Author Archives: Christy S

About Christy S

I am a math teacher that LOVES mathematics and wants to continually improve to make math make sense to elementary students.

Start Well, Finish Well

2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” We had a pastor a couple months ago preach on finishing well. Whereas he was talking about our life and living … Continue reading

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Second Graders, Estimation 180, and a Clothesline

My second graders LOVE Estimation180 and we use it all the time. We recently did a unit on addition and subtraction with metric length. I thought the height estimation tasks would be perfect for my second graders, and they were! We … Continue reading

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Math ABCs

Last year during post planning, we attended a guided reading workshop. It was interesting, but since I don’t teach reading, I was only able to take away a few ideas that I could apply in my math class or when … Continue reading

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The Day I Looked For Another Job

It was 2 weeks before preplanning. Like most teachers, I can’t wait until preplanning to unstack desks, clean out manipulative containers, and get the room organized or it would not be ready by open house. So with my one year … Continue reading

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Modified Color By Number

It’s the end of the year and my patience is wearing thin. We are finished with testing. Grades are done. Students are on summer brain. Right now is the week of “busy work”. I struggle with giving students something so … Continue reading

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I Love Math and Muffins. 

I am a first time mom. My little boy is 13 months old and eats anything and everything. I want him to eat healthy and even made his baby food. Now I cook everything fresh for him.  Poptarts are perfectly … Continue reading

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Always, Sometimes, Never: New Math Journal Topics

I never really understood students copying a morning message other than practicing writing grammatically correct sentences. For math, trying to find things “journal worthy” was a challenge. I didn’t just want students solving word problems or doing “naked” number problems. … Continue reading

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