Who would have thought someone would name an addition fact strategy after a childhood game? When I first came across a reference to Monkey in the Middle as a name for an addition fact strategy, it evoked memories of playing this game as a child! I have also seen this strategy referred to as ... Read More about What is the Best Way to Teach Monkey in the Middle?
Who wouldn't want to warm up with a super-sized mug of hot cocoa on a cold winter's day? Why not let your students whip up a cup of hot cocoa with this free number activity! Try this activity with your kindergarten, first, second or third-grade students. Use the four levels to reinforce ways ... Read More about Warm up with a Free Hot Cocoa Number Activity
It's December! While your children have "visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads", you still have teaching to do! So, here are some stocking themed resources, including a freebie, to help you do just that in preschool and kindergarten. December Stocking Number Cards I crafted two sets ... Read More about How to Easily Stuff a Little Learning into December
Sometimes, I have an idea that drives my resource creation. Then, I start searching for clip art that coordinates with my idea. And other times, I discover clip art that inspires my resource creation. That was the case when I came across these adorable turkeys holding high-frequency words (by Jen ... Read More about How to Encourage Engagement With High-Frequency Words