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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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Building Fact Fluency with 5 in a Row

5 in a Row: Building Fact Fluency

Fact fluency routines are often filled with worksheets and timed activities.  They do have their place in the classroom, but they’re not very engaging.  While I’ve definitely learned that fact fluency does not mean 1 second recall and strict timing systems, I also firmly believe that having a strong memorization of facts helps students focus their mental effort and energy on the larger math skills at hand.  It’s important to build fact fluency in students.

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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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