April 2020 - Tales from Outside the Classroom

An Introduction to Fractions

I’ve introduced and worked on fractions using a variety of tools and resources over the years. In 1st grade, we explore fractions as part of our Halfway Day celebration on day 90- halfway through the school year. In third grade, I expect my students to have some understanding of fractions from their work in previous years, but, they always seem to need me to start with the basics. Over the years, I’ve found that what

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Digital Math Spiral Review Forms

Free Digital Math Spiral Review Forms

Teaching effectively online is not easy. Depending on your state and district expectations, there are a variety of efforts at distance learning right now. Whether you’re trying to teach new standards or review, finding resources to help you meet your students’ needs can be difficult. It’s not possible to create digital versions of everything you need. Buying everything isn’t realistic, not to mention it can be difficult to verify the product meets your needs in

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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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