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Deck O’ Dots Are Finally Here!

Deck O' Dots is my new publication! It is a very versatile deck of cards featuring Sam and Sally the Subitizing Superheroes!  The deck of cards is specifically designed without "digits" to help children to subitize (instantly recognize number quantity) in order to...

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Integrating Math and Literature

Integrating Math and Literature

Incorporating Math and Literature can be lots of fun! I especially like to do this with rich math task/performance tasks that students can relate to.  It helps for building metacognition and getting them to problem solve together. Be sure to use open-ended questions...

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Social Stories Tips and Samples (Plus Freebies!)

Social Stories Tips and Samples (Plus Freebies!)

Social expectations or the proper way to respond when interacting with others are typically learned by example. People with communication difficulties and/or behavior problems sometimes need more explicit instructions. Social stories are meant to help children...

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Math with Technology…Matific!

Math with Technology…Matific!

Integrate Math with Technology! We all love our math games, and they are a great way to incorporate math skills, but...remember one of our blogs that explained Quality vs. Quantity Math Games? Make sure you consider those criteria when choosing games to include in...

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What Does Math Fluency Mean To You?

What Does Math Fluency Mean To You?

It's MAD MINUTE time.  You  know the drill...get out your pencil and when I say "go" do as many facts as fast as you can! Kids start racing through using any quick strategy they can come up with (including copying a fact they already did just to get the answer...

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In Appreciation to ALL Teachers!

This week has been teacher appreciation week and we put together a little something to let you know we think you have the most important jobs in the World! Thanks for all you do today, tomorrow and each and every day for children!

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Math Workshop…The Salad Bar

Math Workshop…The Salad Bar

We have blogged about the math salad bar in the past, but it is a topic that continues to come up when visiting schools.  One of the topics we cover in our training and coaching sessions is setting up and managing math workshop efficiently.  Many times we find...

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Reading with Technology!

Reading with Technology!

The LAZ leveled library is an app you can download to your device for a library of leveled books that you can go to in an instant! It would be ideal for classroom use during Daily 5 or reader workshop, and for parents looking to provide extra reading support at home!...

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