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
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!
Equivalent fractions fascinate my students! Having two numbers actually represent the SAME amount is different than anything they have experienced before! Usually, ten just means ten, and any other number means something different. ... Read More
Comparing fractions is a BIG step up from simply identifying fractions and partitioning shapes. We are now asking students to look at two different written fractions and use comparing language like greater than, less than, or equal to. ... Read More
Teaching fractions in third grade is one of my favorite times of the year, but it can also be REALLY hard! Moving on from unit fractions to understanding fractions through one whole is a huge jump, so I wanted to share some of my ... Read More