I am passionate about using guided reading and math small groups with centers. I just can't imagine teaching diverse learners any other way. I have had lots of followers and colleagues give up on centers, especially math, because they didn't work in their classroom. I did a guest blog post for Rachel Lynette's Minds in Bloom site. I share 5 of the ways that I make centers work in my classroom. I am confident they can work in your classroom too!! Read the post by clicking HERE . ...
I hope that the title of this post caught your attention! I am so excited to be able to give ALL of you my newest interactive notebook for FREE! The notebook includes fact flaps for 2 digit and 3 digit numbers. I included sets that require regrouping and sets that don't for both addition and subtraction.  There are a total of 8 different math fact flap pages to choose from! The notebook also includes word problem flaps. I included one for addition, one for subtraction and one with mixed operations. I think that these activities would be great practice for 2nd and 3rd graders. They may also be useful for the beginning of the year or intervention 4th grader. And they are FREEEEEE! All you need to do is sign up for my email newsletter using the sign up box below . I will email you shortly with your notebook! You will also receive occasional emails from me with freebies, classroom tips and discount codes!  So what are you waiting for?! Just...
I am really excited to show off my new focus bulletin board!  I use most of Whole Brain Teaching rules . I did opt to exclude "Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat." I have a student led classroom. I show students where to find supplies and discuss when they can and cannot get up. They don't need to ask me for a new marker or permission to get a drink. They know when this is allowed. I use the other four rules and LOVE them! You can grab my rules in by store by clicking HERE . The letters that I used for this board came in an old scrapbook kit that I purchased at least a decade ago. I am required to display "I can" statements for the core subjects. I chose to keep mine very general so that they will not need to be switched out too often. You can purchase them HERE . The statements are displayed in dry erase pockets. I got mine on Amazon but many people have posted about finding them at Dollar Tree. You can download my headings for free b...