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Sharing an Amazing Literacy Resource.

artistic-bright-color-colored-42226Hello Friends.

I’m back as promised with a fantastic phonics and fluency resource for beginning readers. This is a program that I happened upon by chance. I’ve had the opportunity to implement it in tutoring and found it both very comprehensive and helpful {for myself and my students}.

The phonics program is “Danco Phonics” and was created by Mr. Dan Clarke. This is a systematic program which includes 44 units that build upon previous lessons.The material covers decoding, fluency, comprehension, writing and more. It is copyrighted, but Mr. Clarke is more than happy to share his resources for free. He does have a few stipulations as follows:

Danco Phonics may not be sold or posted on any website!!!!

You can find this amazing resource here :  http://dancophonics.weebly.com/ .

Have you ever heard of this resource before?   Do you feel that this is a system that you could implement in your guided reading groups?

In my next post, I plan to share a few of my math resources to encourage your young mathematicians to enjoy the math process of problem solving.

Till Next Time,

Cleo from Teaching in a Bubble♡

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Getting Ready to Launch




I love my logo. My little Sis is a free-lance graphic design artist. I think she did a great job as I was somewhat demanding specific about what I had in mind. The logo design reflects the fact that I am a southern girl from the great state of Louisiana who cherishes her Creole heritage. The fleur de leis reminds me of how unique my culture, my family and my state are. The name of my blog is derived from the fact that I gave a tendency to have laser focus on my student’s needs and feel that their unique needs require me to adapt my instructional strategies, goals and lessons to meet their specific needs. I am often told that there’s no need to reinvent the wheel or work as hard as I do…..But I just can’t bring myself to offer my students anything less than my best. Teaching (aside from my family) is my life, my passion and brings me so much personal joy and a sense of accomplishment.

I have been actively researching blogging feverently for months years. I have joined blogging groups, watched countless videos from coding to creating products to blogging tribes. I am so excited to be so near the beginning of a new adventure and challenge both personally and professionally.I consider myself to be a lifelong learner and I’m very passionate about my craft.  I feel that I’ve been called to this noble profession. Blogging will allow me to reach out and interact with other like-minded individuals.

Stay tuned, in my next post I will share a really amazing literacy website which I stumbled upon this summer as well as some ideas on how you can implement this gold mine!

In the meantime please comment below with:

What advice do you have for new bloggers? How has blogging changed your life personally or professionally?  I welcome your insight and advice.

Living and Learning,



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