ELA, math, Performance Task Assessment

Geolympic Games: A HANDS-ON and ENGAGING Geometry Activity

It started like this (as many great teacher ideas do) over lunch: "How will we wrap up our geometry unit?" my colleague implored. "I checked out the performance task for this chapter and it's great!" another responded (P.S. She was right, they are great, and we used the performance task, too!). "What if we could… Continue reading Geolympic Games: A HANDS-ON and ENGAGING Geometry Activity

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HERE’S TO THE NEW YEAR: TPT GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate the New Year, Wild and Free in Grade Three is hosting a GIVEAWAY! What is there to win? A $15 Teachers Pay Teachers gift card! Woohoo! Follow the Giveaway below to submit up to 13 entries! This giveaway will run from January 1 to January 8 at 12:00 PM. The winner will be announced… Continue reading HERE’S TO THE NEW YEAR: TPT GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY!

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A Crime Scene Investigation: A Lesson in Making Inferences

I have always sworn, students are a bit crazier the WEEK BEFORE the week before a vacation. I totally understand the "Santa Claus is comin' to town" mentality, because honestly I live that life SO hard. I do have a new set of eyes as a first year teacher and, wow, the excitement and happiness in my classroom is at an all-time high. So anyways, back to the WEEK BEFORE the week before a vacation. That week is upon us...and I have something to help you out!