I created a "Daily Math Practice" curriculum that provides daily practice on each skill. Each skill is sold as a "level" in my teachers pay teacher's store. Each level provides 180 worksheets targeting the same skill. Each worksheet is double sided. Each worksheet is presented in a clear format with large font. The pages are repetitive to build independence for each child. The worksheets are created with large font and enough space to minimize distractions. The curriculum is designed so that there is one worksheet for each day for an entire school year.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Math is such an important skill. For the past several years I have really struggled with teaching math. It's tough because my students need SO much practice with any particular skill. Every curriculum that I have found out there has been great, for about a week, and then it moves on to the next skill whether or not my students have mastered the previous skill. I really struggled finding curriculum that provided daily practice on the same skill so that my students could gain enough practice to master it. I could not find this ANYWHERE, so I decided to give up my summer and spend my life creating these worksheets!
Friday, October 17, 2014
Look what we made today! I found these adorable Frankensteins crafts on Pinterest. We made them today and I am in LOVE. I put them on our seasonal bulletin board right by our classroom entrance and I've already gotten a ton of compliments!
Thursday, October 16, 2014
We do our "Thinking Map" activity each month. Our district has been a big supporter of thinking maps and I have to say, so am I! I love using thinning maps to help build comprehension skills for my kiddo's. We especially love the bubble map, flow map and tree map! This month, we sequenced the story, Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Yesterday I shared about my writing anchor charts that I use within my classroom. Today I wanted to share with you the math anchor charts that I am currently using! I love to use anchor charts during small group instruction because they can supplement my verbal instruction with visual supports. Some of my more independent students will reference these when working independently. I have these visuals behind my blue table during my work center rotations. To read more about my work centers, click HERE.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Do you use Anchor charts? I DO! I love them. I have math, reading and writing anchor charts posted behind each work table. My students love an excuse to get out of their seat to use an Anchor Chart to help them get their work done. Today, I wanted to share with you how I constructed my Writing Anchor Charts. I used board maker to create simple, easy to use anchor charts for students with special needs. Here is my Writing Wall used at my green table during work centers.