July 2012 - Tales from Outside the Classroom

Number Sense

I hope you liked the guest post Denise did yesterday!  I never knew you could do so much with Spelling City!  If you missed it, check it out here! A couple weeks ago, one of my kindergarten teachers and I were talking about their math centers.  Last year, after I saw a great blog post from Adventures in Teaching about BUILD math centers, the teachers tried them out.  While they’ve loved them, there’s been a few

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Spelling City from Sunny Days

Since I’ve been guest posting all over the place, and sending you to so many blogs to see my posts, I thought it’d be great to have another guest blogger here.  I’m so excited to welcome Denise from Sunny Days in Second Grade!  She has some great tips on using Spelling City in your classroom! Denise here from Sunny Days. Thanks so much Tessa for allowing me to guest post today. I’ve been working closely

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Back to School with Guess Who

Have you seen the Back to School with Guess Who series over at A Differentiated Kindergarten?  Marsha has a ton of guest bloggers giving fantastic tips and ideas for starting off your year great!  Every day is a surprise!  Well, today, it’s me.  Click the cute button below to come on over and check out my cute, FREE, Year Book!             

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The Cornerstone for Teachers

Have you heard of The Cornerstone for Teachers?  It’s a website focusing on great classroom management tips.  I am lucky enough to be a guest on Angela’s blog today.  Come on over and check out my post with some tips I’ve learned.  There’s also a freebie with no-cost rewards you can use with your students!

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Common Core Resources

I think a lot of people are spending their time this summer trying to get ready for the Common Core.  I know that every state has their own implementation plan so everyone is at different levels of comfort and understanding.  Here in Indiana, kindergarten implemented the CCSS last year and 1st grade will implement them this year.  All of the other grades are supposed to be working on beginning to major concepts as they are

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Hi! I'm Tessa!

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I’ve spent the last 15 years teaching in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades, and working beside elementary classrooms as an instructional coach and resource support. I’m passionate about math, literacy, and finding ways to make teachers’ days easier. I share from my experiences both in and out of the elementary classroom.

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