Today we are talking turkey on the blog with a seasonal way to align cross-curricular studies. The science of turkeys is a fascinating subject to students, therefore, we can use this interest to our advantage. With a high-interest topic, we can tackle some wonderful reading, writing, and science skills. Turkey Science As cute as this […]

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]]>Today we are talking turkey on the blog with a seasonal way to align cross-curricular studies. The science of turkeys is a fascinating subject to students, therefore, we can use this interest to our advantage. With a high-interest topic, we can tackle some wonderful reading, writing, and science skills.

As cute as this turkey science book is, we don’t create the fun outside of the book until the important studies have been completed on the inside. This is a motivating factor, but it’s also important because the books tend to get wrecked otherwise! Now let’s take a look inside to see what explorations will happen in this unit of study.

One of the first things we do in our turkey explorations is to watch videos and read books on turkeys. We talk about their surroundings, their food, their sounds, their colors, and then we formally learn some turkey vocabulary.

There are so many fun ways to expose students to the life cycle! I love having them learn about the stages and their peculiar names every chance I get. The turkey does not disappoint.

We can talk about text details, diagrams, and characteristics of expository writing with the label and turkey activity. I let students do this one at the writing center on their own since it is easier. I place turkey books with wonderful illustrations, magnifying glasses, and colored pencils out. You’d think it was the biggest deal ever. Talk about little scientists geeking out.

Another independent activity in this booklet is summarizing facts about turkeys. Students take those turkey books and write facts they learn under the flaps below. Again because this is an independent activity, I have students do this one during the writing center to glue into their books when finished.

The anatomy of the turkey is addressed in two ways. We will explore the unique adaptations that the turkey possesses which aid in its survival from predators, as well as those that help it thrive in life.

At this point, we are ready to share our knowledge of turkeys with an expository writing piece. We begin with a template for pre-writing, and then we write “All About Turkeys” on the belly of the bird.

If you are interested in knowing how this unit aligns with standards, you can find that here. I have over 30 science and social studies topics and their alignment ready to teach. Click here to see that free compilation.

I also included the Owl science book which I will link below as well!

To help you get started, you can get this free scientist booklet.

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]]>Many of the posts I have shared highlight a primary view of the guided math structure, but I want to talk about how guided math works in grades 3-5. This age range has many advantages to the younger ones, yet boasts of its own unique set of challenges as well. Students are more independent when […]

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]]>Many of the posts I have shared highlight a primary view of the guided math structure, but I want to talk about how guided math works in grades 3-5. This age range has many advantages to the younger ones, yet boasts of its own unique set of challenges as well. Students are more independent when it comes to working without a teacher, reading directions, and general work habits than the primary student. However, you typically have a larger class size, behavior challenges, and the content of the lessons is more difficult and rigorous, especially for students who struggle. This is where we will focus our efforts!

**If you need resources for the Guided Math Classroom, they will all be at the bottom of this post. **

In the guided math structure, we want to kick off the learning with a math warm-up which is going to be a problem or skill that is posted for review. Below are examples of a week of digital math warm-ups. I love a good alliteration and so do my students!

Next, we teach the math mini-lesson. This is an introduction to the new skill/new instruction. In the Guided Math workshop, I offer, we take a deep dive into the focus of this mini-lesson, but generally speaking, we want to introduce the new skill in the conceptual format. How does this relate to what I already know and have a solid understanding of? How can I understand what is happening with the numbers and concepts before it is just step-by-step algorithms to complete?

Generally speaking, this range of grade levels loves the whole group part of teaching math. Here’s the type of problem we are learning today. Here’s how you work through it. Now it’s your turn…I am simplifying a tad here, but the goal in guided math is to spend a lot less time in the whole group where students are not able to truly explore math authentically. We introduce the new skill, build the foundation of understanding, and then release students to our workstation routine so we can then bring students to us in small groups to teach and explore the content as they work through the new skills in front of us.

