Teaching Second Grade math might be one of my favorite parts of being an educator. Second graders make BIG JUMPS in math! But, they need tools to make those jumps successfully. I learned that second grade math manipulatives were ... Read More
What if I told you that you could transform your math block with these five must-have first grade math manipulatives? If you know me, you know I LOVE teaching math. But I didn’t always have the tools to do it successfully. Time ... Read More
I can’t hold back any longer! I have an overflowing list of wordless picture books that I’m dying to share with you. But, wait. Jillian, picture books without words? What’s the benefit? Shouldn’t we be teaching literacy through books ... Read More
FREE Adding to 100 Cards
These FREE playing cards are a great way to reinforce benchmark combinations to 100. I love using them for common games like Go Fish and Memory Match, and the embedded visuals offer a natural modification for students!
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