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As a teacher, you know how important it is for your students to have a strong grasp of math vocabulary. Without a solid understanding of the language and terms used in math, students can struggle with problem-solving, understanding instructions, and communicating and explaining their math ideas and answers. To help you (and your students), this post will share free math ... Read More

One topic I look forward to teaching during ELA each year is figurative language. It is such a fun concept that my students always seem to enjoy. Even though it is enjoyable, the different types of figurative language can be tricky for students to keep straight, especially students who are English Language Learners. This post will share a free set of figurative language ... Read More

There are few things that catch my students' attention more than food or a celebration, so when I had the chance to add both to a math practice, I definitely took it. This post will share a free St. Patrick's Day math activity that uses cereal marshmallows while providing students with the opportunity to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. If you can't use real food in your ... Read More

Those winter months can be long and cold, so I look for any opportunity to mix things up in my classroom. Celebrating holidays can often add a little extra and engage students in reading. Presidents' Day provides a great opportunity to teach some history, while also changing up the daily routine just enough to get a little extra engagement from students. This post shares ... Read More

When Valentine's Day rolls around my students (and I) only have one thing on our minds... candy. I enjoy occasionally adding a sweet treat to my lessons to engage my students. This post shares a free Valentine's Day pictograph activity that combines math and conversation candy hearts. Can't use real candy in your lessons? Click here to check out a digital math activity ... Read More

Solving constructed response math tasks can be tricky for students. To help my students, we practiced this all year with different skills we are learning. The post shares more information about constructed response math questions and a few free 4th & 5th grade tasks with a winter theme that you can use to sneak in some extra practice with a relevant seasonal ... Read More


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Welcome friends! I’m Jennifer Findley: a teacher, mother, and avid reader. I believe that with the right resources, mindset, and strategies, all students can achieve at high levels and learn to love learning. My goal is to provide resources and strategies to inspire you and help make this belief a reality for your students. Learn more about me.