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How to Keep Your Kids Focused and Engaged

How to Keep Your Kids Focused and Engaged

Keeping your kids focused and engaged in their school work isn’t an easy feat to accomplish.  However, with a few mindful activities and a little planning on your part, your kids will be begging to do school and wondering what…

How To Teach More Than One Subject At Once

How To Teach More Than One Subject At Once

Keeping up with state standards can be a strenuous task anytime of the year.  But, during the holidays?  Over the years I’ve found ways to tie in multiple subjects with our thematic units. Because of the high level of interest,…

Story Problem Poster and Practice Pack

Story Problem Poster and Practice Pack

Use this FREE Story Problem Poster and Practice Pack to help introduce and practice 4th grade math skills!  (See the resource list!) *this post contains affiliate links **the link to the downloadable pack is at the bottom of this post…

Elementary Math App for Teachers and Parents

Elementary Math App for Teachers and Parents

One of the most common questions I receive is “If you’re not using a math curriculum, how do you know what to teach?”  My answer is always the same.  I follow the state standards.  Now, this may sound easy, but have…

Place Value Teaching Ideas

Place Value Teaching Ideas

Teaching math to young learners can be fun and creative!  Making math time interactive is very important.  This will keep kids engaged and excited about the subject of math!  At the beginning of the year I begin teaching place value to…

Sight Word Centers Unit #1

Sight Word Centers Unit #1

  I’m getting ready to start school back up for the year, and I need activities and lessons for my K-2nd graders.  I want to start off with sight words to ensure we have a solid foundation right from the…

7 Characteristics of Student Led Learning

7 Characteristics of Student Led Learning

Student led learning works best if you see yourself more as a coach and less as a dictator.  While I generally determine what skills should be learned and practiced, my kids are the ones who drive the activities and lessons.…