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!