Math

Michelle’s Classroom Tour: Math Center

Michelle’s Classroom Tour: Math Center

I’m so excited to talk about my math center instruction! For starters, my classroom is a TK-1st grade autism classroom.  I structure our day with six different centers, which makes for a nicely structured environment.  My centers include various subjects such as...

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Easy as 1-2-3!

Easy as 1-2-3!

Today I was talking with one of our elementary teachers - she is fantastic by the way (not to brag), but she totally is! She has impeccable weekly lesson plans posted in her classroom, rapport with her students, and leads her classroom staff with confidence and...

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Focus on Five: My Favorite Resources to Teach Math

Focus on Five: My Favorite Resources to Teach Math

Happy New Year! It's the second time in the school year to get a fresh start and look at the resources that you are using in your classroom. A while back, I shared my favorite resources to teach reading (check out My Favorite Resources to Teach Reading), so I figured...

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The Wh’s of Leveled Curriculums

The Wh’s of Leveled Curriculums

The day I learned about leveled curriculums was the day my life changed. Not kidding. Or being overly dramatic. It was like this magical Sasha fairy and her work had solved my sped teacher problems. Once I started using language arts level one I couldn’t...

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Functional Math: Menu Edition

Functional Math: Menu Edition

I am all about math tasks that are functional. I am also all about tasks that are engaging and motivating to students. Food and math collide in perfect harmony with these menu math activities. Students love working on these tasks because they get to talk...

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Group Math Work: Discrete Trial Training

Group Math Work: Discrete Trial Training

This was my go-to format for group math work. In many of our classrooms, students rotate through the room in groups. It can be tricky to go from group to group switching between types of math skills. Your first group is working on single digit subtraction,...

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Interactive & Velcro-Free: Math Sorts

Interactive & Velcro-Free: Math Sorts

We all get sick of cutting velcro. The blisters, the sticky scissors - I get it. Even if you are used to the luxurious life of velcro dots - it gets expensive and it's still time consuming to peel off each of those little circles of goodness. So let's take...

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