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### Fun, Math End of the Year Activities For Elementary Students

How do you make it to the end of the year, keep your students engaged, and review key math skills you’ve worked on all year? I have the ULTIMATE, fun end of the year activities for elementary students that they are going to love! The last few weeks of school

### 6 Strategies for Subtraction with Free Charts

When it comes to teaching 2-3 digit strategies for subtraction, you either love it or totally despise it. And to be honest, I think I’ve found myself in both camps before! How many times have you seen an anchor plastered all over the internet with this catchy subtraction poem? More

### 3 Reasons Math Fluency Practice is So Important

Math fluency practice is essential in every classroom. If you teach K-2, you’re most likely focusing on learning those addition and subtraction facts. And if you teach 3rd-5th, you’re probably focusing on multiplication and division facts. Regardless, it’s crucial that we implement quality math fluency practice regularly. In this post,

### Teacher Planning Time: Make the Most of Your Prep Period

Do you ever get to your teacher planning time and realize you have so many items on your to-do list that you don’t even know where to start? I’ve been there! Sometimes you’re so overwhelmed it’s hard to even get started. As teachers we always have a million tabs open

So it’s time to teach your students 2-digit or 3-digit addition math strategies… which ones will you teach? Where do you start? Let’s break down 6 different addition math strategies you can use with your students, especially 2nd graders, all year long! Before we begin, there’s one burning question I

### 5 Place Value Books to Add to Your Guided Math Lessons

Teaching place value in first grade or second grade? Try adding some of these place value books to your lessons! Using picture books is one of the best ways to engage your students and make place value connections. 5 Place Value Books to Check Out While there are many excellent

### Guided Math Schedule: How To Organize Time & Small Group Rotations

Let’s talk about making a schedule for guided math small groups and rotations. If trying to figure out how to fit everything in is a struggle for you, you’re not alone! It’s important to remember that teaching math in small groups is one of the most effective ways to differentiate instruction.

Launching guided math is no easy feat! It can be extremely overwhelming and difficult to keep track of everything for guided math, so I’m here to help you get started with a few free guided math resources! Free Guided Math Lesson Plans Not sure how to even introduce guided math

### 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

### 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

### 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

### 200+ Math Partner Games for 1st & 2nd Grade

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 of math

## 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!

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