Time for me to get my grip and hold it.
I think I will be ok once I get my system down. And since I did a version of the Daily Five last year. I need to make a workshop framework and then input the meaningful activities.
This chapter provided a marvelous spreadsheet of possibilities on pages 188-189, and I can definitely start there. Plus I could remember that in Chapter 1 Sammons suggests starting with several of the seven components and then add. Perfect I can do that. No reason to be overwhelmed...it is only July!
By using Math Workshop, students will have more opportunities for communication and learning (that is my goal). Each student can start at what they understand and move forward with guidance from me and other grown ups. Then I will truly be on my way to having differentiated math instruction for my students. Yippee!
Thanks to our hosts for todays chapter in Guided Math. Amanda @ Reaching for the Top
and Mechele @ Barrow's HodgepodgeMake sure to stop over and read what insights others are getting from this amazing book.
For previous chapters:
Chapter 1: Primary Inspired
Chapter 2: Third Grade Gridiron
Chapter 3: Making It as a Middle School Teacher