Category: Curriculum

5 Benefits of Using Games to Teach Math

5 Benefits of Using Games to Teach Math Students playing a math game.

Using games to teach math isn’t a new concept. I fondly remember my early elementary school days filled with a variety of educational games. It’s truly an old-school method that still works in classrooms today. I just so happen to love including math games in my teaching approach because (1) they are fun, and (2) […]

10 Free Math Websites for Elementary

10 Free Math Websites for Elementary

With the growing number of math websites, helping students work on important math skills has gotten easier. During the elementary years, students begin learning the foundational to understanding numbers. Through these years, each math concept is built upon another from counting and estimating to rounding and calculating measurements. If you’re looking for math websites to […]

How to Use Morning Work to Boost Skills

How to Use Morning Work to Boost Skills

Do you use morning work in your morning routine? Better yet, maybe I should ask if you intentionally use it to boost skills? This is one of the most overlooked resources in the classroom, and it shouldn’t be! In fact, any and every resource used in your classroom should help (you and) your students in […]

Morning Work Ideas For 2nd Grade

Morning Work Ideas For 2nd Grade morning work for second grade

It is officially back to school season so teachers everywhere are lesson planning, setting up classrooms, and planning out how to structure their daily schedule with their students. Establishing a good routine is so helpful in the classroom because it makes planning so much easier and helps ease any anxiety your students might be feeling […]

Independence Day Confetti Cannons Tutorial

Independence Day Confetti Cannons Tutorial

With 4th of July almost around the corner, moms all over America are on the hunt for some good Independence Day themed crafts and activities for their kids.   And if you’re one too, here’s something for you!  With just a handful of basic supplies that you probably already have, you can get your kiddo to […]

Bird Feeder Craft Project for Kids

Bird Feeder Craft Project for Kids

Empty toilet paper rolls are probably one of the most versatile and useful craft supplies.  You’ll find tons of inspiring and brilliant ways to put them to use, and get your kiddo to create everything from DIY pencil holders to cute cartoon characters and more!  Here’s yet another activity that uses an empty toilet paper […]

Marshmallow STEM Activities – Build a Cube

Marshmallow STEM Activities – Build a Cube

STEM activities are the best way to keep your child busy and occupied, and at the same time, nourish their curious soul and help to learn so much about the world around them. Building activities can help shape and improve your child’s fine motor skills, among other benefits.  You might be on the hunt for […]