Math Workshop Adventures
We Have a TPT Store We have dragged our feet on starting a TPT store since this blog's conception for many reasons but primarily because we never set out to gain fame or fortune through this blog. Just like none of us chose teaching for the money, right?! :) However, we never realized how many people would be interested in obtaining copies of our resources. After trying to respond in a timely fashion to numerous requests for various documents, we have finally decided to make the resources…
Why I NOW Love Teaching Math: Setting up Math Rotations
If you know me, you know I am in loooove with Daily 5! Ever since incorporating it into my classroom last year, I have loved seeing the variety of skills and strategies my students are working on each and every day. I also love that the segments are short, so we all stay motivated and the energy for learning stays high. I have been wanting to redo how I teach math for a while. As a student, I truly adore mathematics, but as a teacher, I was getting bored. Our district was looking into…
Guided Reading and ELA Centers in 5th Grade!
When I started at my new school last year, I came into a new reading program. I was used to doing almost all of my reading instruction WHOLE CLASS, but my school uses a guided reading model all the way up to 5th grade. I definitely had to rethink my reading block! I had done centers in the past, but wanted a really clear way to maximize the time and make the transitions clear for the students. Here's how I do my guided reading block! ROTATIONS We have Guided Reading/Centers Monday-Thursday…
How to Organize Test Prep Math Centers
Organize your math groups with this editable template. Math workshop groups can also be used to review for end of year tests. Learn how to plan your math centers to complete test prep for upper elementary grades. #mathworkshop #mathtestprep #MathTechConnections #thirdgrademath #guidedmath #mathcenters
Math Stations: My Four Round Approach
My students beg for math stations. Seriously. And the best part? I am still able to sanely work with a small group and collect meaningful data from other stations! IT'S POSSIBLE. When I first began teaching fourth grade, I felt finding a meaningful student-led station system was difficult. A lot of the resources and blogs were geared towards lower…
Managing Guided Math (Math Workshop)
If you've ever done any kind of guided reading/math, or tried out any of the workshop models, or done any work with centers then you al...
Home - Simply Skilled Teaching
Do you use a Guided Math or Math Workshop approach to teaching Math? If so, check out this Group Rotation Board to organize and streamline your instruction!
5 Classroom Management Tips for Center Time: VIDEO — The Simple Classroom
It’s time for anotherrrr VLOG! You guys were amazing about the first one, so why not do another one?? We’ve all seen those anchor charts circulating that say the times you can interrupt (insert teacher’s name here) while he/she is teaching small groups is if the school is on fire, you’re bleeding,
How to Get Organized for Guided Math
Thinking about trying Guided Math? Organization is a critical component for being ready to use Guided Math in your classroom. This post contains ideas for how to organize your Guided Math centers, how to create and organize student groups and how to ensure those groups manage working independently. #guidedmath #math #mathteacher #classroom
Part 3: Schedules for Math Centers - Not So Wimpy Teacher
Math centers make me leap with joy, and so this blog series is a blast to write! If you missed any of the other posts in the series, you can click below to get caught up. Part 1: Why You Need to Have Math Centers Part 2: Math Center Activities Making Time I have so […]