MOVE IT! by the PE GEEK

MOVE IT! has been a life saver! Move It is a Google Chrome extension to allow you or your students to get active with a simple brain break. It is an easy reminder tool to help us not stare at the computer screen too long. It is important to stay healthy and take care of…

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Bankaroo

While attending an event with the Maryland Council for Economics Education I was speaking with a fellow educator about what tools they use in the classroom to help build financial literacy and we both shared banking ideas for the students to bank and unbank their money. The educator, told me about this website called Bankaroo. I…

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Read & Write for Google Chrome

I was in a meeting with my Principal and Reading specialist discussing students that need better access to text when the teacher does not have the availability to human read for them. They told me about a tool called Read & Write for Google Chrome. It is an extension you can download on your students…

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Happy 5th Anniversary!

I am beyond excited to share that I have been blogging for 5 years! It has been an amazing journey where I have LEARNED so much and shared my experiences with so many people from around the world! I have also started a few partnerships and reached out to new companies to work with. A…

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VideoNot.es

I had the opportunity to go to an EdCamp for our PDS college collaboration. While I was there I widened my professional learning network and made a lot of connections with students and teachers from around my community. I also had the opportunity to leave with a lot of extra resources too! One of my…

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Math in Sports

I wanted to come up with a fun and exciting way to integrate sports into my third grade math classroom so I decided to check out the scores of some awesome teams! I had attended a math PL where my Math specialist had used a score print out to solve a problem dealing with touchdowns…

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National Pi Day 3.14

Today is National Pi day! March 14 marks the first three numbers of Pi, 3.14. Last year was an epic Pi day because of being 3.14.15.  Here are a few quick resources to use with your elementary school aged children!  1. Check out this video on the Sounds of Pi The Sounds of Pi   …

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Dr. Seuss Day Resources

Here are a few ideas for Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, March 2nd! Read Across America Day is a great celebration of books and reading! Check out a few post on some Dr. Seuss activities! Lorax Mustache print out   Wacky Room Quiz Hop on Popcorn snack Print out

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Financial Literacy Vocabulary Quizlet & Tagxedo

I created a Quizlet to showcase words I would be using during a financial literacy unit. I then used the words from the list to create a fun image of a piggy bank word cloud using Tagxedo. It would be very easy to help your students will vocabulary needs. *Quick tip* Tagxedo is not supported…

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Lifting Up Your Students’ Voices – Online.

I recently got an issue of the magazine, NEA Today (Winter 2016)  in the mail. As I was reading through the articles, and I came across one titled: Lifting Up Your Students’ Voices – Online. This article catch my eye because of two reasons: it was an article with five tips to help students use technology…

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Budgeting Excel Spreadsheet

Use this excel spreadsheet and the linked directions and lesson plan to teach your students how to budget their money in the classroom. Budgeting Lesson Plan Budgeting Excel Spreadsheet directions    

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Recommended Books for Elementary Financial Literacy

List of Recommended book for K-3 – Financial Literacy Making Money – By: Abby Jackson On Market Street – By: Anita Lobel The Supermarket – By: Gail Saunder-Smith What Can I Buy? – By: Susan Vaughan Managing Your Money – Be a Wise Consumer – By: Barbara Simons Managing Your Money – Planning Your Budget…

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Goods & Services

Goods & Services Lesson Plan By: Casey Keenan www.FairWindsTeaching.com Subject: Social Studies- Economics/Financial Literacy Grade: K-3rd Grade Objectives: SS.300.40.02 Economic Systems and the Role of Government in the Economy a.1 Identify markets that are not face-to-face meetings, such as Internet shopping, phone ordering, or catalog shopping. a.2 Describe how countries around the world trade in…

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