Unshakable: Connect With Kids and Gain Energy Instead of Letting Them Drain You

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Do you ever feel as if teaching is not enjoyable?  Unfortunately, I have had this feeling.  When the opportunity arose to read Angela Watson’s book Unshakeable, I was thrilled and jumped at the opportunity! I wanted to reflect on the chapter titled:  Connect With Kids and Gain Energy Instead of Letting Them Drain You.  The […]

April Teaching Resources

April Teaching Resources

April showers, bring May flowers.  That is what my little miss seven-year-old keeps telling me, and boy am I thankful for April! To bring a little sunshine to your classroom, I have a few resources I wanted to share with you. The Great Kapok Tree The Grate Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry is one of […]

Spring Cleaning With…

Spring Cleaning

a giveaway AND a sale!! It is officially spring, and if you are anything like me, you are in serious need of doing some spring cleaning.  Honestly, I am not really excited about the actual cleaning part.  I have too much to do and never enough time, so cleaning is not on the top of […]

Family Math Night For Big Kids

Family Math Night for Big Kids

This year was the first year that I participated in our annual Family Literacy & Math Night, and I do have to say it was a great success!  I have some great teammates, and when we all work together things happen! When putting together the activities I had a couple of objectives that I wanted […]

Using Task Cards for Test Prep

Task Cards for Test Prep

Task cards are a popular classroom resource all year long for all subjects, including test prep! I love task cards, and so do my students.  The task cards that we use for test prep, are test style task cards.  They have a task for students to solve and multiple choice answers to choose from.  They […]

How Google Forms Reduced My Grading

How goog forms reduced my grading

How did I not know this?!?!  Google Forms are not new of course, but automatically grading an assignment I collected within Google Forms??  An add-on for Google Forms that will grade for you!!!!   Why yes, tell me more I said!  That my friends was new to me!   It’s called Flubaroo, and it’s free!!  I […]

Graphing and Progress Monitoring ~ RtI For Math Made Easy

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You have administered and scored the CBM, now what? Gone are the days of grading, sending home, and forgetting about what just occurred. Does that really happen?? After all three baselines have been administered, you can read about that here, average the scores and plot the point on the graph.  I am using a paper graph […]

Word Toss

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We are getting ready to read the book Frindle, by Andrew Clements. I love all of Andrew Clements’ books, and so do the students! To give students a little hint of what they were about to read, I chose 11 words from the book that would get them thinking.  We used a cooperative learning strategy […]