Sending home report cards tomorrow to end our first nine weeks of school! Can't believe it is October already! It has been an awesome start to a school year I must say. I have a dream class of 25 sweeties and to top it off I was surprised to have been chosen as teacher of the year for my school several weeks ago! What an honor!!! All I can say is...God is good! Just when you least expect it...blessings come your way. My philosophy has been and always will be that WE ALL deserve to be called teachers of the year because of the dedication, time, and love we all give our students!!!
We've spent these first nine weeks working diligently on place value and sense of number. Most students continue to work on place value throughout the year so I wanted to share with you all two new tiered tubs for differentiation. I always start the first week of school introducing different ways to write number forms. My students start with smaller values and work their way up to greater values by writing standard, expanded, and written forms of numbers. We also begin to build numbers immediately using base ten blocks and tens frames. This math tub helped me to see who had mastered number sense and different number forms. I used this as an assessment to prepare for report cards. I'd love for you to look at my Number Form Puzzles geared towards K-2 levels.
The other tiered tub I'd love for you to check out is my Base Ten Mystery Match! I just posted this and think you will LOVE it! This tub told me SOOO much about my students and their sense of number. Students match two different sets of base ten blocks in value. I was able to see who really understood that 10 tens is the same a 100 and 10 hundreds equals a 1,000 block. A little more advanced and a great tub for the end of our place value unit. Here you go!
Again, these tubs are tiered based on how your students do on the pretest included. There are 3 levels in each tub. I love being able to meet my students on their own levels, yet challenge them to move up in levels. For me, tiered tubs make differentiation SOOO much easier in Math and they give me the evidence I need to show parents how their children are doing in conferences. I've had so many requests for more tubs, especially on the 3rd grade level. I'd love for you to check them out. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks so much and have a great week!-Yvonne