Somehow, when my parents retired to Florida twenty-five years ago, flamingos started appearing here in Virginia; in my yard, in my house, on my porch, and yes, even in my classroom.My last year of full-time teaching, I started off with a flamingo theme that included behavior charts, basket labels, ... Read More about Back to School with Miss Mingo
There are an estimated 5,000 to 6, 000 black bears living in Virginia (American Black Bear). It is always an exhilarating experience to spy one in the wild!We live in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, close enough that it is an easy day trip to the Shenandoah National Park. We enjoy going for ... Read More about Watch out for the bears!
Back to School for many kids means the excitement of new shoes, new clothes, new school supplies, a new lunch box, and a new backpack, along with the anticipation of a new teacher and school year.Back to School for teachers can also mean new shoes, a new outfit or two, or a new hairstyle along with ... Read More about Best Year Ever Sale
While I was updating my Subtraction Fact Mental Strategy Count Up To Free Sample, which provides practice in identifying and discriminating between basic subtraction equations, I began thinking about concrete ways to introduce this subtraction fact strategy. I also started to realize that children ... Read More about Subtraction is NOT Just Take Away!