Thursday, July 17, 2014

Daily 5-2nd Edition Chapter 8 + FREEBIES!

Before you even bust my chops I know I am a week behind! Jeez...people! I was kind of busy in Vegas...baby! When I get a moment to breathe & get on a normal schedule I will be blogging about my trip. 

In the meantime, let's catch up on.............
The way I run my math in my classroom will remain the same. I really feel like this entire chapter should be an entire book. I just felt like I didn't have enough information....to be brutally honest.

I run my math stations typically like I do Daily 5 except they work in partners, with me, or by themselves and I don't have a chart. Basically, I don't call it Math Daily 3 or Math Daily 5. I just call it math stations.

I have my math block after lunch & our daily jobs. I started out this year using EnVision...well that lasted all of 2 weeks. Blah! My students are babies & they are tired after lunch. They need to be up and moving and have some major hands on learning during math. Remember they have an attention span of about half an ant at this point in the day. 

Daily 5 Math Schedule
 This is what my math block looks like currently. Again, I do not use the provided curriculum. I basically follow the scope and sequence but I do my own thing utilizing my own materials and everything else is CCSS aligned. 

If you want to get technical, this resembles the math daily 3 structure but I am not breaking out into choice rounds yet. This is what they have to do. Depending on what we are working on, I might have them do three rounds versus two longer rounds. If we are reviewing a concept than I would do 3 rounds. 

Here are the digital math anchor charts that you will use while introducing each part of the Math Daily 3. 
Daily 5 Math

Since our math block is required to be an hour this is the only schedule that would allow me to implement a whole group lesson, guided and independent math groups & a quick mini lesson to wrap things up. The times above are very flexible depending on the time of year and their attention span with what we are learning. 


The sister's provide a fabulous sample lesson based on the "I Do", "You Do", and "We Do" method. 

Instruction of course is focused on teaching whole group while students are observing and following along. You are modeling and thinking "out loud". Students may have their hands folded and listening or they may have paper/pencil or dry erase materials during this lesson. After the lesson is finished, you release the students into their choice stations and announce what group you will be meeting. I typically do not meet with groups until their stamina is built up otherwise it could be a big hot mess. 


Daily 5 Math Stamina
Here is the stamina punch cards I will use as well as my positive student recognition necklaces I made. I will use these the exact way I use the Daily 5 stamina punch cards as I explained here. 

I can't stress enough how important it is to build up their math stamina. If you don't, you will get frustrated and give up. My math block is the most difficult to manage as far as behavior. I was frustrated teaching the provided curriculum with them at their seats for 60 minutes as much as they were. If you are not teaching with a passion, they will see right through it and will not learn a thing during your math block. Just like my Daily 5 literacy block, it has to be just as fun and engaging. You have to work at it and do what works for you and your students. 

I will start my students out with the choice chart below until they get used to keeping track of their rotations.  This is very user friendly for the littles.
Daily 5 Math Check In Form
As my students are keeping track of their rotations effectively, I will have them fill out the chart below daily.

Daily 5 Math Check In Form
The chart below is the one I will be using to keep track of their rotations. I will be making sure that my chart matches up with their chart. I most likely will not have a chance to do this daily so I will probably utilize my teacher's assistant or center/station cop which is one of our many classroom jobs.
Daily 5 Math Check In Form

After the whole group lesson and after you have built up stamina for "Math by Myself", "Math Writing" & "Math with Someone" you will release them to their choices. 

Here are some examples of "Math by Myself"..............
Math Daily 3-Math by Myself
The possibilities are endless!!!!!! I use a ton of freebies from TPT as well as paid products from my Freebie-licious friends. That is a whole other post friends & I just don't have the energy to post everything I use. I have a TON of materials from over the years. Above you will see a really old game from Lakeshore called 2x2 boo I believe. The child above is working on multiplication story problems. I also see a roll and cover game from Kathy Law and a time game from Lory Evans

Here are some examples of "Math with Someone"................
Math Daily 3-Math with Someone

 Again...the possibilities are endless here. Any of these stations are housed in my math station tubs. I change them out about once a month if not sooner. I have 12 which I will show you below. 








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I will be frantically working on a place value Candy Land series so stay tuned!
 Any requests??? Leave them in the comments!



Math Daily 3-Math Writing



Math Station Organization

 I am absolutely O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D with these tubs. I love the latches! These are super durable and look so pretty...don't they??? I got these for a steal through Target online. It's so much cheaper for whatever reason through target.com compared to in store. These are so easy for my students to grab and go and stay organized.
Math Daily 3 Organization
 This is how I organize my math station tubs. The black containers keep all the pieces in one spot and my students know to keep the materials in their place. These are perfect for game pieces, dry erase markers & erasers, bingo chips, dice, etc. I usually store any sheets that they're using for "Math Writing" in sheet protectors so I do not have to waste paper. 

I hope you gained some insight into my math station rotation in my classroom. Join Freebielicious in our Daily 5 2nd Edition linky party! 



16 comments:

  1. Hey Mel,

    Fabulous job explaining that chapter. I too felt like it needed MORE information! I love the way you set your stations up for math and even though I won't be teaching math next year (going 2-5 ELAR) my husband will be teaching math and social studies in 3rd grade and this will be PERFECT! I am sending the blog link for him to read! Love it girl!

    Farrah Shipley
    Mrs. Shipley's Classroom

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  2. Thank you so much for all of the helpful info and freebies and like you I felt shorted on the info on this chapter. Bet they will have book to come on this ;-)
    Karen

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  3. Mel, I have pinned so much from this post! Thanks so much for the updated forms and materials! Your quick and easy perspective is always invigorating!

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  4. SO DETAILED! I am a middle school teacher, but I love using stations/rotations/centers as much as a I can throughout the year. I love seeing how others set up their stations! Great job!!

    Steven
    teachlikeahero

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  5. Do you have the tub labels available somewhere? Have you thought about making different labels for Math & LA centers?

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  6. I have to yell you are lifesaver!!! Seriously....my teaching IDOL!! There isn't a single thing I have read in your blog that I haven't needed! I have taught 3rd grade for 7 years and just recently got hired at a new school for 1st grade that does daily 5 (which I am new to) and a pbis behavior management system. I have raided your TPT store and I am just loving everything you do! So THANK YOU!!! I can't wait for what you continue to post and share!

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  7. Such a great post! Thank you for sharing such great information!

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  8. Thank you for this post! I'm going to try Daily 5 for Math this year and this post has really helped. Look forward to trying your CandyLand games too! I know my kiddos will love it.

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  9. Did you make the math tub labels? I would love to have these.

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  10. Wow, this is amazing inspiration! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  11. Do you create all your own worksheets? If so, do you have special programs, or do you just use fun fonts on a Word document?
    Thanks for all your help! Love your posts.
    Lisa.

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  12. I would like to try this with my group next year. The class coming up has been a challenge since k and as 4th graders I am sure they are going to try and run the room. How do you suggest making them accountable for their partner and individual work? I do not want those stations to become busy worksheet time, but my groups in the past tend to slack off if I am not collecting some evidence of their work.
    Marcia

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  13. Hi, Do you have an editable schedule? I love yours!!!

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  14. Hi, I have the same question as Elizabeth Hill, do you have the editable Math Stations schedule?

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