Friday, October 18, 2013

Primary Education - Making Math Workshop Work for YOU and YOUR Kids!

Math Workshop has turned out to be awesome! I have struggled with making this work for a very long time. It has really stressed me out. That is, until I found this {AMAZING tool} from {The Clutter-Free Classroom}! This is truly the only thing that has really made sense to me in my search for sanity. I used so much of this pack to get myself up and running, but needed to tweak a few things to make math workshop work in MY classroom. 

I had a lot of trouble trying to group the pictures together and trying to say everything I wanted to say in my blog post, so I grouped my pictures together and put the info beside the pics. Hope this mess makes sense to you! 














Did you see my math mystery, The Case of the Halloween Hullabaloo in the hands-on picture? I have this mystery for {1st}, {2nd}, and {3rd} grades. If you would like include {math mysteries} in your math workshop, you can find them {here}! They are great fun and can be used in so many ways!

  • Print them on 8 1/2 x 11 to make a full size book. I do this, then put the pages in page protectors and then in a notebook. The kids can use dry erase markers!
  • Print them 2 pages to a page, to make a 1/2 size book.
  • Print the copies 4 to a page.
  • Open the pdf document on an iPad, computer, or other device and have the kids go to the correct page in the story.



The {The Clutter-Free Classroom} has some awesome organizational tips included in the {packet} I bought. I just wanted to let you see how I made it work for me in my classroom. You know, that is what you need to do with any resource you use in your classroom. . . make it work for you!

If you would like the chart I have the kids use to keep track of the activities they have completed, just click {here} to pick one up.

Thanks for stopping by! Talk to you later, tater!

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14 comments:

  1. This has given me so many fabulous ideas for my workshop which I am SO struggling with!! Where did you get that "Unifix Cube Sudoku?? I LOVE that idea and would love to start using it.

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  2. I'm so glad Ashley! I got the sodoku game at United Arts and Education. I love that game and so do the kids!

    Thank you for stopping by!
    Hilary

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  3. This post is so timely for me! How many children are in the groups? I have a larger class than usual and I have been doing 5 reading groups instead of 4 - but that means I can't meet with everyone in one day. You have a lot of great ideas and I love Clutter Free Classroom! She has amazing stuff and I found out she only teaches about half an hour from me! Thanks Hilary!

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    1. I have a huge class Bex. There are 8 kids in each group and 4 groups for a total of 32 kids! Yikes! Hope you don't have that many!

      Thanks!
      Hilary

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  4. Great post! I as well use the math workshop product from Clutter-Free... LOVE it! :)

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    1. Thank you! I love it too!

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Hilary

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  6. Hi there! Do you allow your students to choose the hands on activities? Would you be willing to share a photo of your recording sheet? I purchased this product and am hoping to begin next week. It is definitely something we need to do in my class! :)

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  7. I bought the SAME organization board materials from Clutter Free Classroom and I LOVE them also! I do things in much the same way you do. Come check out my blog and pictures. www.lovesthirdgrade.blogspot.com

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  8. Where did you get those tubs for your at your seat work? They are perfect!!

    Katy
    firstgradekate@gmail.com

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  9. Where did you purchase your tubs for seatwork? I need to have them for my classroom!

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  10. Great post! I am also interested in the plastic tubes you are using. Where did you find such great plastic tubs. I like how they are divided.

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  11. Great post! I am also interested in the plastic tubes you are using. Where did you find such great plastic tubs. I like how they are divided.

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