This is where we truly see that big leap of learning and understanding. If students are struggling with a step in problem-solving, we will be able to catch it and support them. They can work through the skill and steps with us and gain confidence and understanding. If you think about it, in a non-guided math classroom, the teacher shares out knowledge and examples but the students don’t truly apply the new skill until hours later at home for homework. This creates a gap that many students can not navigate without stress and frustration about math. In the guided math classroom, students get their hands dirty and have support so they become confident in the new skills.

We can simplify the management of math rotations with 2 little things: The first is **consistency**. If you observe any teacher in the school, chances are if math rotations are going well, students have a **consistent routine**.

Choosing a rotation management system and **sticking to it** is key. Remember, it may take a couple of ~~days~~ weeks to get comfortable. When I introduce rotations with teachers during workshops, the first few seconds of each rotation are a little confusing and there are questions. This is normal. After we have a couple of rotations under our belts, we are transitioning like a confident Beyonce with the wind blowing our hair. Once your routine is established, the content becomes the focus.

Adjusting the time **increment of your rotations**, the number of **rounds**, and which **choices **students have, create the backbone of your system. I was determined to make this easy, so I created an editable management system for math rotations! Simply drag and drop your choices into the group circles, choose your time increment, and the number of rounds. Then click play. Students who struggle with transitions, those who need a visual cue, or those who have time management difficulty, can all benefit from this system. Personally, all three describe me, the teacher, some days! I need it as much as the students do.

**If you need resources for the Guided Math Classroom, they will all be at the bottom of this post. **

Meeting two to three groups per day is where we fall in this grade level range. Taking 15 to 20 minutes per group is a rough estimate of the time that would work well for this range of students and their content. If your structure looks different but it works well, then stay with it. Don’t fix what isn’t broken!

As I was getting my feet wet with the idea of workstations, I was guilty of having groups all over the room simultaneously in math games. Once I became more confident in my instruction, it was time to designate different types of activities for these groups to do. This was going to help reduce the amount of noise and chaos going on in our room. I came up with 5 activities for my students to do. I came up with an ACRONYM for these choices because that’s what teachers do. The acronym STACK was a way for me to vary the types of resources I was using. This brought the noise and chaos to a minimum and allowed me to help develop more well-rounded math experiences for my students.

Whether you need 2, 3, 4, or 5 rotations, you can reduce the amount of noise and chaos by choosing activities from different modalities of learning. Here’s a visual example of the different choices I may choose for a math block. I have ranged from completing two stations per day to all five in a day. So much of that depends on grade level, length of math block, class size, and so on. The important thing to remember is that you want to see every student in a systematic routine. High students may not need you for as many minutes as struggling students, but they do still need that time to work and discuss with the teacher in close proximity.

**If you need resources for the Guided Math Classroom, they will all be at the bottom of this post. **

The purpose of workstations is having students actively learning during the entire math block. Rather than being in a passive role, students actively engage in collaborative learning opportunities. We want to build a well-rounded math experience. Workstations should not be new information or skills. They should be a spiral-review of previously taught concepts.

The reason for this is to be sure students have had time to understand the learning before putting it out for them to do independently. Workstations allow students to practice and apply math skills in many formats. Not only does this strengthen their understanding, but it builds fluency and automaticity in math skills. When students have the opportunity to practice and apply concepts through the year and not just when they are first being taught, they gain confidence and comfortability. This is the goal of workstations. Put out a variety of skills and concepts that provide a spiraled review.

We end the day in a short whole group reflection time. This is where we encourage students to share one thing about the learning that happened today. The purpose of this is to elicit students to think about how they are doing both in new concepts as well as in collaborative learning groups. Was there an area we can improve? Discussions can be both academic as well as about social interactions and experiences. Beyond a discussion, a review problem of the day is another effective way to take a quick check on how students are doing on the concept of the day.

