Place value is a core understanding in math that comes up over and over again in the curriculum through K-12 schooling. Our guest blogger believes that place value should be revisited often, and she shares a few tips for how to teach and practice place value year-round.

Place Value at Every Grade

Hello! I’m Ashley from The Teacher’s Treasure Chest!  I am so thankful Rachel let me stop by Minds in Bloom! I love her blog and have used several of her products! I have been teaching for five-and-a-half years. For two-and-a-half years, I was substitute teaching. The other three were spent in the primary levels. I am very excited, though, to be starting my adventure into the intermediate

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Primary teachers love the book "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?"--and for good reason! Learn more ways to use this community-building book in your classroom to teach your students how to be bucket fillers instead of bucket dippers.

Ideas for Using the Book Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

I am so pleased to welcome Tama Trotti, who blogs at Across the Pond. While this is a great post for primary, these ideas can be adapted for older students as well. Even big kids need full buckets! Two years ago, I discovered bucket fillers, and we are still going strong with it in my class.  I purchased the book Have you Filled a Bucket Today? A

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Parent Communication Ideas

Welcome to our latest guest blogger Bex! She shares with us her methods of parent communication. How do you keep in touch with parents?   Hi everyone, it’s Bex from Reading and Writing Redhead. Thanks so much to Rachel of Minds in Bloom for having me guest post. What a treat! Parent communication is always a hot topic and I have a few thoughts and

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Teachers on Pinterest, Sponsored by Pinterest!

Just a quick post to tell you that Pinterest has decided to give teachers a home of their very own on Pinterest. Pinterest has started a bunch of teaching-related boards and chosen a different teacher-pinner to host each one. I wasn’t lucky enough to be selected for that honor, but the alway amazing Charity Preston was! She is hosting the 4th grade board and has

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Creating a Science Content Center in Your Classroom

 Yippee! A stunning post from Ari of The Science Penguin! You are going to get a ton of great ideas!   A science content center as part of your centers rotation can be a lot of fun for your students!  Even your hard-to-reach students will love going to the science center.  I have been thinking a lot about how I want to change my science

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How our Words Affect Our Students

Today, I am taking part in the Sowing the Seeds of Success: Creating a Caring Classroom Webinar, which is going to be amazing. Preparing for my part got me thinking a lot about classroom culture and how much we, as teachers, influence it. How we interact with our students makes such a huge difference on so many levels. Of course, you know all this, but

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