Saturday, September 17, 2016


Our first math unit tackles BIG NUMBERS. Kids are challenged to understand place value and be able to explain the patterns that exist when moving to the left and right in a number. Today we worked on reading big numbers and learning how the value of a digit can change depending on where it stands in the number. Using the kids as numbers helps them see how their values can change depending on their order in the number. 

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I live in Cape Elizabeth with my husband, two daughters, and our cat Nessie. Our family loves to spend time outdoors together, camping, hiking, and gardening. Another past time of mine is triathlons. I have completed nine triathlons, including one Half Ironman. I loved swimming, biking, and running 70.3 miles! You might also find me cozied up with a good book in my free time. I have been teaching for 10 years in a variety of grade levels. Fifth grade is my favorite! The kids are capable of so much! I can't say I have a favorite subject to teach, but love getting students to think deeply. I enjoy getting kids to think critically and be creative in all subject areas. I often use simulations and project based learning to do this. Teambuilding and working on social skills in another major goal of mine. Teaching kids to work effectively together and use good communication skills will help prepare them for life after school.