Monday, August 18, 2014

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday lovely friends!  Here is the quote for the week!
 
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
 
Ernest Dimnet



Happy Teaching!  Let's get out there and do it!
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle


Monday, August 11, 2014

Hello Monday !

Happy Monday lovely friends!  Here is the quote for the week!
 
Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
 

Happy Teaching!  Let's get out there and do it!
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Back to School Sale at TeachersPayTeachers

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Place Value


Hi everyone!

I recently watched a group of students playing a computer game that featured place value.  Watching them play the game I observed who easily played through the levels and who had trouble advancing.  As a teacher my mind went to task analyzing what was needed as a foundation in order to understand place value.  With that in mind here is a checklist to determine if students have the necessary skills to understand place value.  If students don’t have these skills, STOP and teach these essential building blocks to understanding place value or your students will struggle with this cornerstone of mathematics throughout the year.


1.  Fluency in stating, identifying, reading and writing digit names

a.    Mastery requires modeling and repeated practice/drill


2.  Comprehension of digit value

a.    Mastery requires modeling and repeated practice/drill


3.   Counting and comprehension of quantity of groups (skip counting by 2, 5, 10)

a.  Mastery requires modeling and repeated drill


4.  Representing groups of numbers

a.  Mastery requires modeling and repeated practice to develop understanding and the ability to reason with that understanding


5.  Firm understanding of the columns on a place value chart and what each column represents.

a.  Mastery requires modeling and repeated practice to develop understanding and the ability to reason with that understanding

Young students can develop a strong understanding of place value when teachers assess their knowledge base before diving into place value.  Make sure your students have the foundation they need to create a strong knowledge of place value.

When you are sure your students have mastery of the above elements, move on to place value and watch them zoom!

Happy Teaching!
Lori 


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Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday - Monday

Happy Monday lovely friends!  Here is the quote for the week!
 


Develop a passion for learning.
 If you do, you will never cease to grow.
 
Anthony J. D'Angelo

Happy Teaching!  Let's get out there and do it!
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Christmas in July

Hello everyone!
If you are like me your brain is starting to plan for school!

Luckily, Teacher's Notebook is having a super sale - Christmas in July - to help us all save some money while we plan for the upcoming year! 

We marked down all of our Fun To Teach products and they will be 50% off!  

Come join the fun and shop and save!


Happy Teaching,

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday - oh beautiful Monday!

Happy Monday lovely friends!  Here is the quote for the week!
 

Education is not preparation for life; 
education is life itself.

John Dewey
Happy Teaching!  Let's get out there and do it!
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle


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