How often do you hold meetings or circle time each day in your classroom? I held meetings anytime I wanted my students’ complete and full attention. It’s different for every teacher and every classroom. Most days, my circle time was for my core subject whole group lessons. Being on the floor and away from desks […]

## How to Use a Math Block for 3D Solid Shapes

You’ve covered so many units in math so far. Now, it’s time for the unit over 3D solid shapes! This is a fun unit because your learners will learn some big vocabulary words AND they will use those words every day as they relate them to real objects! Create a Math Block Your math block […]

## Introducing Addition and Subtraction Activities

You know your little ones are growing up when they begin adding and subtracting! Kindergarten is such a big year. Your class full of students come in knowing a little bit about reading and numbers. They leave reading books, and knowing how to add and subtract! Teaching operations can’t be a pencil to paper skill. […]

## Positional Words in Your Math Classroom

Create a Math Block I can’t say this enough. An effective math block will help you tremendously! It creates routine and structure that you need to make sure everyone is on task. This is what I include in my math block: Engaging Mini Lessons Math centers Independent practice visuals throughout the classroom Engaging Mini […]

## Number Sense to Ten

Number sense is the first step in understanding all things math. It’s where we dive into what a number really means, and as a result, helps learners better understand harder math concepts later on. To not overwhelm young learners, I like to start with number sense to ten. Plan a Math Block This unit of […]

## 5 Strategies for Kindergarten Math

Are you happy with the kindergarten math instruction you are providing your learners? Do you think there is room from improvement? Or does planning math with the curriculum you have (or lack thereof) stress you out? Having learners come to the classroom at different levels of exposure and instruction is a challenge for most early […]