OBJECTIVE FOR ALL OF OUR MATH PRINTABLE:
By using our Interactive Journal your child will explore the following topics:
—Counting and Representing Numbers
_Representing the number 5
_Decomposing and Composing the numeral 5
_Composing and Decomposing the Numeral 5
_Ways to show 5 and 10
_Adding Doubles Plus 1
_Adding Near Doubles etc…
_Decomposing and Representing Numbers 1-10
Representing and Showing Numbers
+++FOR BOTH of our MATH AND READ ALOUD BOOK PRINTABLE
Our interactive educational materials help your child develop print awareness and, ultimately, reading fluency. Our resources will also help with building foundational phonics skills, encouraging mathematical thinking, and promoting enjoyment of books and a love of reading through fun interactive activities. Getting in extra practice is a great way to get them ready for the next school year- and exposing them to new concepts.
Our Mini Sight Word Booklets make practicing those essential words from our Read Aloud Series easy and fun to master, helping children to become more fluent readers and writers with less stress.
Our Math Journals
My Prospective on My Journals
A math journal should be a space where students document their brainstorming and articulate strategies for problem-solving. They should not fear any judgement from their teachers as this is "their" space to work through complications and master challenging concepts. Sure, the teacher will provide support and encourage students to rely on what they know and have learned, but ultimately a math journal should be a space where students are allowed to struggle (just a little) and come up with a tactic that is ideal and efficient for solving each problem.
Students who perform below grade level along with language minority students, may require further support from their teachers. Thus, a math journal should have a space where teachers can record anecdotes and document students’ responses to specific questions. There should also be a space where the teacher can indicate whether they had to
elicit academic language from the students while requesting answers to the questions. Academic language is very important, and ultimately that is what we should strive for.
A math journal should utilize questions that are engaging and motivate all students to think independently, in a group, and/or with support from the teacher. Also, a math journal should include an assessment tool for students to assess themselves and remain accountable for their own learning.
Multicultural Education and Preparing Students to be Intellectually Open-Minded
A math journal should also contain questions that allow the students to see differing perspectives, including the alternative ways other cultures think about and instruct students in math. The teacher can then explain, the “original” way may be the way a student’s parents taught him or her, but in this math curriculum, the teachers/book authors want us to solve this problem using a particular strategy.
Here are some examples of questions that can expose students to Intellectually Open-Minded thinking and provide insight into one others’ viewpoints:
The questions in this journal are open-ended and they encourage students to explain their thinking.
The anecdotal note sections are an important part of the journal as they can assist teachers in preparing lessons and sharing notes with parents during parent conferences. Also, routine documentation of anecdotes creates an amazing
end-of-the-year resource for parents to take home. With teachers’ notes and guidance, parents can work on the skills their child needs to improve upon. These anecdotal notes also serve to document each student’s progress
beyond percentages and assessments. ASSESSMENT
Why should students assess themselves? Because it:
1- allows students to see how their success will be measured, making for effective classroom discussions 2-makes students owners of their own learning- increases accountability
3-and lastly, encourages the act of reflection, which is a valuable learning tool for all students ELICITATION
And finally, elicitation refers to prompting language minority/ELL and mainstream students to speak and use academic
language. Elicitation also provides an excellent interactive opportunity wherein the teacher can use repetition to guide the proper syntax and pronunciation.
Florita Blake/BeautyAndBrainsGirls LLC., Copyrighted Material StickToLearn MathJournal Patent Pending
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