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Math Test Prep

The spring, especially in March, teachers in testing grades start really stressing the upcoming state testing. This year being everything it is, that state testing feels like a bigger beast in normal. The reality is, the work you do day in and day out each and every day prepares your kids for the test. You don’t need to do a ton of cramming or review just before the test. With that said, students need to

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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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