# How do we use MATH data for Guided Math Groups?

## How do I use Guided Math data to help students?

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I teach MATH.

I “think”

I teach math well.

BUT..

HOW DO I KNOW IF THEY “GET IT”???

How do I know if they have mastered ( or internalized )

the concept,

BEFORE THE TESTING BEGINS???

I mean…it’s NOT..

I REPEAT…NOT

always about

THE TEST!

But.. my kiddos WANT to do well!

Even in First Grade, they KNOW!

They KNOW TESTS COUNT!

Whether or not we like tests or don’t,

TESTS COUNT!

And so..

How do I know if they are ready?

I have a district purchased math curriculum

I am required to teach.

We use Expressions.

I have a pacing guide from my district to use as a “tool”

to

Keep ME on track.

Keep ME on track.

Mostly to ensure I have taught the required concepts for

THE TEST!

I am NOT a fan of WASTED WORKSHEETS!

SOME…I LIKE!

SOME…I DON’T!

So …now what?

I NEED DATA!

SHOW ME WHAT YOU KNOW!

And so..

THEY DO!

Here is my Lesson on

ADDITION using 3 digits:

So.. NOW WHAT?

I have noted students who need scaffolding in:

number sense

subitizing

numbers beyond 10

addition

grouping numbers

writing numbers

expanding numbers

place value

shape recognition

AND ALL OF THIS..

with 2 pieces of white paper & some crayons!

But…

in the next few weeks

when we

“TEST”

My kiddos will “GET IT”!

I know they will!

If YOU need any help with

Check out …

for GRADE 1

AND

For GRADE 2

See how I use it HERE

I also have MORE MATH Products…

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ks and Stones

ENJOY!

**Math games need dice!**

Bring it ON!

I must THANK the Dollar Store & Target $1 Spot

for making their “dreams come true!”

We PLAY LOTS of GAMES!

I once had a parent ask me if ALL we did was play games….

each day her daughter would go home & MOM would ask..

” What did you do at school today?”

Daughter….”Oh, we just played games...”

YES! BUT…

educational games….

games that reinforce concepts I am teaching!

GOOD GAMES! 🙂

So, today,

Their world has changed FOREVER!

I have small dice, large dice, EXTRA LARGE FOAM DICE! LOTS!

We are working on beginning addition…

( YOU know where I am going with this!)

Roll…..ADD….Color!

Here is my FALL DICE GAMES...

7 games in one packet!

But to share…A FREEBIE!

LEAVE me a COMMENT…

What games do YOU play in your classroom??? 🙂

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Wendy 1stgradefireworks

They said STEAM.

Build WHAT?

Has ANYONE seen the Kevin Costner Movie…

FIELD OF DREAMS?

On MY top 10 of ALL TIME GREATS!

Yes…I love baseball ( GO SF GIANTS! )

But

This is SOOOO much MORE!

I LOVE THAT!

SO How do I give my 6-year-old FIRSTIES

a chance to EXPLORE their dreams?

To “think OUTSIDE the BOX”?

To go the extra mile?

30 minutes of FREE PLAY???

NO.

I don’t call it that!

( Even if it makes my OCD heart skip a beat!)

STEAM!

Now…this is NOT your

“Teacher KICKS BACK while kids DO WHATEVER THEY WANT!”

This is a structured time of the week

( ANY DAY WILL WORK…

add this to your lesson plans)

where kids get “tools” to BUILD!

They make a PLAN, they put their plan into action,

they learn from failures and their successes, and they do it again!

We brainstorm

(chart with pictures – Lots of EL students )

ALL of the things WE want

in a PERFECT city!

(They want LOTS of PARKS…grass…Ice cream stores…etc )

And then I group them into groups of 4.

I switch them each week.

I get out their “TOOLS”…

Blocks…Garage Sale & “FRIENDS” donations

Their FAVORITE!

Toothpicks & marshmallows.

Engineers in ACTION!

Math Blocks…Want to learn about “sides”, “corners”, “flats”, “rolls” ?

Use them!

Oldie but a goodie!

They LOVE to follow the picture DIAGRAMS!

Get out your MATH Manipulatives…and let them PLAY!

NO! Not “PLAY” 🙂 …BUILD!

Build a CITY!

CUBES!

And the ALL TIME FAVORITE…..

LEGOS!

Giant TUB!

I ask Parents to donate a small baggie of their “extras” from home.

We add them to the tub!

I may need a LARGER tub! 🙂

And so… don’t forget.

If you want to encourage kids to DREAM BIG!

We have to let them do it!

I hope the future leaders of our country can do ALL of it!

(Better start teaching them HOW!)

And remember…you need to be a part of it also.

I do.

We do.

You do.

WOW!

Excuse me.

I have some “creating” to do with those legos!

Here are some classroom resources to help

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I teach MATH.

I “think”

I teach math well.

BUT…

HOW DO I KNOW IF THEY “GET IT”???

How do I know if they have mastered ( or internalized )

the concept,

BEFORE THE TESTING BEGINS???

I mean…it’s NOT…

I REPEAT…NOT

always about

THE TEST!