Below you will find resources for each part of the guided math block! Simply click the grade level number link under the heading of the resource you are interested in and you’ll be directed to the resource. Don’t worry, you won’t lose your place, a new window will open!

Guided Math Timer Management System

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, (5th Grade coming soon)

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

If you want to read more on guided math, I have a math tab on the main page of my blog, or you can click the picture below to head to another post. Leave a comment and let me know how you are doing with guided math!

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]]>Today I am sharing a free download all about scientists! There are three main activities included in the free download just for you. Along with the free interactive activities to use with your students, I want to share some great books and videos I found on the topic! What is a Scientists Book List Below, […]

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]]>Today I am sharing a free download all about scientists! There are three main activities included in the free download just for you. Along with the free interactive activities to use with your students, I want to share some great books and videos I found on the topic!

Below, you’ll find a range of book titles that cover both the non-fiction side of teaching about attributes of a scientist as well as some fiction titles to bring those attributes to life! Each is clickable with an Amazon affiliate link.

Here we have three videos to help bring concepts to life. Be sure to preview videos before sharing them with your class. As of right now, these linked videos are age-appropriate and informative, but I am not responsible for these videos being played in your classroom.

Finally, I have the interactive lapbook of activities just for you! Click any of the images below to go to the download link. Inside the download, you will find activities to teach the attributes of a scientist. Students will distinguish between examples and non-examples of a scientist.

Next, students will learn about 6 branches of science with a short description and image. Then students can create a flipbook for the stages of the scientific method. Finally, students can write about what they know about being a scientist.

I have over 30 interactive science and social studies booklets just like this one! If you are interested in those topics, head to THIS POST!

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]]>In the elementary classroom, reading and math are king. Have you noticed though that when asking students what they loved most about the school year, they tend to remember that cool science experiment or fun theme that permeated through the subject areas? In this post, we will address meeting standards through science and social studies […]

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]]>In the elementary classroom, reading and math are king. Have you noticed though that when asking students what they loved most about the school year, they tend to remember that cool science experiment or fun theme that permeated through the subject areas? In this post, we will address meeting standards through science and social studies themes.

Because students, and let’s face it-teachers, love a great theme, it is for this reason that I love integrating thematic science and social studies themes throughout the day. Because of all of the pressures of standards alignment, we tend to push aside “fun-looking” activities. What if we could have it all? Memorable experiences, science and social studies themes, AND the assurance of meeting the standards!

Below you can find a free download of thirty-five different science and social studies themes aligned to Next Generation Science Standards and Texas TEKS. Simply click the picture to grab this download.

Below I have highlighted the unit of weather to show topics and standards covered. The free guided gives you 35 different units.

Here are some fun fall and winter themes that are aligned to standards in the guide above! There’s so many more than those pictured below. Want to jump to the bundles? Those links are in the guide above and at the bottom of this post. Each unit contains 10 or more activities which can go into a science/social studies notebook or in these fun keepsake booklets! Instructions are always included.

Pumpkin Science. 10 experiments to integrate science, math, writing, while working through the scientific process!

Bundle Up and Save!

If this is speaking to your thematic heart and you’d like to bundle and save on these sets, you can click the links below!

Second Edition Bundle (middle)

Bundle 3 Forms of energy (right)

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]]>This post will answer the most frequently asked questions about Guided Math! Each heading below will share the question in order for you to quickly find the answers you are seeking. Guided Math Frequently Asked Questions Explained Before we begin, I want to explain what Guided Math is, and what Guided Math is not! Generally […]

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]]>This post will answer the most frequently asked questions about Guided Math! Each heading below will share the question in order for you to quickly find the answers you are seeking.

Before we begin, I want to explain what Guided Math is, and what Guided Math is not! Generally speaking, the term ‘guided math’ refers to a structure we apply to our math block. Within that structure, there are key components. Each component has a specific purpose in the guided math framework. This guided math structure is near to my teacher heart. I have spent decades reading, researching, and applying those components to my classroom and math block. Through this classroom application, I learned, grew, and applied the heart of guided math instruction with both budding and more advanced mathematicians.

