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!
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Aah! Popsicles (or ice pops), provide a refreshing way to cool down on a hot, humid summer day! Whether you're at home with your kids or teaching summer school, enjoy a little summery math, writing, and sweet, sticky fun with these activities. If you visit my blog often, you will discover I'm a ... Read More about How to Stay Cool and Learn with Popsicles
I've sometimes been astounded (and frustrated) by what appears to me to be a simple, right there concept, only to find children who have difficulty grasping it. This always gets me thinking about how I can change my methods to reach them in a more effective way. While driving down the highway on ... Read More about How to Develop Understanding of Ten Less Ten More (Freebie)
Take a minute or two to learn about minimal pairs. You'll find out what they are and ways you can use them for decoding. You'll even discover a freebie to try. Did you know that minimal pairs (or trios) are a terrific way to provide bite-sized decoding practice for your students? What Are ... Read More about How to Effectively Use Minimal Pairs for Bite-Sized Decoding Practice