But.. my kiddos WANT to do well!

Even in First Grade, they KNOW!

They KNOW TESTS COUNT!

Whether or not we like tests or don’t,

TESTS COUNT!

And so…

I have a district purchased math curriculum

I am required to teach.

We use Expressions.

I have a pacing guide from my district to use as a “tool”

to

Keep ME on track.

Mostly to ensure I have taught the required concepts for

THE TEST!

I am NOT a fan of WASTED WORKSHEETS!

SOME…I LIKE!

SOME…I DON’T!

So …now what?

I NEED DATA!

SHOW ME WHAT YOU KNOW!

And so…

THEY DO!

Here is my Lesson on

ADDITION using 3 digits:

So.. NOW WHAT?

Now I have LOTS of DATA

(Student information)

to put students into

I have noted students who need scaffolding in:

number sense

subitizing

numbers beyond 10

addition

grouping numbers

writing numbers

expanding numbers

place value

shape recognition

AND ALL OF THIS…

with 2 pieces of white paper & some crayons!

But…

in the next few weeks

when we

“TEST”

My kiddos will “GET IT”!

I know they will!

If YOU need any help with

Check out …

for GRADE 1

See how I use it HERE and HERE

AND

For GRADE 2

See how I use it HERE

I also have MORE MATH Products…

Math Talk for Math Discussions

Thanks for following!

Here’s a FREEBIE for YOUR TIME! 🙂

ks and Stones

ENJOY!

Wendy

I know…

more FROZEN! And Frozen 2

Sorry if the song will NOW be in your head…

ALL DAY!

So…let’s add some FUN!

DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN???

I DO! I DO!

My firsties are working on place value.

Struggling a little with the different variations on representing numbers.

So, what is a teacher to do?

BUILD A SNOWMAN!

My newest packet allows kids to build a snowman

AT THEIR LEVEL!

Snowballs available in

base-ten, expanded notation, math mountains, & ten sticks.

If they are working on building a number in base-ten blocks

then only use the base-ten blocks snowball.

Want to extend?

Add a “expanded notation” snowball.

Challenge students?

Add a few more….mix them up & have them sort…use as an assessment!

WOW! All in one!

Here it is!

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Have FUN! 🙂

**Wendy**

Yes! It is OCTOBER!

AND then… THE WORLD SERIES!

I have 4 kids.

My 3 boys ALL played baseball ( for MANY YEARS).

And my daughter played SOFTBALL for 16 years! She even played in the Softball World Series! WAHOO!

Even though MY team, SF Giants are NOT in the playoffs, we still LOVE the game!

But, I am teaching first-graders in OCTOBER!

I need academic “FUN”!

And so… we play! And we play a LOT! 🙂

WOW! It sounds like my classroom MOTTO!

Work Hard, Play hard,

LIFESKILLS! 🙂

WHAT? A MATH GAME? YES!

A fast-paced math game for K-3 students!

Directions for MATH GAME are included!

Easy Prep… lots of giggles!

Place the “MITT(s)” in a big circle.

Students take a “baseball” card and QUICKLY, place it in the correct MITT!

HURRY! Then “RUN” to the end of the line. The next “batter” is UP!

They choose the next baseball card & place it in the CORRECT MITT!

Some baseballs have numbers, some have math facts,

some have MANIPULATIVES ( ten frames, dice, dominoes, etc )

to represent the NUMBERS!

The winners are the “players” who get ALL of the baseball cards into the MItts!

Teamwork is REQUIRED!

Can you HEAR the CHEERS??? 🙂

We love to have fun, play games, and practice TEAMWORK!

What more can you ask of First Graders?

Maybe…learn to tie your shoes? HAHA HAve fun with this!

Need MORE?

SPORTS BANG! Sight Word GAMES!

5 games in a BUNDLE! WOW!

Check it out!

AKA… What to use to keep some working, while reteaching to others! 🙂

SPRING BREAK is Finally HERE!

Assessments, report cards, cleaning, paperwork,etc…

Third quarter done! YIPPEE!!

Though I really DO love this time of the year.

Kiddos are making TREMENDOUS progress!

Sniff…sniff…PROUD TEACHER!

When we go back we have the

4th Quarter DASH!

Catch everyone up to grade level standards

before they go to second grade!

And to HELP…I need it!

Some of my kiddos will work on YOU QUACK ME UP!

While I am WORKING with small groups, reteaching concepts they DIDN’T quite get.

Right?

Say this with a SMILE..

“YOU QUACK ME UP!”

to be taken to my TPT store!

ELA: rhymes, Read the Room, Sight Word Games,Grammar

MATH: 3 digit addition, Place Value, Guess My Number

My kiddos LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

So much fun going on in Room 3!

And NOW for the FREEBIE!

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This GMA wants some

GIGGLE TIME!

And so…

HERE WE GO! 🙂

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‘Tis the month of MARCH!

The “WEE LITTLE ONES”..

are a’watchin..

(Like my Gealic?) HAHA

ALREADY?

BTW…

There are 294 days

…until CHRISTMAS!

