Love notes to your students

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Hi teacher friends!!!  Happy Wait for it Wednesday, I'm so excited to share with you one way that I love on my students in a BIG way!
It's cheap/free, easy and meaningful... what more can you ask for anyway right?!?!  

I think it is so important to continue to build on the relationships you have in your classroom all year long.  They long for that with you as well.  
I leave little notes on their desks periodically to show them how much I care and I wish I could post a video of their responses.  It's like Christmas morning guys and I'm not even kidding.  They LOVE these notes.  I try to do them seasonally but one of the most important things is these notes are personalized just to suit them and why I appreciate them.  
Here are some examples of notes I've done:

building classroom community

building classroom community

I always write my students a note on the first day of school AND the first Friday of that week as well.  It starts the year off on the right foot and lets them know how much you care. 

love notes to your students

building classroom community

These are my most recent ones that I did this week - if you are interested in doing this as well you can get these here

building classroom community

I hope you can use these to build classroom community and show your students how much you care.  I always say:  They will always remember how you made them feel. 
Anywho, go out there and love on your students!  Happy { almost Christmas break} my teacher friends.

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Number line fun

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

There are so many fun ways to use the number line in the classroom!  BUT first.... make the number line FUN...then do the FUN things with it.  Check out my newest product....number line manipulatives.  My students are LOVING these!

number line ideas

You can grab these number lines { here } , 
number line ideas
they come with instructions on how to make them AND you've got to pick up the fun animal beads instead of the normal go to circular beads.  I promise it will make this task even MORE engaging!  If you want to watch a video where I explain these in more detail head on over to my instagram stories.  I found my animal beads at Michaels.

NOW that you have the fun number lines you are ready to make your math practice, review and lessons more engaging and memorable for your students!  Play games with the number lines, ask questions and have them hold up their number lines with the bead on the correct answer.  Have them work in pairs and ask one another addition/subtraction questions.  The possibilities are endless.  
For instance, they can ask their partner questions like:  Move your bead and show 4 more than 8.  What is 5 less than 16?  It would even work perfectly if you just have a few minutes before snack and need some 'filler' time.  
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happy teaching!