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Class Reward System: Credit Cards

I have used these credit cards successfully in 2nd through 5th grades. It is a very motivating reward system which also gives students real life math ...

Differentiated Classroom Guidelines

What Does the Differentiated Classroom Look Like? Teachers are continually assessing students both formally and informally to know their abilities, ne ...

Retelling Literature and Information Text with Story Gloves

  Story gloves are a “hands on” approach for retelling a story with visual clues. Using the story gloves helps students successfully constru ...

Milk Carton Magic Machine

These milk carton magic machines make such a fun center activity. They are easy to make, and they are run on kid power: no batteries and no plugging ...

Using Plickers in the Elementary Classroom

Plickers is a fun, easy and free app which quickly assesses student knowledge. Best of all… only one smart device is required! At plickers.co ...

“Something From Nothing” Magic Book

  Something From Nothing is a wonderful story about a grandfather who makes his grandson, Josef, a blanket.  As Josef grows and the blanket we ...

Lessons for Equal Group Word Problems

I find that the bar model is an effective tool to help students better understand equal groups and figure out if they need to multiply or divide in ...