I am so excited for this Summer Math Series to start! I’m beginning with one of my favorite concepts to teach: Number Sense! More specifically, I want to take a look at building fluency with composing and decomposing numbers. The ability to fluently compose and decompose numbers is a critical step in mathematical thinking. It’s important to regularly provide a variety of experiences to help
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Teachers are some of the most hardworking, passionate, and selfless people I know, and this week it is all about you! We are here to celebrate your hard work and dedication. We are here to celebrate the love that you have for your students. We are here to celebrate all of the “ah ha!” moments you have made happen. We are
Hi Friends! Today I want to take a look at one of my favorite Earth Day books, The Curious Garden by Peter Brown. This is the story of a city without any trees or plants. The illustrations paint a dark and dreary city landscape. A young boy, Liam, is one of the only citizens that venture out of doors. One day, Liam discovers a hidden
Dear Teachers, I was curled up on my couch last weekend, trying to recharge from a tiring week. I pulled out my phone and started scrolling through my Instagram feed. As always, I began drooling over the color-cooridnated bins all neatly filled and labeled, the immaculate classroom libraries, the organized shelves of student supplies, the beautifully handwritten anchor charts… the list goes on. However, with
I’m looking ahead to March, which is Women’s History Month. I am excited to share one of my favorite biographies of a young female engineer, Margaret E. Knight (also known as Mattie.) Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor is an amazing story by Emily Arnold McCully. This book tells the story of Margaret E. Knight, the first woman to receive a U.S.