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Time to Spare? Play a Math Game!

There always seems to be five minutes to spare before the bell or at least there was in my class. Five minutes is just enough time to play a whole class math game.…

Word Work Ideas using Phonics Posters

Phonics posters are an essential part of an early years classroom but it is important that they are not just put up at the beginning of the year and left as a wall decoration.…

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How to Make Homework Fun for Kids

Homework is one of those things that you will either agree with or disagree. Agree, because you know it’s a way to help children to reinforce skills or it’s a good way to prepare them for content they will…

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How to Make Students Accountable During Center Time

I love using games in the classroom but when I first started teaching I didn’t really know how to use them effectively. I knew their value but I don’t think my class did. My math centers never seemed to…

Increase Math Fact Fluency with Class Bingo

Thinking strategies for addition facts were such a revelation when I learned about them so many years ago in Teachers College. I had been taught to add through repetition and memorization of the addition and subtraction facts, so this…