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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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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 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 getting

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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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Simple Activities for Phonics Practice

Coming up with simple activities for phonics practice doesn’t have to be time-consuming! This easy-to-play phonics practice game is a lifesaver! Whether you’re working on a specific phonics skill or learning new sight words, this no-prep practice game is a quick and easy way to get your students engaged and

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Math Games Using Dice (10+ Activities)

Do you ever find yourself scrambling for a quick math activity but you’re low on prep and planning time? In my experience, some of the best math activities are the simplest ones! That’s why I love math games using dice! They’re easy to prep and replicate so you can quickly

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