Thursday, October 25, 2012

Math Notebooks

I started using Math Notebooks this year (as well as Social Studies Notebooks and Reading Notebooks!), and while I'm still figuring out how I want them to look, and what to put in them, the kids are enjoying them and I think that they will be a good resource going forward.

Since I've started Math Workshop (which I'm loving by the way...the kids get more individual attention and I can see who needs extra help!), I've struggled to find time to add to the notebooks. I have a half hour block in between special and lunch, so I started doing it then...the only problem? My friends with IEPs are being serviced at that time...working towards their goals.

So it's a push and pull, finding the right balance and time to do everything I want. But, since we've added to the notebooks, I thought I would show you! :)
Poems to help them remember things

Different Operations, signs and key words

Different Ways to write a number
From Frogs and Cupcakes Place Value Notebook Package-This one really helped my kids understand it better

So, I use a combination of stuff I find for free/buy and stuff I create based on our needs. Unfortunately, our Math program jumps around like crazy and is SO not Common Core Aligned (It's so bad that they only made it for 5 years, and you can't even really buy it anymore!), so the notebook is not going to be as organized and methodical as I would want it to be. Oh well, maybe next year!

Today's Outfit

Shirt: The Limited
Tank: Target
Pants: JC Penny
Shoes: Burlington Coat Factory

Tomorrow's Friday! I have a half day, because I'm on the Report Card Committee, an we are having our first meeting tomorrow. Hopefully everything will go well. Have a wonderful Friday!!

Smiles and Sunshine,


  1. Hello! I'm your newest follower! I found you through 4th Grade Frolics. It's always fun to meet other 4th grade teachers. I'm excited to check out your blog!

  2. Happy to see someone else that likes journals/notebooks!! Please stop by my blog and check out some of the ideas I've come across/created : )

    Tales From a Traveling Teacher


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