I'm someone who has always struggled with homework. I hate the idea of kids and parents stressing out for hours after school, when kids should be busy being kids! All too often, I hear that students are breaking down and crying because homework overwhelms them. And I don't blame them. I know my brain is tapped out after a full day of teaching. The last thing I want to do when I go home is practice ... Read More about Social and Emotional Learning is So Important!
Fractions can be a challenge to teach when your students are having difficulty grasping the abstract. One of my favorite ways to make concepts of fractions more concrete and relatable is by making fraction kites. This activity is a hit year after year, and it was even featured in Scholastic magazine! How to Make Fraction Kites I have my students choose six colors they want to use on their kite ... Read More about The Best Way to Teach Fractions