Salute: A Great Math Fact Card Game!

I love integrating games into all subject areas, but especially math. The key is to find games that are rigorous, include tons of opportunity for learning/reinforcement, and that are so fun that students don’t even realize they are learning. One of my favorite games (and my students’) has always been “Salute.” Salute can be used …

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Quadramas as a Reflection Tool

I am so excited about our second Bright Ideas Blog Hop! We have over 180 participants this time around, all with a fantastic idea on their blogs! Get your paper and pencil ready for all of the great ideas you are about to find!         This month my “Bright Idea” is using …

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Hurry, Hop and Win!

Hello friends! I have got some great news for you! First of all, I am teaming up with 18 of my favorite upper elementary bloggers for this fun little blog hop. The best news? You can enter to win a $25 TpT gift certificate at each of our blogs! That’s 19 chances to win! Woohoo! …

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Interactive Homework Notebooks!

I am so excited today to introduce you to my latest creation, Interactive Homework Notebooks!   Homework can be such a tricky thing. How much should you assign? What types of activities are appropriate? How can you get parents involved without having them do the assignment for their children? I don’t know about you, but …

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DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

My 6-year old daughter came home from Grade 1 with this Thanksgiving turkey, and it is so adorable that I just had to share! It is fairly easy to create and makes an ideal centerpiece for Thanksgiving dinner! The supplies that you need are: 1 mini glove per person (can get these for 50 cents …

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Mental Math Event 2013

For the past couple of years, I have been holding a Mental Math Event every September. Anyways, I just realized that September is almost over (when did that happen?!?!), so I will be doing this event today – Sunday, September 29, 2013. Be sure to keep reading to the end to see what’s going on! …

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