Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Math Workshop Begins Tomorrow!

This is the fourth week of school for me.
It's time to start Math Workshop and I'm so ready.
The kids are ready.

I spent about 30 minutes today explaining all of the procedures about how we rotate.  We did a mini-simulation of the rotation, too.  Everything went off without a hitch.  I'm hopeful that tomorrow will be a smooth transition into Math Workshop.

Be careful what you wish for...I know, I know.

The time spent today preparing, I hope, is going to be the precursor to the success. 

I spent time discussing the board that has been posted in my room all year.  Light bulbs went off!  Some students were like, "Oh, now I get it." 


See, I've been telling them and leaving little hints about rotating all year, but now with the explanation and the trial run, they feel as if they are truly ready.

I know they are ready.

I'll be back tomorrow to tell you how it went.

Wish me luck!

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16 comments :

  1. Can't wait to read about it! I'm sure it will be amazing!!! I want to start something similar this year, too. I think it will be the perfect compliment to our daily 5/Cafe. Btw - that rotation board is fabulous!

    Jen
    Runde's Room

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    1. I can't wait...and I can't wait to share more about what works (and what doesn't) :)

      Elizabeth

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  2. the board looks gorgeous and I know it will go well!! I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  3. I am sure all will go splendidly! I can't wait to hear how it all plays out. Fabulous board!

    ~Stephanie
    Teaching in Room 6

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  4. I know one little guy that will love it!

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  5. Good luck my friend! I know it will go super awesome and then you will post all about it so I can figure out the mess I will soon be in:) Can't wait to read all about it:) Thanks for the shout out on the board:) It looks awesome:)))) Hugs!

    4th Grade Frolics

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    1. It was great, Tara. I love my board...thanks!!!!

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  6. I'm starting them on Monday! Good luck to you! I've already started my reading centers, so hopefully, it will be a smooth transition. We are using a brand new math program, so I'm still figuring out the best schedule.

    In the past, I always used VocabularySpellingCity's math vocabulary on the interactive whiteboard as one of my centers. My students love it! http://www.spellingcity.com/math-vocabulary.html

    Cara
    Teaching...My Calling

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    1. Ooo...Cara~ That's a new one to me! Thanks for sharing!

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