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More Ideas for Math Vocabulary!

More Ideas for Math Vocabulary!

We know accurate vocabulary is important, but how can I focus on integrating vocabulary into my day without feeling like I’m just adding one extra thing?? We have so many things on our instructional plate in math. Number talks, model drawings in journal, lessons,...

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Motor Development Matters!

Motor Development Matters!

Did you know that a child's ability to skip is correlated with his or her math skills?  Did you know that static/dynamic balance has a lot to do with readiness for reading?  Motor development, both fine and gross, does matter a great deal as we take a whole child...

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Two Ways to Use Fidgets Successfully in the Classroom

Two Ways to Use Fidgets Successfully in the Classroom

Many times, your students with ADHD or sensory disorders can multitask, or have something in their hands, to promote focus, attention, calming, and active listening. Fidgets, when used appropriately, are an excellent way to help students self-regulate in the...

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Kinesthetic Number Sense

Kinesthetic Number Sense

We have all been there...trying to get students to develop one-to-one correspondence with concrete objects. You have a pile of counters ready on your table."Watch how I do it," you say. "1, 2, 3, 4." And with great patience, you carefully move one counter at a time...

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