Multiplication Code Breakers

Multiplication Code Breakers

Unlocking the Power of Multiplication Code Breakers in Your Classroom Are you looking for an engaging and effective way to reinforce multiplication skills in your classroom? Multiplication code breakers might be just what you need! Multiplication code breakers can transform how your students view math practice, making it a fun and rewarding experience for everyone….

Getting Started With Guided Math

Getting Started With Guided Math

Benefits of Guided Math This post will be all about how to get started with Guided Math. Before you start here I highly recommend reading the top 5 benefits of using Guided Math in your classroom first. If you are not already convinced that this instructional strategy is for you, the top 5 list will…

Unlocking Mathematical Potential: The Benefits of Guided Math in Elementary Education

Unlocking Mathematical Potential: The Benefits of Guided Math in Elementary Education

What is Guided Math? As dedicated elementary school teachers, we are constantly looking for new methods to empower our students in math and to help them build up their confidence. One effective approach that has gained widespread recognition is guided math. Guided math is a personalized instructional strategy that tailors math learning to individual student…

Top 5 Professional Development Books for Math Teachers

Top 5 Professional Development Books for Math Teachers

My Professional Development Math Book Recommendations There are so many different professional development books out there that it can be overwhelming to choose ones that will actually help in the classroom. I am betting you have read, just like I have, professional development books that are not that practical for today’s classrooms or your particular…

Free Multiplication Facts Activities

Free Multiplication Facts Activities

Should Your Students Memorize the Multiplication Facts? That is the question that many teachers and parents ask every year. I am a firm believer that students should know their multiplication facts but I am also adamant that repeated multiplication drills are not the way to do it. It is very helpful to know the multiplication facts…

Free Halloween Addition and Subtraction

Free Halloween Addition and Subtraction

Are you looking for some addition and subtraction practice pages? I love using the holidays as a way to engage students in practicing their math skills. Halloween is my favourite holiday so of course I want to bring it into the classroom.These printable Halloween worksheets allow students to practice 4-digit addition and subtraction skills and…

Must Haves For Teaching Math

Must Haves For Teaching Math

Top 12 Must Haves for Math Math is so much easier to teach (and to learn) when you have resources to use. I am a firm believer that learning math is best done with hands on activities and lessons, rather than just doing worksheets. Don’t get me wrong, I think worksheets provide valuable practice but…

Math Center Organization

Math Center Organization

Let me help you organize your math centers I spent MANY years scrambling to get math centers ready or digging through drawers for a center I just knew I had somewhere. I don’t want you to go through this so I am going to share with you how I now organize my math centers (and…

Free Christmas Multiplication Activities

Free Christmas Multiplication Activities

Ready to Go Christmas Multiplication Activities Those crazy weeks before the Christmas break are upon us and if you are like me you are trying to find activities that will hold your students interest.  Multiplication facts are a skill that students will need to practice over and over again. I try to bring practice pages…

Free Shark Themed Multiplication Activities

Free Shark Themed Multiplication Activities

Are you looking for an engaging multiplication activities to practice facts with? I bet your students love sharks as much as mine do! I have combined sharks and multiplication to create a fun, FREE way for my students to practice their multiplication facts and I am sharing it with you.  Students learn multiplication facts quicker…

St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication Centers

St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication Centers

I love changing up my Math centers to match the upcoming holidays. Even though students are practice skills they are familiar with, there is something about a holiday themed center that instantly gets them engaged.  I recently completed math centers for multi-digit multiplication that will be part of my math centers this week. I (like…

Free Valentine’s Day Cards

Free Valentine’s Day Cards

It feels like Valentine’s Day has snuck up on me this year. These last few days all I have done is shovel snow and haven’t had time to think about planning Valentine’s Day. I am glad I have my Valentine cards already printed.  I just have to cut them out and label. Oh yah….and buy…

Free Place Value Math Game

Free Place Value Math Game

Hi All, Just a quick post here today. I am off to work to get things ready for next week but I thought I would post one of my classes favorite place value review activities. Who doesn’t love Duck Dynasty? Students play concentration/memory with the cards to match the standard form of a number to…

Hundreds Chart Puzzle Freebie

Hundreds Chart Puzzle Freebie

We are still not back into our classrooms. I just finished my 5th week (2 in June, 1 in August, 2 in September) on the picket line 🙁 Since we are not back at work I have had extra time to get things ready. Well what I can do with the stuff I have at…

What Does the Fox Say

What Does the Fox Say

We just finished our animal unit in Science and I used a little fox to help me! I saw the book What Does The Fox Say a while back and bought it immediately because I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. We had a day where we revisited What Does The Fox…

Duck Dynasty Place Value Activities

Duck Dynasty Place Value Activities

Okay so some of you may have had wild fun last night but me… I stayed home and did some planning, printing, cutting, and laminating….WAHOO fun I know. We are wrapping up our place value unit and I wanted my kiddos to have some fun activities to explore on Monday so I finally got around…

Duck Dynasty Place Value Activities

Duck Dynasty Place Value Activities

Okay so some of you may have had wild fun last night but me… I stayed home and did some planning, printing, cutting, and laminating….WAHOO fun I know. We are wrapping up our place value unit and I wanted my kiddos to have some fun activities to explore on Monday so I finally got around…

My Top 20 Websites

My Top 20 Websites

I cannot imagine what teaching would have been like before the internet came about. Searching through books, filing cabinets, and colleagues treasures to find that perfect activity or worksheet. Now it is so easy to find many (sometimes too many) activities, worksheets, and games for ANY topic in school. I decided that I would give…