I also started brainstorming a list of Must Do/May Do ideas for early finishers. Here are some of ideas I have:

__greatly__appreciated. If you have any other ideas for my Must Do/May Do list, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

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I have been playing around with different ideas for math workshop for a few weeks now. I saw this idea on Pinterest. It comes from Cassie at Adventures in Teaching. To read more about how she uses BUILD in her classroom, click here.

Since this will be my first year trying Guided Math & Math Workshop, I wanted to simplify things. Here is what I have so far. I would love to hear your thoughts on this one.

T – Teacher

(guided math lesson)

I – Independent Practice

(skill review, catch-up work)

M – Math Buddies

(partner games & activities)

E – Extend the Lesson

(journal pages or other differentiated activities related to the lesson)

I envision the rotations moving to the left so that right after I teach a guided math lesson, students immediately begin working on the journal pages or extension activity. The group starting on extend a lesson will be continuing work from the previous day’s lesson. I would have one of my top groups be in this position.

Group 1 – Teacher – Extend a Lesson – Math Buddies – Independent Work

Group 2 – Independent Work – Teacher – Extend a Lesson – Math Buddies

Group 3 – Math Buddies – Independent Work – Teacher – Extend a Lesson

Group 4 – Extend a Lesson – Math Buddies – Independent Work – Teacher

My district uses Everyday Math. I think the Math Boxes and other Everyday Math Routines would fit well into Independent Practice. Independent Practice would also be a great time to review those basic skills that need continuous practice (time, money, etc.)

I also started brainstorming a list of Must Do/May Do ideas for early finishers. Here are some of ideas I have:

Calendar Pages

Number Scrolls

Versatiles

Think Tank Cards

Graphing Activities

Tangrams

Create a Math Box

Feedback is __greatly__ appreciated. If you have any other ideas for my Must Do/May Do list, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

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Julie Sawyer says

Love you TIME idea!

I'm awarding you the One Lovely Blog Award for your awesome blog.

Julie

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Ms. Moriconi says

It sounds like you have a wonderful plan so far! There are so many great math websites out there. Perhaps a computer center would work well for another group or your fast finishers!

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Erica says

Great thinking you shared. I do Daily 5 math in my kinder room and it is awesome. (We also do Daily 5 literacy.) I am your newest follower.

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The Queen Bee-Minneola says

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The Queen Bee-Minneola says

I think I will join you and do your TIME in Math. I have been doing the Daily 5 now for over 5 years, I have that down pat. Last year I tried to implement the Daily 5 in Math, and I felt I didn't do a good job. So if you don't mind I will share what works in Math with you this year too!

You are truly a dedicated teacher and it shows!

Natalie

Meiriwyn says

I am new to guided math/math workshop this year too. I love your "TIME" for Math, and hope you don't mind if I also borrow your idea. I would also like to share ideas with you and Queen Bee as the year progresses. Thanks for sharing, Meiri

Beth says

Very interesting…hmm, too much to think about!!

Beth

Thinking of TeachingRebecca Bergstrom says

Great ideas! Wanted to share with you what I do with math boxes during rotations: I have kids do a Kagan strategy called Rally Coach and they LOVE it! I've used it with both 2nd and 5th graders. Hope you have a great year!

Rebecca Bergstrom says

We use Everyday Math also and I've been doing math rotations for the past 3 years but I LOVE your TIME idea and will probably incorporate that this year 🙂 Just wanted to share with you that I use a Kagan strategy for math boxes called Rally Coach during rotations and the kids live it! I've done it with both 2nd and 5th graders. Have a great year!

Beth says

Okay…I'm back! I've spent a lot of time researching different approaches to this math station/math workshop/guided math thing and I must say…I LOVE your acronym the best. I am also going to use TIME in my room and am your newest follower.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Beth

Thinking of Teaching