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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 part one, I shared a daily breakdown of what your first week of guided

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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

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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 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 getting

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Reading Groups: How to Plan Teacher Tips

Have you ever felt like planning guided reading groups each week is time-consuming, complicated, and you just don’t even know where to start? You’re not alone! Here’s a peek at how I plan my activities for guided reading groups each week! My Guided Reading Groups Binder First, if you feel

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Guided Math Workshop: How to Plan Teacher Tips

Being a K-2 teacher, it can be hard to know where exactly to start when it comes to planning a guided math workshop. That’s why I want to show you exactly how I plan for an entire month of guided math workshop.  Planning Guided Math Workshop Will Set You Up

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Beginning of the Year Math Assessments

Beginning of the Year Math Assessments At the beginning of the year, it’s always incredibly important to get to know your students as readers and mathematicians. Having the right beginning of the year math assessments is crucial! I always found it was much easier to get to know my students’

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