Sunday, August 28, 2011

Understanding Division

I'm posting this for reference for students at Drury University. It may not make sense if you haven't seen it modeled.


Compensation Examples -- BEST Math Strategy Yet! So EASY!

This link demonstrates differenty ways to use this strategy:

I used my mouse to write the numbers, so the printing is messy. Sorry!

Appointment Calendar Management Idea

Being back in the classroom is interesting. Last week, I knew I needed to implement differentiated appointment calendars to form heterogeneous partners, homogeneous partners, and peer tutors, but I wasn't sure I was up for the challenge of managing behavior and having students keep up with their appointments. So, I used their M.A.P. and SRI data to form the groups, and I wrote their appointments on different pages in a SMART Notebook file.

Now, if I want peer tutors to work together in reading or homogeneous partners to work together in math, I simply include that slide in my lesson. Management problem solved. :)

If you'd like more information on how to set up appointment calendars, this link will help:

Ten Frame

Number Bonds Addition to 10

Link to Download:

Place Value -- Expanded Form and Addition

Link to Download if you SMART Notebook Software:

Multiplication Bonds

Download if you have SMARTNotebook Software:

I plan to assess multiplication the old-fashioned way, but I plan to teach multiplication AND division with number bonds. ONE bond covers four things. It's brain-friendly.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Independent Learning Contract

Student Learning Contract

Independent Study Assessment

Independent Study Assessment

Independent Study Activity

Think Tac Toe

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Anchor Chart Ideas

If you're using your classroom walls to teach, this site will give you ideas for anchor charts. Not all charts have to be written on chart paper -- you can print pages from your SMART Notebook lessons to leave a trail of learning in your room.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Math Quick Checks for M.A.P. Descriptors

3rd Grade Math Quick Check

4th Grade Math Quick Check

5th Grade Math Quick Check

6th Grade Math Quick Check

4th Grade Quick Check for MAP Skills

Communication Arts Quick Check Form

Math Quick Check Form

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

SSR Forms for School/Home

Student's Daily Reading Log for Home (Record MINUTES Read)

Student's Daily Reading Log for School (Record PAGES Read)

Quick Check

Monday, August 1, 2011

Welcome Letter -- Follow up to one sent home in May

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