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3rd Grade Fraction Activities for 2022

Before I share the 3rd grade fraction activities I created, let me share something: having taught fractions to 3rd graders for many years, I know how challenging the concept can be. I had used a couple different math curriculums over the years. They all lacked in several important (and in

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HOW TO FIND OUT IF YOU WILL HAVE A SNOW DAY

Today’s post won’t help you organize or manage your classroom.  And, I apologize, but it will be of no use to all you Southern folks.  But for those of you who live in the colder regions and know all about what it is like to do the snow dance, stalk

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HOW TO ORGANIZE ZIPLOC BAGS in the CLASSROOM

Do you use Ziploc Bags in your classroom? I. LOVE. ZIPLOC. BAGS. They have so many useful applications in the classroom, but there is a problem that comes with them: How do I organize ziploc bags in a systematic way that saves me time and money? Read below to learn

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HOW TO TEACH ROUNDING

Have you ever looked online for ideas for teaching rounding?  I was recently creating a Pinboard specific to rounding to help teachers with the concept. A quick google search delivered an abundance of images of anchor charts with “tricks” for rounding. You’ll find lots of catchy phrases like, “5-9 climb

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Kicking Off Multiplication

One of my favorite parts of being a third grade teacher is teaching multiplication. Mainly because their excitement level is through the roof. This week as part of my MATH Workshop (see here to read more about how I teach math), the students worked on THINGS THAT COME IN GROUPS.

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HOW TO MAKE A NO-SEW APRON FOR TEACHERS

Teachers like you are always on the move. On any given day, you may find yourself shuffling around the classroom helping students with a science experiment, joining a group of kids who are sitting on the floor working on a project and pulling select learners to work with you for

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Just Genius ~ Glitter Clean Up Tip

I have a love / hate relationship with Pinterest. I certainly find oodles of inspiration there, but… More often than not it makes me feel like a slacker. I high five myself when I use a Christmas tree shaped cookie cutter on my kids’ sandwiches when packing lunches in the

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Winter Opinion Writing FREEBIE!

Grab this freebie and engage your students in a fun seasonal activity. It’s a great way to practice opinion writing.