Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Readying the Classroom for the New Year

Students will take a unit assessment today. While they test, I'll answer clarifying questions and work at readying the classroom for the new year. Yesterday after our field trip, students cleaned their desks and helped clean up the classroom too.

The focus for my room until April break will be mostly math, math, and more math. We'll need plenty of space for splitting up into groups, spreading out, and working individually at desks. Maximizing space will be important.

We'll also use lots of materials as we make models, solve problems, and demonstrate thinking. Materials such as white grid boards, markers, tape, pencils, manipulatives, scissors, and more will help us to achieve the mathematical thinking tasks and activities.