I have been unpacking my new classroom for the past two weeks, which has been very overwhelming, but also very exciting! I love looking at a new space and seeing nothing but possibility. It's been physically exhausting, but ... Read More
Let me start by stating that this post is not putting down ANY forms of classroom management! I write this assuming that EVERY teacher does what works best for them and their students. We come to this profession because we ... Read More
Do you use Kaboom! in your classroom? It has been my go-to center for the past few years, whether I'm teaching Firsties, or now third graders. If Kaboom! is new to you, or it is something you haven't yet tried in your classroom, ... Read More
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To My Amazing Third Graders, This week I have to give you a test. I know that most of you have never taken a standardized test before. I know that most of you probably don't even know what the term standardized test means. ... Read More
I love music. I belt out my favorite tunes in the car, I sing in the shower, and I hum when I'm nervous (or concentrating!) So, why not in the classroom? Today, I want to talk about how I use music in my classroom to help ... Read More
If you've ever taught multiplication, you know how hard it can be to help students build fluency with their facts. All of our students process the concept of multiplication differently, and therefore will build their fluency and ... Read More