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What is Guided Math that Works?

Hey there friends… This post has been a YEAR in the making!  I am SO EXCITED to share this with all of you! I have received hundreds of e-mails, Facebook messages, and DM’s on Instagram asking me if I am able to travel to schools around the country to offer my Professional Development services around Guided Math.  Here are just a few…   Honestly, every time I received one of these messages, I would get this stabbing feeling in my…

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How I Failed my Students – And What I did About It!

I’m about to get real with all of you… real and raw… You ready? I hope so… because I feel SUPER uncomfortable sharing this story with all of you. BUT… I am 100% sure of my WHY… My WHY for sharing this with you. My WHY is because I want you to know YOU are not alone!  Teaching is HARD..honestly.. It’s probably one of the hardest jobs in the world because we actually have so many jobs all wrapped up…

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Second Grade Guided Math: Counting Money Lesson

I know it can be helpful for you to see how other teachers conduct their lessons. So, in this video, I am showing an entire Guided Math Counting Money lesson from start to finish that I did in my own classroom.   I start by setting a timer for 15 minutes so I keep my lessons on track. Using Guided Practice Workmats, the students use the money manipulatives to complete activities. If you are looking for some examples of Manipulative…

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Guided Math: Fact Fluency

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Let’s chat about Fact Fluency today!   Another activity that I expect my students to work on when they complete their Workbook Nook work or Math Stations work is to practice their Fact Fluency. This activity is done AFTER they complete a Math Journal or during the next rotation when they have additional time before the bell rings. I have a few different activities that my students can choose from. They practice their facts using Hot Dots ( #EducationalConcepts )…

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Guided Math: Math Journals

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Let’s chat about Math Journals today!   “What should I do now?” How many times have you heard those words? A LOT, I’m sure! But not anymore! When my students are in Workbook Nook (independent work) or Math Stations, they have about 15-20 minutes to finish their activity. Many times they finish their work prior to the end of the rotation, so it is important that the students have additional activities to fill the rest of the rotation time. One…

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Guided Math: Math Stations

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Let’s chat about Math Stations today! Remember when I said CONSISTENCY IS KEY to Guided Math Success? Well… That is 100% true especially when your students are working in Math Stations. How many times have you put out Math Stations or Centers and your students constantly come up to you with question after question, even after you explained the directions?? Yep…I know the answer is A LOT! There is a solution to this, though. It’s all about CONSISTENCY and REVIEW! ALL…

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Guided Math: Independent Practice

Let’s chat about INDEPENDENT PRACTICE time during Guided Math Rotations today!   After my students meet with me at Teacher Feature for their small group lesson, they will rotate to the next round called Workbook Nook. This is the rotation where they work on an independent activity based on the lesson I just taught in small groups. Almost all of my activities that the students complete during Workbook Nook are Interactive Notebook activities (link: https://www.simplyskilledinsecond.com/product/guided-math-grade-2-yearlong-curriculum) My students LOVE doing Interactive…

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Guided Math: Small Group Instruction

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Today we will talk about my Small Group Instruction! My Small Group Instruction takes place every day. I meet with each group for 15-20 minutes. I always start with my Strategic Intervention group. All of my small group lessons revolve around one of my Guided Practice Workmats that is directly correlated to the skill that we are working on. All of my workmats are put in clear page-protectors and my students use dry-erase markers and math manipulatives on top of…

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Using Math Manipulatives Webinar

    Hey there peeps! I am hoping that you just finished watching our Using Math Manipulatives webinar that I hosted with my good friend, Erica from Erica’s Ed-Ventures over at TPT Headquarters! We wanted to THANK YOU all for watching and for your great questions! We thought it would be helpful to share some of the resources that we mentioned in the webinar here on our blogs. If you were unable to catch the webinar, you can still check…

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Guided Math: Whole Group Lessons

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Hey there friends… Here is the fourth installment of my Get Your Groove On with Guided Math Blog series!  I hope you find this post helpful! There are basically 9 main components of Guided Math. If you would like to get Guided Math up and running in your classroom, you will need to focus on these components:     Today we will talk about Whole Group Lessons!   Remember I told you that I used to cringe when I had to…

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