Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Earth Day Logic!

Hey y'all!  Are you looking for some higher level thinking activity to celebrate Earth Day for this Friday?  Check out my Earth Day Double Matrix Logic Puzzle on TPT!Are you looking for some higher level thinking activity to celebrate Earth Day?

Logic puzzles are a great way to teach critical thinking and deductive reasoning skills.  I know my students love them!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Proposed Math Changes for 6th Grade

Hey y'all!  If you're like me, and teach advanced math to fifth graders,  be sure to drop by the Virginia is for Teachers Blog page to check out the latest proposed changes to the Virginia Math 6 standards.  Some of the changes are really exciting!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Top 5 Reasons I Love Planbook.com

Are you looking for a great way to write and keep track of your lesson plans?

*This post is not endorsed by planbook.com in any way.  I just really love the service!

Lesson Plans, circa 2008.  Yikes.
Over the course of my teaching career, I've changed the way that I write my lessons plans many times. I started with paper pencil and an outline of my week that I made on the computer.  I made enough copies for each week of the school year and traveled around with them in a big teacher binder. I liked being able to change plans quickly, but was a pain when I left my plans at home, or at school and I needed them somewhere else.  I also was frustrated when I wanted to use the same lesson from a previous year and had to re-write everything.