Welcome to Classroom Hoopla

excitement surrounding an event or situation, especially when considered to be unnecessary fuss

Unnecessary fuss?? No way! We need the fuss. We love the fuss. The fuss is what makes it fun. It's what makes all the difference. We, as educators, live for the HOOPLA!!

It's the excitement teachers bring to the classroom. It's the enthusiasm that helps a lesson come alive. It's the passion that ignites, inspires, and engages!! It's the belief that kids are worth it to build up the hoopla!

And so... thus begins Classroom Hoopla - a blog to celebrate and share all of the reading, writing, creating, playing, learning, and general hoopla from my classroom to yours.

Let's revel in the HOOPLA!

I hope you will continue to follow the journey.

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  1. Hey there! LOVE your new blog ~ signed on to follow. This could be my eyesight, but when I looked at your "About" section above, I thought it said "cheating." It could be the yellow or the font. Ask someone else what they think.

    1. Hi Susan! Thank you for following and thank you for your feedback. I will definitely look into this. Appreciate you so much!!

  2. Hi Amanda,

    I wanted to submit a math app for your consideration on your blog or other sites.

    The app is called Box Drop Math Addition (by Twenda Learning) and is a fun way for kids to master math facts. It has a progress graph for teachers and they can select specific numbers to focus on as well. Here is a description and link from the iTunes App Store (it's also on Google Play and Amazon):


    Teachers recommend Box Drop Math because it helps children master basic addition from 0 to 9. By answering math questions, players earn boxes and are then challenged to build a stack without knocking them over. Some boxes are special and add bonus points. A fun animation with sometimes unexpected results is played once a level is complete.

    Players earn top points for answering equations correctly within 3 seconds - a demonstration of mastery. A progress monitoring graph keeps players and parents informed as mastery is achieved up to 9+9. Box Drop Math starts with simple equations that get harder as mastery is achieved. The game tracks and keeps scores for up to 8 players.

    Many thanks for your consideration!


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