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Fresh off the press… and a freebie!

Fall Subitizing Worksheets - FREE SAMPLE

I feel terrible! It has been so long since I posted anything worthwhile in this blog… Summer, lots of work and a very persistent cold have kept me away from my blog. I still don’t feel quite 100% to come back, but I thought I’d leave you a few words to announce a couple of my latest releases, and to… Read more »

Math Fun – Building Blocks and Place Value

Building Blocks & Place Value

Recently, while tutoring a group of grade 2 students, I realized that some of them were having a hard time understanding the value of each digit when representing 2-digit numbers. For example, when asked to represent the number 23, they would draw 2 hearts and 3 squares. When I asked them to use Base-Ten blocks, they knew to use 2… Read more »

Crafts Tuesday – Cute Paperclips

Making cute paperclip bookmarks

This is a cute and very easy to make craft. You can use these clips as bookmarks or as clips for your classroom activities. Here’s how I made them: Print a page with clip art, colored circles or numbered circles. Gather scissors, hot glue gun, laminating supplies, paperclips and/or clothespins.  Laminate each page on the printed side only. Cut each decoration.  Place… Read more »

Crafts Tuesday – Make a Felt Puppet

If there is anything that I have learned while working with younger children, it’s that they absolutely LOVE puppets and throwing their own puppet shows. When I ran my home daycare, I couldn’t find enough puppets to fill our puppet basket. We had a few bought at the local dollar store but anything I found elsewhere was extremely expensive. Not… Read more »

Crafts Tuesdays – St. Patrick’s Day Magnets

St. Patrick's Day Magnets

With Valentine’s Day gone, it is time to think of the next holidays 🙂 I know Mardi Gras (or “Carnaval” like we call it in Portugal) comes before St. Patrick’s Day; however, I could not resist and make these! 😀 These cute magnets are an easy and fun way to bring St. Patrick’s Day cheer into your home or classroom…. Read more »