting evidence and ideas about the life lesson learned from each clip on a Google Doc posted to our Google Classroom.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

You've Got the Whole World in Your Hands...!

The Globe!

L.S. 2015

E.C. 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Growing Strong 21st Century Learners and Collaborators!

Do you ever wonder...?