Let me start with this video. It really breaks down how I format the small group instruction (guided math) portion of my math block (I have a 90-minute block):

And here is a copy of how I structure my whole 90-minutes. The math program I use for whole class instruction is called "Digits":

Hi Stephanie! So, I most likely would set it up the same... there just wouldn't be a teacher to "float" while some students were working independently and others were in a group working with the teacher. Therefore, I'd probably have students turn in the work they completed independently so that I could check it myself each day. Thanks for reading!!

I noticed in your video your student had a pearson math book. Is that the program your district uses? If so can you explain what parts of the program you use when? It looks like after you teach the lesson the kids don't do the independent practice till the next day. Is that right?

Hi! We use Envision math. What I do is teach the lesson at the end of my block (we have a 90-minute block, so I teach the lesson in the last 45 minutes). Then, the next day, I begin with small group instruction and students work on the independent practice (either with a teacher or independently). Hope that helps!!

Hi Jenna! Thank you for sharing! During Small Group and Independent Time, do you ever run into the problem of having too many students needing your help? How would you adjust to this matter? Also, how often do you change the Menu Options? Each Unit, for example? Do you provide answer keys for the Menu option activities?

I was looking for your original post that you mentioned publishing in September but couldn't find it. Can you post a link or direct me to it? Thank you

Hi! We also use Envision but we have a 65 min block with BSI teacher in the room. Any suggetions on how you would block out time for that? Do you give much HW? I feel like talking about HW can derail the time needed to just teach. (Not a HW fan)

If you didn't have the added benefit of the BSI teacher during the block, how would set up that block differently?

ReplyDeleteHi Stephanie! So, I most likely would set it up the same... there just wouldn't be a teacher to "float" while some students were working independently and others were in a group working with the teacher. Therefore, I'd probably have students turn in the work they completed independently so that I could check it myself each day. Thanks for reading!!

DeleteI noticed in your video your student had a pearson math book. Is that the program your district uses? If so can you explain what parts of the program you use when? It looks like after you teach the lesson the kids don't do the independent practice till the next day. Is that right?

ReplyDeleteHi! We use Envision math. What I do is teach the lesson at the end of my block (we have a 90-minute block, so I teach the lesson in the last 45 minutes). Then, the next day, I begin with small group instruction and students work on the independent practice (either with a teacher or independently). Hope that helps!!

DeleteHi Jenna! Thank you for sharing! During Small Group and Independent Time, do you ever run into the problem of having too many students needing your help? How would you adjust to this matter? Also, how often do you change the Menu Options? Each Unit, for example? Do you provide answer keys for the Menu option activities?

ReplyDeleteI was looking for your original post that you mentioned publishing in September but couldn't find it. Can you post a link or direct me to it? Thank you

ReplyDeleteHi!

ReplyDeleteWe also use Envision but we have a 65 min block with BSI teacher in the room. Any suggetions on how you would block out time for that? Do you give much HW? I feel like talking about HW can derail the time needed to just teach. (Not a HW fan)