Do Parents Ever Ask You:
  • What are you working on in class?
  • How can I help my child?
  • Where can I find more information?
  • How do we practice this at home?
  • Can you send home more work so we can practice?

Many parents want to do everything they can to help their child succeed, but are at a loss for where to begin. These Common Core parent helpers break down the standards and answer questions parents may have about what their child is working on. They are great to give out at conferences, or send home as you are teaching different units. You can even send home specific standards with specific students. (Is that differentiated parent support???) The best part? These also come with a Spanish translation! Every parent wants to feel involved, and now you can communicate with your students' Spanish speaking parents--even if you only speak English!

Here's a breakdown of what a math parent helper looks like.


Here's a closer look at the informational text and literature parent helpers:


These parent helpers are offered in a bundle so you can get the three sets for your grade level at a discounted price! They also include editable parent helper templates, so you can write your own parent helpers in the same format. A blank background version is also included to save ink! Just print it on some pretty astro-brights paper and you are all set!

You can find these for Grades 2-5 in my TpT store. Learn more here.




I am so excited for this course! I have gotten many questions over the years about how I run Guided Math in my classroom. A lot of teachers have asked me about different situations they have in their own classroom, how to make Guided Math work with a shorter math block, what do you leave for a sub, and what are the other students busy doing? If you've read some of my other blog posts, you know that I like to keep my groups flexible and have my students be responsible for their own work. Now, I am sharing how I go about doing all of this, with all of you in this FREE course! Grab a cup of coffee and put up your feet! You can easily do this whole course from your phone!


You'll learn:
-How I decide if I should introduce an objective during whole group or small group math
-The four 'groups' you should have running in your classroom every day
-How flexible groups work
-How to launch Guided Math in ten days
-How to manage behavior and accountability
-Sample guided math schedules and classroom layouts
-How to run groups with or without another adult
-How unit overviews are the most important part of planning
-Plus more!

It's FREE! Sign up now, and work at your own pace!

https://thriftyinthirdgrade.thinkific.com/


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If you are thinking about implementing Guided Math stations in your classroom, it is important to have structure and organization. Your students need to be clear and understand your expectations. In this course I talk about the flexible, yet consistent structure I use for my guided math groups. You will see sample guided math schedules, classroom set up, and what all of your students will be working on independently.If you are thinking about implementing Guided Math rotations in your classroom, it is important to have structure and organization. Your students need to be clear and understand your expectations. In this course I talk about the flexible, yet consistent structure I use for my guided math groups. You will learn what your students will do at centers, what early finishers will work on, and how to keep your math centers running indepenently and smoothly.

 
This post is a brief overview of what is included in my 3rd Grade Guided Math bundle. If you'd like to learn more about how I teach Guided Math in my classroom, check out this post! (If you are new to Guided Math, I also have a free, short Guided Math course that can walk you through getting started!)

Okay, back to this post. I am so excited to tell you about my Guided Math bundle. I included so much, because it is my goal to give you everything you need so you can feel empowered to successfully implement Guided Math in your classroom! I hope this resource can save you a lot of time. With all of your lesson plans written, and resources gathered in one place, this will help you gain back some of your precious free time this school year!

Guided Math for First Grade is composed of 9 units divided into four quarters. The units range anywhere from 2 weeks long to 6 weeks long, depending on the standard(s) being covered. There are 8 weeks of lesson plans for each quarter. (If you work in a traditional school, this will leave you one week for review or test prep each quarter. You can also use that extra week as a buffer week because we all know interruptions happen that get you off track.) Check out the year at a glance below.


Click the images above to see the pacing guides for Common Core and for TEKS. ALL Common Core standards are covered. Learn more about TEKS correlation here.

Guided Math is intended for small group instruction done by the teacher. These lessons are designed to be done as targeted instruction in a group setting, but teachers may choose to use some of the materials in whole group lessons as well.


Want to download a free sample day from my Guided Math Curriculum? This includes a lesson plan, practice page, and extension activity! Click on your grade level:

Vocabulary cards, definitions, and questions from the lessons are provided to display. You can put these in a pocket chart, or have them out on the table while you are teaching a lesson.

Printables are intended to be used to support instruction and provide students with hands on tools, posters, templates, and more that can help them understand whatever topic you are covering.
A practice page is included for each day and covers the objective taught this day. Use this during your small group lesson to check for understanding, or make it a part of your rotations!

Extension activities are also included for each day. These can be used after students have been taught the day's lesson. You can add them to your rotations or centers.
Additional resources are provided to support your instruction. These resources vary from foldables, to games, to extra practice.

One of my favorite things in the Guided Math units are the unit overviews. Try color coding how well your class did with a lesson as you teach them. Save every unit overview and when its time to review at the end of the year, you know exactly what objectives to spend the most time reinforcing.
 
The Guided Math Bundle also includes a Teacher Handbook & Overview. Inside you can find these unit reflection sheets. They are a great place to take notes and reflect on your teaching as you teach the units. Put down areas you want to review, things you want to do different next year, etc... This is also something you can use to show your administrator that you reflect on your teaching practices!

  
The Guided Math bundle has Student Graphs that you can use to allow students to graph their pre and post assessment scores to track their growth. There is also a generic graph that you can use to track scores from any math assessment you give.

Buy the 1st Grade Guided Math Bundle HERE.


Click HERE to learn more about how I run Guided Math time in my classroom.
https://thriftyinthirdgrade.blogspot.com/2016/07/3rd-grade-guided-math-set-up.html

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