Student Success

All About Me: Free Printable

 on July 25, 2014

A great way to get to know your students is by having them fill out an All About Me assignment on the first day of school.

Not only will it help you learn about your students, but it will also help you assess their writing skills. 

Here is a Free Printable from! 

You can download your Freebie here

Back to School: 6 Ideas for Teachers

 on July 18, 2014

How can it be? Back to School..... It's just around the corner!

And if you're anything like me, I achieved less this summer than I anticipated. I had high hopes with grandiose plans. Are there less hours in a summer day? 

The summer has flown by at break neck speed.  The stores have done away with patio furniture and swimsuits. It's sweaters and back packs folks! I mean really, it's still 100 degrees outside!

GoNoodle: Quick and Fun Brain Breaks for Kids

 on July 5, 2014

​GoNoodle is a wonderful program to use in your classroom!

It is a free on-line website that allows short brain break videos for kids throughout the day! 

Using fun characters, interactive music and fun, your students will LOVE GoNoodle! Some of the GoNoodle videos even correlate with Common Core!

Whip-It Up Wednesday: Using Math to Make Blueberry Pancakes

 on June 29, 2014

There is nothing quite like a hot fresh blueberry pancake piping hot off the griddle.

The warm cakes, filled with fresh, sweet blueberries, coved with a little pat of melted butter and real maple syrup!

It's not often that I indulge in pancakes. My breakfast usually consists of hot coffee with cream...repeat.

But for a fun treat, a nice Sunday morning breakfast or if blueberries are in season, this recipe will not disappoint.  

Math Scavenger Hunt - Free Printable Worksheet

 on June 26, 2014

What is more fun than a Scavenger Hunt?

Running around with your siblings or friends trying to complete your list before another group completes theirs? Fun, Fun,  and more Fun!

At, we are always looking for ways to help kids include math into their daily lives, while still having fun!

So, here is a great idea for you and your kids! A Math Scavenger Hunt!

Rock-N-Roll Outdoor Math Game

 on June 25, 2014

We played this fun math game outside today.  All you need is a piece of chalk and two little stones.  Create a tic-tac-toe board and fill it in with numbers. 

How to Foster a Love for Learning (For Parents)

 on June 23, 2014

There is a question that looms large about education:  How do I teach my children to be life-long learners?  How do I teach them to be motivated?  How do I teach them to not separate their schooling with their everyday life, and to instead see it as a seamless proposition? 

While there are no overnight solutions or quick fixes, what if you started with this: 

DIY Home Decorating Measurement Project

 on June 22, 2014

As Earl Santee said, "It's all about the details."  No matter that he was most likely referring to the architectural structure of a ball park.  I'm using his quote today to talk about the need for a audio speaker to add more to a home space than just...."Sony Black"  I plan to teach my math student how to accurately measure and cover three sides of this speaker with some vintage 1960's wallpaper samples I bought on eBay a few years back.

Teacher Tipster on YouTube

 on June 21, 2014

I'm always looking for quality math videos because, quite frankly, they jazz up any lesson with the click of the play button.  I feel like I hit gold when I found out about The Teacher Tipster on the YouTube Channel.  He is a primary education teacher and has quite a collection of math videos for your viewing pleasure.  He is funny, resourceful, and a teacher with the kind of enthusiasm you hope your child has the privilege of learning under. 

The following is a nice sampling of the many educational videos he offers.


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