## Math Workshop

Math Workshop

***New this year (2013-14)***

Number of the Day
check it out here:

Number of the Day Pocket Chart

* Calendar Routine

My weekly teacher assistant (student) is in charge of changing the calendar components each day.

1. Date - month, day, year  (August 23, 2012 and also 8-23-12)
2. Yesterday, today, tomorrow.
3. Special events on calendar, including lost teeth, birthdays, holidays, and school activities.
4. Weather and season.
5. Weather graph (sunny, rainy, cloudy, windy)
6. Days in school place value chart - a straw is added each day in school.
7. We also add a body segment to our 100th day Doodlebug (from Scholastic). He ends up winding all around the room!
8. Days of week, sung to Dr. Jean song (tune - The Addams Family)
9. Months of year, sung to Dr. Jean song "Macarena Months", including dancing the Macarena. Kids LOVE it!
10. Hundreds Chart counting - we count by 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's.

* Math journals
After calendar, kiddos go to their seats and begin working in their journals.
Our math journals are simply spiral notebooks with a name label on the cover.
We first date our page after looking at the calendar. We write the date in words and code. (August 23, 2010 + 8-23-10)
Then, we fill out our graphs for birthdays, weather, and any teeth lost, plus our days in school 100's chart.
Next, we read the problem of the day prompt together. I cut these out ahead of time and give each student a slip.
Finally, students glue the prompt to the top of their journal page, and solve it by writing and drawing their solution.
UPDATE: We now use pre-printed journal pages to save time in writing out the prompt. The prompts were typed up in WORD one prompt to a page and then run through the copier and stapled into monthly math journals.

2010-Math-journal-blank-labels.doc  - label for math binder or folder

Mathjournallabels-2009.doc  -    print on large Avery labels that come 10 to a sheet

There are a plethora of prompts here: http://sewwhat4ucorp.com/teacherresources2006.htm

There are monthly calendars and graphs here: http://www.jmeacham.com/calendar/calendar.binder.htm

* Saxon Math component
Mini-lesson on math concept.
Guided Class Practice on Promethean Board.
Homework for independent practice at home.

* Math Tubs
As time allows, students choose a math tub and work with a partner to complete the activity.
Math tubs contain games and activities to allow students extra practice of much-needed math skills and concepts.

Math Tub Drawers
Each drawer is labeled with the contents/game inside. I used Avery self-adhesive business card pockets (idea from Jessica Meacham). The bottom latch tubs hold patterning and counting manipulatives and the ice bins will hold other manipulatives for games
.

Math Tubs by quarter
2010-2011-Math-Tub-Drawers.pdf

rt of our Math Workshop time now includes our Math Station
(pic below) which houses skill-based partner games to play during our morning work time.

Many of the games I placed in the Math Station were printed from:
http://kidscount1234.com
During 4th quarter, I begin sending Math KITs (take-home math games) with the students to give them even more hands-on fact practice. I adapted my Math KITs from the wonderful Ms. Powell, now Mrs. Watson (I  her!)

I have removed the Math KIT printables because I was informed that someone has posted Mrs. Watson's and my files as their own on TeachersPayTeachers. Sorry for any inconvenience.
The Coin Exchange Game - http://www.kidscount1234.com/ (go to math games/centers page)
Criss Cross Calculator games -
http://www.mathsphere.co.uk/resources/documents/subcross.pdf

Please visit my TPT store for original printable math games:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Math-Games-Mega-Pack

Here are original or adapted games you can prepare for your class!

Roll/Build a Staircase

2010-Math-Tubs-Roll-a-Staircase.pdf

2010-Build-a-Staircase-Subtraction.pdf

Shake and Share games
(adapted by me and shared with permission from original Shake and Share creator Shari Sloane)

2010-Shake-and-Share-Greater-Than-Less-Than.pdf

2010-Shake-and-Share-Math-Fact-Families.pdf

Here are Shari's original Shake and Share addition/subtraction games + much more!
http://www.kidscount1234.com/ - click on math centers/games and then scroll down to Shake and Share

To make the bottles, I just created a paper label in WORD and then used packing tape to adhere around the bottle. I also used packing tape around the lid so that I could get into the bottles if necessary, but the kids couldn't.

*Glyphs
Something we also do is make a monthly glyph. I have a space in the hallway reserved as our "Glyph Wall". Glyphs are a great way to practice reading and following directions and also for learning about each other.

Here is a grades 1-3 series from Scholastic I like to use:

Original Printable Glyphs:
Apple-Glyph-Legend.pdf
You will need a picture or die-cut of an apple with a leaf.

Pumpkin-Glyph-Legend.pdf
You will need a picture or die-cut of a pumpkin with a stem.

Here's some stuff I found at Target on CLEARANCE one summer: