Tina's Teaching Treasures

Nov
4

Hey everyone! 

This post is extra-special for all my Ontario friends...and Ontario Resource Roundup! We know it can be hard with curriculum changes and limited resources, so we thought we would share our Ontario-specific specialties!

 

In the linky below you will see products created by Ontario Teachers for Ontario Teachers! Classroom tested and kid approved activities to help engage and educate your little Canucks!  

 

An InLinkz Link-up

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Oct
21

Hey everyone! 

So I'm here to share something that I feel has been the missing piece of my Daily 5 adventure this year!  I needed some more accountability with my kiddos (especially this early in the year) and I was struggling to make it manageable for me and straight-forward for my students.  I also needed to differentiate for a diverse class.  This is when we came up with our "Must Do" idea! 

My teaching partner, Amanda from "Dennis the Menace Teaching" and I designed a cute and functional way to keep our students accountable with their daily 5 work! It is simple, we laminated the "Must…

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Aug
16

Hey everyone! Welcome to another bright ideas blog post! 

Nothing worse than piles of unorganized laminating...missing pieces, extra pieces, pieces in the wrong places- ugh! Sound familliar? Then this is for you!

This bright idea is easy, easy, easy!! Simply take coloured dot stickers (or any other sticker you have enoguh of) and stick them on the back of each piece before you laminate.  Then, stick the same sticker on the ziploc baggy they will belong in. Now, your kiddos will know which pieces go in which bag, and any 'abandoned' pieces will be easy to return to their homes! 

Hope…

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Aug
4

Hey everyone! 

Welcome to installment #3 of my guided math series!

If you haven't checked out post #1 (Set up and Organization) and post #2 (Session Set Up), make sure you check those out too! 

Okay, so you want to do the really rich, differentiated, amazing learning with your small group.  You are all set for guided math and you are PUMPED! But...what about the other 15 kiddos? They can't just sit and watch. So, what are the other kids doing? 

LEARNING! PRACTICING! BECOMING MATHEMATICIANS! Your other students will be practicing important math skills and building the confidence and…

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Jul
20

Hey everyone! 

I'm back with the next installment of my guided math series!  Last time, we learned about setting up and planning your ideas and your teacher stuff.  Now we will learn about setting up your student stuff and planning your session with purpose. 

When you only have 20 minutes or so, it is important that you are ready to roll and use all of those minutes for learning. So...what to do with those 20 minutes? I like to break mine down into a 5 minute "before" or "get goin'" activity, 10 minutes of "modeled and guided math" and 5 minutes to explain the "after" task and tidy up. …

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