Hey there friends… So sorry it has taken me so long to get this post up and running! Here is the first installment of my Get Your Groove On with Guided Math blog series! I hope you find these little tidbits helpful!
There are basically 9 main components of Guided Math. If you would like to get Guided Math up and running in your classroom, you will need to focus on these components:
Today we will talk about All Things Organization!
A well-organized classroom = a well-organized math block! It is extremely important to have all of your math materials and manipulatives organized and labeled so that the students know exactly where to find what they need and where to put it back.
Everything in my classroom has a “home” and my kiddos know that all of our materials always go “home” when they are done with them.
I have a 10-drawer cart for my Spin-Its Math Stations. Each of my Spin-Its Math Stations is inside of a clear snap-close document holder. There is a number on each document holder that matches the number on the drawer cart.
On top of the drawer-cart is a small bin that houses all of my Math Journal Word Problems for the unit of study that we are currently working on.
There is a white bin on top of my manipulatives shelf that houses all of my students ½ cut composition notebooks. My students glue their Math Journal Word Problems in these ½ cut composition notebooks.
All of my math manipulatives are stored in covered bins and are clearly labeled.
My Fact Fluency materials are stored in the small white Steralite drawers. I house my Hot Dots, my Beat the Clocks, and my Fact Fluency Math Muscles folders in these drawers.
Near my desk, I keep a basket filled with all of the different materials that I need for my small group math instruction. I have dry-erase boards, markers and erasers, tons of clear sheet protectors for my Lesson Workmats, small baskets for manipulatives, pencils, and my bell for transitions.
I created a quick video to show you how I organize my Guided Math binders as well!
If you would like some Guided Math Freebies to get some of your organization up and running, click the image below!
So..in a nutshell that gives you a little information about how I organize aspects of my Guided Math time! If you want to head back to my main post to read the rest of the installments on
Get Your Groove On with Guided Math, click here to head on back to my main post to read about the next component of Guided Math!
If you are interested in learning how to implement Guided Math using a Step-by-Step approach, I have created
an online Professional Development Guided Math workshop called Guided Math that Works.
Guided Math that Works is an online Professional Development Workshop
that I created for elementary teachers in Grades 1-5!
This professional development workshop has been a true labor of love that took me
a year to develop to ensure that I took all of my LESSONS LEARNED and mistakes that I made along the way and help YOU
AVOID making the same mistakes that I made when I first implemented the Guided Math framework
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Here’s the lowdown on Guided Math that Works…
This Professional Development Workshop includes:
- 5 Learning Modules that contain 24 video-based lessons
- 5 hours of learning that can be used towards your professional development requirements
- PDF downloadable workbooks for each module
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This Professional Development Workshop can be done in the comfort of your own home (PJs acceptable)
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Here is an overview of the modules:
(WAIT until you see the BONUSES included!!!)
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