Today I have my last Wheelock observation, ever! My supervisor is coming to watch me teach a math lesson and I am so excited to show her the innovative and unique way we run math in 1L.
About 4 months ago, we totally changed the way to do math and it has been revolutionary for everyone in the classroom. Instead of doing the traditional math workbook and worksheet math, we now have 8 centers and the kids rotate to two or three centers during out math time. They are engaged in hands-on activities and games that are really helping them master basic math facts and the other important concepts the state wants them to learn. We change the centers every two weeks or so and it's so fun to think outside the box planning them!
It has been a privilege to work with my supervising teacher who has taught me how to think outside the box and plan instruction that fits all learners! I love math time now and often play right along with the kiddos. I can honestly say my math facts have gotten stronger in the past 4 months!
ps. I have a special Noam post that is right below this one!