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Teaching money skills to students

Teaching Money Skills – Part 1 – Coin Counting Strategies

Teaching Money Skills – Part 1 Students must learn how to count money. It’s an essential life skill that every student needs for independence. But teaching money skills doesn’t have to be tough. Good scaffolding and outside-the-box strategies to the rescue can help. Skip counting and working with coins can

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Easy Hack for Teaching Map Directions

If you’re in Ohio and you’re driving to Texas, what direction are you traveling? Build map skills with easy to make overlays from transparency film! Sounds easy enough, right? Right? Hello? Map skills and map directions never really go away; the skills just keep building year after year. Students need

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CUBES addition and subtraction worksheets

FREE Worksheet – Addition and Subtraction Word Problems Strategy

Free word problem comprehension strategy teaches students to apply reading comprehension strategies using CUBES or CUBED method – FREE!   This easy-to-use CUBES word problem strategy provides your students with the tools to solve addition and subtraction word problems. This strategy works because students are given a solid, concrete method

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Contact Paper Hack for Old Filing Cabinets

This is a quick blog post about the amazing transformation of an ugly duckling (in this case an old beat up filing cabinet) into a beautiful swan! Ok, well, beautiful might be a stretch – but it’s at least an attractive swan! Here is the before picture: I couldn’t look

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images shows the supplies needed to make reading guides for better student tracking while reading

Improve Student Reading with DIY Reading Guides

Here’s a DIY hack to improve students’ reading by using a simple, easy-to-make reading guide to assist students with their tracking! You can easily make a simple “tool” to improve students’ visual tracking during reading. And best of all – it’s so easy! My students use these nearly every single

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Organizing Your Back to School Power Plan

Organizing your classroom can be done in less time than you think. Follow this simple organizational plan for primary, elementary, middle, and high school teachers. Ooh – that feeling when you notice the Back To School Aisle is on display in stores.  Does it make you giddy with excitement? Worried?

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Improve Student Spelling with this Easy Hack!

Here is my latest love – a “Spelling Sandbox”!!  This spelling sandbox  can improve spelling study skills for students. They’ll be having so much fun, they’ll forget that they’re studying spelling words. Once upon a time, I saw and loved (and used successfully!) this idea from Pinterest. The original Pin

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