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How to Write Sub Plans for Guided Math

Imagine this: You wake up sick (or your child wakes up sick) at 4:00 am and you realize… there’s no way you’re going to make it to school in the morning. Time to make sub plans. Now, would you believe me if I told you that it’s actually possible to

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3 Tips to Refresh Your Guided Math Small Groups

When your students get back from a break or struggle with the monotony of your typical small group guided math routine, it might be time to refresh and start over! This is the perfect time to switch things up, review expectations, and get back into guided math small groups with

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Free Holiday Math Activities for December

If you’re anything like me, then you love the holidays! The holiday season is such a fun and exciting time in the classroom. It’s busy and chaotic but so much fun! One of my favorite ways to celebrate is to incorporate holiday math activities into my lessons. Check out these

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5 Print and Play Math Partner Games

Do you love math centers but hate the time it takes to prep them? If you’re tired of spending your evenings cutting and laminating math centers, then listen up! There is a better way! Print and play math partner games are just what you need to take the work out

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Surviving the First Day Back After a Break

Nothing makes me want to stay in bed and avoid going to work more than having to teach after a break or holiday. Whether it’s fall break, Halloween, winter break, or spring break, heading back to work after being off is downright difficult for everyone! Better yet, if you aren’t

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Guided Practice Printable Math Worksheets

Looking to add quality guided practice printable math worksheets to your math plans? The “trick” is to find worksheets your students can complete independently and successfully. I think you’ll agree with me when I say: Not all math worksheets are created equal. Yep, I said it. Some of them are

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Math Spiral Review Strategies to Make Content Stick

5 Math Spiral Review Strategies to Try How many times have you taught something, only to have your students magically “forget” it one month later? It can be so frustrating. You may feel like you want to backtrack or start over. Today I’m sharing 5 math spiral review strategies you

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Guided Math Classroom Management Strategies

Welcome to the final post in my three-part series all about starting guided math! Today we’re diving into classroom management strategies and tips for when you’re finally diving into a typical day of guided math. In today’s part three post, I’m sharing all about how to release control once you’re

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The First Month of Guided Math

Welcome to part two in my three-part series all about starting guided math! If you’re trying to figure out how to get started, I’m here to give you practical tips and lesson ideas! In part one, I shared a daily breakdown of what your first week of guided math could

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How to Start Guided Math: The First Week

Whether you’re diving into guided math during back-to-school time or starting mid-year, figuring out how to start guided math during the first week is crucial to being successful. Oftentimes it can be difficult to know where to begin and what to teach, I’ve put together a three-part series all about

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Creating a Math Focus Wall

With all of the learning that happens in your classroom, it’s important that students know everything hanging on the walls has a purpose. That’s why I highly recommend creating a math focus wall in your classroom! Add Vocabulary Cards to Your Math Focus Wall Math vocabulary cards are essential to

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4 Back to School Teacher Tips You Must Do

Let’s be honest, back to school is stressful no matter how many years you’ve been teaching. That’s why I’ve curated my top 4 back to school teacher tips you MUST do! Use this blog post as a guide to simplify back to school whether you’re a new teacher or just

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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!

Free holiday math activities

Get 5 math activities including centers, partner games, math crafts, and more for 1st & 2nd grade!