We’ve all seen that shiny medal affixed to so many beloved children’s books. Many of my favorite books- both from my childhood and those I share with my own students - just so happen to be Caldecott book award winners or honorees. ... Read More
You’ve made it to your long-awaited winter break. You’re (hopefully) finding a little time to relax, enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also want to make sure that your “Sunday Scaries” interfere as little as possible, so ... Read More
When I first started teaching fractions, I LOVED it... until I got to the part where I had to teach fractions on a number line. It seemed like nothing we had already learned about fractions was transferring over to this new number line ... 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.
Building community and student confidence through shared common experiences is a vital part of our classroom. Opportunities for shared reading check all the boxes. And bonus, students love it! Our students benefit in so many ... Read More
Our words matter. We’ve heard that before and maybe glossed over it. But today let’s dig into positive language in the classroom, specifically in our classroom expectations and rules. Why does it matter? How do I start making these ... Read More
If I had a penny for every question about how to differentiate multiplication… Well, I bet you can guess! Multiplication is tricky to construct. Some students notice multiplication patterns quickly. They are eager for more! But, ... Read More