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Brain Break

Are your kids extra wiggly?  Is it a struggle to keep them seated? Then this post is for you!  Have you done the "Sid Shuffle" yet? Most likely students are not getting enough movement throughout the day.  To help you calculate how long a child should be able to...

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The Paradigm Shift in Mathematics

"Helping teachers, students dig deeper...." That is the headline in the Sheridan County, Wyoming Press. In their September 16th issue, you can find an article featuring me and one of my consultant colleagues, Lisa Handyside. We were in Wyoming recently to work with...

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Check Out My Upcoming Event: SDE Conference In California!

Conference for California Kindergarten Teachers Featuring: Deanna Jump, Kim Adsit, Jim Grant, and ME! Learn from the best! Engage with and gain knowledge from top education experts and your colleagues at SDE's national and regional conferences, seminars, and...

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Math Vocabulary Word Walls

Math Vocabulary Word Walls

Are you looking for a way to make that math vocabulary stick? Try a word wall! Yes, even in math instruction, a word wall is a great tool to help students learn necessary vocabulary. The basic premise of a word wall is to give students constant access to important...

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Body Sox

Body Sox(tm)? What is that? If you have not heard about this interesting product or seen it used, then you will definitely want to take a peek! What are Body Sox(tm)? This trademarked product is a see-through, lycra/spandex, breathable body suit.  You just climb in it...

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Sign Up Genius

The materials have been set out, the room is clean, posters hung, copies made...and then the students show up. AHHH!  So much for that pretty, clean, and organized room! Once school is in full swing you will want a way to help stay organized. Check out this helpful...

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Bullwinkle

Picture taken at Beacon Elementary in Harper Woods Michigan. These teachers spent a full week after school commenced continuing their professional development. What a dedicated group of teachers! Who remembers the Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon? Well this game is...

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BUMP x100

Thanks to those of you who were able to join my webinar today!! We played the game BUMP x100 as way to implement the 8 Mathematical Practices in a fun way!  Here is how to play: Materials: Need 2 dice (#1-6) Each Player starts with their own set of 10 same color chips...

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