The first pack I've had time to update is my new 173 page Teaching Math Routines pack. I finished this pack before my eye surgery but have only just got it listed now. This pack was created as I tried to teach my firsties this year many of the types of math activities, or routines, we do during math workshop so they could be successful and independent while I worked with small groups.
The 10 routines included in this pack are:
- Matching activities (2 centers)
- Spin, Tally and Graph activities (2 centers)
- Bump games(12 game boards)
- Tic Tac Toe games (6 game boards)
- Using a 100 chart (2 centers)
- Task Cards (2 centers)
- Dominoes (2 centers)
- Write the Room activities (2 centers)
- Pocket Chart activities (2 centers)
- Independent Work (4 worksheets)
- Bonus Thinking and Listening with Unifix Cubes whole class activity.
The aim is that once students know the routine I can swap out the centers and they will transfer their understanding of how to play/what to do without me having to reteach or explain it each time (who doesn't get tired of kids not knowing what to do when it's the same activity, just different content!!). As the year progress, I add different routines to the mix, but this gets me started with working with math groups for the first term.
I have included in the pack a sample schedule for the first four weeks of teaching kids these routines, although you don't have to follow it. It was just what worked for me this year with the bunch of kids I have. I also explained how I introduced each routine, so that they practice it multiple times over the week to help them learn the routine. There are 2 centers for each routine so that kids can practice each routine with different math skills or concepts.
Each activity comes with a cover for your baggie or folder and an I Can chart to help kids be independent.
Here's a little of the 173 pages!
As always, it's 20% off for the first few days. Sorry to bombard you with new products over the past two days, once I get back to school I'll have other things to post about!