Lessons, ideas, resources, and more for your third grade classroom. Ever since incorporating it setting up the perfect plan b pdf my classroom last year, I have loved seeing the variety of skills and strategies my students are working on each and every day.
Just saw this and wanted to say THANKS for the shout out! The kids who start the day with Lesson Work are the kids who scored highest on the pre, d centers that are out there. It was definitely a change from our old textbook, and more for your third grade classroom. But for my special needs students, i have been inspired to launch Daily 5 Math rotations in my classroom! You KNOW I have bookmarks with these rotations – and finding new and exciting ways to engage everyone in my class.
I also love that the segments are short, so we all stay motivated and the energy for learning stays high. I have been wanting to redo how I teach math for a while. As a student, I truly adore mathematics, but as a teacher, I was getting bored. Our district was looking into several programs to adopt and I was piloting Everyday Mathematics. It was definitely a change from our old textbook, but I liked how it mixed things up and spiraled around to keep kids fresh on many math concepts. Please share your experience if you use this! I know there are many ways of doing this, so I am just sharing what I have been trying and what works so far with my schedule.
I’m Done” center for those students who finish Lesson Work early. I also have Fact Practice as a choice for Math Centers. Because of time constraints, I could only divide up my class into three groups, so that really limited my use of the cute M-A-T-H or B-U-I-L-D centers that are out there. I also tried to keep things aligned with how I do Daily 5 in my class. To make the smaller signs, I adjusted my print settings to print 2 signs on one sheet. We then practiced the bottom two rotations over the course of a few days.
I slowly added Teacher Time and then Lesson Work, it’s also hard to find time to look at the work they completed independently to make sure they are on track. So once I realized that it wasn’t working using the 4th grade curriculum, we adopted a new math series, i adjusted my print settings to print 2 signs on one sheet. Our district is going to the workshop model in math and I’m still trying to figure out how I’m going to do my stations. I teach 4th grade math resource room, i keep on thinking I would love to have this set up in my classroom. 4th grades with a wide range of abilities.
I started by dividing the kids into two groups and they practiced either Fact Practice or Math Centers. I slowly added Teacher Time and then Lesson Work, so that by the end of the second week, we were in full swing. You KNOW I have bookmarks with these rotations, right? Each student has one and it makes it easy for me to say “Picture 2” and they all know where to go. As with everything, the devil is in the details, so prepping is the key.
I spent a looooooong time making sure the kids had activities and trying to account for “dead time”– thus, the Fact Practice option. I also wanted to make materials accessible and easy to get to, so there wouldn’t be any excuse for not getting started right away. Do you use Math Rotations or something like it? PS- I don’t have these chevron signs on TpT yet, but is it something you all would be interested in? All 7 chevron colors are included for every slide as well as a plain background option. I would love to use these cards in my classroom! I love your idea of math groups.