Some of the math pages have prompts in which the students have to write and explain their thinking. By doing so, I will be able to read their answers to see their understanding. This also gives them the chance to reflect on their thinking. For me, it’s not as important that they get the right answer as it is for them to explore different ways to solve problems. And, I want them to be able to explain in words orally, and as best as they can in writing (they’re first graders, so I don’t expect a paragraph) their thinking and their process and most importantly, why. I feel like a two year old sometimes during lessons when I’m constantly asking them why things happen or why they did things that way, but that’s a whole different post!
At the bottom of many of the pages is a “Let’s Remember” section. This section has a question or two of something they learned earlier in the year. I know that with the constant teaching of new material, I need to constantly review with them things they have already learned so that they don’t forget valuable knowledge! These journals serve as a great spiral review for my firsties.
Obviously, there’s problem solving in the journals! What kind of math journal would it be without problems solving. As you can see above, there are word problems in every booklet. I think it’s important to revisit word problems often! I often have my kids teach one another, especially with the word problems. They love to teach one another and explain their thinking to each other!
Want to win a bundle? Here’s how! Just fill out the Rafflecopter below! If you win, you can win either a bundle OR $20 credit to my TPT store! It’s your choice! If you win the bundle though, you’ll receive all the past math journals! Then, each time I finish a journal for the next month, I will email it to you! Math journals at your fingertips!
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Suzy Q says
I love your graphics, too! Very visually appealing!
The Second Grade Math Journal looks awesome! Great job.
Brittany Letton says
Such a great idea! I just got a mid-year job in first and would love to incorporate these in our Math Workshop block!!!
Samantha Rigby says
Such a fan of yours! Thanks for this opportunity!
cindy winkler says
Thank you for the opportunity. Your second grade unit looks fabulous!
Would love to try the 2nd grade pack!
Mary Love Strange says
Thanks so much for the opportunity!
Your math journals look amazing!! :o)
This looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!
Lori Raines says
These look fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway!
Love these! What a great interactive daily practice!!
I love the look of these! Thanks for the chance to win!
Rachel C says
This looks like such a great product! Hope I win! 🙂
Second grade is super!!! I try to do all of those math things you mentioned with my darlings everyday and it is tough to do!!! Your product would help me Greatly! I hope I win!!!! Thanks!!!
Thanks for offering this wonderful giveaway – hoping I win!
This is a great giveaway!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win! I LOVE reading your blog and FB 🙂
Jessica Pate says
This is a great giveway. They look awesome.
I can't believe I didn't see this giveaway until today! I have 2 months of your math journals and LOVE them! We don't have a math curriculum this year so I use these to teach my class the concepts! Please pick me…….I would LOVE to win and own the whole set! I teach first grade! 🙂 email@example.com
Katie Schuessler says
**First year, first grade**
As a first year teacher I would really appreciate these Math Journals. I have already purchased the January Journal and cannot wait to use it! Thank you for putting this bundle together and giving fellow teachers the opportunity to win it!! Please pick me!!! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Janna Fuchs says
I just graduated from college and am starting a job tomorrow (yikes!) This bundle for first grade would be epic to have as a first year (first semester) teacher! email@example.com Good luck on your first day back!
I just found you on Facebook, and am loving all of your cute things! I'm looking forward to see more of your posts!
Jasmine Hall says
I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award!! Congrats!! Here is the link