Books For Your Apple Thematic Unit

In September here in Connecticut, everything is APPLES APPLES APPLES! I try to use this beginning of the year opportunity to engage my students in all sort of curricular activities related to themes they know a lot about already.  One of the things that I've really focused on in the past is having access to [...]

5 Favorite Math Manipulatives for First Grade

Teaching math was something I never dreamed I would find fun. In fact, it was the one subject I felt worried about teaching my first year, and quickly became a personal professional goal of mine. As I became aware of more and more math manipulatives, and saw how they empowered my students and unlocked those [...]