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Are you ready for some football?

A couple weeks ago, I shared the centers we were going to use to practice some number sense skills and standards.  Welp, we did that.  And we quickly figured out that the kids needed a wee bit more practice.  And by a wee bit I mean we backed things back up, and we decided we needed to try some new strategies. Late last week I put these together.  They’re working on a lot of the

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Building Math with a Sign In Board

This summer I went through two weeks of an algebra training.  It was basically just the 3rd grade teachers from my district.  A local professor has developed an algebra program that has been super successful in 4th and 5th grades and so they decided to extend it down to 3rd.  I wasn’t thrilled with the idea of going, but the professor was fantastic and kept things engaging!  As we were planning how we were going

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Place Value

This week we were starting to get into the swing of math.  I was planning the way I want to be planning.  I knew what I was doing for the week by Sunday- and that hadn’t happened yet this year.  Our activities were fun, engaging, hands-on, and had bodies moving.  I was so excited.  And then, we’ve decided to change things up for math.  We’re going to mix our kids between our two classes and

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Introducing the Scientific Method

Can I tell you a secret?  It’s not something I’m proud to share with you. I’ve never taught science before.  Never.  Not ever. Sure, when I was student teaching I “taught” it.  I don’t remember teaching any part of it in fifth grade.  When I student taught in first, it was inquiry based and so a lot of it I didn’t feel like I was actually teaching.  I found books and lead students in discussions.

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Five for Friday

I’ve never participated in Five for Friday before but there’s a few things I want to share, they’re random, and I’m feeling like we haven’t been doing much fun or exciting yet so I don’t have anything to share with you.  I hope to be back soon with something meaningful that I can share!  Until then, here’s some randomness! 1 Yesterday, when I had a brief moment to breathe to compose myself I walked by my desk

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