In this blog post, I wanted to share the top 10 BEST math tools to use in kindergarten, first, and second grade! Before I dive in, I wanted to remind you that you don’t need any of these to be an effective math teacher, but these manipulatives sure do make life easier when teaching certain skills. You […]
End of the Year Math Review Games (FREE Scavenger Hunts)
Need a fun end-of-the-year review game for kindergarten, first, and second grade? In this post, I share a math review scavenger hunt that can be used digitally or in person! Read the post below to see how it works, then grab yours with the link below! It includes an editable version for you to fill […]
How to use Math Talk in Kindergarten, First, and 2nd Grade!
In today’s blog post, we are learning all about math talk in primary grades! I have 3 different phrases for you to start incorporating in your math block to ramp up that “math talk.” We know that while it is important for students to be able to solve different problems, we also know that it’s just […]
How to Teach Teen Numbers in Kindergarten and First Grade
In this blog post, I share some easy tips and activities for teaching teen numbers in kindergarten and first-grade classrooms. The numbers 11-20 are a big number sense skill that is usually focused on in school at the end of the kindergarten year and the beginning of first grade. I wanted to share these activities […]
Fact Fluency Tips & Activities for Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade
The 3 following addition and subtraction ideas are easy-to-implement ways to help students increase their fact fluency in kindergarten, first grade, and second-grade classrooms! Before I begin, I wanted to let you know you can watch or listen to all this information in video format below: Now, naturally, in our K-2 classrooms, most of our […]
Logic Puzzles for Kids: fun ways to teach critical thinking in 1st and 2nd grade
These logic puzzles are so much fun for kids to practice their critical thinking skills. In this post, I share 5 different types of logic/critical thinking activities that are great for young students to practice! Before I dive in, I wanted to let you know you can watch or listen to all this information in […]
Fun Addition Dice Games for Kids!
Looking for some fun, no-prep games? These dice games for kids are engaging and effective at teaching addition to kindergarten, first, and second-grade students! Before I dive in, I wanted to let you know you can watch or listen to all this information in video format below: If you have followed me for a while, […]
3 Fun Pumpkin Activities for K-2
These pumpkin activities are great fun for the months of October and November in kindergarten, first, and second grade! I also have a few freebies to share with you along with these ideas. If you want to see all this information in video format, just click play below and you can see my YouTube video […]