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Day 74: Conspiracy Theory

“Why do we need to know the greatest common factor and least common mulitple? When are we going to use it?” asks one of my 5th grade advanced students. My response. “Don’t you know about the hot dog and hot … Continue reading

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Day 72: Counting by Decimals

Note to self. Students need exposure to counting decimal numbers by 0.1, 0.01 and 0.001. We teach students to count sequentially by 1 and skip count by 2, 5, 10, 100 and even 1000. Why isn’t more time devoted to … Continue reading

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Day 70: Hamburger and Fries

Hamburger and Fries is a game I picked up at a conference about 7 years ago. Similar to Buzz, the game begins with counting consecutive whole numbers. Multiples of a particular number, such as 3, are replaced with the word … Continue reading

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Day 53: Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Chanukkah!

Hurray for Thanksgiving and Chanukkah! This was the best part of my day – getting ready to light the very first candle. After all of the stress, I am looking forward to a weekend with family. (Yes, I know that … Continue reading

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Day 50: Reflect

With the end of term approaching and Parent-Teacher Conferences on Sunday, it’s reflection time! Now is the perfect opportunity to see how students view themselves as students and where there is room for growth. The self-assessment included both written reflection … Continue reading

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