Common Core

Common Core, Math

Interactive Math Notebooks: Why and Getting Started

Interactive Notebooks are not new, but in recent years they’ve become more and more popular. Interactive notebooks are used to allow students to express their creativity as they are learning throughout the year. They can be used for class notes, practice, and to show mastery of concepts, but the key part of interactive notebooks, and why they are so useful…

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Common Core, Math

How to Respond to Parents Who Question “New Math”

Have you ever had a parent point to the fact that their child was struggling on “new math” or questioned the “crazy” or “illogical” ways that their child is learning? What about a parent who just doesn’t understand why the kids can’t learn how to do things the “normal” way, like they did when they were in school? I’ve been there…

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Common Core, Enrichment, Intervention, Math

First Grade Common Core Math: Let’s Make Your Life a Little Easier!

Hi Everyone! Sometimes I get SO excited about an idea or a project, that it just takes off on it’s own and kind of consumes my creative brain space! Well, today I’m going to share my latest, exciting project that has done just that! I’ve seriously been thinking and working on this every second I can in the past couple…

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Common Core, Math

Wordless Wednesday: Getting Interactive

Happy Wednesday! I’m linking up with Miss DeCarbo for Wordless Wednesday!   Do you use interactive notebooks? I’ve always been a big fan, especially for math. I’ve been hard at work this week on my new series of math packs- Activities by the Standards. Each pack focuses on activities for each common core math standard for first grade, and this…

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