Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Guided Math Chapter 3

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A big thanks to Brenda at Primary Inspired for putting together this 
wonderful bloggy book study.   I am learning so much!!  

Tania from My Second Sense and Michelle from Making It As A Middle School Teacher are hosting today's chapter all about using a daily Math Warm-up. 

I couldn't agree more with Sammons on page sixty-seven, "The morning routine we establish sets the tone for the day".   I know that if my students know what is expected when they arrive in my classroom they will have a much easier transition from home to school.   I also know by activating a student's prior knowledge, I set them up to be able to learn new material more easily. So, It makes sense, that participating in a carefully planned, brief math activity will help my students "stretch"  and "warm-up" before the more taxing work of the day gets underway.

As I read through the ideas for warm-ups, I was excited to see that I already use several of these in my classroom.  I have always had a question of the day for attendance, and I do a number of the day, pattern, and problem during my calendar time.    

Click on the pictures to download my Question of the Day Board
and 230 yes/no questions

I am really excited to implement some of the warm-ups mentioned in Chapter Three into the morning routine in my classroom.

How Did My Family Use Math Last Night? 
Use this as a homework activity once a week

Makes Me Think Of...

Mathematics-Related Classroom Responsibilities
Graph how many minutes read each night

I would love to hear your thoughts on Chapter Three!


  1. I blogged about your cute boxes!
    Stop by and see!

    First Grade @ Klinger Cafe

    1. I am so glad you like the boxes! You have a darling blog!!

  2. Love your Questions.
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. You are welcome!! I am glad you liked them!!

  3. Thank you so much for your questions! I was thinking of doing a daily question this year and was going to make them. You saved me a step. Thanks again!

  4. You are welcome!! I'm glad I could help!!

  5. Great quesions. Thanks for sharing.
    Susan Hardin
    3rd Grade Grapevine

  6. Thank you for sharing your hard work!!! You just saved me a lot of work. Thanks a million!

  7. Thanks for sharing. Last year it felt like I used the same question at least twice. Now I have more to choose from. Thanks!

    1. You are so welcome!! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog!!

  8. Wow! These are fantastic!! Thank you for sharing.