Common Core, Intervention, Math

Common Core Math: Have your students REALLY mastered that math skill?

How can you be sure that you are fully addressing all aspects of each common core math standard?  That is the question that I asked myself when I created my Activities by the Standard resources for first grade and second grade. I’ve created resources that helps you streamline your instruction, reduce planning time, and ensures that you address every aspect…

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Enrichment, Holidays, Math, Reading, Science, Writing

Pumpkin Exploration Day: Engaging Ideas for Your Learners

Pumpkin exploration, pumpkin investigation, or just pumpkin day! Whatever you call it, your students will love these fun, hands on science, reading, writing, and character education activities! Watch my Facebook Live video about this topic here. All of the free printables I’m going to share in this post are available in our Facebook group files here. Pumpkin Exploration: Let them…

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Behavior Management, Classroom Management, Math, Phonics

4 NEW Ways to Use Popsicle Sticks in the Classroom

Popsicle sticks are an inexpensive classroom tool that can be used so many ways, from pulling student names to art projects, and beyond! Pinterest is FULL of ideas, but I’m excited to share 4 NEW ways to use popsicle sticks in your classroom. Watch my Facebook Live on this topic right here! Materials You’ll Need: This post contains affiliate links.…

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Enrichment, Intervention, Math, Reading

Dice and Dabbers in the Classroom: Cheap & Engaging Tools

Dice and bingo dabbers are two of my favorite cheap, engaging, and versatile classroom tools. Today I’m going to share ways you can use them for math and reading activities in your classroom as part of my September series. This month I will share how you can use items you already have in your classroom to engaging students and enhance learning!…

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Classroom Organization, Math

Low Prep, Hands On Math Centers Your Students Will Love

Hands on math centers that are low prep, engaging, and won’t break the bank? Yes, it’s possible! I’m excited to share how you can create these math centers for your K-2 classroom. This post contains affiliate links. Watch my Facebook Live on this topic here. I recently shared about how you can make these cheap, hands on centers for word…

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Classroom Organization, Math, Misc., Reading

Turn Classroom Trash into Instructional Treasure: Make & Take Round Up

In case you missed any of April’s Make & Take Facebook live videos or blog posts on how to take classroom waste and make it useful, I wanted to do a quick round up! All of these ideas can be quickly and easily made with items you already have in your classroom such as dried up marker caps, empty fruit…

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