St. Patrick’s Day Classroom Fun!

Are your little leprechauns looking for a pot of gold?  St. Patrick’s Day can be a lot of fun and also educational!  Here are a few great ideas!

Crafts!!!

I absolutely love crafts for any occasion! Here are a few fun crafts for St. Patrick’s Day:

Leprechaun Mask  by Abc Creative Learning

Paper Strip Shamrocks by Sugarbee Crafts

Water Bottle Shamrock Stamp by Crafty Morning

Math!!!

I guess it is no secret!  I also love Math!

Lucky Charms Graph by How to Homeschool My Child

Ten Lucky Leprechauns by One Sharp Bunch

March Math Freebie by ME!

And just for fun …

St. Patrick’s Day Joke Cootie Catcher  by Bren Did

Leprechaun Poop by Penny Pinchin Mom

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How to Solve Multi-Step Word Problems

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After many years of teaching I have put together a “tool box” of tips and tricks to help students really understand and solve word problems, even the all complicated multi-step problems. Today I would like to share some of those tips!  Whether you are a teacher, home school parent, or a parent helping your child with homework, these tips should help! Continue reading

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!

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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”:

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Measurement Conversions: Teaching Tips and a FREE Printable

convert2Measurement 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

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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!

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