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# Category: small groups

### 3 Tips to Refresh Your Guided Math Small Groups

When your students get back from a break or struggle with the monotony of your typical small group guided math routine, it might be time to refresh and start over! This is the perfect time to switch things up, review expectations, and get back into guided math small groups with

### Guided Math Classroom Management Strategies

Welcome to the final post in my three-part series all about starting guided math! Today we’re diving into classroom management strategies and tips for when you’re finally diving into a typical day of guided math. In today’s part three post, I’m sharing all about how to release control once you’re

### The First Month of Guided Math

Welcome to part two in my three-part series all about starting guided math! If you’re trying to figure out how to get started, I’m here to give you practical tips and lesson ideas! In part one, I shared a daily breakdown of what your first week of guided math could

### How to Start Guided Math: The First Week

Whether you’re diving into guided math during back-to-school time or starting mid-year, figuring out how to start guided math during the first week is crucial to being successful. Oftentimes it can be difficult to know where to begin and what to teach, I’ve put together a three-part series all about

### Differentiated Math Activities for 1st & 2nd Grade

Differentiated Math Activities With Math Sidekick What is Math Sidekick? The Math Sidekick is your planning partner – that’s ME! Each month, members of Math Sidekick get access to differentiated math activities, centers, printables, and games! Who is it for? – Math Sidekick was made for busy first and second-grade

### Small Group Instruction in Math: 3 Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

Do you want to utilize small group instruction in math but feel unsure if it’s the best fit for your classroom? There are many ideas and opinions surrounding small group instruction, so let’s talk about 3 common myths teachers have. Small Group Instruction in Math Myth #1: It’s All Busy

### 5 Benefits of Small Group Math Instruction

It’s no secret that there are so many benefits of small group math instruction, but maybe you need a few reminders as to why you should be utilizing it over whole group instruction. Let’s talk through the 5 benefits of small group math instruction. The #1 Benefit of Small Group

### 3 Steps You Can Take to Improve Differentiated Math Instruction

Do you ever feel overwhelmed when it comes to differentiated math instruction for the entire class? It definitely can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are 3 steps you can take today to improve differentiated math instruction! Start Small With Differentiated Math Start small and only change

### Word Work Centers: Everything You Need to Know

So many teachers find that their word work center is boring and time-consuming to set up, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Except for guided reading groups, one of the few centers that I take the time to plan and prep each week (or month) is the word

### Math Centers: Everything You Need to Know

Do you feel overwhelmed and perhaps a little disorganized when it comes to your running math centers? While there are three rotations for math workshop in my classroom, I want to give you a peek inside how to structure math centers. We’ll talk about how to choose math centers, where