Monday, August 3, 2015

All About: 5-a-Day Math

Hi friends! It's been a LONG time since Ashley and I have blogged, and we've had many changes- both professionally and personally. Ashley is moving into a part-time RTI position at our school. For me, I decided at the end of last year that I would switch to a grade level that I've always wanted to teach- 2nd! The biggest change for me personally... Meet my sweet baby boy, Drew!

This little angel is a month old and is making TPT creating quite difficult, but I wouldn't trade him for the world!

One thing that I definitely wanted to create is a 2nd grade version of my favorite product: 5-a-Day Math. Because our math curriculum doesn't spiral through the skills, the review really helped my firsties last year.

5-a-Day Math is a daily review of different skills. The same skills are reviewed in 3 week chunks- this helps build skill mastery and independence as students know exactly what is expected of them. They are printed on legal-sized paper for just one sheet per week! My students completed these at the beginning of our math block last year. This next year it will be our morning work.

Originally, we checked them as a group on Friday. I then started collecting them and grading them and allowing the students to correct any errors. This gave me a much better picture of where the students were with the skills we were reviewing.

The 2nd grade version is a growing bundle and currently includes the first 6 weeks. I'll be adding  the additional weeks throughout the school year.

You can check out both units in my TPT store. Click on the pics below for more info!

For more BTS math items, check out my Surfing Into First and my Fall Football Themed math tubs. My entire store is on sale for the Teachers Pay Teachers BTS Sale!

That's it for now! Let's go fill up our carts before time runs out!