Please download this free “How to” to find out how my math workshop is organized:
Please check out the preview before purchasing. :)
I try not to fill in a guided math template in advance past the first day. Often on Monday I am not sure what I need to teach my group on Tuesday. Guided math uses a lot of observation to determine what you need to teach the group next. For example: Right after my Monday small group- while I am waiting for my 2nd group to rotate to me- I jot down what I will teach them for their lesson on Tuesday. The only time that I have the entire plan filled out is if I have a substitute. This “unplanned” teaching is the reason why I keep all types of math tools and materials near the guided group. I only start on Monday knowing that these students were all grouped together for a remediation of a skill, or advancement of a skill. From there- the lessons are based upon how quick they are catching on to the material.
You will find:
-2 blank skill planning templates (one with generic small group plans)
-1 first grade skill planning template
-1 second grade skill planning template
-1 generic higher level thinking small group template
-most review materials that you need to keep in your guided math learning station.
• You can organize materials into binders so each student can have a binder of review materials or math tools for whenever they need them.
• You can also organize the materials in tubs or plastic drawers so you can only get out the materials that you need only as needed.
My guided math groups take place on the carpet. I usually have too many students in a group to use my reading table. I have students bring their dry erase materials (they keep it in their personal desk) to group each day. You can also keep supplies for them to use in the guided area.