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Hop into #SpringSavings

This spring has been flourishing in more than one way! My Facebook page has been growing and it is with many thanks to people visiting my blog, TpT page and becoming followers of my small teacherprenueur business.  I have started to really look forward to the next year and half as that is my projected return to school date. My  youngest will be 3 shortly and my oldest is going to be going to VPK full-time! I have already started preparing what my classroom theme will be and I am so excited to reveal "pieces" of my Neon Dots Décor. This décor unit will be primarily for middle school math as many normal pieces of Décor packages are lacking what the typical math class requires. 
This sneak peak will highlight a few of my classroom "pieces"
1st: 2-d and 3-d Shapes This set is so valuable during your Geometry Unit. My incoming 7th graders find it so hard to understand that there are MORE than just the basic 3-d shapes they are comfortable working with such as rectangul…

MATH Centers

M-A-T-H Centers Info on Centers Starting centers in Middle School can be a daunting task. BUT... they are so worth the time and sweat with the pay off the students learn.  We all are in the know that middle school students are in a transitional phase. They exhibit character traits that are still in the developing stages so typically they're chatting, have short term attention spans and sometimes can stray to off topic conversations as easy as turning a page. All the factors weighing against establishing centers in your math classroom are real and relevant. With that being said, it is still the most valuable way to spend time in your classroom.  Peer support and communication for your low level students is beyond what you can provide to them. Just like my toddler, I can visibly see how much more he learns by watching older kids.  This is the exact way our students learn too - by observing, listening, talking through obstacles and discussing methods for problem solving. 
The age ol…