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
I know I am not alone when I say that I struggle to sit through staff meetings without doodling on my paper, shifting in my seat, getting up to use the bathroom and occasionally whispering with my teacher friend next to ... 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.
I'm putting the finishing touches on my new classroom in the next two days. I can't believe that students return on Thursday! Where did the summer go?!? I've been in over drive the past few days, and cranking out the ... Read More
This morning I realized that it had been a week since I last sat at my computer! I am starting to get in back-to-school mode and have been plugging away at my new room. I know that many of my teacher friends are already back in ... Read More
Finding a format for your literacy centers can be a tricky task. It's important to have a routine, but it should be individualized to meet your scheduling needs and the academic needs of your students. For my classroom, I really ... Read More