Last year we kept a math journal for guided math. It began as a district requirement. Which you and I both know equals a giant stress knot in the top left shoulder blade for you and for me. I took this unknown math journal component and toyed with it in the Fall. By January math journal had my students hooked and I was in love!
I decided to use math journal as a rotation in guided math.
Each monthly journal packet focuses on some of the same spiraled skills and some skills more in depth for that time of math development. Through the year all the math standards are covered and spiraled.
Here’s the Christmas in July Sale item! ALL MATH JOURNALS
To make life easy, I linked up each monthly journal for you.
The second half of the year, students are more journal savvy and this is where it gets really fun!
If you haven’t tried incorporating a math journal into the mix, I highly recommend it! To see more posts about math journaling look for the math journal label on the right under labels.
I purchased several of your Math Journal sets. I can't begin to tell you how they helped my kids! My number one goal for last year was to improve my SAT10 scores in Math. And…it worked. My scores this year were much better–and I think all the ways I incorporated your math journals and tubs was the reason! Thanks for all your projects!!!
Delani Lemons says
Is it geared more towards 1st or 2nd? Love your stuff, by the way!
Positively Learning says
I always love catching glimpses of your classroom, especially Guided Math. These look awesome for engaging my math learners. Any time-saving tips? We always run out of time & that's before scissors and gluesticks!
Any chance this is a two day sale? We get your posts late (middle of the night:( and then the sale is over.
Jakki Bourgault says
I love to read about your math journals! They look amazing!! Unfortunately I teach kindergarten in a school that very few of our students go to preschool, and many of their parents do not have much education. We have to begin at the very basics. I would love to find something similar for kinders!
Jen R says
Umm… I'm not sure what more to say than just pure amazing! 🙂 Love it all!
Teacher by the Beach
I am a new reader to your blog and love it!! I am also starting out my first year teaching (middle school languages) and I am curious…how have you made all the decorations/units/graphics on the printables/items that you have displayed in your posts? I am always looking for ways to do things and I love how so many people have them but don't have a clue how to do it!
Any tips on how to keep first grade journal pages from getting stuck together with all the gluing/pasting activities? Do they leave their journal open to allow to dry?
Hi Kathy! Yes!! That’s what I tell them. They leave their journal open either on a desk, a counter, or even the carpet for a bit so it can dry. The glued shut journals are a nightmare! Ha!! 🙂