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Graphing Activities to add to your Data Management Unit!

What's your favorite color?

What's your favorite food?

Favorite movie?

Favorite sport?

Is this how your typical graphing unit goes? Mine too! Until this year, my students were always graphing the same boring answers to the same types of boring questions. This year I decided to make our graphing activities more meaningful. I wanted to increase engagement with math as well but I didn't know how.

Then by fluke, I was on lunch duty and a group of my students were flipping water bottles (ughhhh). Normally this would drive me crazy but then I thought, they are obsessed with water bottle flipping. What if I can turn that into a math activity?

So, I did! Read on to find out how!

10 Holiday Writing Activities that Aren't Santa Letters

Dear Santa,

All I want for Christmas are some new holiday writing ideas!

Sincerely,

A teacher who is bored with Santa letter writing

If you're looking to spice up your holiday season writing program this is the place for you! Read on to get some new or different ideas.

10 Reasons You Should Use Games in the Classroom



Time and time again we see posts on facebook about children needing time to play.  Research has told us that many children do not actually learn through "drill and kill" type worksheets.  There is a time and a place for worksheet type work but in general, children do better with authentic learning activities, activities where they can have a choice, where student voice is considered, and where there is an element of play.

Read on to find out more about how using games in the classroom is beneficial for students.
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