As many of you know I am a big fan of subitizing (in “normal” terms, recognizing number groups without counting or instantly seeing “how many”) and the use of technology in the classroom. This website is one of my new fan favorites and I just had to share.
The school year is underway and organization, routines and “training” those children are key to a successful year! This summer I met a great Kindergarten teacher, Lindsay Derocher! She and her sister (graphic designer) work closely together and do AMAZING things!
Back to school means getting ORGANIZED! So your goal is to get Math Workshop up and running in your classroom, but you are dreading getting “buckets” together with materials such as dice, chips, game boards, etc.
Summer is flying by isn’t it? I got back from a great presentation run in Abington, Virginia then went to Las Vegas for 5 days for SDE’s I Teach K Conference then finished the week out in Chicago for the SDE PK-1 CCSS Academy. I met some extraordinary teachers who are truly inspirational, which is a constant reminder to me of why I love what I do!
Does turning your back to students in order to toggle with your computer cause chaos or annoy you when bringing up your next lesson or virtual learning experience? Say goodbye to that nonsense and hello to your new best friend, “Air Display.”
I am just about ready to send my new publication CD download filled with Math Strategy Games K-8 to the editor!
Rounding & Estimating are difficult concepts for students to understand and apply. Many students when learning how to estimate or to round a number learn a basic procedure to help them understand the process.
Today many children are “plugged-in” and do not engage in hands-on games that involve mental strategies. Games like Sorry, Trouble or even Tic-Tac-Toe are among the few that come to mind that require a child to “think” before making a move.
Last week I went to Grandview Elementary School to do a “Finger Fuantics Night” with PreSchool & Kindergarten Families. What fun we had!