**Text to World Connections**and asked ourselves "What do we know about the ant world?"

We wrote down what we thought we knew about ants and added it to our chart. We then read a few sections of a Non fiction ant book and listened for our ideas. If we heard our facts mentioned...we moved them to "confirmed. "If we didnt, they stayed under "What I think I know" If we thought something and then realized it wasnt correct, we move it to "misconceptions."

I love this idea for kids as it allows them to move their ideas around on sticky notes and organize their information.

"What I think I know" "Confirmed" "Misconceptions" "New Information" "Wonderings"

Now onto Math Daily 5!

I run my math the same as I run my Daily 5 literacy in the Morning. Here are the kids choices:

Math by Myself

Math with Someone

Math Writing

Math Work

I would love to have Math Technology, but I don't have a Smartboard or anything yet :(

Here are a few of the activities my kids are choosing from right now:

**Math with Someone: Double It!**

**( students need a deck of cards Ace-10 and 10 game pieces each. You turn over a card and read the math talk card . EX: you turn over a 3, you say " the double of 3 is 6." Then you look for a 6 on the game board and cover it. The first person to get rid of all ten counters is the winner. )**

**Math by Myself: Backwards Number Sort**

**Math by Myself: Alligator Greater than Less Than (there is a recording page for this)**

**Math by Myself: 1 More 1 Less**

**(The recording page is from http://fun-n-first.blogspot.ca/)**

**Math Writing: Question of the Day**

**Math by Myself: Number Puzzles**

**Math Work: Replicating Patterns**

**Math Work: Tangrams**

**Math Writing: Number of the Day**

Love these ideas! Thanks for sharing!

ReplyDeleteI love all of these ideas! I've got to organize my math workshop and this is one way that I just may to do. Thanks for sharing.

ReplyDeleteJust stumbled on your blog through Pinterest, and love these activities. Off to check out the rest of your blog! :-)

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ReplyDeleteI just started my blog so check back for more stuff!!!

I love all of these ideas!! I am your newest follower!! Your blog is too cute!!

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Thanks so much for sharing my 1 more and 1 less roll game!!! YAY!!! Love your blog:)

ReplyDeleteAnna Brantley

Looks great! I am switching to Daily 5 for Math next year and can't wait to start the adventure. :)

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Thank you for posting these ideas. Can't wait to try them out next year.!

ReplyDeleteJust came across your blog and wanted to say thanks for the double it freebie! This will work great in my workstations! Stop by and say hello sometime =)

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I found you from a pin on Pinterest. Love your site!

ReplyDeleteJust wanted to let you know that I shared this at a presentation and on my blog. I referenced your blog and linked you. Here is the link to my post. Thanks for inspiring me!!

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I just started following you and I thank you for sharing. I have been thinking about changing my math time and with your visuals I am inspired to start. I am a visual learner so I love looking at the blogs for ideas.

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I look forward to reading your blog.

Marybeth (New Jersey)

Thanks for posting! I would really like to revamp my math and already use daily 5 for language arts. I love your choice board too!

ReplyDeleteThank you for sharing!!! Great ideas

ReplyDeleteThanks Erin and Dee Dee!!

ReplyDeleteI am going to be posting more Daily 5 math so check back!

I have very interested in hearing more about your Daily 5 Math. I am wanting to start it but am not exactly sure what activities to do and start with. Really would love to hear more about this and more example of activities you use!!!

ReplyDeleteLove your ideas! I really want to do a daily 5 math, I think it makes so much sense. I'm just struggling on how to keep it meaningful and purposeful - as far as what games and activities for them to do independently. Do you work with a math small group every day/every choice?

ReplyDeleteI agree. I am still working out the kinks with mine and making sure it is meaningful work. I do 2 rounds of math every day. I either meet with a small guided math group during each round or I do 1 round math group, 1 round individual conferences.

DeleteLove these ideas!! Where can I find the math puzzle activity??

ReplyDeleteDo you mean the one where you sort the cards under less than 16, greater than 16 or the same as 16? I made that one. I will post it for free tonight when I get home!

DeleteYes!!! That is the one!!! Thanks, I love it!

ReplyDeleteThank you so much for great ideas! I am going to use some of these games for "I am finished now what?" activities when kids are done with their bellwork!

ReplyDeleteThanks Meagan! Glad you can use them!

DeleteI love the question of the day. Can you tell me a little more about this? Did you come up with the sheet?

ReplyDeleteHi Stacy! I did make my Question of the day Sheet. I am off to Toronto Tomorrow for a few days but I will make a post about it when I get back and share the recording page! So make sure you check back!

DeleteRenee

Wow! I repinned this from someone on Pinterest and it has been repinned 274 times! Awesome post. I love how you have organized Daily 5 math. A lot of teachers are looking for more info on this...I think we have found the spot! Thanks!

