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Part-Part-Whole with Addition and Subtraction

Teaching part-part-whole relationships is critical while teaching addition and subtraction.  For students to build a solid understanding of addition and subtraction, they need to understand what each one represents.  While helpful when working with equations with unknowns in all areas, it’s imperative that students have a solid understanding of addition

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2019 Calendars for the Classroom

I have been creating and posting printable calendars for the classroom over the last several years.  I like these calendars because of their simple design, and notes space.  They’re perfect to print to give to students to track individual needs in the classroom.  They’re also perfect for printing and sending

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How to Catch an Elf

Last year, I found the book How to Catch an Elf through Scholastic and fell in love with it immediately!  If you don’t know it, the elves and Santa go through various contraptions that are set in an effort to catch them.  After reading it, I was inspired to create

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Sight Words Turkeys

Learning sight words can be tricky and I’m always looking for new ways for students to practice their sight word recognition.  One of the best way to improve students’ abilities to read sight words, is by having them read the words in various settings and fonts.  Often, while doing sandwich

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  • Change your math block by splitting it in half to increase achievement. This post walks you through how I schedule my math block incorporating number sense, daily word problems, technology, and small group instruction and increased students' achievement.  Your centers activities can be changed out much less, saving you time lesson planning each week.  This elementary math block format is perfect for second, third, and fourth grades.  #1stgrade #2ndgrade #3rdgrade #4thgrade
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  • Part part whole is a critical part of teaching addition and subtraction in first grade.  This blog post gives an introduction to part-part-whole and gives ideas, activities and teaching resources: word problems, posters, printables, worksheets, and freebies.  The hands-on center ideas for using manipulatives and recording sheets to model are perfect for 1st grade math centers.  Fact families, the meaning of the equal sign, and the relationship between addition and subtraction are also explored.

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