Oh. My. Goodness! I don’t know what my problem was this week, but finishing up this month’s Good Morning Math Packet was much easier talked about than actually done. In between a hair appointment, coaching Jump Rope Club, my weekly acupuncture appointment, preppin’ for the next days’ lessons, and about 5K meetings this week, I couldn’t seem to stay awake long enough at night to wrap this baby up. However, after a cat nap in the hubby’s pit on Thursday, I finished cranking this thing out. Thank heavens . . . I made it just under the October wire 🙂
I tried to be very mindful of what kids can and can’t do independently at this time. As always, I chunk my topics. In other words, they will work on a skill for five days in a row before the pack shifts gears and covers another 3-4 common core standards. I have found that the kids feel much more successful when they know what is coming at them . . . and it frees up more morning time for you. After you have taught it once, you don’t have to answer many questions throughout the rest of the week. Oh yeah . . . Ms. D knows what all you busy teacher’s need . . . a few more UNINTERRUPTED minutes in the morning to deal with parents, office phone calls, roll, lunch count, homework/reader collection, reading/testing kids, etc. See . . . look at my kiddies. The are quiet, working hard, and best of all . . . doing it oh so independently! BOOM!!!
|OH MY . . . I love my babies so much!|
This month’s math packet covers a little bit of everything. Skills include: addition, subtraction, introduction to fact families, word problems, skip counting, place value, comparing/ordering numbers, tallying, graphing, months of the year, days of the week, times of day and date writing. Boy, that was a mouthful 🙂
As always, I am all about “Try ’em before you buy ’em.” So, here are three pages you can take with you to try out with your kiddos. If you like what you see unfold your classroom, pop on over to my TPT Shop and pick up the whole GMW Math Pack! A Good Morning Reading Packet is also available (I give a page from both packs each morning).