My Math Intervention Tub!

I've mentioned how we are definitely more in the swing of things and have our routine down *for the most part*.  Of course, we have to stop and reflect on our behavior and model still, but it isn't taking a huge chunk of our day any longer.  On Wednesday I started pulling math and reading groups.  It's time to tackle interventions and enrichment!

Today I want to talk about Math!  I have 90 minutes of math each day.  I've been talking with Katie King about how her math schedule works, and am looking forward to starting something similar this week!  I can't wait to update you on that!  It will go something like this:
60 minutes for whole group lesson and practice
30 minutes of math stations and small groups (Post to come!)

During my math stations and small group time I have a Title 1 aide coming to my classroom to pull a math small group.  I haven't had an aide in my classroom in YEARS so I was freaking out.  What do I do with her?  How can I make her time useful?  How much prepping with it take?!  Then, I took a chill pill and realized how fortunate I am.  This will allow me to pull more groups because I have a helper!  YAY!  So, I started thinking about some basic skills that my students are lacking and put together a math tub for her to use.  That's where my Math Intervention Tub comes into play...
Since we have been up to our ears in place value, I decided to use some PV games from Cara Carroll's Place Value Packet of Fun unit in the tub!  This will give those kiddos a bit more time to focus on the fundamentals.
 My next thought went straight to skip counting.  It is crucial to know how to skip count in 2nd grade because you need it for telling time, counting money, multiplication, and so much more.  Many of my ELLs need a little extra practice when it comes to skip counting, so these cards will come in handy!
Here's where you can get these skip counting cards:

I also threw in some skip counting books to make a little literacy connection.
And then Anna Brantley saved the day!  I was reading blogs as I was putting my tub together and Anna's new unit is just perfect for my intervention tub!  She has some great number line freebies HERE!  It is so important to understand the order of numbers and how to look for patterns in a number line, so these just about saved my life!  I'm going to prep several more activities from her Numbers to 120 unit this weekend to add to my tub!
I also put some addition and subtraction flash cards in the tub because let's face it... you just can't count fingers for the rest of your life!  I'm also going to add these little task cards just in case they have extra time and need a little somethin' to do.  I think you could also use these as task cards for your early finishers!  You can grab this FREEBIE on TpT HERE!
So, that's what my Math Intervention Tub looks like!  It will definitely morph as the year goes on and we will continue to add/take away as needed!


Everyone deServes to Learn said...

That looks like a great collection of activities- I am definitely going to refer to it for my ELL newcomers! I've never taught math before so this was super helpful. I put your Numeracy unit on my wishlist as well- I have 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade together but we are starting at the verrrry beginning!

Everyone deServes to Learn

Tiffany Ellis said...

Thanks Amy! I have been struggling with how to teach my math block! What do you use for the stations s d how do you introduce and rotate them. I have read Debbie Dillers math stations book but am not sure how you can introduce them. If you start with one does that mean you make a few of the same one so students can use then introduce more? I'm confused!!

Julie Stowe said...

Thanks for this peek into your scheduling and organisation. Everything looks great and I am impressed that you do 90mins Maths! Feeling under impressed with what I do but...inspired to reshape it. Thanks so much
Julie :-)
Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

Karen Hester said...

I love the idea of an intervention tub. Thanks for the freebies! I'm now following Anna Brantley as well and and am goint to purchase her awesome set.

The 85 Mile Commute

Cathy Kissick said...

Thanks for the freebie and the intervention tub is priceless! I'm a Remedial push-in teacher and this is a great resource to have on hand. Love, love your website!

Patricia Trostmann Perez said...

Thank you so much for the Freebie!! I can't wait to use them with my class.

Leah Perry said...

Our school is facing the loss of after school tutoring due to budget cuts in our district for the first time this school year and we are now starting a math intervention block school-wide each week at the end of this month. I have been searching and trying to prep for my second graders and then I found THIS! A-Mazing! Thank you so much for the idea and the pointer to resources and more resources to help me get started.

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