## Problem Solving with Matchbook Flippables

Sometimes we as teachers just need something different in our classroom. I know that I’m one that can’t do the same thing over and over again and when I am able to find a new way to do some practice work, I’m all over it. Recently I started looking into using Matchbook Flippables to do … Read more

## Proportions are my FAVORITE thing!

Recently I asked on my Facebook page what teachers favorite thing to teach were and while the answers were as varied as those who responded, I got a lot of questions about why proportions were my FAVORITE thing to teach. When I began teaching middle school I was reminded of the fun of proportions. I … Read more

## Why are Non-Examples Important in Education?

Every year when I begin using Frayer Models for vocabulary I have to teach what non-examples are to my students. Students are used to working in a world of creating examples and rationales behind their learning but not defining what their learning isn’t. What is a Non-Example? A Non-Example is simply helps define a new … Read more

## 15 Spook-tastic Halloween Activities!

I couldn’t help myself, after the 5 Fab Fall Freebies for Math round-up, I had to do one for Halloween too! Turns out, there’s a crazy amount of Halloween activities out there – freebies, book lists, art projects, and more! So grab a pumpkin spice latte, we’re going to be here awhile! Don’t have the time? Just pin … Read more

## Strategies in Math: Clustering Decimals for Addition or Subtraction

Every few weeks I will receive a question from teachers and parents alike about how to use the strategy of clustering to help with addition and subtraction of decimals. This strategy correlates to the Common Core State Standards for Sixth Grade (6.NS.3) and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards for Seventh Grade (7.3 of … Read more

## It is Done!

I might just be singing from the mountain tops right now because this unit for third grade is DONE! I have been SO busy lately and feel horrible that it is done 36 hours past when I had set my deadline but yes my friends… it is SO DONE! Well, except for the photos of … Read more

## How Interactive Notebooks Benefit ALL Learning Types {Blog Hop}

Last week I talked about what REALLY were Interactive Notebooks. I wanted to follow up today with how Interactive Notebooks can benefit multiple learning types. Join me today but also check out the other blogs who are linked up below joining me as well. Every year we as teachers are given the task of making sure … Read more

## What Really is an Interactive Notebook?

If you have been reading my blog for any time you know that I am passionate about the use of Interactive Notebooks as a part of learning in the classroom. Each time I am out and about for professional developments I work with teachers from all ranges of the spectrum of Interactive Notebooks. Some of … Read more