Roll-A-Story! A clever literacy dice game..
this is my fancy new math workshop board!
it’s really just a section of my white board organized with labels that i made out of index cards and sentence strips. this organization system was inspired by clutter free classroom, but i changed some of her centers a bit.
the whole dealio is that i’m changing how i teach math this year - i’m tired of teaching math as a whole group meeting every day and after teaching 3rd grade for 3 years, i finally feel comfortable enough with the curriculum and standards to make it my own.
over the summer i’ve been re-writing lesson plans in the workshop model and i’m really excited to get it all going in my classroom when school starts on thursday.
math workshop will start with a 10 minute mini lesson where i’ll introduce new concepts, games, or activities to the whole class, then we’ll break into teams (based on ability level) and begin visiting the different centers for 10 minutes each.
These are the centers:
- Math Facts: kids will spend time practicing math facts with flash card activities or computer programs
- Projects and Games: they’ll work on hands-on projects or math games that go with the current unit
- Pencil and Paper: this is when the kids will usually complete workbook pages that go with the lessons for the week
- Teacher’s Choice: this is my favorite, it’s where i’ll teach mini lessons that are differentiated based on the needs of that team. this means that for some groups i’ll be able to give a bit of extra support and for others we can do enrichment activities.
i’ll write the teams on index cards and stick them under the paperclips at the start of each week. they’ll be different based on the topics we are studying. below each team there’s a chart which tells the kids which centers to visit in which order. the assignments for each center will be written inside of the black rectangles under each heading. after the centers we’ll close with a 5 minute meeting where we can talk about what went well, what discoveries were made, and anything else that comes up!
it’s going to be an interesting transition away from whole group lessons, and i’m sure it’ll take us a few days to get into a good rhythm, but i’m SO excited! does anyone else teach math like this? i’d love your pointers!
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