Technology has come a LONG way in the elementary classroom. In a ten year period, our classrooms went from a handful of desktop computers that took up so much space, to every student having their own device. I’m so excited to be back in the classroom. Technology is going to play a huge part in […]

## How to Use Math Charts during Whole Group Instruction

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 […]

## A Space Unit Every Early Learner Will Love

Get a child to talk about space, and you will have them gabbing for hours! Their little minds are intrigued with what’s beyond Earth. Bring engaging activities to your classroom and you’ll have them glued every single day! My Travel to Space unit will spark the imagination of your classroom that they will beg to […]

## 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 […]

## 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 […]

## Composing Numbers

I don’t know about you, but Kindergarten is getting more and more advanced as the years go on. Years ago, it was the teacher’s goal just to teach the basics: letters, numbers and shapes. Now, we are teaching financial literacy, story plot and decomposing and composing numbers. These number mats are some of my favorite […]