Transform your math block and include math stations! Math stations are a great way for students to practice skills, engage in their learning, and give you an opportunity to work with smaller groups of students. The days that I use math stations are some of my favorite days. I want […]
Do you want to create an environment in your classroom where students take risks and feel confident? Here are 5 ways to promote a positive math mindset in your classroom. 1. Display a math affirmation mirror. Students love to look at themselves in the mirror, right? Well, why not use […]
These 3 middle school math back to school activities are sure to make your beginning of school planning easier!
Are you as ready as I am to celebrate the end of the school year? I am starting our final countdown with a FREE BEACH DAY! Below is a full day of plans just for you! I am going to have the students dress up in some summer gear, wear […]
Let’s talk about math! Creating a classroom environment where students talk and discuss their math thinking is so important to their deeper understanding of math! Using math talk prompts can foster those math discussions and help students learn how to explain their mathematical thinking! These are great discussion prompts as […]
Have you ever heard of rebus puzzles? Well, if you haven’t you are in for a treat. These brain puzzles are a great way to engage your students and it is a great activity for morning meeting. I have been using them in morning meeting and it is a GAME CHANGER!
Well, this has been a year to remember! Because it was such a unique school year, I want the students to have a memory book as a place where they can remember and write down different aspects of their year. I feel like this year is going to be a blur and almost seem surreal when things go back to “normal” and I want the students to hold on to the memories that they have and the difficulties that they have been through.
Are you ready for the end of the year? I know I am! This is one of my favorite end of the year activities and guess what… it is so easy! I display the end of the year bulletin board for the last month of school and then I cover […]
I have never done so many class meetings in my life! Because we are fully virtual, we now have a specific built in virtual class meeting time. Now that I have done so many, I wouldn’t change a thing! I love getting to know my students more and have fun […]
New Year’s Resolutions are hard. Well, keeping the resolutions are… I always have high aspirations at the start of the year with big goals and dreams and then fall short of the goals about a month into the new year. I repeated this pattern for years with my students as […]