November 2012 - Tales from Outside the Classroom

Workin on Number Sense

Have I shared with you that I have two groups focusing on number sense?  These are the kiddos who aren’t quite “getting” numbers.  They are second and third graders.  I realized last week that while my third graders can carry and borrow {they understand the rules} they don’t understand WHY they’re doing it.  I have my work cut out for me! When my second graders come in, I’m finishing up with another group.  So I

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Thanksgiving Ideas for Home and School

First up, I’m so excited to be joining in on First Grade and Fabulous‘s Thanksgiving Recipes linky party.   So, the first recipe I’m sharing with you is for Apple Pie Moonshine.  I understand that it may not be a typical Thanksgiving recipe.  But, I know that many of you need some help to make it through the holidays so this might be the perfect addition to your recipe collection!  Plus, it’s delicious! It’s seriously

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Math Centers

I have a great post coming up for you today from Tanja at Journey of a Substitute Teacher.  She’s sharing some great ideas for math centers that she’s seen in her subbing journey.  I use Powerpoint to display my centers rotations for my students.  This has made centers go SO much more smoothly.  To see more about that, click the image below to head to that post.  I also have a TON of resources (lots

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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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