Whole Learning

The Math in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

 on May 27, 2016

The combination of reading and math is always a fun way to sneak in some whole learning! This can be a great activity to complete during the school year with a whole class, or a fun way for parents to fit in a little learning with their kids in the summer!

5 Fun Summer Math Activities: Don't Slide, Soar!

 on May 24, 2016

Your kids have worked so hard all year!  Help them retain their knowledge so that they can soar--not slide--during summer break.

Multiplication Summer BINGO: FREE Printable

 on May 3, 2016

Well, there is no denying that summer is fast approaching! 

Most of us are thinking about how we are going to squeeze the rest of the school year into just 4 weeks! Less than 30 days... EEEK! 

While summers are usually filled with fun, busy activities and visits from family, there is often some down time when kids are ask, "what can I do?  You can take advantage of these down times with some wonderful educational opportunities for kids to stay on top of school.  With just a few minutes a day, kids can avoid the "summer slide". 

Citrus Fractions Math Activity

 on April 13, 2016


This fun project combines both math and art and can be used to teach students how we use fractions in our everyday lives. I found this idea at my daughter's school art fair!

We often think of pizza or cookies when introducing students to real life examples of fractions, but what about citrus fruits?

This project is a great way to get students minds thinking about fractions!

Fun Multiplication Hot Air Balloon Activity: FREE Worksheet Included

 on March 17, 2016


Spring has sprung!

That can only mean one thing... 2 months of school to go (insert happy dance and party music)!

This is the perfect springy multiplication project!  Not only will it provide beautiful spring colors for your classroom, but students will also understand the different ways that a multiplication problem can be displayed. 

Polygon Math Foldable

 on March 1, 2016

 

Foldables can be a fantastic way to practice math. Students can use foldables to practice math facts, math definitions and our favorite--the times tables!

In this math activity, we used a math foldable to practice polygons! 

All students need for this activity is a blank white sheet of paper, colored pencils or markers, a ruler and scissors.

I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda with Liz Welch

 on January 5, 2016

Are you looking for a book that will inspire your older students? I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives is the deeply moving story that will challenge your 7th-12th grade students to see the world through different eyes.

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