Now it’s time to get to the seven most frequently asked questions about guided math.

I never set out to create a curriculum, but through years of trying to apply different state adopted math curricula to the guided math structure, I always found that I was spending an average of nine hours a week lesson planning just for math. Nine hours. The reason for this is simple. Math curriculum is written for the whole group math classroom and aimed at the middle high performing student. Occasionally some centers ideas are thrown in for good measure, but having students at “centers” does not equal a guided math structure by any means. There’s more to it. I found myself week after week having to pull the actual standards I was trying to teach. Once I pulled the standard, I studied it through the lens of the math continuum. I designed whole group mini-lessons and small group lessons to fit the mathematical developmental stages of learning.

As I would teach my lessons, I would use a scratch pad to take notes on what my students needed to connect the current learning to the next math strand and how I could differentiate to fill in the gaps, as well as the advanced thinking, that I was seeing as students worked with me in the small group setting. Through this process, I set out to make the next school year easier for myself by formatting all of these notes and lessons into Guided Math.

This is the number one question I am asked. Guided Math on Teachers pay Teachers and Guided Math on Hand2Mind are comprised of the same content. For each grade level, it is the lessons and materials for each math standard within the nine math strands for the year. 180 lessons for the school year. Each grade level has 9 units. Each unit is a math strand that the grade level teaches.

The Guided Math bundles that I sell on **Teachers pay Teachers** are instant downloads of the lessons and materials to teach the math standards for whole group and small group. This material needs to be printed, prepped, and organized for teaching. You can purchase one unit, or math strand, or you can purchase all 9 units in a discounted bundle for the year. The price is $16.50 per unit and $125 for the whole year.

The Guided Math kits that are sold on

Yes, yes, a thousand times, yes. Each math strand consists of 20 lessons. You can change the order the units or stands and you can jump around within those strands. Perhaps you want to choose five lessons from number sense and then choose five lessons from addition and subtraction. You must follow a scope and sequence? Perfect. I have a standards alignment overview for every lesson and grade level. This is so you can order the units and lessons to match your needs and more importantly the needs of your learners.

Below you can find the free standards alignment guides for each grade level of guided math. Additionally, this will be a document download that shares each lesson within each unit and it’s alignment to both Common Core and Texas TEKS.

Kindergarten Guided Math Standards Overview

First Grade Guided Math Standards Overview

Second Grade Guided Math Standards Overview

Third Grade Guided Math Standards Overview

Fourth Grade Guided Math Standards Overview

Fifth Grade Guided math Standards Overview

Guided Math has been used for years as both main curricula for schools and districts as well as a supplemental ‘small group’ support component for schools and districts. Let me share a public survey done by teachers using guided math both ways. The results of that survey can be found

Think of Guided Math as your main course in a meal. It is your meat and potatoes. Guided Math is your standards-aligned lessons. This is what the teacher is doing throughout the math block. It consists of math mini-lessons (done in whole group) and then the small group lessons that follow each whole group lesson. Also, not only will you get the lessons, but you receive the materials to teach those lessons. Guided Math the bundle or the individual units does not have centers games included. The centers or workstations that you choose to put out are your side dishes to the main course of Guided Math. I have additional workstation bundles to cover those side dishes for you as well. Thus, you can read

If you want to begin implementing guided math, I have a

Furthermore, no matter where you are in your guided math journey, I want to help you! Remember when starting a new structure, take on one component until you feel comfortable. For this to be an effective structure in your classroom, take the time to build it to work for you and your students! Here’s a video below showing an example guided math lesson from start to finish!

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]]>Introducing math journals and note-booking is fun and rewarding, but it does take some know-how! In this post, I will share a tried and true process with you of Getting Started with Math Journals! Let’s get started! Lead by Example One of the best ways of getting started with math journals is to make your […]

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]]>Introducing math journals and note-booking is fun and rewarding, but it does take some know-how! In this post, I will share a tried and true process with you of **Getting Started with Math Journals**! Let’s get started!

