Holy cow, I have so much to write with two hungry kiddos running around. If this seems short and choppy, I apologize in advance!!
I have been working feverishly to finish several products before the school year begins. Right now I am going to focus JUST on math. I have so much more to post later!!!
My latest two products actually go together. Kinda like peanut butter and jelly, but much less tasty if you bite into them. But if you find easy organization delicious, then you definitely will want to sink you teeth into these!
I wanted to create a WHOLE system that went together with math workshop. I wanted to create math review pages that constantly review what we had already taught and could also be used as assessments. I blogged about my first attempt at this here.
I have kind of refined the product and my thinking. Before I graded the student on the work for the week. I began to think of the Monday through Thursday pages as practice pages and pulled kids to discuss their work on these pages. If they did not understand I was able to remediate right then and there and the student could practice with a similar problem the next day as well. Then on Friday’s students completed the last page (which was an assessment page) that had similar questions from the week and the same format.
Then I assessed with the rubric. This system works WONDERFULLY for schools with standards based reporting because there is a score for each standard (watch box on the review sheet is a different standard). Although the box may not cover the ENTIRE standard, it does cover part of the standard and it will increase in difficulty over time.
I made the packet for August for second grade and I intend to make one for each month of the school year (August- May). I may or may not do third grade. I haven’t committed myself to this totally yet! The packet is 55 pages long and is only $6 in my store.
If you are not sure if this is something you can use in your classroom, I also created a sample. The sample is the first week of August (or it can be used any week you start school). It includes a progression chart to show how each of the standard boxes increase in difficulty for the month as well as the answer keys and assessment rubric. Click on the picture below to snag your copy!
Click here for this great pack of FREE math centers, plus get tips and updates from me!
Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website (www.mandygregory.com) and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.