Curriculum Mapping with Excel

Curriculum Mapping with Excel

I’m so excited to be joining in with some friends to bring you some Back to School Survival Tips.  At the bottom of this post is a linky so you can check out ideas from each of us. I’ve done curriculum mapping in a variety of ways the last couple years....
Word Work in the Middle Grades

Word Work in the Middle Grades

As a third grade teacher, I find that my word work center activities cover a variety of skills.  I want my students to review and refine their sight word knowledge specifically focused on the correct spelling of many high frequency words.  I want them to apply the...
6 YouTube Channels to Help you Teach Math

6 YouTube Channels to Help you Teach Math

  I like to use videos and songs in my lessons as much as possible.  Having a video give a minilesson gives students the opportunity to take a break from me and my voice, which they love.  It also gives me a moment to sit down.  Sitting down and being quiet for a...
A Collection of Bright Ideas

A Collection of Bright Ideas

Early on this year, a group of bloggers that I admire tossed around the idea of doing a monthly link up of “bright ideas” with no strings attached.  No freebies.  No products.  Just great, often simple, ideas that make a difference in our classrooms....