Lisa Buchholz

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By Lisa Buchholz
Students can work at their own pace through these leveled, challenge booklets while exploring repeating and growing patterns. Use these booklets as part of a math center or as a whole-class activity. In Level One, the students build repeating
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
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By Lisa Buchholz
Students can work at their own pace through these leveled, challenge booklets while exploring repeating and growing patterns. Use these booklets as part of a math center or as a whole-class activity. In Level Two, the students analyze a pattern,
Subjects:
Algebra, Critical Thinking, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
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By Lisa Buchholz
This booklet gives your students a chance to work with concepts such as finding factor pairs, relating three whole numbers as two factors and a product, finding factors for given numbers, the associative property of multiplication, and prime vs.
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Computation, Printables
CCSS:
3.OA.B.5, 3.OA.C.7, 4.OA.B.4
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By Lisa Buchholz
This booklet for students features a 100 Day Snack in which the students each create their own recipe. This snack is easy, yet fun to make. The booklet includes the recipe, a "how to" writing assignment, a creative writing prompt, and 100 Day Snack
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Computation
$4.00
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By Lisa Buchholz
Help your students to understand place value with these activity pages. These pages increase in difficulty as they help your students make the transition from a concrete understanding of place value to a more abstract understanding. Note: These
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Place Value, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.C.4, 2.NBT.A.1
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By Lisa Buchholz
Your students will happily problem solve their way through this Halloween-themed booklet! These word problems feature addition, subtraction, patterns, money counting, odd/even numbers, and more. Use this booklet as a whole-class activity, as a
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Word Problems, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Computation, Math Centers
CCSS:
2.MD.C.8, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.A.2, 2.OA.C.3
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By Lisa Buchholz
In this activity set, students use linking cubes to find all possible combinations of two addends to equal numbers 5 -10. The idea of Part-Part-Whole is being developed in this activity. In addition to supplying a drawing to illustrate the cube
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st
Types:
Activities, Computation, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.B.4, 1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.8
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By Lisa Buchholz
Do your students fully understand place value? Understanding how a number is “built” can be very tricky for students. This activity set gives concrete practice with an abstract concept. Your students will find and circle bunches of “tens” until
Subjects:
Numbers, Place Value, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.2a, 1.NBT.B.2b, 1.NBT.B.2c
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By Lisa Buchholz
Help your students to explore skip counting while getting to know a calculator! In this second booklet of the challenge series, your students will first find the change that occurs in the equation AND THEN "program" their calculators to continue
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.NBT.C.5, 1.NBT.C.6, 2.NBT.A.2, 1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.D.8
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By Lisa Buchholz
These activities are a sampling from the book called Creative Constructions by Lisa Buchholz. You will receive a 13 page portion of the "Fact Families" chapter featuring activities and worksheets for a complete study of fact families. Better yet,
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Mental Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
1.NBT.C.4, 2.NBT.B.5, 1.OA.B.4, 1.OA.C.6, 2.OA.B.2
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By Lisa Buchholz
Your students will learn about the addition doubles facts with this sample chapter from Simply Strategies: Addition (by Lisa Buchholz and Green Monster Learning). Help your students learn the doubles facts with engaging activities, worksheets, math
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Mental Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
1.OA.C.6, 2.OA.B.2
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By Lisa Buchholz
Help your students to become more proficient with subtraction facts! This subtraction doubles unit (a sample from the book Simply Strategies: Subtraction) includes background information for the teacher and parents, hands on activities or games for
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
1.OA.C.6, 2.OA.B.2
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By Lisa Buchholz
Using a balance scale and baggies filled with 100 Fruit Loops, Dominoes, Paper Clips, and Beans, your students will discover which of two items weighs more or less. The students will first make a guess about which item is heavier. The recording
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Critical Thinking
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
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By Lisa Buchholz
This Valentine Card Safari is a fun way to make use of student Valentine Cards. Once the cards are passed out in class, give the students this sheet and have them search for words to match the categories (such as long vowel words, short vowel
Subjects:
Reading, Valentine's Day, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
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By Lisa Buchholz
Monstrous Word Puzzles is an adventure with long and short vowel sounds and patterns. Your students will become more familiar with long and short vowel sounds AND with what circumstances make a vowel long or short. This activity can be used as a
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Spelling, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
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By Lisa Buchholz
This set of pages features the Distributive Property for Multiplication. Staple the pages into a booklet for students to work on independently at a math center... or have students work in small groups. Some equations are pre-programmed, but there
Subjects:
Algebra, Basic Operations, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.NBT.A.3, 4.NBT.B.5, 3.OA.B.5, 3.OA.C.7
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By Lisa Buchholz
Students can work at their own pace through these leveled, challenge booklets while integrating many skills at once. Use these booklets as part of a math center or as a whole-class activity. In Level Three, the students complete an addition or
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Computation, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.8, 2.OA.C.3
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By Lisa Buchholz
Students can work at their own pace through these leveled, challenge booklets while integrating many skills at once. Use these booklets as part of a math center or as a whole-class activity. In Level Four, the students read the direction words such
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
2.MD.C.8, 2.NBT.B.5, 1.OA.C.6, 2.OA.C.3
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By Lisa Buchholz
Believe it or not, money does not appear in the Common Core Standards until Grade Two. The Grade Two standard assumes the students have some background in money (value of coins, how to count it). Whether you are a Kindergarten or First Grade
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math), Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Computation, Math Centers
CCSS:
2.MD.C.8
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By Lisa Buchholz
This is the eighth booklet in the Hopping on the Number Chart series. In Level Eight, students will grow familiar with the hundreds chart while playing with addition and subtraction concepts. They will follow the equation’s path and represent it
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Place Value
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.C.4, 1.NBT.C.5, 2.NBT.B.5
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

20 years in the primary grades.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in making learning fun, challenging, and relevant while integrating between and within subjects AND following Common Core Standards.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2018 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching Recipient Runner up for the PAEMST Award for Math and Science Author on the Top Ten Most Popular All-Time Articles List for NCTM's Teaching Children Mathematics (link below) http://www.nctm.org/publications/tcm.aspx

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M Ed (Curriculum and Instruction) - National Louis University Bachelor's Degree - Elementary (K - 9) North Central College

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Owner/Author of Green Monster Learning, Co-Author of many publications for The Education Center, 2004 Author for NCTM's Teaching Children Mathematics, Published in NCTM's "Growing Professionally" Reference Book, Speaker at ICTM Conference 2006

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