The word spiderling conjures up cuteness but an actual spider- not so much! I spent about 20 years living in various old farmhouses. I still remember being surprised by wolf spiders in the bathtub and seemingly around every corner. I'm happy to have lived the last quarter-century in a newer home ... Read More about You’ll Want This Free Spider Place Value Activity
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Would you like another tool to add to your toolbox for teaching place value? While crafting a new place value resource, I had an aha moment. The result was a built-in learning support designed to help students make explicit connections between the standard, expanded, and word forms of ... Read More about One Free and Refreshing Place Value Activity
I don't know about you but I absolutely believe that "it is impossible to spend too much time on place value" (Kuhns, Lasater, 2013, p. 63). One of my favorite activities for developing this critical concept is a treasure report. By having a collection of counters and an assortment of ... Read More about One Lovely Way to Teach Place Value for Understanding
As soon as the autumn weather turns cool and crisp, I start thinking about apples. That is... apple pie, apple crisp, apple pancakes, apple butter scones... You get the idea! During a typical fall, school kids in my part of Virginia take field trips to the local orchard. For this not so ... Read More about Do You Want a New and Awesome Apple Resource?