Hey boys and girls, this is Mrs. Beyer and I am so excited you could join us today for to the new Authentic Learner Podcast and if you want more fun with us you can join us in the new authentic Learner Google Classroom! And we’re gonna have all sorts of fun there! We’re gonna read books,  look at maps! And go fishing!

Story Time

Camping For Kids A Family Camping Guide

Camping For Kids A Family Camping Guide

I can’t encourage you enough to read with your children, discuss their likes and differences, use your public library, and most of all have fun. If you would like to write about your camping trip that would be awesome too! It can be a real story or a made up adventure.

Mrs. Beyer and Alex, APRIL BEAR, April and Sarah go through the book Camping For Kids A Family Camping Guide and learn about all things camping from camping gear to camping safety! Do you like to camp.

There’s a bonus math challenge as well because the book is written by 8 year old Elizabeth Griffen and her dad and if the book was written in 1994 Mrs. Beyer wanted to know how old is Elizabeth in 2018? You can fill out a bonus challenge entry form to win!

Then we’re gonna play Win It in A Minute!

You can play along with the puppets and animals at Montana Bear School and win a prize if you get them all right. Mrs. Beyer and the animals will model for you and with practice you should be able to get them correct! We will have lots of challenges for students of grades k-6.

Aled and April Show Podcast

Introducing the Alex and April show!

Number Sense

Confidence in math comes from having strong Number Sense.

I received some of the best number sense training in the country. If you spend 5 minutes a day practicing these 5 minute to win it mental math games you will gain automaticity with numbers. In the beginning you might just want to follow along as Mrs. Beyer and the puppets and animals at Montana Bear School model for you but if you practice any child should develop fluency in mathematics.


The math challenges will also be posted on the authentic learner podcast and in the google classroom.

Task 5 ~ Shopping

I know many students really struggle with coins and money, and so this serves two purposes because it teaches coin and place value as well as number sense!

We will start with 5 pennies and add a penny a day. Students can decide to spend their money or save it.

The first question is:

You have 5 pennies or 5¢. Which item can you buy?

A. bubblegum for 15¢

B. a teeny, tiny tootsie roll for a nickel.

C. a metallic sticker for 75¢

D. a bouncy ball for 50¢

Remember a nickel is worth 5¢

Students should then choose do they want the tootsie roll, to save the money, or buy it as a gift for someone they care about.

ENtER to win

If your child says the math challenge of the day and makes no mistakes you can submit our form to win a prize. We will make sure there are challenges for all levels. You can go at your own pace and download the right challenge for you!

Win It in A Minute Challenge Record Sheet

Minute to Win It Challenge Form Record Sheet

You can enter your email to be notified when the podcast launches and the contests start.  

Enter Today!

While you’re waiting I recommend you order a 100s chart from Amazon or buy one at Lakeshore today!

I highly recommend you get a 100’s chart for practice at home. Worth every penny!


Just go to to learn how to enter!


Minute To Win It Challenge Form

Minute to Win It Challenge Form Record Sheet


Boys and girls I hope you had fun today and you also learned something new! Join us again for episode two of the Authentic Learner Podcast!

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