Teaching Tips & Tricks

Tips and tricks for teaching. Especially elementary school math.

First Day of School Activity Using Hashtags – Get to Know Your Students

Today I’m sharing an original first day of school activity that could also double as a meet the teacher night activity. In the past, meet the teacher night has been easy. I had either known the students from previous years or had their siblings in the past. Therefore, I knew almost every student in the …

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Staar Review – Last Minute Vocabulary Cards for Staar Prep

As we all know, Staar is just around the corner! Third grade will be taking the Math Staar test next Monday. For the last couple of weeks, we have only been working on Staar Review. Question, after question, after question. Unfortunately, this gets a little boring, not only for the kids, but also for me. …

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STAAR Test Prep Ideas

Preparing for the Staar test is one of the most difficult tasks. There are so many different factors to focus on in order to make sure your students are successful. You have to look at learning standards for each student, checking for mastery. This is in no way easy to do. At my school, for …

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