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Super Simple Free Math Goal Sheets for K-3 Students

These free student math goal sheets are one of the simplest ways to help students, parents, and teachers track progress on important math skills. When working with early elementary students, especially those in K-3, it can be overwhelming to track every single math goal and skill. That’s why these math

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10 Halloween Classroom Activities for 1st Grade & 2nd Grade

10 Spooktacular Halloween Classroom Activities

If there’s one thing I love about the end of October, it’s finding tons of new Halloween classroom activities to try! Today I’ve rounded up 10 spooktacular Halloween classroom activities to add to your math, reading, and writing plans! Halloween Classroom Activities 1. Halloween No Prep Math Games: These games are

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Editable Sight Word Games

Free Editable Sight Word Games

This year, my oldest child started kindergarten, and she LOVES it! Each week she brings home an index card with 5-8 sight words to learn and practice for homework. The teacher doesn’t mind how we practice her sight words, as long as we’re working on them. Being a teacher mom, I

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Number Talk Ideas Activities Free

4 Number Talks & Examples to Try Today

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had your whole group mini-lesson turn into a 20-minute lesson? 🙋🏻‍♀️ I’ve been there, too! That’s why I love starting guided math with number talks! Number talks are an incredibly powerful way to cultivate a community of mathematicians in your classroom. Because whole group

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8 Winning Strategies to Improve Addition Fact Fluency

If you’re a K-2 teacher, I’m sure you already know how important it is to build addition fact fluency. By the end of 2nd grade, students should, students should be able to quickly recall addition facts within 20. This means students should be able to recall answers in a matter

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Must-Have 2nd Grade Fun Math Worksheets

Want to find ready-to-go 2nd grade fun math worksheets to incorporate? Look no further! You can stop searching for the worksheets you need because we’ve created them and differentiated them for you. We know that not all your 2nd graders have the same abilities, so we created all our 2nd

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Set Up Guided Math Groups With 3 Insider Tips

No matter how many years you’ve been teaching, setting up your guided math groups can be quite the puzzle! Lucky for you, this is my favorite type of puzzle! If you’re stressing about setting up guided math groups in your classroom, you’ll definitely want to catch these three tips! Setting

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Math Projects for 2nd Graders

If there’s one thing I love when creating math projects for 2nd graders, it’s the eager passion for school, puzzles, and solving problems. Even if sometimes the mystery is where did our teacher leave her coffee in the classroom? Not speaking from experience or anything! It’s an all-hands-on-deck situation with

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3 Tips for New 2nd Grade Teachers

I’m going to begin this by saying what all 2nd grade teachers know is true: 2nd grade is the BEST grade to teach. It is truly the sweet spot in elementary! Students are fairly independent. You don’t spend recess tying shoes. Students still love coming to school each day, and

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The Best Math Stations for 2nd Grade

When it comes to finding the best math stations for 2nd grade, I am always searching for centers that are correlated to key 2nd grade math skills AND are able to be used any time of year! How many times have you searched for math stations only to find an

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Math Mystery

Want to try an escape room without all the stress? Try a math mystery, perfect for math enrichment! Get your first & second graders engaged in solving math challenges to earn clues and solve a mystery!