Sunday, September 14, 2014

Let's Go! No Time to Waste!

September 14, 2014

Happy beginning of the school year!  By now, everyone is back in school and establishing positive routines in the classroom.  I have to say that I am very worried about the British Columbia teachers who are out on strike.  As of tonight, an end did not seem near.  Our thoughts are with you and your students during this difficult time!

I had amazing workshops this summer.  Enjoyed them all and all the amazing teachers that I meet.  Finished my summer in a new state for me!  Got to present in Gardiner, Montana which is right by the north end of Yellowstone.  Loved the school and all the teachers.  Every day at lunch the elk came down and joined us!  The class was a two-class and we spent the rest of the week touring Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.  Can’t wait to return.

By now you know that my new book, Dazzling Dominoes! is finished with lots of new games and activities!

This fall promises to be a wild ride….hope it is filled with great learning for all of you!

Visited Ashland Park-Robbins School on September 3rd and spent the day in wonderful classrooms doing lessons.  When I finished the day, Prinicipal Jan Martin presented me with the book, Wonder by R.J. Palacio!  It is an amazing book!  I highly recommend reading this book to your class, 3rd and up!  The message is for everyone!

I have lots of new ideas coming your way this year!  Watch for them!  Check out the free section of our website!  Lots there!

Mathematically yours,


Monday, June 2, 2014

Bucket List Trip! Happy Summer!

May 26, 2014

Happy end of the school year!  You are either relaxing or contemplating that summer vacation…..

My husband and I just finished a "bucket list" trip!  We traveled down the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River for a rafting trip.  We entered the river at Lee's Ferry, traveled 188 miles and left the river via a helicopter at the Bar 10 Ranch!  We went with the Western River Expeditions, two guides and 16 other brave souls.  It was the most amazing trip!  We camped for six days.  We had seen the Grand Canyon three other times but never experienced anything close to this!

The trip was great and it reminded us that vacations are so worth it.  This one challenged us in new and exciting ways!  So different from the kind of vacations we normally take!

The big news is my domino book is almost done after many delays.  The contest results will be announced soon.  I am so grateful for all the great title suggestions!

Mathematically yours,


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