Spring Fever

I am so excited to be part of the Springing into Learning Blog Hop  with Kim from Elementary Antics  and many other teacher bloggers! I can’t wait to see all of the great ideas everyone has to share! After reading my blog post, be sure to click the link at the end to hop on to the rest of the great blogs!

The winter holidays are over, the weather is warming up and the children have … Spring Fever!  Well, as a veteran classroom teacher, I can sympathize with you … this is NOT the time for the kids to get silly and stop working! This is the time to pull out all your “tricks” and get them back on track!

I have a few tricks for keeping students engaged and counteract “Spring Fever”:

Measurement Conversions: Teaching Tips and a FREE Printable

Measurement conversions can be quite overwhelming for some students! This is especially true if they do not understand the relationship between the different units of measurement. Notice I use the word “understand”, not the word “know”. Students can know that 1 foot is 12 inches with out really understanding how they are equal to each other.   Below are suggestions for building understanding so that student can be successful with measurement conversions. Continue reading

Flash Freebie Integers Mini Unit

Today I am happy to Link Up with Happy Little Kindergarten for a Flash Freebie Blog Hop!

I have recently revised my Integers Mini-Unit and will have it offered for FREE on my TpT page until Friday, January 08, 2016.  Click the photo below to get this amazing mini unit for free!

And for more flash freebies from other bloggers, head over to Happy Little Kindergarten for the links!!!

Expanded Notation Games, Practice Pages and Quiz

Today I would like to share with you some resources I have created to help my 3rd and 4th graders with expanded notation!

1. Here is a TOTALLY FREE download!      It has 2 practice pages and a quiz. The numbers are 4 and 5 digit numbers and the problems include practice for writing expanded notation into standard form and writing standard form into expanded notation.

Make Math Fun!

Summer is a great time to sleep in, watch movies, read books, play in the sprinkler and eat ice cream!   Summer should be fun and children need time to relax and play.   However, the summer can be long and children can forget some of the skills they  need for the upcoming school year.   I am adding this post  to give you some FREE,  FUN ideas for helping your children practice math skills!    Continue reading