Monday, September 9, 2013

Monday Made It-Math Workshop Style

Oh, Math Workshop.  I love you so!  Y'all, I just have to gush about our new math workshop!  It's so much fun and working out really well!  Link up with 4th Grade Frolics and share what you've been doing lately.

First up, Tara is keeping us cute and organized.  Go download her Math Workshop signs {HERE}.  I love them!  Bestill my chevron loving heart.  :)  

We pretested (is that a word??) our kiddos at the start of our place value chapter to determine our groups.  We have 4 leveled groups in all.  Each day we teach a 20 minute lesson and then our students break up into their centers.  Over the course of the week they will visit 4 centers (iPad, teacher time, task cards, & a game). 

Today we focused on money denominations during the whole group instruction portion.  While the kiddos were setting up their foldable, I showed this video:  

We reviewed coins, bills, and counting change.  Click {HERE} to pick up the foldable we used today.  It was easy, peasy, lemon squeezy, (and free)!

Next, we broke up into our centers.  Today we used our Piggy Place Value Task Cards.  Click {HERE} for more info.

Another group played Gator Chompin' by 'And They All Fall Down'.  Click {HERE} to download it on TpT.  It's awesome and free!

Another group played Sushi Monster on the iPads (forgot to take a pic) and our teacher group worked with play money.

I can't believe how much we packed in a 50-55 minute session today.  This group loves to move and sing and PLAY!  We have got to keep up with them, so the math games are working out perfectly!  We will be back soon with more workshop ideas.  Happy Monday, friends!

PS... Thought I'd share this funny!  This is what happens when you wash and dry a whole pad of Post-Its!  It's like popcorn in the dryer!!!  As you can see those are men's clothes, so note to self...guess I should start checking the hubbie's pockets too!  
Sticks, rocks, cars, Post-Its...what will it be next!


  1. Your math workshop looks and sounds fun! I need to be better at math centers! The beginning of the year seems to always take longer during instruction (I need to train them first). :O)
    Love the post-it explosion!
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