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What is Guided Math that Works?

Hey there friends… This post has been a YEAR in the making!  I am SO EXCITED to share this with all of you! I have received hundreds of e-mails, Facebook messages, and DM’s on Instagram asking me if I am able to travel to schools around the country to offer…

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How I Failed my Students – And What I did About It!

I’m about to get real with all of you… real and raw… You ready? I hope so… because I feel SUPER uncomfortable sharing this story with all of you. BUT… I am 100% sure of my WHY… My WHY for sharing this with you. My WHY is because I want…

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St. Patrick’s Day Fun in the Classroom

Hey Peeps…. I hope this post finds you well!  One of my favorite days to celebrate in my classroom over the years has been St. Patrick’s Day. I am 50% Irish and 50% Italian!  My mom is Irish and my dad was Italian.  My dad was a HOOT!  He used…

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25 Days of Holiday Giving Event

UPDATE: This GIVEAWAY event is over. But be sure to join the Scoop, Hey there Peeps…. I am so excited you want to join in on my 25 Days of Holiday Giving. CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW to join in on the fun. You’ll need the password to download your freebies….

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Guided Math: Fact Fluency

Let’s chat about Fact Fluency today! Another activity that I expect my students to work on when they complete their Workbook Nook work or Math Stations work is to practice their Fact Fluency. This activity is done AFTER they complete a Math Journal or during the next rotation when they…

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Guided Math: Math Journals

Let’s chat about Math Journals today! “What should I do now?” How many times have you heard those words? A LOT, I’m sure! But not anymore! When my students are in Workbook Nook (independent work) or Math Stations, they have about 15-20 minutes to finish their activity. Many times they…

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Math Stations

Guided Math: Math Stations

Let’s chat about Math Stations today! Remember when I said CONSISTENCY IS KEY to Guided Math Success? Well… That is 100% true especially when your students are working in Math Stations. How many times have you put out Math Stations or Centers and your students constantly come up to you with…

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Guided Math: Independent Practice

Let’s chat about INDEPENDENT PRACTICE time during Guided Math Rotations today! After my students meet with me at Teacher Feature for their small group lesson, they will rotate to the next round called Workbook Nook. This is the rotation where they work on an independent activity based on the lesson…

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Guided Math: Small Group Instruction

Today we will talk about my Small Group Instruction! My Small Group Instruction takes place every day. I meet with each group for 15-20 minutes. I always start with my Strategic Intervention group. All of my small group lessons revolve around one of my Guided Practice Workmats that is directly…

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What is Simply Skilled Teaching?

Hey there Peeps… I hope this post finds you all well! I have been getting this question via e-mail A LOT!  So… I figured….it might be time to give my peeps some insight into what Simply Skilled Teaching is all about! STRESS…ANXIETY…EXHAUSTION… LACK OF TIME WITH FAMILY…. This is ……..

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Hatching Chicks… Peep… Peep!!!

Hi Friends…I hope this post finds you all well.  I wanted to share a little bit of Spring with you today 🙂 When I first started teaching second grade, I wanted my students to have a hands-on experience with live animals by doing a life cycle unit.  I chose chicks…of course…aren’t…

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Math Manipulatives

Using Math Manipulatives

Hey there peeps! I am hoping that you just finished watching our Using Math Manipulatives webinar that I hosted with my good friend, Erica from Erica’s Ed-Ventures over at TPT Headquarters! We wanted to THANK YOU all for watching and for your great questions! We thought it would be helpful…

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Hi, I'm Anna! I was a primary teacher for over twenty-three years, wife of a firefighter, mother of twin teenage boys, obsessed with being creative and helping teachers and love my Saturday morning quiet cup of coffee!
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