February 2013 - Tales from Outside the Classroom

HELPS Fluency

A couple months ago I got an email with information on a relatively new, FREE fluency program called HELPS.  The program is detailed in DEPTH on their website but I’ll share with you how I use it. (Click the picture to check out the site) You have to register on the site for free.  Easy peasy.  Then you get access to the materials.  The program is currently only suitable for one-on-one work with students (as

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St. Patrick’s Day Freebie

I’m pretty sure I don’t know what happened to my life since I last posted on Monday.  I worked, I remember that.  But, uh, where has the rest of the time gone?  I don’t think I spent an evening at home.  And I was busy all weekend this weekend too.  I haven’t done laundry yet.  I haven’t gotten things together for my evaluation tomorrow (eek!).  I need to get some data together for a presentation

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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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