How is Guided Math & Math Workshop going for you? I feel confident that we have established the expectations for each rotation, but we are still working on the time management piece. This is a difficult skill for a lot of second graders.
When you look at my work board below (imagine it on my crayon pocket chart), you’ll notice some purple stars. These represent the required skills (must-do) items. When students finish work early during other parts of the day, they are supposed to go through and finish their unfinished work. Second graders forget to look and just say they don’t have any work to do. When Friday rolls around, they get super sad when I force them to dig out their folders and show them all the empty circles (aka missing assignments) on my clipboard – especially when their friends get to do fun things as a reward for completing work on time.
T – Teacher
Each group will have a different review skill targeted this week (telling time to the quarter hour, counting coin combinations to $1.00, counting bills, and basic number grids). For students who are currently demonstrating they have met the grade level expectation, we are taking these skills one step further (telling time to the nearest 5 min., counting coin combinations over $1.00, number grids over 100, etc.)
Finally getting back into work mode after being in Nashville for the Teachers Pay Teachers conference. I just finished up a new pack for Mermaids Don't Run Track, which is part of the Bailey School Kids series.