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    Lisa Westerfield
    Lisa Westerfield
    Lisa Westerfield

    Lisa Westerfield

    I'm a wife, mom, sister, daughter, teacher, traveler, cook, and reader

    math group form--i need something like this for math task observations. Boxes for each Math Practice standards to write student names in it. Boxes for participating, understanding, etc.

    I created this template to help teachers take meaningful, in the moment anecdotal notes on their students. This template provides a space for observations and a place for instructional decisions based on the observations. This formative assessment is quick, easy and can be done throughout the year to keep track of student progress.

    This mat is the perfect way to help your students grasp place value concepts. The ten frame also illustrates concepts like "how many more do we need to make the next ten?" in a concrete, hands on way. Enjoy!

    FREE Place Value Concentration. Fun, hands-on way to teach kids about two-digit numbers.

    Here's a game called Place Value Top It which is played much like war. Includes base-10 cards and directions. *FREE*

    A twist on the classic war game using ten frames to 20 - FREEBIE!

    Cute, more fun way to teach greater than, less than, and equal! Let students make and use as assessment tool

    Number Gators (Greater Than, Less Than Symbols Song)

    UGrab a Handful - A Hands-On way to Explore Greater Than, Less Than, and Equal Numbers {FREE printable!} | This Reading Mama

    Estimating number sense activity...Like the idea of having 2 'known' jars and one 'guess' jar. Great idea!

    Introduction to two jars the same size - use benchmark number in one.

    Estimation activity for the winter time with students

    Estimation Station - Students estimate number of items in jar every Friday - New student takes it home to refill jar. There are so many math activities to do with this! Love it!

    Reasonable Magnitude First Grade Unit- correlates with Virginia Math SOL 1.4. Teaching slides, centers, printables.

    Creamy Beef Stroganoff- Quick and easy to put together. Loaded with strips of beef and mushrooms. The gravy is really wonderful- thick, rich, and creamy with a little sour cream tang!

    Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars Jamie Cooks It Up!

    Easy Baked Ziti recipe from Jenny Jones ( - Healthier: made with lean ground sirloin and part skim cheeses. Everyone will ask for seconds. #bakedziti #lazylasagna #jennyjones

    Giant Oh The Places You'll Go Sign by SwitzersSweets on Etsy

    Cream Cheese Frosting makes the perfect frosting recipe for so many sweet treats. An easy, yet elegant cream cheese frosting recipe. //

    Peanut Butter Buckeye Cheesecake THE BEST chocolate and peanut butter cheesecake recipe with an oreo crust and chocolate ganache.

    writing center: postcard - could be used to write about an event from the POV of a historical figure or literary character.

    Beef short ribs are like the most flavorful, delectable, tender, soft pot roast you can possibly imaginebut the meat is on a handy stick for your eating convenience. And really, if you make em right, the stick is only incidentalthe meat falls off the b

    5-Ingredient Spinach Parmesan Pasta Recipe on twopeasandtheirpo... Love this quick and easy pasta dish!

    Roasted Maple-Glazed Pork Tenderloin - Not only is this pork incredibly simple, the sweet maple flavor with the smoked paprika and hint of ginger is stunningly tasty.

    Great free parent note to let parents know how students did that day in school! Free from Simply Kinder!

    Thai Chicken Tacos with Peanut Sauce - these are unbelievably good!! The chicken would also be great for Thai salads and noodle bowls.

    FREEBIE. This product was designed to help students practice the concept of measuring using standard and non-standard units of measurement. This product goes wonderfully with the story The Biggest Snowman Ever by Steven Kroll. Includes: :1 sheet of rulers, 1 non-standard measuring sheet, 2 standard measuring sheets 1 sheet of snowmen to measure. Download at: www.teacherspayte...

    Snowmen at Night - Read this book before students write from the snowman's perspective for a voice activity. Then have students create snowman to display story.

    These free skip counting by 5s clip cards are a great way to review skip counting with your students!

    FREE Download - Sight Word Bingo - This activity contains 4 individual bingo cards and 48 sight word calling cards. This is a great small group or stations actitivity.

    This delicious Bourbon Chicken recipe is one of our favorites! This is great to come home to on a chilly day and is perfect served over rice!

    Guided Reading Question Cards: Questions to ask BEFORE, DURING, & AFTER reading. {Also includes editable template!}

    Beef Barley Soup (Slow Cooker) from The Food Charlatan // This soup is simmered on the stove or in the crock pot all day to produce the richest flavor. Shredded carrots and potatoes give it great texture.: