I have started to have 2 rotations during my math time so that I am able to give more individual help to the kiddos. I teach a whole group lesson and then dismiss. Nine of the students begin with the book page while the other 9 work on a fact practice page and then we switch. On Tuesday and Thursdays, instead of fact practice, the kids will work on writing numbers (we are working on writing our numbers to 1,000). I am lucky to work in a school where I get an aid to help out during the math time, so while I'm helping the kids with the book, my aid is helping with the fact practice and the writing numbers.
Some of the kids finish the fact practice early and I am trying to find some game type ideas of things they can do quietly by themselves at his/her seat. I found this cool idea that they have loved to do this week at Math Coach's Corner:
I would like to find ideas for counting money, telling time, addition, subtraction, and/or odd and even numbers. These are a few skills that we have been learning about so far and I would like to find something to reinforce those skills. Something like a game that they can work on quietly and by themselves if they finish early. Any ideas?
Hope you have a great weekend!