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Having students use math tools and resources is a great way to scaffold and support their understanding of math skills, while also teaching them to use the tools they have available to solve problems. This blog post will share the digital version of my free printable math tools (which you can find by clicking here) as well as and practice questions to help you and your ... Read More

Are you looking for a way for your students to exchange Valentine's Day greetings in a virtual classroom setting? Being able to celebrate holidays and special events is essential for many students, so I want to offer a way for your students to send each other greetings on February 14th. About the Activity Everything you need for the collaborative virtual Valentine's ... Read More

I am not a huge fan of winter, so I'm always looking forward to Groundhog Day. No matter what the outcome, it reminds me that winter is eventually going to end (and endless inside recess days ;) ). My students seem to always be in agreement so I try to incorporate just a few Groundhog Day activities into instruction, no more than 20-30 minutes. This post will share a few ... Read More

Valentine's Day is one of those holidays that is tricky for teachers. It involves candy and treats and lots of excited students. I don't remember a single year that did not leave me exhausted by the end of the Valentine's Day party. If your Valentine's Day in the classroom is anything like mine, I hope this post helps! To channel my students' excitement for the holiday, ... Read More

The time after the long holiday break is always a great time to "restart", review expectations, and start fresh and new. On this post, I want to share a free printable and digital New Year's resolution activity that you can use with your 4th and 5th graders. This is a great way to connect the new year with your classroom expectations and goals. About the New Year's ... Read More

While winter may not be the favorite season for most people, it definitely comes with very interesting topics to read about...extreme sports, Winter games, animal behavior in the winter, to name a few. For my students (in the south) we love all things snow. This post will share one of my favorite winter read alouds about snow and some free comprehension questions ... 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.