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Hi! I’m Deirdre (a.k.a. Hooty). Welcome to my tiny little corner of cyberspace!

I have been teaching for over 20 years. Frankly, at this point it’s hard to keep up with how long I’ve been teaching. I honestly don’t know if it’s because the number is getting so big or because I’ve lost my marbles. Most of my time has been spent teaching 3rd grade in a rural title 1 school in Texas, but I have taught 2nd through 5th grades. I am currently teaching 5th grade math which I LOVE!!

These are my travel buddies. That’s me on the left!

I’m married to a high school teacher and have two “Little Hooties” who aren’t so little anymore. In my free time I blog hop, tinker on my computer, read, and binge watch Netflix.  I never plan to jump out of a plane, but I do enjoy indoor skydiving. Even though I really want to simplify my life, I’ve decided to add blogging to my already hectic life.  You only live once, right?

Math Shouldn't Be Scary

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I love using technology, interactive notebooks, and hands-on activities in my classroom. My firm belief is math shouldn’t be scary for kids! Because of this I do what I can to make my class fun, engaging, and accessible to struggling learners.

Welcome to my website! I am a firm believer that math should not be scary for kids. My goal is to create lessons, activities, and games that make learning math fun and enjoyable. Read More


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