I get this question a lot, "When do you teach math?" I suppose the answer is all. day. long.
Here are photos that I snapped just from today!
We start using reading and math as part of our morning work.
|I love the cats on the right. They all have eyebrows! Ha!|
Our calendar is filled with math! I shine mine on the document camera, while my sweeties work on their own. This is the 19th day of school, so I accept approximations. In a month or two, I will sit back and my student helper will run the calendar time for us!
We have our math workshop time. It starts with fluency practice. Then we move onto the introduction of a new concept. Students explore this concept with their math partner. Students then move onto independent practice. Finally, we have a share period. We loved playing "Match it" today. Originally, I intended to have the students select a single shape, but they soon kicked it up a notch... I just got out of the way!
This math workshop is a new unit that I co-authored with Deanna Jump. We noticed a few typos, so we have made corrections. If you recently purchased it, you may want to re-download it. SORRY!
We sincerely love our math journals! Here are a few samples from today! I love that today we were working on making an AB pattern. We had already touched on these types of patterns during our calendar time! Math journals allow for spiral review.
Practice makes permanent (I did not make that saying up... stole it from someone)
The final minutes of our day are spent on math stations! This cute little puzzle is from Cara Carroll!
So... when do I do math? All! Day! Long!