One of the best ways of getting started with math journals is to make your own! This will save time and eliminate confusion. I call this example journal “my teacher journal”. I make one week’s activities at a time so I have it ready to flip open under the document camera when I am explaining a new entry to my students.

Benefits of the example journal

- A resource besides yourself for students to go to for clarification
- Immediate layout examples to share with students for any given assignment
- Support for students with spacial awareness challenges
- Support for students with difficulty remembering multi-step tasks
- A record of teaching ideas and lessons
- An example of outcome expectations for student work
- No wasted time during your lesson trying to cut or explain a procedure.

As we all know, young learners don’t have enough time to practice cutting since the standards have become more difficult. This is the perfect way to work on the fine motor development students need while getting in the content required. Before we are independent, we take time to discuss the expectations for cutting and do explicit cutting lessons too! The bigger deal we make of having a math journal, the more students will want to do it. If we hold the cutting, folding, and gluing standards high from day one, students will rise to the expectation.

Getting started with math journals looks different in grades K-1 than it does in grades 2-4. For this reason, there are tiered getting started practice pages in this free download just for you! Find what works for your learner and hit the road running ready to jump into journaling!

When you begin the journal process with your new young learners, it is important to explicitly teach every component about making a math journal. Leave nothing left to question. Download these free cutting and folding practice pages. Talk about holding scissors, moving scissors, how to turn the paper when cutting. Remember to teach dotted lines vs. solid lines, cut vs. fold. Always be sure to make extra copies and deliberately model messing up! Model how to start over without getting upset, and model how gluing might fix the problem once it goes into the journal. Not every mess up needs to be redone. Some will work out just fine once things get put onto the journal page.

Folding can be taught. It’s something that young learners struggle to master, but some are prone to it while others will need practice all year. Giving students tips such as pinching the dotted line, lining up sides, matching corners, creasing after- not before, can help give them a little edge in their folding skills. Again always model correctly and incorrectly. Talk about why it matters (or even why it doesn’t matter if students are getting too hung up on perfect lines). When your students have shown a solid understanding, you are ready to let students try out one component of your lesson without you. For example, you did 3 folds together and they will try the 4th fold without you. Then just as they are gluing it down, you will discuss and assess all the steps it took for students to do that one component successfully.

Just as there are different layout preferences and styles, there are also glue preferences too! Find what works for your students and teach it. Although we go through them like water in a desert, I prefer glue sticks. Many of my good teacher friends feel the same, but some love using white glue instead. No matter what you choose there will be students that struggle not to stick pages together. Make accommodations for those that need a drying place in the room or a glue buddy for reteaching this skill.

First, talk and model your way through an example journal entry. This is a big moment! For grades 3-5 I actually do the goal-setting lesson on day one! They receive their math journal composition notebook and we incorporate cutting, gluing, and folding into one power-packed lesson with goal setting.

Another system I use is to help keep track of student pieces. Depending on your classroom and supply areas you will need to make this work for you. I used to have students keep loose pieces in their toolboxes (pencil boxes) if a lesson was going to span two days time. Also, I told students to place loose pieces on the page and close them into the journal.

I usually require that journals get finished within the allotted time each day to eliminate this issue, but occasionally we work on longer activities or those that have many pieces so having something in place to handle this issue is helpful. *So are extra copies of each activity*

In my classroom, math journal is one component of guided math. Once students have shown independence and mastered stamina in working in their journals, they are ready to be independent within our guided math block. While I am teaching a small group lesson, one of the activities that students rotate through is math journal.

Personally, I use my journal as a record of daily learning. All our tasks whether independent or done during a lesson together will go in the journal. I use every page front and back. I do have certain things I want students to notice and practice such as spacing, titles, dates, and how they write the information inside. This all comes as you teach that first round of activities.

