I have been working feverishly to finish several products before the school year begins. Right now I am going to focus JUST on math. I have so much more to post later!!!
My latest two products actually go together. Kinda like peanut butter and jelly, but much less tasty if you bite into them. But if you find easy organization delicious, then you definitely will want to sink you teeth into these!
I wanted to create a WHOLE system that went together with math workshop. I wanted to create math review pages that constantly review what we had already taught and could also be used as assessments. I blogged about my first attempt at this here.
I have kind of refined the product and my thinking. Before I graded the student on the work for the week. I began to think of the Monday through Thursday pages as practice pages and pulled kids to discuss their work on these pages. If they did not understand I was able to remediate right then and there and the student could practice with a similar problem the next day as well. Then on Friday's students completed the last page (which was an assessment page) that had similar questions from the week and the same format.
Then I assessed with the rubric. This system works WONDERFULLY for schools with standards based reporting because there is a score for each standard (watch box on the review sheet is a different standard). Although the box may not cover the ENTIRE standard, it does cover part of the standard and it will increase in difficulty over time.
I made the packet for August for second grade and I intend to make one for each month of the school year (August- May). I may or may not do third grade. I haven't committed myself to this totally yet! The packet is 55 pages long and is only $6 in my store.
If you are not sure if this is something you can use in your classroom, I also created a sample. The sample is the first week of August (or it can be used any week you start school). It includes a progression chart to show how each of the standard boxes increase in difficulty for the month as well as the answer keys and assessment rubric. Click on the picture below to snag your copy!
BUT I wanted to do more than this. I wanted my students to be involved in independent math centers that reviewed the standards that were ALSO supported by the Daily Math Review Sheets.
So I created my August Math Centers.
These are all correlated to the Daily Math Review Sheets and a correlation chart is included in the Daily Math Pages pack
AND are correlated to the Common Core Standards.
I wrote about how I implemented the centers here. These are available for purchase here for $7 OR if you like it all and want BOTH the Daily Math
Pages and the centers you can buy them bundled for $1 cheaper here.
Hopefully that will help get your Math Workshop started for the 2013 school year!!!