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STEM Ideas that are More Than a Worksheet

What do YOU know about STEM? Me, I am learning more about it because I love the idea of it. When I was in the classroom, I had never heard about it, although I did STEM-like activities. They weren’t called … Continue reading

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how do you use your pocket chart?

Pocket charts are one of those ubiquitous classroom things. Specifically the large blue ones. More recently, the pretty and colorful Target Dollar Spot mini ones. I even had a big red one from Scholastic. And another smaller red one shaped … Continue reading

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how many ways can you make 100? math fun on the hundredth day of school

Here is an easy math idea for the 100th day of school, or any day really. I actually started this on the first day one year and used it as a math warm-up with 3rd graders. Each day, we would … Continue reading

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measure the angels?

My husband began his career in education many years ago as a fourth grade teacher. We are in the middle of a move right now, and we’ve been packing and cleaning and organizing and reminiscing. Well, he came across a … Continue reading

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last minute easter idea…tessellations!

I don’t think I ever celebrated Easter in the classroom.  Scanning Pinterest and blogs, though, I see a ton of Easter stuff. So I’m curious, do you do anything for Easter in your classroom? Truthfully, I was never big on … Continue reading

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math-y monday: ordered pairs, a groundhog freebie, and a FREE font!

Before I get started with math-y Monday, I am so excited to share a FREE font from my super talented brother-in-law, Micah. He is an elementary art teacher with an adorable 2 year old son. I can’t tell you how … Continue reading

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math-y monday: multiplication baseball

I’ve always been pretty competitive. To a fault, some say. I like games, and I especially like to win games. As a kid, I always loved playing games at school, especially ones I was good at. One thing that I … Continue reading

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Math-y Monday: why is rounding so hard?

If I had to name the one area of math that has caused me the greatest frustration, it has to be rounding. What is it about rounding that made it so hard for my third graders to grasp? Practice, practice, … Continue reading

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math-y monday: mean, median, and mode, oh my!

Oh my is right. These are tricky concepts for elementary students. I found that when teaching mean, median, mode, and range, this is not something that can just be taught in a quick lesson and students get it. It takes … Continue reading

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math-y monday: math centers part 1

I’ve already told you how much I love doing math projects with my students. I also really love to use math centers. I usually alternate throughout the year between math projects and math centers. Math centers give students hands on … Continue reading

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