Above all the little journal tricks, your students will find a BIG sense of PRIDE in their math journals. All their thinking is bursting out in fun activities that they can look through and also share with others.

A part of the getting started with math journals **freebie**, I provide tabs and divider pages designed to be glued into the journal and used as dividers. The journals can be divided into math strands, standards, or concepts. It could also be used to segment the different grading periods. You can type inside in the text box to label the tabs or leave them blank. The main part of the page can be used to put pertinent information, formulas, reference notes, or anything. For younger learners, a picture about that math concept can be drawn to elicit personal connection to the math ideas.

Keep a clean classroom with the clean-up caddy! Place a container in the middle of each table for students to place scraps and trash into throughout the day! At the end of the day, the scraps go into the recycle box! It keeps students working rather than walking to the trash can throughout the day! You can get the **Clean-up Caddy** label in the freebie!

The math journal component begins in the whole group, but once students are trained on the expectations, this can be a station in your math workshop! Read THIS POST on how I incorporate this into my guided math block!

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]]>The first week of school is like no other time in the year. It’s a fresh new start with a brand-new group. It’s a time for setting expectations and routines. It’s also a time when our schedule is still getting set so we find ourselves with odd amounts of time within the day to fill. […]

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]]>The first week of school is like no other time in the year. It’s a fresh new start with a brand-new group. It’s a time for setting expectations and routines. It’s also a time when our schedule is still getting set so we find ourselves with odd amounts of time within the day to fill. This **First Week Favorites Unit **is meant to take care of the rules and routines and the short choppy time when a quick helpful activity is needed!

Not only will you find terrific and engaging ways to set up your routines and rules, but you’ll do so in ways that promote a caring community and promote team building and friendship along the way!

The units begin with your **first 7 class meetings ready to go**! Discussion/scenario cards make it easy to set expectations and discuss model behavior in a morale-boosting way. Most of these lessons can be broken up into smaller lessons so you really have at least two weeks of material here!

Next, there’s SO MUCH needed when training those underdeveloped and active little bodies and minds! Keep your class productive, engaged, and learning no matter how much time you have. With community and expectations at the forefront, the activities provided will give you a safety net of learning for all of the minutes of the day! From quick and simple, to more involved, there’s a variety of tiered activities for you to choose from. Building teamwork while learning is important at the beginning of the year. These tiered activities will ensure that students build new friendships during learning!

When students walk in the first day they are nervous, excited, and full of feelings! It’s a great practice to have something in place on their desks to do. A simple color page is a wonderful way to say this is a place of work while also saying everything is going to be just fine! These tiered pages can help ease students into the very first few minutes of the first day!

There are many cafeteria expectations posters provided to help you set those expectations from the first day! Take them with you as you bring your class through the cafeteria the first week. Have them model the expected behavior and keep the posters handy to remind when things aren’t up to standard!

During the first week or two, we need activities to allow students some quiet independent time! We spend a lot of time talking to them and explaining every detail of our rules and procedures. Take breaks from the discussions to get some basic skills practice in! Play some smooth jazz or instrumental music while students have some work time with their tablemates.

Whether it’s making it through an exciting first day, or finishing off rules and procedures with an encouraging certificate of learning, these awards will make your students’ feel accomplished and proud of meeting expectations in all areas!

I chose to organize the First Week Favorites into a binder! This allows me to grab what I need easily during this hectic time of year. It’s like a little life-saving notebook! I used sheet protectors, pocket dividers and a one-inch binder!

As you work through your beginning of the year habits and procedures for reading, math, writing, and general school procedures, make a keepsake backpack for a record of learning! Because many routines are not yet established the first two weeks, this is a perfect time to work through a crafty keepsake of learning. It helps create calm and cement learning at the same time!

