What do you do when one of your students decides that adding and subtracting on his fingers is easier than using the mental math strategies you’ve been teaching him or her?
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.
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.
Traditional teaching methods encouraged the memorization of the multiplication facts – all 121 of them (169 if we include the 11s and 12s). I can still recall as a young child parroting off my multiplication facts. If you’ve ever tried this with your class, and no I don’t recommend it, you’ll find you have a handful of kids who know their… Read More
Editable games for word work centers makes it so easy to differentiate your word lists for young learners. I wish I had thought of this years ago!
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 be covering or maybe you are using it for enrichment and extension. Disagree, because you are always chasing up kids who… Read More