…until CHRISTMAS!

Just wanted to FREAK YOU OUT!!!!!

It’s ONLY MARCH!

Whew!

As an “official” IRISHLASS.

Well…kinda…married a McCarty…

IRISH TO THE MAX!

And ..I carry Scottish/Irish genes.

So I AM an “IRISH LASS” !

One of my fav. poems..I know it’s a song!

I love the lyrics!

The chorus…

```
When Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, 'tis like the morn in Spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.
```

Awwww….

Makes me heart HAPPY!

I have been to the “EMERALD ISLE”.

I have “KISSED THE BLARNEY STONE”

…kinda gross.

…kinda gross.

( Story another time )

I want to share some “Blarney” with YOU!

McBlarney Time on TPT

And

Celebrate the WEARIN OF THE GREEN

on St.Paddy’s DAY!

Go n-éirí an bothar leat

(May your journey be successful)

* Don’t forget to wear YOUR GREEN on St. Patrick’s Day

…don’t want to get

PINCHED! 🙂

Data Collecting!

The words that send

SHIVERS

down

EVERY TEACHER’S

BACK!

WHY? HOW? WHEN?

Relax…take a breath…

go to your “HAPPY PLACE!”

Data is very important in education.

We as educator’s not only need to deliver the instruction, but we do have the need to ensure our student’s master and apply the knowledge we are delivering.

For me, it was a

**CHANGE of MINDSET**.

When I change my lifestyle, I need a WHY?

Why am I doing this? Why is it needed?

WHY? WHY? WHY?

BECAUSE.

Collecting data is NOT about the numbers.

It’s NOT about “judging” my teaching. It’s NOT about seeing

HOW many of my students DID or DID NOT master a concept.

It’s about looking for those SMALL skills, those giant holes, those little tweeks that are missing **FOR THE CHILD**!

What areas are missing…so I can fill them!

IT’S NOT ABOUT ME???

NOPE!

**It’s about the KIDS!**

Data is to help our kids.

OK. So HOW?

There are a MULTITUDE of assessments that you can use.

In this day and age, I bet your district has a LONG list of assessments they want you to use.

USE them!

Don’t just give the test & move to the next lesson.

LOOK AT THE DATA!

You might be surprised at what you see!

I recently gave a math assessment to my firsties.

We had spent 4-5 weeks (YES WEEKS) on place value!

Tens and ones. Tens and ones.

OVER AND OVER!

After my “district” math assessment,

I noticed a trend…

On 5-6 of the tests ( 25% of my class..)

they missed 3-4 questions about

adding ten to a number.

WHAT? ADDING TEN IS EASY!

We had gone over tens & ones, tens & ones…

BUT…

I “assumed”

…remember what they say about

ASSUME…

that it would be easy for them

because they understood place value!

So…a week later of

SMALL GROUP

math ..adding tens to numbers

SHAZAM!

100% on the place value review test!

So what if I gave the review test again.

They didn’t get it the first time!

It is NOT important that

OUR numbers

look good to others!

What is important is

DO THE KIDS KNOW IT?

Knowledge vs. numbers.

WOW!

A New MINDSET!

If you are looking for some reading/writing assessments

to HELP your kiddos…

See how I use it

HERE…

Merry CHRISTMAS!

Feliz Navidad!

Joyeux Noël

Frohe Weihnachten

There are sooo many ways to say

“Happy HOLIDAYS!”

My friends and I at

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are having a

DECEMBER GIVEAWAY

We are celebrating

Holidays Around the World!

We are giving away a $25 TPT card!

Raise your hand if you want one!

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Here are a few of my

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to help YOU

survive the month!

THAT,

my friends,

is a UNIVERSAL theme!

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Includes:

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BABY It’s Cold Outside:

Noun Sort

FROZEN!…HFW Game

SLIP SLIDIN’ AWAY…Long vowel Silent “e” Word Work

SILLY SNOWBALLS…Beginning blends word work

Color & B/W printables

Grades 1-2

Do You Want to Build A Snowman?

Place Value Activity for whole group / small group / independent practice.

Snowman “pieces” to create a snowman based on a given value.

Snowman HATS have a number. The students “build” the snowman using corresponding units. Uses base-ten blocks, expanded notation, math mountains, & ten-sticks to make numbers. Differentiate based on student needs. CCSS CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.NBT.B.2

Power Pronouns

25 Pocket Chart Word Cards and

Printables to help students practice using pronouns

in complete sentences.

Snow Fun

4 ELA Centers for Winter

Included:

Sight Word Snowball Fight

Partner Reading Stick Puppets ( Reading Comprehension)

How to Make a Snowman: writing

Christmas Tree “Rhyming” Chains

Available in color & B/W

Grades 1-2

This Elf is NOT on the Shelf!

32 Math Task Cards …

1 more / 1 less

10 more / 10 less

Holiday Themed

And…..

The ELVES are Working OVERTIME!

ELA centers :

Verbs…Past, present, future

Nouns…Common, Proper, plural

Digraphs

Inflectional Endings

Punctuation

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Adios!

Happy Holidays to one and ALL!

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