Easy as Pi! :)

Do you ever get really ambitious and have a long list of things that you want to do but just don’t have the time to make it actually happen?  I do!  In my head, it is all totally possible.  BUUUUUT, in the end, I just don’t have enough hours in the day.  To make my life easy as pie, I created a pack of spring printables.  And let me tell you, they have really saved my butt this week!  ๐Ÿ™‚ This fun activity requires ZERO prep, yet allows students to practice finding missing angles of triangles.  My kids loved being able…

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Math Videos 101!

For the past two years, my husband and I have been using math videos to “flip” our classrooms.  We have thoroughly enjoyed the process and have seen HUGE gains in our students.  We make and use math videos to deliver instruction rather than standing at the front of the classroom and teaching.  Last year, I used math videos in my resource room to allow groups of students in multiple grades and at an array of mathematical levels to all work during the same timeframe and still receive support on their individual needs.   Yesterday, I posed a question on my…

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I Heart Math Centers {Choice Boards}

Hey there!  Welcome back to my second post in my I Heart Math Centers series!  I am so excited to share this post with you as well.  Today’s post is all about my Choice Boards Center.   To make this center possible, I discovered the ever-wonderful Jennifer at Teaching to Inspire in 5th‘s 5th Grade Common Core Math Choice Boards Bundle.  This bundle includes a choice board for each and every 5th grade Common Core Standard.  The choice boards require students to demonstrate their knowledge of various skills by using models, creating diagrams, explaining in words, and so much more! They…

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I Heart Math Centers {I Can Math Games}

Thank you for joining me in my I Heart Math Centers series of posts!  I am excited to launch this set of posts where, one by one, I’ll share all of my math centers that are used in my 5th grade math class.  Each day this week, I will be showing off one of my centers as well as giving away the item in which I am showcasing.  Thanks for reading along!!!  Today’s post is my “I Can Game” Center!  For this center, I purchased the “I Can 5th Grade Math Games Bundle” from One Stop Teacher Shop.  Now, I’ll…

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Using Technology to Create Meaningful Independent Practice!

Shhhhhew!  Today is the first day of my second week of school.  I always seem to forget how exhausting the first week of school is.  The good news is that I survived my first week in general education and am excited to see what this school year brings me! Today, we were able to finally able to actually begin ‘real academics’ as we began practicing our “Bubble Pages”.  You can check out my post {here} to see what a bubble page is and how I use them!  I wanted to share a quick post with you on how I am…

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