I decided to set up my math block in a fresh new way. We started this week! I thought it might not be good to change up my structure of math in week 5, but it has been a great thing!
We call it Math Workshop. (Original huh?) The set up is basically guided math. I used to just have whole group time, tub time, and journal time, but It works so nicely to have them all going at once. Students have movement and choice built into the stable structure. Students rotate through 4 workshops.
Math with Technology
If you would like my guided math rotation pictures just click the picture!
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Today at my guided math table we applied our tally marking and graphing skills and then compared and contrasted our graphs figuring out “how many more”. That little skill is always tricky!
Next, we compared and contrasted all of our graphs to see how the results stacked up.
This lesson came from Mark and Sally Learn to Tally
During our small group guided reading time, students did their first sight word benchmark with me. Using their Data and Learning Portfolio, they read the list (or lists as needed) Then together, we set a goal that was attainable! Finally, we charted our first attempt at sight words. I was able to get through all 22 students in 2 days.
I am going to give students their differentiated words for them to study now out of my Be a Sight Word Star Pack. It has dolch, but it is editable.
Jennifer White says
Well, great..another pack to add to my wish list! hahaha! Love it, Reagan!
First Grade Blue SKies
I would love to know how you work it out that you have students doing journals, tubs, working with you, and working on computers. This is exactly what I WANT to be doing during my math block, but I can't seem to figure out how to make it work! If you would write a blog post or something about how you do this, I would absolutely love you forever. I do have one question- how long are your center rotations? I could probably make tubs, computers, and working with me work, but it's the journals that throw me off!
Thank you for the freebies!
Blooming In First
I love your data and learning portfolio. I have been looking for something similar on tpt for 2nd grade but can't find anything as awesome as yours. Any chance you will make one for 2nd?
What are the students doing during their math journal rotation?
Kori Carey says
Wonderful ideas! I really like your data binders and having students set their own goals.Where do your students keep their data journals and how often do you take them out to record progress? Thanks
Marlene Noujaim says
Coukd you tell me what math program kids work on in technology…and what u usecin math tub
Fluttering Through First Grade says
We've been using your tally unit and LOVE it! They love surveying their classmates (we have them use a clipboard and they feel so 'official'!!). Our math program has very little practice with tallies so the extra reinforcement is fantastic!
~Christy & Tammy
Fluttering Through First Grade
Ashley Reed says
Your posts always amaze and inspire me….I wanna be Reagan when I grow up…or better yet, be in her class! 🙂