support for you

On these days when you're not sure how to proceed, I wanted to share some free things that I've added to my blog that you can send to your families or print to use at home. Please check out the freebies link at the top of the page. I have added 3 things there in the last week.

A new item that I had the chance to use for one day in my classroom before being shut down was this to practice 10 more, 10 less, 100 more, and 100 less. Prints great on colored paper and I did laminate mine, but that's not necessary.

Just provide your student with a paper clip to use the spinners and markers for the board. We played until we had 5 in a row. There are 4 different boards to download and use.

Best wishes to you!

Double Digit Addition





My second grade class has been busy solving two digit addition problems. They are such hard workers! I was blown away this week, watching one struggle and his team member leaned over his desk and walked him through step-by-step how to solve the problem. 

end of the year slide show music

Happy summer! Check out my post on Virginia is for Teachers blog for fun music, perfect for your end of the year slide shows!


Classroom Library Update

I've just finished reading Game Changer by Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp. Wow. The book is packed full of ways to make books real and alive for your students ... how to update your classroom library ... finding newly published books to add to your library ... to finding ways to get books into the hands of your students and their families.
So check out these updates in not only my own classroom library, but also in my thinking about children and books.

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