I’m Moving Back to Primary Land!


I’m so excited to officially announce that I’ll be teaching second grade next year!  I’ve loved every minute of teaching fourth grade these past two years, but I felt like it was time for a change.  Many of you might not know this, but I did teach first grade for three years at my same school with my buddy Amanda.  There are many aspects of primary that I’ve missed and I can’t wait to start this new chapter.

I promise I won’t abandon my upper elementary friends!  I will definitely keep creating new products and freebies for big kids in addition to little ones.:)

I’ve already gotten started on some second grade products and am offering a freebie to celebrate summer and second grade being right around the corner.


You can hang these sunglasses around your classroom and let students roam around solving the addition/subtraction problems.  If you have access to any mobile devices that can scan QR codes, your students can check their work as they go along. 

We just did a few I Spy sunglasses activities today with our first grade buddies and they loved it! 


These are both from my brand-new bundle of 8 I Spy math activities for first and second grade.

Please leave links to any amazing primary blogs I should be following.:)

End of Year Math Review Activities and Apps


It’s hard to believe there are only a few more weeks of school left!  I still have a lot of review I need to squeeze in before I send my kiddos off to fifth grade. For the past couple weeks we’ve been reviewing the NBT standards—especially multi-digit addition, subtraction and multiplication as well as long division.  
My kids loved this set of mixed operations task cards, which is FREE in my TpT store.
They also had a blast playing this set of matching Bump games for each of the four operations.    


Since this group really needs to get up and move around the room frequently, I decided to make some new sets of I Spy QR Codes.  I actually added three new ones to my bundle, so if you already own it, you can re-download the new sets for free!  

You can grab this rounding set for FREE if you’re looking for something to get your kids moving.  Seeing all the sunglasses around my room definitely gets me excited for summer.:)
We've also been practicing our fact fluency with a couple of fun iPad apps.  Marble Math Lite: Multiplication is free and the kids actually have to tilt the iPad to move a marble through multiplication mazes. 

Math Duel is a two player split screen game for practicing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  They have a blast dueling against each other!  This app costs $2.99.

By the way, in case you haven’t heard, TpT is having a site-wide sale tomorrow and Wednesday.  My entire store, including my task card bundles, will be marked down 20%.  You can save an additional 10% by entering the promo code TPTXO.