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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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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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Google Forms with Google Classroom: A video tutorial

Using Google Forms with Google Classroom

I have used Google Forms for years now. I’ve created them. I’ve answered them. I remember when quizzes weren’t a built in feature with Forms but something teachers started using them for it anyway.  But somehow I never really understood their magnitude until I started using them within Google Classroom.  And then, I really only understood their full power until I was thrown into full time online learning. Using Google Forms with Google Classroom unlocks

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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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