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EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 1 : Did you panic when you heard that your state was adopting the Common Core Standards? If you are anything like us, you...
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Here are bulletin board headings to be used for display on your Math GNOMe Bulletin Board in your classroom. All 4 of the areas of focus are bund...
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Here you will find a complete bulletin board printable for the Math GNOMe. Although you can place the standards on sentence strips we found that ...
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Here you will find a complete bulletin board printable for Literacy SkiLLs for LIFE ; an ELA Common Core support material. Although you can place...
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Brain Waves Instruction
Brain Waves Instruction  (TpT Seller)
Do you have TpT Syndrome?!? We do (and it's a good thing!) . . . we're anxious to meet up with other TpT Sellers in the Greater Rochester area to exchange ideas and collaborate on marketing and promotion! We're meeting on Saturday, March 22, from 10am-11:30am in the Fletcher Steele Room at Pittsford Community Library. We'd love it if you could join us! Please RSVP at betty@bettyloudesigns.com
Thanks! - Brain Waves Instruction (Mary Beth) and Literary Sherri
February 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Work Wives
The Work Wives  (TpT Seller)
Sorry we missed this! We would have loved to join. Hope all went well and everyone was able to share and gain some wonderful ideas.
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Christina K. re: Sixth Grade Math GNOMe
Is there only a preview? Where do i get the sixth grade geometry lessons?
January 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Work Wives
The Work Wives  (TpT Seller)
These are not lessons. We have provided a 1 page snapshot of the standards needed to be taught from the Common Core. Lessons and added resources can be found per state or using resources you may already have. Our book can be purchased which will give you a structure and method to implement the standards. This is more a management tool not a series. We do not have grade specific lessons. Let us know if you have any further questions.
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Christina K. re: Math GNOMe : Bulletin Board Sixth Grade
Is this just the bulletin board signs. Are there any lessons with this?
January 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Work Wives
The Work Wives  (TpT Seller)
This product is just bulletin signs to display as you teach and introduce the standards to your class. This creates ownership and responsibly of what needs to be taught.
January 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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I downloaded your PreK Gnome and Literacy Skills for Life. I noticed on the Literary skills that the Experience Writing section is cut off. I don't think it's by much, and could be operator error, but wanted to let you know. If it's not my error, will you be updating this? Thanks so much! Can't wait for more preK items!!!!
August 11, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
The Work Wives
The Work Wives  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for letting us know. I will look into it today and get back to you.

Looks like when I converted to PDF the last column has been cut off a bit. I will do my best to fix it now.
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Loves2Teach07
Loves2Teach07  (TpT Seller) re: Fourth Grade Literacy SkiLLS for LIFE
I was just wondering if you had any plans to upload and sell the worksheets and games that you use for your gnome math? I would love to see what you use and get to work this summer on setting it all up for next year.
April 27, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
The Work Wives
The Work Wives  (TpT Seller)
We will be creating our own worksheets and games in the near future. Right now what we use are the games from our series, file folder games and games we bought that reinforce the Core. The paper practice sheets we use have been found from a variety of sources online...some from TpT! We compile our work packets based on the unit we are teaching and the skills we would like the students to practice. Our goal as the year ends and the summer begins is to create some of our very own games, lessons and reinforcing worksheets. But for now we use materials gathered from our series and supplement quite a bit from online finds.
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lovemylife
lovemylife  (TpT Seller) re: Fourth Grade Literacy SkiLLS for LIFE
I tried to download preview of 4th grade ELA and 1st grade comes up. Just wanted to let you know. Thanks.
April 22, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
The Work Wives
The Work Wives  (TpT Seller)
Eeek! I think it is like that for all of the ELA. Thank you for letting us know. I will
fix it tomorrow. However, the First grade sample is the same format as Fourth just the standards of course vary. Thank you again :) 4.22.12


** All Previews have been fixed as of this morning. (4.23.12)
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Loves2Teach07
Loves2Teach07  (TpT Seller) re: The Math GNOMe and Common Core Four
Where did you get the practice papers from? Did you create them, are they from a textbook practice book? What about the games? Where are those from? Are they based on each individual mini lesson? When you get done with a mini lesson di they practice that skill or just any previously taught skill? I really want to do this next year and since I will only have 13 kids it will be the perfect size class to start it.
April 9, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
The Work Wives
The Work Wives  (TpT Seller)
We are so excited that you are going to use the Math GNOMe and Common Core Four in your classroom! We get our practice papers from a variety of sources. Some of them come right from our district sanctioned math series workbooks. Others come from resource books we have or worksheets we have found online. We have also made some of our own as well. We try to differentiate our Mathematical Practice packets. So, for each unit, we have a below level, on level, and advanced packet. That way the students are working at their own instructional level. We make sure that the worksheets include problems that the students should be able to do on their own. Quick tip - at the beginning of the year teach the students to put a star next to or circle around any problem they do not know how to do. Then they can go on to the next problem or page. When you come to meet with them one-on-one, they can quickly flip to the problems they are having trouble with and ask for your help. This will also keep them from getting up to see you during Common Core Four time.

The Math Games we use come from our district-sanctioned math series as well as some games we have found online. We are currently in the process of creating our own math games and we should have them posted for you to use shortly! We have found that keeping the game directions and recording sheets in plastic page protectors inside binders have been life-changing! We do not need to make hundreds of copies of recording sheets. The students know exactly where the game directions and sheets are. The games are reusable all year long and from year to year!

