How to Use Addition with Word Problems That’s Easy and Fun

Word problems are one of those terms that can strike fear in the hearts of teachers and students alike. Teachers wonder how to teach word problems by focusing on those “keywords,” Students struggle to understand those “keywords” and what they mean.  It can be a frustrating process for both teacher

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Engaging Ways to Teach Students to Count Coins

Counting coins is an essential skill that every child should learn. It’s a practical skill that they will use throughout their life, whether it’s counting change at a store or calculating how much money they have in their piggy bank. In this blog post, we will discuss how to teach

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How to Get Your Students Identifying Coins Successfully

Teaching students to identify coins is an essential part of their financial education. Coins are the most common form of currency used for small purchases, and being able to recognize them is a crucial skill for managing money. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips and strategies for

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How to Teach Writing Realistic Fiction Like a Rockstar

Writing a realistic fiction story for primary grades can be a fun and exciting activity for both students and teachers. Realistic fiction stories are stories that could happen in real life, but the characters and events are made up by the author. Here are some tips on how to write

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Getting Real with Realistic Fiction Picture Books

Picture books are a wonderful way to introduce young readers to the world of storytelling. They combine engaging visuals with compelling narratives to captivate children’s imaginations and provide valuable lessons about life, love, and the world around us. While there are many genres of picture books to choose from, realistic

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Super Simple Wordle For Your Classroom Phonics Lessons

I don’t know about you, but I am addicted to Wordle. It is part of my night routine. I play Wordle and the Mini Crossword from the New York Times every night. I am honestly getting much better at guessing words lately because I have been teaching Phonics First with

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Pop-it Phonics Games to Play in the Classroom

I have been using Pop-its in my math centers and guided math groups for over a year now, and I love it! So this year, when we moved to Phonics First, I wanted to ensure that I was incorporating the pop-its during my guided reading groups and my phonics stations.

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Hi, I'm Meg!

I have ben teaching in the classroom for over 15 years! I love teaching math and finding new and engaging ways to teach my students.

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