Math in Practice

Math in Practice

Math in Practice, the new resource from Susan O’Connell and colleagues, is a comprehensive, grade-by-grade resource designed to fit with any math program or resource you are using. It is not a curriculum. It identifies the big ideas of both math content and math teaching and shares key instructional strategies—and why those strategies matter. Math in Practice will support teachers, administrators, and entire school communities as they rethink the effective teaching of mathematics in grades K–5.

I reviewed the fourth grade book. It is organized into modules and the modules/specific content can be used in any order as needed based on what curriculum you are using and/or areas you want to concentrate on. This is a resource for classroom teachers, but I think it would be equally helpful for home school teachers, too. Spiral bound, it’s easy to fold back, highlight in, and add notes to. Individual grades can be purchased separately or as a bundle (k-5). Heinemann also offers more curricular resources in the areas of reading and writing.

Heinemann Publishing provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.


Amara Organics

Amara Organics

Natural, Organic Beauty Products

Amara Organics’ Vitamin C Facial Cleanser -formulated with 15% Vitamin C, Aloe, Rosehip Oil & Tea Tree Oil. Oh, those ingredients sounded nice. And when I also spotted MSM in the ingredients, I knew I wanted to give this a try. This is a gel cleanser with a nice clean smell that leaves my face feeling clean and moisturized. It didn’t irritate my “princess” skin. (didn’t irritate my very sensitive skin). I’ve been using this cleanser for two weeks and will continue using. Comes in an easy to use pump bottle.

Vitamin C Facial Cleanser 15% With Rosehip Oil & Tea Tree Oil - 6 oz

Balancing Facial Toner with Witch Hazel & Vitamin C - 6 oz

Balancing Facial Toner – formulated with Witch Hazel, Vitamin C, Aloe, Neroli, and Glycolic Acid. More great ingredients. This toner comes in a spray bottle for easy use on face and neck. This was also nonirritating;however, the witch hazel is very much detectable. I know it’s good for the skin but I do hate the scent (stinky). My wish for this toner is that it could be formulated with an essential oil that could mask the witch hazel – for a better fragrance.

More skin care products on their website. And this is helpful…..$3.95 STANDARD SHIPPING | FREE SHIPPING OVER $25

Amara Organics provided these products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

Silver Dolphin

award-winning activity, novelty, and educational nonfiction books for preschoolers to 12-year-olds

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This stunning collection of nursery rhymes features all of the favorites, each illustrated by a different artist. My Wonderful Nursery Rhyme Collection is the perfect gift for baby showers or birthdays. It includes a die-cut cover, ribbon bookmark, and 192-pages of classic rhymes paired with modern illustration. This nursery rhyme collection is sure to be a collectible passed through the generations.

There are 192 pages in this hardcover book of almost 100 nursery rhymes. Starting with “song” nursery rhymes, the book then groups the others into categories of action, animal, games, counting, and lullabies. There is an instruction page for suggested actions to do and for games following each of those sections. It’s a large book (9.7 x 11.1) with equally large illustrations. Very pretty and nicely arranged. We will be continuing to read through it and finding our favorites.

Who is flying high one moment, only to come down low the next? Who is quiet with anticipation of a loud celebration? In Peekaboo Pals: Opposites, children will lift the flaps and be delighted by the amusing antics of the illustrated animals while learning about opposites. Colorful illustrations and flaps with hidden surprises underneath will keep youngsters engaged as they learn.

Sturdy flap book for little ones with thicker pages than a paperback. In this lift-the-flap book, different kinds of animals act out the opposite presented. More than the typical up/down – there are a lot of opposites in this book. Humorous and fun, this book is well written and illustrated. I categorized this one with those books that you don’t mind reading over and over.

Silver Dolphin provided these books to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.



Shop Earth Creations for organic cotton, hemp, and bamboo fashions for the entire family. Super stylish. Earth kind. In addition to using sustainable fibers, they also dye the clothes with natural clay avoiding the use of chemicals from synthetic dyes. Read more on Fabrics and Color Palette.
Eco. Pure. Simple. That’s why I love Earth Creations! I’ve featured them on the blog many times & today’s feature is for their fun Zouve Ankle Pants.
Zouve Ankle Pants

In black, dusty navy, or silt, this fun fall style is so comfortable.These pants have a loose fit, an elastic waistband, and a bit of gathering at the ankles. The fabric (93% hemp / 7% spandex slub) is flattering and very soft. Sizing is accurate. Earth Creations is always a win シ

The purchase of this garment helps support the Alabama Community Recycling and Resource Center. learn more at

Made in the U.S.A.Southern Craftsmanship.

Earth Creations provided this product to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.


Hardcover, 32 pages, ages 2-4

Meet a determined little spider who can’t seem to spin a perfect web. Whoosh goes the wind as it blows each web away. But one thing Walter can spin is shapes and one day he spins the most spectacular shape of all. It’s better than perfect – it’s a truly wonderful web.

I love this spider! This is a great picture book that my little reviewer and I both recommend. (It’s the one I pick when it’s “my” turn to choose) It entertains with a wonderful story and with beautiful illustrations. It teaches basic shapes and the concept of perseverance. Good book to choose for fall, an active spider season. More from Tim Hopgood on Amazon.


What’s your favourite book, of those that you’ve written?
Books need all the enthusiasm and energy you can give them to ever be published. So I always say the book
I’m working on at the moment is my favourite.

Tim Hopgood/ Macmillan provided these two titles to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

Wee Alphas

Wee Alphas: 26 A to Z Postcards, from Angelfish to Zebra

26 A to Z Postcards, from Angelfish to Zebra

This imaginative take on the alphabet features 26 Wee Alphas postcards, each created with a “hidden letter” to find.

Based on the award-winning Wee Alphas kids’ app, the postcards feature quirky illustrations of Biki the Buffalo, Ulysses the Unicorn, Yolanda the Yeti, and their furry, feathered, or finned friends. The cards are bound into a fold-out accordion format that can be displayed in its entirety, or they can be detached to separately display or share. Writing prompts on the back of each card will inspire any kid (or their grown-up) to pass along a super-special greeting.

Age range:2-5. I think not! These postcards/art/you-name-it would also be great for older kids/grades as writing prompts. And adults with a unique personality! There are, yes, 26 perforated cards to keep or mail. Fun!

wee society link below

The Blogging for Books program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

Really Good Stuff

Really Good Stuff - Teaching Supplies, Classroom Organizers and Decorations

I recently discovered this company which I understand started back in 1992. They have a huge selection of “really good stuff” for teachers.

My review is of their Book & Binder Holders, two slightly different designs. The first is a set of four bins with labels. Named “earth”, the colors are brown, orange, pink, and purple.

Durable Book And...

The second set of four are seaside inspired colors of pebble, sand, shell, and water. They also come with “stabilizer wings”. [to stabilize]

Book And Binder...

There are many more colors for your personal preference in book bin decor. I admit I’m not much of a shopper but even with that said I’ve not seen these in stores. This is a great additional to our preschool classroom this fall. They are durable and hold most of the books I have put in them (workbooks). They are gems for any organizer and are toddler user friendly, too.

Really Good Stuff states that they are environmentally aware by reducing their carbon footprint and protecting forests. You can read about their efforts with this link before you start shopping.

Really Good Stuff provided products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received