Student Success

Kindergarten Count to 100

 on March 2, 2014

This is a cute counting book that would be a perfect gift for a preschool graduate who is getting ready to head off to Kindergarten.

Jacqueline Rogers wrote this book about a little boy named Petey who counts from 1 to 20 throughout his day.

Counting crayons to classmates, this book allows your students to count along with Petey.

This is a great book for your kindergarten or preschool classroom!

Number Bingo

 on February 27, 2014

A great way to help your students practice number recognition is by playing Number Bingo!

This great set was found on

Number Bingo is so much fun, your students won't even feel like they are practicing math!

St. Patrick's Day: Multi-Step Word Problems

 on February 23, 2014

It's valuable to hand a student a pencil every now and again, and invite him to be teacher for the moment. When a child is forced to think outside the perimeter of the listening chair and is invited to create, learning is achieved at a higher level.  That is what you will do when you engage students in this fun activity creating multi-step word problems for St. Patrick's Day!

FOR YOU:  A Free St. Patrick's Day PDF Word Problem Lesson Plan.

100th Day of School

 on February 20, 2014

The 100th Day of School is becoming a fun thing to celebrate in schools around the country!

This is a fun way to mark this huge milestone in the year and a way for teachers and students to have some fun! wanted to share a few ideas we saw around the country!

Some teachers and students dressed up like they were 100 years old.

Fun (and Tricky) April Fool's Day Worksheet

 on February 18, 2014

 April fool's Day may be one of my favorite holidays!

I love all the silly little pranks.  No, not the ones that cause harm, just invoke a laugh or two!

My kids try to be sneaky and try to trick me with something silly.

When I was in 7th grade my history teacher gave us a "pop" quiz. The first direction on the quiz was "Read all the questions before you begin."

Cupcake Counting, Sorting and Recording Data

 on February 14, 2014

I walked by the CUTEST Valentine's Day inspired Bulletin Board at school this week. When I went to go look at it, I was so excited to see that it was actually a math assignment!
At, we just love all the work teachers go to making math fun!

This assignment requires multiple colors of construction paper, including white, glue, scissors and a premade printout that allows the students to count and record the number of sprinkles on their cupcake. 

10 Valentine Friends

 on February 11, 2014

Making our Valentine's is something my kids have always enjoyed. My big kids have gotten to old, so they say, to pass Valentine's Day cards out to their school friends so it was just my youngest daughter and I this year.

I bought her this cute little Valentine's Day Counting book to read while she addressed her Valentines.

Valentine Multiplication Free Download!

 on February 4, 2014

Let's face it, sometimes practicing multiplication facts over and over again during the school day can get pretty boring for students!

Why not add a little color and fun?!?!?

I love this Freebie I found over at Debbie's Dabblings

The students solve and check all of the completed multiplication problems and then are asked to color in the correct answers red.

The Twelve Days of Winter: A School Counting Book

 on February 3, 2014

The Twelve Days of Winter by Deborah Lee Rose is a perfect counting book for a preschool to 2nd grade classroom.

Sung or spoken to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas, this is a wonderful counting book.

There are so many fun winter illustrations for students to look at and with six more weeks of winter upon us, we might as well try to have fun with it!!!!!

Zero the Hero

 on February 3, 2014

One of my daughter's favorite things at school this year has been Zero the Hero!


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