Teaching Classroom Procedures with Interactive Modeling text with students in a line

Teaching Procedures with Interactive Modeling

One of the most successful classroom management strategies I’ve learned about is the process of interactive modeling to introduce procedures in my classroom. I previously had not done a very good job teaching my students classroom procedures. I had this idea that they knew what they were supposed to do because they were in classroom before. While I would go over a few things that I felt I needed to, I left my kids to

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Addition Bump freebie for Google Slides Digital Addition Game

Free Digital Addition Bump

When learning first went online this year I was just trying to tread water. As time went on, my lessons and my intentions changed. I quickly wanted digital games that I could play with students online, and that I could share with my families. I’m always looking for ways to build my students’ skills in fun and engaging ways and I like to use games in my classroom. I wanted to be able to give

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Bitmoji Bookmarks and text Bitmoji Bookmarks Template

Bitmoji Bookmarks

Each year, I end out the year with some student gifts. I give my students at least one book, and some resources they can use to continue to learn in more fun ways with their family. This year, our end of the year is looking incredibly different than ever before. I will be giving students summer gifts when they pick up their supplies in a few weeks. In the meantime, I am going to deliver

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Multiplication Bump Google Slides Freebie with Computer and Game

Free Digital Multiplication Bump

I’m always looking for ways to build my students’ skills in fun and engaging ways. I like to use games in my classroom, especially in math. Bump is a super popular game that builds students’ fact fluency. Part of what makes it so popular is that there’s not many extra tools needed. Some people use a spinner to play and others use a dice. Or, a deck of cards. While we’re working through online learning

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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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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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