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Assessment Ideas to Try in Your Classroom

As teacher we know we have to use assessments to drive instruction but sifting through data is time consuming and confusing. So I’m sharing 5 simple assessment ideas to try in your classroom to quickly understand your students’ needs! Do you have a love/hate relationship with assessment? I know I

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5 Keys to a Stress Free 100th Day of School

If you’re a primary teacher, part of our everyday routines is counting the days in school. And it will come as no surprise that the 100th day of school is pretty special! Not only is it quite the milestone, but you finally get to regroup all of tens for a

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Free Apple Activities for K-2 Classrooms

September is right around the corner, and that means it’s time for all things APPLES! I absolutely LOVE using apples for teaching so many skills and standards. I’ve rounded up over ten free apple activities for kindergarten through 2nd grade! Free Apple Activities for Reading & Writing Apple Pie Play

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Free Summer Math Review

Want to help your students keep their brains sharp this summer? Send home these free summer math review sheets! These one-page math sheets include a problem of the day for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Math Review: Problem of the Day While we always want our students practicing math

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Math With Playing Cards

Right now many teachers and families are learning how to cope with this new normal of working from home, distance learning, and so much more. I know it’s an incredibly stressful time! I wanted to give teachers and families a fun way to practice math skills at home with just

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Fact Fluency Friday Activities

I don’t know about you, but I love Fridays. There’s something about the happiness of a Friday that makes us as teachers change things up a little bit. In my 2nd grade classroom we always had “Free Choice Friday” for the last 20 minutes of the day, but in the

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Teaching Addition Strategies: A Free Guide

I am so excited to share with you my very first FREE email series all about teaching addition strategies! Teaching Addition Strategies: Goodbye Standard Algorithm If you’re a 1st or 2nd grade teacher, you should definitely be saying SEE YA LATER to the standard algorithm. Listen, I’m not saying you

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Winter Math Activities & Centers

It’s cold and snowy, so what’s a better way to warm up your classroom than snowy themed winter math activities! Winter Math Activities for Subtraction Today I wanted to quickly share with you a fun freebie for your math centers! I think it is absolutely ESSENTIAL that you differentiate your

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Free December Classroom Activities

We all know how crazy the month of December can be, so I’ve collaborated with some amazing friends to put together a round up of FREE December classroom activities and resources to use with your first grade or second grade students! Take a Look at Your 12+ FREE December Activities

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Christmas Math & Reading Activities

The month of December is always crazy busy, and I’m totally one to just embrace the chaos! Students are excited. The holidays are almost here (not to mention a two-week winter break)! That’s why I love integrating Christmas math & reading activities in the classroom. My Favorite Christmas Math &

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These spiral math review and math warm ups for 2nd grade are essential for the second grade classroom. Each day, students will complete a small set of problems that work on number sense, place values, equations, and more. They are perfect for test prep, and teachers love that they are only one page a week. You can use these as worksheets, homework, or morning work. They are a fun, quick way to review Common Core math skills and standards!

Spiral Math Review for 1st & 2nd Grade

With busy classroom schedules, it can be extremely difficult to fit in continuous practice of all of the math standards. Have you ever taught a certain skill in September and then didn’t review it or go over it again until April? So frustrating! You need quick spiral math review! Oftentimes

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Transition Superstars

Do you ever feel like it takes your kids FIVE BILLION YEARS to clean up and transition to whatever is next on your agenda? This year, my class is having the hardest time! They’ve really been struggling with transitions when we’re cleaning up math and literacy centers. Usually we have

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