Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Organizing Group Rotations

Math rotations have become a huge part of my classroom routine! The kids love working together and it allows me time to work with groups of students that need extra practice. One way I organize my math groups is this bulletin board. I have four groups of students that will rotate to four different groups in a 2-day period.

My groups include the following:

  • a time with me
  • a computer activity
  • a critical thinking activity
  • an independent activity
The bulletin board is not only a way I organize myself, but the kids can look at the board and see what they are to be doing at each station! 

Monday, August 20, 2018

Reviewing with Jeopardy Game!

When my new 5th graders come to me at the beginning of the year, it is important for me to see how they solve problems using whole number operations. We work on this the entire first week by doing group work and playing games. During this time, I also pull kids and work with them one on one!

One way we practiced whole number operations was by playing a Jeopardy game! It was a hit and I love how it brightened up the classroom!

Here is the link to the Whole Number Operations Jeopardy game! I also have an editable Jeopardy game that can be used for any subject or grade level!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Teaching using Google Slides

I love using the summer to organize my lessons and create new things to try in the classroom! It not only keeps it exciting for the kids, but fun for me! I created interactive google slides to use in the classroom this summer. One of my 6th grade classes explored the Powers and Exponents activity yesterday and they loved it! Included in the interactive slide is an opener that gets the kids thinking about the concept, vocabulary that goes along with the lesson, how to solve a few different example problems, puzzles, and a couple of critical thinking slides.

This will lead into our discussion on Order of Operations later in the week! 

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Rainbow Math!

After getting to know the kids this week, I wanted to see how well they solved whole number operations, mainly multiplying and dividing. Rainbow Math was great because it allowed the kids to move around the room, use markers and crayons, and they were problem solving with each other to find the correct answer.  

Click here to find this product on my tpt store!

First Week of School!

I just completed the first week of school and it was GREAT! I love putting up new bulletin boards, trying new activities, meeting the kids, and getting back in the groove of things!

I love how this new bulletin board turned out! I made it based off of important concepts the students will need to know this year. This will continue to be a work in progress throughout the year!

I can't wait to use my group rotation bulletin board! The kids will have a visual to go along with their activities! 

Monday, July 2, 2018

Summer Work

Calendar for the 2018 - 2019 School Year!
Completely editable and adaptable for
your classroom!
This summer I am using my creative side to make forms and calendars to start the year off organized and ready! Below are few of the items I have made and am happy to share with you! All of these are made in Google Slides and are editable!

Homework Checklist for each class! There is a place to add student names and to make notes!