Well the March Blogger Match Up didn't go so well for me. I lost in the first round. I didn't have big expectations when I saw that I was paired with Oklahoma State. Oh well. It was fun for a night and at least got me more involved in the tournament.
Because I lost, you get the chance to win! I am giving away a copy of my Math Workshop: How Do I Get Started file. This file is one of my top ten best sellers in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Here is my description from my store to give you a better idea of what you have the chance to win.
Are you eager to start using math workshop in your classroom but unsure of how to start? I was there and completely understand. In trying different ways to structure math workshop, I finally settled on this format. This packet allows you to learn from my mistakes and successes as you structure math workshop after this format.
What makes this format unique:
-Class is divided into 5 groups making for smaller group sizes
-You only plan 6 rotations/stations a week
-Math workshop is only done 3 days a week
-Each group completes two rotations a day
-Two days a week are workshop free which allows you to teach longer lessons and prepare your class for workshop days
-Allows for spiraling of your curriculum
-Allows for differentiated learning for your students
Included in this packet:
-FAQ about math workshop
-Benefits of this format
-Descriptions of the three components of workshop – mini lesson, independent practice & share
-Rotation and weekly schedule
-Advice on getting started, grouping your students and setting up workshop
-Planning printables including:
-weekly planning sheet
-record keeping sheets by group & by student
-Organization printables in 5 different versions (3 color & 2 B/W) including:
-goal of the week
-list of stations
-Samples of how to use the printables & pictures of math workshop anchor charts
This document describes how to set up and organize your classroom for math workshop. This packet DOES NOT include lesson plans. It is strictly tried and true advice on how to set up and structure math workshop in an elementary classroom.
If you are interested in winning this product, just enter the giveaway below. You can enter each day! You have one week to enter and the winner will be announced next weekend.
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