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 […]

Strengthen Mathematical Understanding in 4 Easy Steps

Feb 17th 2016

Mathematical understanding means that students understand the story problem and follow the problem-solving steps. Understanding story problems can be very challenging because it requires multi-step, higher-level thinking processes. Students are required to process several pieces of information before starting any […]

TPT Fresh Start Sale January 20-21

Jan 20th 2016

Use code Start16 to enjoy up to 28% off all Astute Hoot products January 20-21st on www.teacherspayteachers.com. This Fresh Start sale is the perfect time to purchase our top-selling bundles such as our Reading Intervention Essentials Bundle, Math Intervention Problem-Solving […]

The Life-Changing Moment of My Teaching Career

Apr 5th 2015

Before Spring Break, I announced to the class that there would be a big surprise when they returned. Some guessed it would be different seats, others said new name tags, but I had a much grander revelation in store. After […]

Emmy Equating Earthworm Is Here!

Apr 20th 2014

Emmy Equating Earthworm here. I help you write a variety of equations without any fear. Horizontally or vertically, it doesn’t matter the direction, I will help you solve each one to numerical perfection.     Emmy Equating Earthworm  is our […]

Say Hello to Hailey Hopping Hare

Mar 23rd 2014

I’m Hailey the Hopping Hare, I’m the skip-counting master. This is a skill that helps to count things faster; Learn to count up or down by a number other than one. Quick like a bunny, you soon will be done. […]

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 […]