Essentials of a Special Ed Resource Room

Aug 20th 2017

I’m so excited to be back in the classroom this year! After 14 years as a special education resource teacher, I changed gears to work in the capacity of an Instructional Coach and Special Education Coordinator in high needs schools. […]

Set Up Your Best Classroom Yet: Part 2

Jul 19th 2016

Yesterday as part of my blog series, Set Up Your Best Classroom Yet, I gave you a sneak peek into my second grade classroom with a focus on my guided reading area. I use the district prescribed curricula along with our […]

Eliminate Math Anxiety {FREE BOOK}

Sep 20th 2015

Panic, paranoia, shutting down, frustration, and lack of confidence are all symptoms of math anxiety. Math anxiety has been defined as feelings of tension and anxiety that interfere with the manipulation of numbers and the solving of mathematical problems in […]

The Owl Has Landed…

May 4th 2015

‘OWL’ of our hard work has paid off! We are thrilled to announce the launch of our products at Really Good Stuff, a leading educational catalog company that sells high-quality, innovative teaching tools. Really Good Stuff discovered us and were […]

Whooo’s Hazel?

Mar 8th 2015

Hazel Hoot, an adorable green screech owl, is a struggling learner as she lacks the strategies needed to help her succeed. In our charming book, Hazel Meets the Reading Strategy Friends, Hazel stumbles upon a magical tree in the forest. […]

It’s Tom Tabling Turtle!

Apr 13th 2014

Howdy, I’m Tom Tabling Turtle and I make tables- These are columns and rows with numbers and labels. Always organize your information, is what I say, So you can discover patterns and relationships in a logical way. Tom Tabling Turtle […]

Introducing Daphne Drawing Dragonfly

Mar 22nd 2014

Hi, I’m Daphne the Drawing Dragonfly. Draw a mathematical picture to give my strategy a try. Read the problem and draw what’s going on; Then write a number sentence for what you have drawn.  Daphne Drawing Dragonfly is our newest […]

Presenting Tallying Toad

Mar 13th 2014

Hello, I’m Tallying Toad. I get you started on the problem-solving road. A tally mark is a straight line to show one; Group tallies into five is how it’s done. First make four tallies, nice and straight; Then make a […]

Meet Max Modeling Mouse

Feb 23rd 2014

Greetings I’m Max the Modeling Mouse. I solve problems by using things from my house. Beans, cubes and counters are useful math gear; Use them to model the problem so it’s clear. Max Modeling Mouse is the first strategy animal […]