Lately I have really gotten excited about using cootie catchers (fortune tellers) in my classroom. I had actually thought that I had come up with the idea of using them in the classroom, but no, they’re all over the place! I just had never hear of the phrase “cootie catcher,” and maybe I have a […]
I’m not sure exactly where this idea originated first, but I’ve seen it floating around on Pinterest (I’ve finally joined, yeah! Click here for my profile.) and Facebook and had to give it a try. It’s not the most healthy activity, but it was a whole lot of fun and definitely a keeper in my lesson […]
Last year was my first year to teach 4th grade math and a certain curriculum whose name will go unmentioned had next to nothing for me on how to teach measurement conversions with U.S. customary units and the metric system. After researching with fellow veteran teachers, I came up with a packet of holiday-themed activities […]
Hey guys! Happy America Recycles Day! I am super excited to finally have this post and title together to share with you. My students and I have been recycling bottle caps this year, and we have been using them to master our math facts in all four operations. Let me explain how. Using Avery 5408 […]
I just made a free decimals Smart Board activity with a fall theme. It came in really handy today for an observation. I love my job as a Spanish immersion teacher, but we get LOTS of observations from outside people, the community, and today I was observed by future teachers of the immersion program. Uh […]
Teaching elapsed time is a SC 4th grade standard and at times a not so easy one to teach. Here is an activity I implemented this past week in small groups to help my students with this skill. It’s similar to my Pumpkin Poke freebie that you may or may not have downloaded. First, I printed out […]
I came across those Clever Catch balls recently and really loved the idea but couldn’t afford the price. So, yesterday at my within-walking-distance Dollar General in SC, I came across these small segmented balls for $1.50. With just a Sharpie marker, I turned them into a not so professional but just as effective multiplication catch ball. […]
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