Hi everyone! I’m Elizabeth from Seconds at the Beach, a primary teaching blog, and I am very excited to be guest blogging for The Organized Classroom! I teach 2nd grade at a Title I school in Oregon and have taught grades K-3. I thought I was going to be an intermediate elementary teacher, but once I went primary, I never looked back! If you step into my classroom, you’ll notice that math is one of the most high-energy parts of my day. I absolutely love teaching math! It wasn’t always like that. When I first started teaching, math was the one time of the day I just dreaded. I felt like I was only reaching half of my students and the other half were drowning. What changed? I learned about Singapore math strategies and I made it my goal to make math the most lively part of the day.