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The Power of Memorization in Teaching

25 September, 2014

You are braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem and Smarter than you think. A. A. Milne (Author of Winnie-the -Pooh) Children thrive on ...
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Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words Book Review

19 September, 2014

Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words: From Accessories to Zany by Jane O’Conner Fancy Words equal a  scintillating vocabulary. As a teacher, when I spot appealing ...
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Lafcadio by Shel Silverstein Book Review

27 July, 2014

Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back by Shel Silverstein Lafcadio, is my favorite read-aloud book. Every year when school starts, I pull out my well-worn ...
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Categories: Book Reviews, Writing

5 More Journal Writing Prompts

12 May, 2014

Here are 5 more inspiring writing prompts to get your students thinking…. 1. “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.”  What do you think that ...
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Categories: Writing

Journal Writing Prompts for May

12 May, 2014

Journal writing is the best way to teach students to express themselves. It’s short, to the point and if there are thought provoking questions, children  ...
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Categories: Writing

Easy Ways to Remember Division Vocabulary

21 March, 2014

It’s hard to remember the meaning for divisor, dividend, quotient. I’ve come up with rhymes and pictures to simplify the vocabulary and make it easy ...
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Magic Triangle for Distance, Speed, Time, Word Problems

21 March, 2014

Use the Magic Triangle for Distance, Speed, Time, Word Problems I love this visual for solving distance (d), speed (s) and time (t) word problems. ...
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Categories: Mathematics

Geometric Shapes Song

30 October, 2013

Geometric Shapes Song Songs are an amazing tool to use in teaching, as most of you know. The rhythm and melody are a natural way ...
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Memory Tips Improve Math Skills

28 October, 2013

I thought I’d write this blog to help visitors understand the differences between my products. As you know, I’m a teacher and I developed all ...
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Kingdom of Gallon – Learning Liquid Measurement

10 August, 2013

The Kingdom of Gallon is one of the most popular sections in my best-selling book Memory Tips for Math. The reason it’s so popular is ...
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