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How to teach money

How to Teach Counting Money

  Teach Money Daily I begin teaching money on the first day of school and then I teach it daily. I put up a penny on a coin chart and I introduce the penny and tell my students that it is worth one cent. Then my students take turns putting a penny on the chart

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Scoot games sale

Scoot Game Sale

What is Scoot? Scoot is a fun and engaging game that gets students up and moving. We were so excited to start creating these games once I saw how much my students loved them! They are task cards that you place on each desk and the kids move from desk to desk to solve problems

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January Vocabulary Emergent Reader

January Vocabulary Activities

  My Ah-ha Moment I was so excited about when the ELL teacher told me what one of my ELL students said to her in group time. She came to me and asked, “Pam, what in the  world did you say to Juan!” “He told me that he wanted to be “positive” Juan in the

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Christmas Math Games and Centers

Christmas Math Games and Centers

Christmas Games The last couple of weeks of school before winter break are always so exciting! My students find it very difficult to stay on task, so I created some fun games and centers for them to do. I like having these games and centers available during our guided math groups. Holiday Tree Center for

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The Perfect PBL for After Thanksgiving

Happy post-Thanksgiving to you Dear Teacher! I realize Thanksgiving hasn’t quite happened yet, but your Thanksgiving planning will soon come to an end. So here’s the big question: What do you do as your November winds down, and what do you do with your time? Here’s a PBL activity that will last your students into

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Picture of November Vocabulary

How to Teach Great November Content Vocabulary

Vocabulary Calendar I start my circle time with introducing a November content vocabulary word from our calendar. I go over the definition of the word and encourage my students to find features of the words. For instance, one of the words was veteran and one of my girls pointed out that the word family -an

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