I'm teaching fact families this week. I've been leading into it with related facts. Last week was monster week, and I have awesome Frankenstein plates that we wrote related facts on. Now this week we're using The Fact Family. They have four kids: Addition Abby, Addition Annie, Subtraction Seth and Subtraction Steve. They live in many different houses and each house has its own "address". And the Fact Family kids each have their own ipad so my students can write the number sentences that go with them onto the ipad.
I am a teacher in my twelfth year. I've seen other people describe themselves as a Daughter of the King, and I love that, so I'm stealing it! My absolute favorite part of teaching is decorating and creating decorative products for my classroom. I am inspired by so many things. Nature, movies, my family, food, my own hobbies and of course other teachers.