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Summer Fun!

Join me this summer for a GREAT week in Vegas or how about Chicago? Let me know if you are planning on attending...this is one week you don't want to miss!! http://sde.com/iteachk2013/ http://sde.com/prek1ccssacademy/

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Finger Funatics Night!

Last week I went to Grandview Elementary School  to do a "Finger Fuantics Night" with PreSchool & Kindergarten Families. What fun we had! Each parent got a copy of the Finger Funatics Parent Companion and they were able to make 'n' take a Finger Funatics Take Home...

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Number Talks

Happy Thursday Blogger Friends!Here is a shout out to my friends at Doherty Elementary in West Bloomfield, Michigan. It has been a pleasure working with all of you this year and I look forward to our continued work together in math next school year. We had great...

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Finger Fuantics!

What have you noticed about your students fine motor development skills? Isn't it scary? Each year more and more students are coming to school with weak fine motor development.Often times these same students have difficulty coordinating eye and hand movement, holding...

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Intervention Strategy: Sandwiching

Intervention Strategy: Sandwiching

Flashcards can strike fear in the hearts of both teachers and students alike, especially when the pile of "unknowns" is bigger than the pile of "knowns." Typically, we have students practice the pile of "unknowns" because we think those are the ones that they need to...

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What’s all the Buzz?

What's all the buzz about the 8 Mathematical Practice Standards as it relates to the Math Common Core Standards?  Many teachers are implementing the Math Common Core as in "each standard" (which really isn't too different from our old "state" standards) however many...

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Let’s get a Wiggle On!

The 21st Century learners all seems to have a bit of ADHD, sensory integration and/or are just a bit more wiggly every year! I am starting my new book "It's time to get a WIGGLE on!" The premise is to understand really how much kids needs to move especially while...

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Importance of Early Intervention

In my career I truly feel I have misdiagnosed children with learning disabilities and I feel as a nation we have set a precedence that a child needs to "fail" enough before we will allow them special education services or an appropriate instructional match. When I...

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