We all have struggling mathematicians in our classroom. Where they struggle, or how many are struggling may differ from year to year, but the point is that we always need to be considering these students as we make choices about our ... Read More
Ever had a student who is bored at their math center? I have! More than once… actually lots of times. I want my students actively engaged in their learning, so being bored is something I always work to fix. Not to mention that ... Read More
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about Guided Math. I’ve seen many things labeled “Guided Math” that truly have me scratching my head. With so much (mis)information out there, I thought I’d take some time to help break down ... Read More
Free Summer Math Menus
Want to help maintain your students' math skills this summer? Grab these free Summer Choice Boards for your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students! Each menu includes 10 weeks of open-ended math activities (that's 50 in total) to reach ALL of your students.
Every fall I hear phrases like “regression,” “summer slide,” and “learning loss”. While I understand the worries teachers and caregivers have around these terms, I am also a HUGE proponent of allowing kids to be kids during the ... Read More
How do you mark the end of a year when this school year has been anything but ordinary? Masked up. Through a screen. Outdoors. Six feet apart. Switching models and routines every few months. That said, End of the Year is a ... Read More
It happens every year. May sneaks up and I realize how soon my community of learners will move on. Some will move to the next grade down the hall, while others will move to new schools. A few will move all the way to new cities, ... Read More