A few weeks ago I shared how to get started for guided math. Today, I am back to share more about preparing for groups.
Now, please keep in mind this is how I have chosen to organize my guided math groups over the years. There are many different variations!
Let’s dive in, shall we?
This is always the ten million dollar question, and I have done it ten million different ways (or so it feels!)! Hold on to your bootstraps, because I have a whole bunch to say about this! LOL!
This is the schedule I shared in the previous guided math post. You can download it in that post
Today’s post is going to focus on centers, interactive notebooks, and seat work. I will write a different post about Magic Number. It is going to be huge on it’s own!
Let’s break it down and focus on each different task.
This is where your judgement comes in regarding your class. I have had some classes that could handle LOTS of freedom and others that…well, not so much.
Would you like to try a sample of this pack?
Click on the picture above!!
I am so excited about the pack above!!!!!!!! It has everything you need to do guided math / math workshop! Just print and go! My favorite!
I also have lots of ideas and FREEBIES for games for partners on my guided math page
on my website. Make sure to check it out!
Let’s move on to another task. Seat work. I know some people hate it, but I do think that (in small doses) it is good for students to independently practice what they can do on paper.
Let’s move on to something more “fun.” How about some interactive notebooks? They are all the rage right now!
So, now you have an idea of what the kids could be doing. but how do you get kids ready for all that change and transition (shudder!!).
Want to see it for yourself?
Click on the picture above to download the lesson suggestions!
So, now let’s get to the nitty gritty…
Do you want the labels above? Click on the pictures!!
Whew! I could keep going on and on, but it is lunch time around here! I will be back VERY soon with more about organizing materials and that mysterious Magic Number!
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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.