A Meaningful Homework Assignment for Parents

A colleague of mine lost his father not too long ago. Having lost my father, I understood what he was feeling and how he was holding on to all that was dear… He pulled, from his wallet, a tattered and… Continue Reading →

Word Walls in the Secondary Classroom

Why a Word Wall? In my fifth year of teaching I was told I had to have a word wall.  In all honesty, I thought the idea was dumb.  I printed a bunch of words on colored copy paper and… Continue Reading →

Coffee…

A Hot Mess of Do Too Mucher’s!

Too Funny!

How Do Your Students See You?

Probability Games – Scrambled Eggs And Buttermilk Biscuits

This is another Scrambled Eggs And Buttermilk Biscuits Probability Games.  I started making these a couple of months ago and they’ve been a big hit with the students. SUPER FUN game!! Arrange students into groups of 2 to 6 players. Give… Continue Reading →

Lemonade Cupcakes for Easter Dinner

It’s Easter weekend! My family is planning on getting together this Sunday for Easter dinner after church. Everyone is bringing a dish and, as usual, I’m in charge of the dessert. I wanted to make something different… My usual is pies,… Continue Reading →

While You Were Out Form

Students will miss class from time to time.  I’ve found that it is very helpful to give a while you were out form to a student helper at the beginning of class to complete for an absent student. The student… Continue Reading →

Ratios and Proportions Mini-Posters

I have learned a lot this year about Ratios and Proportions!  Our district changed over to the common core standards, and we were given a new textbook.  The new textbook was “perfect” for teaching the common core standards.  We were… Continue Reading →

Random Grouping Cards

I love putting my students in groups! I believe that grouping students is an effective way to help students learn and it encourages student leadership. One of the easiest ways to group students is to use grouping cards. I made… Continue Reading →

Behavior Check Sheet

My first year of teaching was exciting and scary!  One of my main concerns was classroom management.  I was lucky to have a wonderful team of teachers working with me and they shared many of their systems for classroom management…. Continue Reading →

Great Day Note to Parents

Parents love to hear that their child is doing well in school. This is a cute little note to quickly let parents (and students) know that they are doing well in school.

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