Journey of a Substitute Teacher!
I placed everything, along with some fun foam dice in my math center drawers. I currently have 8 drawers that pairs of kids rotate through.
These girls were pumped about those big dice! And look how engaged they are! Teacher heaven!
These girls were also excited about the colored foam dice. The smiles on their faces say it all!
Here are two more math products that keep me afloat!
Since I'm not a fan of my school's math program, I would be struggling without Denise's Common Core math assessments! They are straight forward, minimal reading, and really assess what each standard is asking.
The other one is Corinna's monthly word problems. I have the whole year bundle! They spiral skills and really help the kids with critical thinking and problem solving skills.
You can see that these are great for using Singapore Math-style visuals. And the written component is perfect practice for my kids who struggle with articulating how they solve problems.
To partner with these word problems, I use my Math Problem Solving Strategy posters everyday! The kids have gotten really good at figuring out how to solve problems!
Here they are up in my room. We refer to them every.single.day! I ran out of wall space, so I stuck them up on some window louvers that I never open anyway. Perfect way to maximize the wall space!
And my latest product upload is also a life saver that I've been using all year, but just finally got up on TpT - Math Vocabulary Dictionaries!
We all know that math vocabulary can be hard and that's what trips kids up on tests and exams - especially state tests. Since my kids are in 2nd, it's part of my job to help get them ready for the state test they'll take next year. Keeping these math vocabulary books all year long help us build on previous knowledge and have a valuable resource to use in various lessons.
There are three ways these can be organized - Common Core, quarterly, or alphabetically. There are also 3 ways to bind them - copy back to back and staple in the middle with a long-armed stapler, cut in half and bind with a book binder, or cut in half, fold the cover over, and staple with a heavy-duty stapler.
Now, hopefully I've given you some good ideas for the upcoming TpT sale!
***** GIVEAWAY TIME!! *****
To help make a smaller dent in your pocket, I'm giving away one item in my store (under $10) to one lucky reader! Leave me a comment below and let me know what your go-to classroom item is - maybe it's your Mr. Sketch markers, or your favorite Pandora station - it doesn't have to be a TpT product (but maybe it is!) Make sure you leave your email in your comment and that you follow my blog some way (Bloglovin, email, or Google Friend Connect). Good luck!