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Some Of The Best Picture Books For Teaching Math

Using picture books in math class is one of my favorite ways to take what can be abstract concepts and put them into contexts my students can understand. Here are some of my favorite picture books for teaching math.

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My Favorite Features of the Epic! Reading App

An excellent classroom app is one that includes top-quality content, keeps students engaged, and gets them coming back again and again for more. Just one app fits the bill with every class I've taught. Here are my favorite features of the Epic! reading app.

The Epic! reading app is your best option for online books for reading or listening centers. This FREE app for classrooms contains at least 25,000 top-quality books and audiobooks with many favorite titles, series and beloved characters to choose from. Take a look at my favorite app features here!

The Best Reasons For Using Guided Math

I've been using a Guided Math structure in my classroom for a few years now, and I've seen the benefits first-hand. Here are my Top 5 reasons for using Guided Math in your classroom.

Are you using Guided Math in your classroom? You should! You can easily meet the needs of ALL your students using a Guided Math structure. Take a look at these five reasons you should be using Guided Math in your primary classroom, and grab a FREE Guided Math Starter Kit!

2017 - Year In Review

Happy New Year! At the beginning of every new year, I love to look back at all of the posts I shared throughout the year. Here is my 2017 Year In Review. These are my Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017!


How to Survive December in the Classroom

The Christmas season in an elementary classroom is a chaotic space full of energy, emotion, and definitely teacher exhaustion! Gather a few tips on how to survive December in the classroom right here!

The Christmas season in an elementary classroom is a chaotic space full of energy, emotion, and definitely teacher exhaustion! Gather a few tips, art activities, language arts and math resources, and a freebie to survive December in the classroom right here!

Make Reading Data Documentation Easy With This Free App

After using a paid app to document my one-on-one Daily 5 conferencing for several years, I decided to explore some alternative methods this school year. Since I already use Trello for other things, this free app is the perfect solution to make reading data documentation easy!

Guided reading data collection has never been easier with this FREE app! Teachers, track your student data from guided reading groups or one-on-one reading conferences so you can easily monitor student progress in reading. Grab a free Guided Reading Level Organizer in this post!

How to Set Up Successful Guided Math Groups

For Guided Math to run smoothly, groups need to be carefully planned. I'm often asked about how I do this, so today I'm sharing my tips for how to set up successful guided math groups.

Setting up small groups in Guided Math can be a challenge. This post contains ideas for how to ensure every student in your classroom is part of the right Guided Math group. Grab a FREE Guided Math Starter Kit while you're there!

4 Ways You Can Simplify Planning In Your Classroom

Staying on top of lesson planning and activity preparation isn't easy unless you have a great system in place. Jumping around from one task to another means tons of time lost. Here are 4 ways you can simplify planning in your classroom.

Struggling with your planning time management? The ideas in this post will help you simplify lesson planning and student activity preparation in your classroom!  Get tips and freebies for prioritizing, batch-processing, and organizing the tasks that need to be done so your classroom runs smoothly!

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