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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Your Guided Math Schedule

Calling All Guided Math Teachers...

I am looking to put together a resource of examples of all different Guided-Math schedules.  How many groups do you meet, how long do you meet, what is your rotation schedule, what stations do you use?

The beauty of guided math is that you create a schedule that works for you and your students.  Everyone is different on how many groups they meet, the frequency, and station choices.  My goal is to provide a resource for teachers that are looking for ideas on how to schedule math within the time-frame they have allotted.  This would be a good resource for either teachers starting out or ones that are looking to tweak their schedule or get some new inspiration.

If able, can you please email me with what you do in your classroom. I'll give credit to those who share! Some things to include...

1. How many groups
2.  Time Frame - how long do you meet with each group
3.  Rotation Schedule
4.  What students do at each station
5.  What math program do you use; ex: EDM

I really appreciate you taking the time to do this! :)  Email me at

Thank You!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Featuring Runde's Room: Math Journal Sundays

For awhile now I have been following Runde's Room:  Math Journal Sundays.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jen's ideas on math journals and foldables.  My goal is to use math journals more in the future.  Right now my kids have J.A.M journals or Journal About Math.  Just a plain spiral notebook with the JAM label on the front.  I love making kids guess what the JAM stands for.  A lot of kids get close but I can typically stump them on this one.

I use the JAM now as a way for kids to take notes.  Plain, boring notes. I want to make them more interactive using foldables and such.  I highly suggest you head on over to Math Journal Sundays to get some great ideas on how to use interactive hands-on math journals.  Thanks for the ideas Jen!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Winner of DonorsChoose $25 Donation....

Sorry for the slight delay in posting the winner... but thanks to random number generator... the winner was... Moria!!!

My kinder students love any memory/concentration games we play. We've done shape matching, number matching, number/pip matching, and more. They never get tired of it and most pick up on watching to try to remember where the matching pieces are for their turn.

I just posted a DC math project!

I already applied the donation to your project.  I hope the rest of your funding comes through quickly! 
Thanks to everyone for the well wishes.  I am getting better day by day, slowly but better.  Also thanks for posting your favorite math games, there are some great games that I am going to start teaching my own students.



Friday, April 6, 2012

A DonorsChoose $25 Giveaway!!

YIKES! It has been way too long since I've posted!  Although I have some very valid excuses...

#1- On March 31st I submitted my National Board work.  Man I was so glad to get that done and submitted.  The process is hard, a lot of work but hopefully once I am certified, it will all be worth it.  Doing my NB work was even harder because...

#2- I had knee surgery this morning... yes this morning... and no I can't believe I here on the computer posting! Those pain meds must be working.  I hurt my knee three months ago and it has been a big pain. A coworker friend said I have been walking around like Igor for the last three months. Going in today they weren't quite sure what I had done because it was not showing up on the MRI. Sure enough I tore my meniscus (cartilage).  Let the healing pain now begin!

With that being said....

I have a $25 GiftCard to giveaway to DonorsChoose!!

To enter:  Just write a comment answering this question...

What is your favorite math game to teach?

Also please post the link to your current DonorsChoose project.

One winner will be randomly chosen on Wednesday, April 11th.

Good luck and happy entering!