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How To Make the Most of a Math Talk
Math Talks.  Number Talks.  Whatever you call them, they've been around for a while now. We know that talking about number sense with our classmates leads to a deeper and more meaningful understanding of our base 10 number system.   You can read about Why I...
How To Make the Most of a Math Talk
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Fact Family Math Card Game
One of my favorite math tools to keep in my classroom is playing cards!  I blog often about how I use them to play Math Games that build Base 10 and comparing and other math skills.  But today, let's chat about how to use playing cards to learn about relate...
Fact Family Math Card Game
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Roll and Record Graphing Game
I'm a BIG believer in math games.  Giving kids a fun way to practice math skills is always a win in the classroom!  Roll and Record is a great game for practicing collecting data and analyzng and comparing data. All students need to play is a die, crayons, ...
Roll and Record Graphing Game
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I Wonder Board
The first school I taught at was an IB (International Baccalaureate) School.  The primary IB program is big about asking questions to guide the students learning.  In my first grade classroom, we used an "I Wonder" Wall to ask and answer questions about the...
I Wonder Board
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Force Exploration Stations
I love giving primary kids a chance to explore science on their own!  Many of my Next Gen Science units have exploration stations built in because of this teaching core belief of mine.  Here's a look at the hands on Force exploration stations for kindergart...
Force Exploration Stations
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Fluency Folder Routines for Second Graders
In kindergarten and first grade, we have poetry folders that we use for fluency practice.  A while back, I blogged about my routine for poetry folders in first grade here . So what does fluency practice look like in second grade?  Each day's routines are qu...
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Primary Math Card Games
In first grade, my favorite math games are the easiest!  And they all use only one material... A pack of playing cards! Today, let's talk about two of my favorite math card games that are great for building base 10 understanding! Total of 10 In total of 10,...
Primary Math Card Games
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Studying Matter With An Ice-Cream Float
Food always make learning better!  And food is the perfect medium for learning about matter. My kiddo and I had a blast learning about the states of matter and enjoying a root beer float!  Here's a look at this engaging, Next Gen Science aligned experiment ...