This is such an exciting time of the school year! Setting up rules and procedures can be motivating and fun! It doesn’t have to be a drag! Hopefully, with First Week Favorites in your resources, you’ll be set up for the best year yet! For more posts on setting up for the beginning of the school year, click here!

Linked below is the bundle of both First Week Favorites AND Back to School Backpack!

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]]>The first day of guided math has a different look and feel than the rest of the year. We are introducing a new structure, setting expectations, initiating procedures, and oh yeah…teaching math! Today I am sharing how to teach day one of Guided Math in grades K-5. Do I Start on the First Day of […]

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]]>The first day of guided math has a different look and feel than the rest of the year. We are introducing a new structure, setting expectations, initiating procedures, and oh yeah…teaching math! Today I am sharing how to teach day one of Guided Math in grades K-5.

The first day of Guided Math is a process of what I call “micro” lessons. Although you do not have to start on the first day of school, I choose to do so because it really is more about setting up expectations and procedures. You can start on day 1 or day 101. The process is very much the same. I have this YouTube video sharing how I teach that first lesson for grades K-5. It will also share beyond day one to the first week and beyond! In the video, I will share lessons for K-2 and then 3-5. I will take you through the components of guided math in a very simplified manner that takes the fear right out of that very first day.

The How to Launch Guided Math Guide that I reference in the YouTube video can be found here.

If you would like to read further about Guided Math resources, I have many posts here to share all about what I use and how I use it. This post will get you started!

The first day sets the precedent for the remainder of days. However, once launched, it is okay to change up your structure. If something isn’t working during the launch phase, alter it! Guided Math is a structure of a math block but it must work for both the teacher AND students. As your students continue to practice and then fully implement Guided Math their math competency and fluency will improve and your knowledge of your students’ abilities will deepen.

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]]>Let’s take a look at Guided Math and workstation resources! Join me in my office as we dive into the world of guided math lessons and workstations. I have a YouTube video sharing all about the resources I use for Guided Math and workstations. Guided Math and Workstation Resources First, we will compare the Guided […]

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]]>Let’s take a look at Guided Math and workstation resources! Join me in my office as we dive into the world of guided math lessons and workstations. I have a YouTube video sharing all about the resources I use for Guided Math and workstations.

First, we will compare the Guided Math downloads on Teachers pay Teachers with the prepped Guided Math Kits on Hand 2 Mind. Guided Math units are available K-5 on both TpT and Hand 2 Mind.

Next, we will explore the choices that I use for my workstations! Organization, labels, and the resources I have for those choices will be featured on this YouTube video. The same download that has the resources linked also has free labels for you!

Through the years I have explored many different ways to structure my math block. I have shared those here on the blog too! In the video, I will take you through how I flow from a mini-lesson to my teacher table for a small group lesson while I have certain workstation choices out.

Do you love organization and fresh labels? Well, I have TONS of fresh and free new labels for you!

Are you in the mood to revamp and reorganize even more? Be sure to check out my Guided Reading post too!

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]]>Join me on the floor of my office as we explore many guided reading resources on the “Smart Cart!” I will share the resources packed on the cart as well as free labels you can print for your own use. Guided Reading Resources the Smart Cart Not only will we learn about guided reading resources […]

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]]>Join me on the floor of my office as we explore many guided reading resources on the “Smart Cart!” I will share the resources packed on the cart as well as free labels you can print for your own use.

Not only will we learn about guided reading resources that make teaching our literacy block a lot easier, but we will also see ways to organize materials too! If you love resources and organization, it’s time to grab a snack and a beverage and tune in to my latest YouTube video! I will cover my tried and true favorites for teaching sight words, spelling and phonics patterns, literacy concepts, and writing mini-lessons.

Do you love all things organization and labels? Well, I have a free download for you containing all of the labels on the smart cart as well as these pictured for The Lit Kit. You can find this download linked both HERE and in the description of the YouTube video!

If you want to dive into more information on the items on the smart cart, after you watch the Youtube video, check out this post below!

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