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
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
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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
Have you ever tried teaching unit fractions to third graders? It can be such an abstract concept for some, so giving them as much visual, hands-on practice in my math centers is a MUST! Today I wanted to share a few student ... Read More
National Poetry Month is just about here, which has me thinking about my favorite poetry books that always get my students as excited about poetry as I am. It took me a while to unlock the “secrets” of teaching and using poetry in my ... Read More