May 2015 - Tales from Outside the Classroom

Measuring Angles

Head on over to the Ellison blog to see how my students measured angles in our math textbook with a different sort of math tool!  Just click the image below to head over.

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YouTube math channels

6 YouTube Channels to Help you Teach Math

I like to use videos and songs in my lessons as much as possible, and math videos are no different.  Having a video give a minilesson gives students the opportunity to take a break from me and my voice, which they love.  It also gives me a moment to sit down.  Sitting down and being quiet for a moment is a glorious feeling that doesn’t happen too often in the classroom.  Watching a video also

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Mother's Day projects

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is next weekend and I’m on the hunt for ideas on what I’m going to do with my kiddos.  I like to do something simple with the kids that they can take home for their moms or a special woman in their lives.  I’ve done a few different projects over the last few years, and thought I’d share them here with you. A few years ago I created this cupcake craftivity. It’s simple,

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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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