# New on the Blog

### Free 2022 – 2023 School Year Calendar

Years ago, I searched everywhere to find the perfect calendar to use with my students, but I couldn’t find one that worked. I wanted one with 8 1/2 x 11 inch portrait-style pages that would fit in

### Amazing New End-of-Year Math Bundles!

This week I’m collaborating with 30 other math educators to bring you two HUGE bundles of ready-to-use math resources at a fraction of their normal cost! Each End-of-Year Math Bundle includes dozens of resources

### Free Leprechaun Luck Math Game for St. Patrick’s Day

Looking for a fun math game for St. Patrick’s Day? You’re in luck! My free Leprechaun Luck Math Game makes it easy for kids to explore probability while playing an exciting game of chance.

### Wordle Wiz Game: Free Kid-friendly Version of Wordle

Have you played Wordle yet? It’s a free online game created by Josh Wardle that involves guessing a 5-letter word in six tries. You can only play once a day, and everyone who’s playing the game is trying to

### February Fun – Free Lessons You’ll Love!

February is packed with fun holidays, making it a great time to integrate seasonal activities into your lessons. This month’s special events include Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, and Black History Month. But I’ll bet you didn’t know that it’s

### Sharing the Joy of Giving! A Holiday Giving Project

One of the things I miss most about not being in the classroom is the opportunity to teach kids about the joy of giving. I want to share with you a wonderful activity that I did each year with

### Thankful Writing Craftivity Freebie

November is right around the corner, and what better time to write about all the things we are thankful for? This writing topic might seem may seem trite and overdone, but we can never overdo the message of showing

### Making Connections with Pumpkin Seed Multiplication

When kids first learn about multiplication, it’s an alien concept. The best way to help them understand what multiplication means is to use manipulatives, and to introduce multiplication as a shortcut for repeated addition.

Pumpkin Seed Multiplication is a fun,

### 6 Reasons to Teach Poetry in the Fall

When do you start teaching poetry in your classroom? If you wait until April because it’s National Poetry Month, consider introducing poetry during the first few months of the school year instead. In fact, I can think of at

### How to Earn 10,000 Scholastic Bonus Points

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that Scholastic offers a fabulous back-to-school deal that makes it possible to get thousands of bonus points with your first book order. The bigger your order, the more points you earn,