Mondrian art image and "Mondrian Inspired Area and Perimeter Art Project" text

Mondrian Area & Perimeter Art Project

A few years back I came across this fun Piet Mondrian abstract art project that reviewed area and perimeter. Working at an arts integration school, it’s a perfect area and perimeter art project. We could explore a new artist and art style while also using the project to showcase our math learning. Bonus- I was able to use the activity as a formative check on area and perimeter. I could also use the project to

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Google Classroom Organization: a video tutorial

Organizing Google Classroom

In the last 8 months, Google Classroom, and other learning management systems (LMS), use has skyrocketed. As a classroom teacher, I mainly only used Classroom to share Google Docs and Google Slides activities easily. I would post the assignment, click to make a copy for teach student, and go. I never really organized materials in there, and just kept my Classwork just one big stream. We already had e-learning days, and so I would use

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Creating Checklists with Google Sheets with student checklist display on computer

Creating Checklists with Google Sheets

Organization can be so difficult in a digital setting. For those of us that haven’t grown up in a digital world, it can be such a mental shift to try and fit within the digital setting. While digital tools can be incredibly effective and time-saving, they also can be a hindrance if they’re not used effectively. I’m lucky to have come into adulthood as the internet started becoming commonplace, and I’ve been able to utilize

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Google Keep Headers for Teachers

Get Organized with Google Keep

I first discovered Google Keep when I noticed the icon on my Google Calendar. I immediately fell in love! My first uses for Google Keep were personal: to make my grocery shopping list, keep notes when I was away from home, and to store random information I needed (like what size my furnace filter is). I slowly started using it more and more for my business and my classroom and I’ve never looked back! I’m

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Using PDFs with Google Classroom: Use any existing PDF right inside Google Classroom

Using PDFs in Google Classroom

Google Classroom is probably the most popular Learning Management System (LMS) out there. It integrates seamlessly with Chromebooks and is so easy to use connected with students’ Google Drive accounts. Google Classroom has gained in popularity over the years, but its potential is not always utilized. One of the struggles I hear most often is that teachers struggle to share PDF files with their students. There are a plethora of digital resources prepared for online

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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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