Empathy. It’s such a tricky concept for our young learners. We know how important it is for our students to learn and practice understanding and sharing the feelings of others. But teaching empathy in a way that our students REALLY get ... Read More
One of the questions I get asked the most is how I build multiplication fact fluency with my students? Even more specifically, do I use timed tests? Today I want to break down my answers to these questions. I'll share activities and ... Read More
Teaching is hard these days. Between the planning and assessments, hybrid and virtual, and student needs both inside and outside of school… our days are BUSY! Our students are struggling, too, and that comes out in a variety of ... Read More
Free Hundred Chart Puzzles & Mats
Help reinforce the structure of the Hundred Chart (and have fun) with these FREE Hundred Chart Puzzles! There are 20 different puzzles for both the 1-100 and 0-99 charts.
Not all multiplication math manipulatives are created equal. Why? Because multiplication is a complex concept to construct. And as teachers of multiplication, we know that multiplication math manipulatives are most helpful when they ... Read More
Oh, multiplication. It is a crucial part of mathematical development. Yet, supporting the construction of multiplication concepts can be surprisingly frustrating. That’s why I decided to stop focusing on rote memory. Instead, I decided ... Read More
It's no secret that I love Literature Circles. Young children are capable of big conversations, and Literature Circles are a great way to tap into that! If you've been on the fence about trying them in your classroom, or maybe just ... Read More