ReplyDeleteYay Thanks! Great to hear so many people are interested in Daily 5 Math!! I go back to school on Thursday so I will begin posting more!

DeleteI have used the "Thinking About Non-Fiction idea" on chart paper, but never thought of making it movable! Simple, yet so smart! Your Daily 5 Math photos are great. It's so nice to have a visual of what folks are doing. Thanks for sharing.

ReplyDeleteThanks Debra......I just came across Thinking about Non fiction RAN chart a couple years ago and LOVE using it with Sticky Notes!

DeleteThank you for sharing all of these wonderful ideas and double thanks for the FREEBIE! I love how you have organized your Daily 5 Math!

ReplyDeleteThanks a bunch!! I am in the process of building stamina with my kiddos in daily 5 Math this year! Check back for more stuff as we get more into it!

DeleteLove the doubles game:) Thanks for the great idea! I'm going to be using it to practice those math facts with my grade 3's this week:)

ReplyDeleteThanks Amy! Glad you can use it!

DeleteThanks for sharing your Double It freebie. It's great for my low 2nd graders.

ReplyDeleteThanks Mrs.M. Glad you can use it!

DeleteI am so glad I just found your blog! I am working with the teachers at my school on Daily Five and your Daily Math will be a perfect addition!

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DeleteYay that is exciting to hear! I am still working out kinks in my Math Daily 5 but I love it! Keep checking back for new ideas!

Renee

Amazing ! Thanks from France !

ReplyDeleteGreat ideas Renee! I was wondering where you got your question of the day recording sheet? I love the format and think it would be a great fit for the needs of my class.

ReplyDeleteHi Shan!

DeleteI made the Question of the day page! Send me your email and I will send it to you!

I wanted to start a question of the day now, and was hoping you could send me the Question of the Day page as well?

DeleteHi Kathleen

DeleteHere is the link where you can download it!

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_k-gmuQ8Rz7OV81WHZzaTZuV2M/edit

Renee

Hi there, this is absolutely fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing! Can you explain more about the Tangrams and Geoboard activity, and do you have a download to go with it? Another one I'm curious about it is "Guess my rule". Thank you !!!

ReplyDeleteHi Milou

DeleteUnfortunately I don't have a download for Tangrams. It was from a tangram book I have. The kids built the shape on the page. For geoboards...I've had my kids build numbers, 2D shapes, etc.

For guess my rule. My kids take pictures of 2D shapes and sort them in the circles. Their partner needs to guess how they sorted it. (circles and not circles) (4 sides and 3 sides)

Hope this helps!

What font do you use for your question of the day?? Not the title, but the rest? Thanks!

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DeleteIts called Doodle Basic. Its from Lettering Delights a long time ago!

I would love a copy of your math by self Number Puzzle. I looked all over your blog but couldn't find it. Thank you in advance

ReplyDeleteIts on my freebies page! Go to the top and click on Freebies!

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Where can I purchase your replicating patterns cards for shapes and your number puzzles. Thanks

ReplyDeleteTHe number puzzle can be found in the freebie section on my blog. The replicating patterns activity is not mine. If you send me your email I will see who I downloaded it from as it was a freebie from someone else I think!

DeleteIs there a way to download the materials for the number puzzles and double it game? I love these math center ideas!

ReplyDeleteHi Grace, send me an email at reneesaintlaurent@hotmail.com

DeleteI have been doing Daily math and Daily 5 activities all year. In January I came to the conclusion that many students were not really working and so I had to go to "must dos" that need to be turned in. This has turned into a headache. I cannot keep up with who is doing what and what they are finished or not finished with. How do you keep up with what the kids are doing (holding them accountable for getting work completed)? Thank you

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ReplyDeleteYes this can be a struggle, wondering if students are actually working during this time. Nothing I put out during Daily 5 time is so sing that everyone needs to do. We talk about making sure we get to all activities and by the end of week I put kids at certain jobs if they haven't been there yet. We want to make sure that we are not turning it into worksheets that need to be competed and taking away the engagement and choice piece.

I track their jobs on a checklist to make sure they get too all jobs, not nesscesaarily all activities. If I notice students not working or wasting time, we have a convo about it and they might need to stay In for recess to practice. I've had other years, where I had students who worked along side me by my small group, because they could not handle building stamina or staying focused on their own.

Hope that helps,

Hi! A few years ago I printed up your Double It! game, and I am sad to say I only have 2 left! I searched your site so I could print up some more, but am unable to locate it. Am I missing something? (It has been one of THOSE weeks here!) Thanks for any help you can provide. My 2nd grade Intervention kids need help learning their doubles, and this game is fantastic for that!

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