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How Classroom Transformations Can Engage More Learning

Now that I’m back in the classroom, I’ve learned LOTS of things. Times have changed, and I’m so excited about it all. My team and I recently planned some fun classroom transformations to tackle the average, every day learning objectives that students tend to hate! Spelling and phonics are two of those objectives. We had […]

HANDS ON FRACTIONS ACTIVITIES

I’ll admit it. When it comes to teaching fractions, I cringe a little.  There is no doubt that this is a very difficult concept for many young learners.  The idea of breaking something into equal parts and creating a new number is something very hard to grasp. In order to meet all learning styles, you […]

Winter Consonant Blends

Kindergarten is a big year for many milestones! They walk in the first day of school knowing very little about reading. By the end of the year, they are reading their first books. They move from reading consonant-vowel-consonant words to words with digraphs and blends. This time of year, I spend a lot of time […]

Number Sense Made Easy for Early Learners

Number sense is a huge part of early math curriculum. It’s how learners truly understand numbers and how we use them in every day life. We always start off with number sense up to ten activities, but as they grow, we move them up to number sense up to twenty activities. Plan a Math Block […]

Winter Break Bingo

The much anticipated winter break is right around the corner! For me, it seems like so long ago that my students walked in on the first day. And then other days I think “how in the world is it already winter break?” This is a much needed break for all of us. Teachers get to […]

Santa Contraction Match

The crazy excitement your students show during the holiday season can make teaching rather difficult! You and your students are anticipating a much needed long holiday break. Sometimes you feel that it’s not worth teaching the curriculum during this time. But, including curriculum-based, holiday themed activities will solve your problem and continue with learning with […]