When we are done with a mini lesson, we let the students practice the skill we taught or any previously taught skill. The students are aware of the skill(s) that they want to work on and get better at and should be encouraged to focus on this skill during the independent practice. When you meet with students one-on-one, you can choose what skill to focus on, or you can have the students lead the conference by selecting what skill they think they need help with.

We hope this helps! Please let us know what else you need from us to allow you to successfully implement the Math GNOMe and Common Core Four in your classroom! And stay tuned.. many more resources are on their way!!!
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Debra M. re: The Math GNOMe and Common Core Four
Our district requires us to use and teach to fidelity the Math Expressions program. This means that we cannot deviate from the lessons and assignments in the program. How would your GNOMe Common Core fit into this framework?
Thanks in advance.
April 9, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
The Work Wives
The Work Wives  (TpT Seller)
In this case, our suggestion would be to divide your Math Block in half. During the first half of your math time, you can teach the lessons and complete the assignments from your required program. During the second half of your Math Block you can teach a GNOMe minilesson and do one round of Common Core 4. The students do not need to participate in all four Common Core 4 choices everyday.

Sample Schedule for a 60 Minute Math Block:
30 Minutes - Required Math Program Lesson and Activities
10 Minutes - Math GNOMe Minilesson
20 Minutes - Common Core Four Round

If some of the required activities are independent practice, they can be a part of the Mathematical Practice portion of the Common Core Four. Please let us know what else we can do to help the Math GNOMe and Common Core 4 fit into your classroom!
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Loves2Teach07
Loves2Teach07  (TpT Seller) re: The Math GNOMe and Common Core Four
How do you decided what to put in the binders? How do you "grade" the students when doing this? I LOVE this concept, but just not sure on some of those things.
April 8, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
The Work Wives
The Work Wives  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tara,
We save all grading for individual
assessments or unit tests. Any work done throughout our Common Core 4 time is practice. We spend many weeks getting our kiddos independent in the 4 practices so that we are able to meet with students individually. We do not grade anything that is completed during Common Core 4. That is the great part! I know it was difficult for us to change the mindset that our inbox was not going to be full after our math block. However, you quickly realize that using the time meeting with students indviually or in small groups is WAY more beneficial and telling then the paperwork we are used to sifting through. Once the students are independent at Common Core 4 this frees you to pre teach , reinforce , or meet with small groups to practice concepts previously taught. So assessments are completed both formatively and summatively. We like also using the Common Core 4 time to do any summative assessment based on the skill that the student is working on. Now, as far as the math binders...we use them to store the math games that they play for one on the common core activities. We have a video posted on our blog to show you exactly what we have in our students math boxes. You can also keep a folder in each math box which for "show me what you know". Here you can store a GNOMe snapshot , and assessments for each skill. When the student is ready to show you what they know give the assessment and mark it down in their folder and in your grade book. Remember this is for the individual students. You will always have to assess whole group based on the skill you are teaching the class and your district may have certain requirements for test taking that you will need to follow. BUT with Common Core 4 in your math block you can reach all your students at their own mathematical level. I hope this answered some of your concerns. Keep asking us questions if you need more clarification.
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I love this! Did you make it for 2nd grade Reading - core? (Language Arts Core)
March 24, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
The Work Wives
The Work Wives  (TpT Seller)
We will be working on all things ELA soon! We have the frame work just working out the kinks :o)
March 25, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
I just use a blank page, and then insert the graphics and text I want. Don't make this too hard!
March 22, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
The Work Wives
The Work Wives  (TpT Seller)
Perfect! I'll get started this weekend. Thank you again. You will see a suggestion page and a jazzed up cover soon :o)
March 22, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller) re: Second Grade Math GNOMe
I saw your posting on the Sellers Forum page of Teachers Pay Teachers; so, I thought I would look at your freebie.

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I am now your 8th follower, and hope you will reciprocate at my store as well. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/SciPi/Products

Welcome to TPT, and good luck with selling!
March 21, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
The Work Wives
The Work Wives  (TpT Seller)
Great Ideas! We are just stuck on how to create those enticing cover pages that everyone seems to have. We have done much research and have not found any "how to" for creating the beautiful layout. I understand there are websites for graphic licenses and individual packages we can buy. We are pretty tech savvy and have found this portion frustrating. Any direction or advice you can give us in creating these types of pages would be greatly appreciated.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

We are 6 and 7 year teachers who have experience in a variety of elementary classrooms. Have have taught in a variety of grade levels throughout the years. Diane is currently teaching grade 3. Kelly is the Math Coordinator at our local BOCES and Michele an Instructional Coach for an Elementary School working with PreK-6 teachers.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Our teaching style would be considered eclectic. It is like having an Ipod full of a range of music from classical to Rock to R&B. We pride ourselves for taking what works in traditional teaching and infusing it with the modern times. We hold high expectations for our students and believe that they are capable of achieving the high standards set by the Common Core if given the appropriate tools, resources and support.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

We are currently in the process of publishing our first book entitled The Math GNOMe: Creating the Math Common Core Classroom.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

All three of us hold a Masters in Education from New York State institutes.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

We call ourselves the Work Wives because we support, collaborate, and have a passion for each of our careers in education.