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Fun & Easy Math Crafts for Fall Bulletin Boards

Pumpkin spice, changing leaves, flannels, corn mazes, and math crafts? Fall fun is here and if you know me, you know I love a cute math craft. Making things “cutesy” gets a bad rap. But, things that are adorable can still be engaging and effective. Here are some great ideas

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Place Value Game: How to Play Trash Can Math:

Are you ready for THE BEST beginning of the year math game ever?! In this post, I’m going to teach you how to play Trash Can Math–a place value game!  I learned this game two years ago when I was filling in for a teacher on maternity leave.  We got

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5 Easy Low-Prep Substitute Teacher Activities

Have you ever felt overwhelmed thinking about what activities you can leave for a substitute teacher when you have to be out of the classroom? It’s so stressful trying to come up with hands-off lessons for the sub but still engaging and educational for the students. Well, have I got

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Strengthen Math Fact Fluency with Flashcards

Year after year, I had students who struggled with mastering their math facts. It made it difficult to confidently move on in teaching more complex mathematical concepts. In this post, I’m discussing how to build a toolbox of strategies to strengthen math fact fluency with flashcards. In order to become

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5 Ways to Use Google Forms in the Classroom

By my 4th year of teaching, I was fortunate to have 1:1 Chromebooks in my classroom. I used them daily for listening to reading during literacy stations and math games during math centers. We would use them to play Kahoot from time to time or Prodigy Math which my students

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How to Play Virtual Valentine’s Day Bingo

Valentine’s Day in the classroom can be overwhelming! It just seems like there is SO much going on in February–Groundhog’s Day, 100th Day, Presidents’ Day. You can keep Valentine’s Day low-key and still have a lot of fun. Here’s how to play Virtual Valentine Bingo. How to Prepare Students will

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10 Different Ways to Use Virtual Libraries

Virtual Libraries have so many uses in the classroom. The changes to the way we deliver instruction this year required a lot of new technologies and tools for keeping students engaged. My two passions are having fun while learning and reading every day. I always made it a goal to

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