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Helene Terry
Worked at Fairfax County Public Schools
Attended Pennsylvania State University
Lives in Washington, DC
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Math Manipulative Storage
Getting organized is so crucial for math workshop. Students have to know where to go to get their materials, their stations and more so that they don't have to interrupt you to ask.  If you don't set up the materials appropriately, then you'll end up with a...
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Ordering Math Manipulatives Part 1- What do you need?
A Case for Math Manipulatives: “Manipulative materials help students make sense of abstract ideas, provide students ways to test and verify ideas, are useful tools for solving problems, and make mathematics learning more engaging and interesting by lifting ...
A Case for Math Manipulatives: “Manipulative materials help students make sense of abstract ideas, provide students ways to test and verify ideas, are useful tools for solving problems, and make mathematics learning more eng...
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We don't have to remember the rule to add fractions!
This past week I've been working with a sixth grade teacher at my school. She's like many of us, she has a wide range of students.  Some of her class passed last years SOL, some just barely missed it, and then there are those who were not even close to pass...
This past week I've been working with a sixth grade teacher at my school. She's like many of us, she has a wide range of students. Some of her class passed last years SOL, some just barely missed it, and then there are those...
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Focused Math number talks
One of my favorite parts of being a teacher is constantly improving my craft. I save my lesson plans from one year to the next and I do look over them. But so much of what I do is evolving and changing I think for all teachers it is like that. I could not g...
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Building a Stronger Home- School Connection Part 2
Sign Up Genius It is a genius idea. Signing up for parent teacher conferences used to be a night mare.  I'd send home a form with a list of times available. Parents would sign up for 2-3 that worked for them.  I'd send the form home confirming a time. This ...
Sign Up Genius It is a genius idea. Signing up for parent teacher conferences used to be a night mare.  I'd send home a form with a list of times available. Parents would sign up for 2-3 that worked for them.  I'd send the fo...
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Quizzes on google
Google classroom I love using google forms for back to school night or for teacher surveys. But we haven't used it very much with students. So when I saw that they added a quiz feature, I got pretty excited. QR code You could assign the quiz in your google ...
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Ordering Math Manipulatives Part 2- Good deals
So you have a list of manipulatives- now it's time to go shopping! With so many manipulatives to order it can be difficult to know where to go to buy manipulatives. There are many great places to order from, but these are the sites I used: Certain manipulat...
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Which scenario would you most like to be in? Scenario 1: making copies of worksheets and worksheets, spending time finding lots of different worksheets because some kids are finishing them and need new ones, having to grade those worksheets, (or let's be ho...
Which scenario would you most like to be in? Scenario 1: making copies of worksheets and worksheets, spending time finding lots of different worksheets because some kids are finishing them and need new ones, having to grade t...
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Math Workshop: Warm Up Blitz
When I get ready to work out, the first thing I do is warm up. I get my head, heart, and body prepared for the work ahead.  The same applies to math workshop.  We want to get ALL of our students heads, hearts and bodies ready for math workshop.  Math warmup...
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Building a Stronger Home-School Connection Part 1
Back to school already? I think you have probably seen it already, the back to school sales at target or walmart.  While I'm not trying to wish my summer away, I'm already making plans!  One thing I've been thinking about is building a stronger home-school ...
Back to school already? I think you have probably seen it already, the back to school sales at target or walmart.  While I'm not trying to wish my summer away, I'm already making plans!  One thing I've been thinking about is ...
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