5 Effective Strategies for Mastering Multiplication Facts

Research shows that students who learn to use these mental math strategies actually memorize the multiplication and division facts faster than those who do not. These nine flip books were designed to give students an interactive, fun way to practice mental math strategies for multiplication facts.  They make differentiating your instruction easy because there is a flip book for each…

Teach Character with Fables

Do you have a challenge fitting character education into your busy days?  I know I always did! We know how important it is… and want to do it… But how?.. ..with reward tags, book marks, and fables! Reward Tags Reward tags are a great way to introduce and reinforce positive character qualities one by one.  The pictures in each circle…

Strategies that Increase Math Fact Fluency

What is Math Fact Fluency? Math fact fluency is the ability to quickly recall the answers to basic math facts automatically – without hesitation. Why is Math Fact Fluency Important? So WHY do we need to help our students become fluent in basic math facts? Math facts fluency leads to higher order mathematics.  Through automaticity students free up their working memory and…

The Raft

 I am so delighted to be sharing one of my favorite books for the month of June! My book for you is ….. This is a beautiful story of a boy’s summer with his grandmother…on a river…on a raft.  The story opens with Nicky and his father leaving the city with Nicky complaining about having to spend the summer with…

How to Hatch Chicks in the Classroom 101

Hatching chicks in the classroom is probably my favorite activity every year! Not only is it a wonderful hands-on life science lesson, hatching chicks in the classroom also creates the perfect stage for you to teach concepts across the curriculum because your students are so engaged! You can use this engagement for teaching content standards in science, math, reading, writing…

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My name is Peggy Means. I am a child of God and a retired elementary teacher. I loved teaching and creating engaging resources for my students. Now, I love sharing my resources and ideas with busy teachers around the world.

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