With busy classroom schedules, it can be extremely difficult to fit in continuous practice of all of the math standards. Have you ever taught a certain skill in September and then didn’t review it or go over it again until April? So frustrating!
Let me show you what I came up with to help spiral math content for the year during quick math warm ups at the beginning of my math block.
So when it came time to start math, I would begin with a super quick spiral review. I’m talking 3-5 minutes. Many days I would simply write a problem or question on the board and we would spend 3-5 minutes quickly reviewing it, solving it, and talking about strategies to solve it. Other days we’d review an old anchor chart. Sometimes I’d pass out a sticky note and students would take a minute to solve a problem and they’d bring their sticky note to the carpet to share. Quick, targeted spiral review!
They are simple and only one page for the week! The include the themed days, standards, word problems, and quick problem(s) for your students to solve each day!
You can get a free, one-week sample of the warm ups below, and I’ve also included my 2nd Grade Skills At a Glance page for those of you that just need cheat sheet for hitting all of the standards!