It's sure been busy over at Down Under Teacher! I've just reached 500 followers - YIPPPEEEE!! - and created a 50 page beginners multiplication freebie to show my appreciation.
Not a follower? How about heading over and checking it out!
We've recently come back from holidays and I was CAH-RAZY enough to go in and rearrange my whole room. Sigh. But I love the changes I made and you can check out some new pics of my classroom and read about how I structure my guided math groups in recent posts. I use the TIME acronym:
T: Teacher's Choice (sometimes I work with individuals for assessments rather than the groups, hence the name - it allows me more choice as to what I do with the group).
I: Independent Work (includes computer programs, worksheets, activities with manipulatives etc to work on the current concept).
M: Math Facts (usually games, flash cards or partner activities to work on math facts or a targeted mental math strategy).
E: Essential Revision (going over something via a game or activity, with or without a partner, to review a concept from a few weeks ago to keep it fresh).
You can read more about it here.
Want some freebies? I've also posted polka dot clock times and boggle letters.
Ciao for now!