My students love math journals! I have always used Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½stripsÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ that students glue into a spiral for math journals until this school year. I love having a thematic monthly journal even more because at the end of the month or theme, it goes home for parents to see and review concepts with students! Parents can see student skill practice and progress easily. I simply staple mine into Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½booksÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ (and I mix up skills) but you could bind them in a variety of ways. I always add literacy to everything I teach. I have students find and Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½highlightÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ (with a yellow crayon) certain words, like color and/or number words. I base my approach on my current students and their level of skill/need. I strongly believe in challenging students so I modify as needed.
Math skills covered in this journal are:
*time to the hour
*reading and creating graphs
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Enjoy! Kristine Weyher