I have been lurking on your website and posts here for a while and today I decided to give your math workshop a go and have a trial-run to see how I could incorporate it in my room next year. Things went great and my students loved it, because I was not the one standing and talking for half the time :). But it did get me thinking...
How do you handle the math workshop when you have to teach brand new concepts? I am thinking it might be harder for my students (2nd graders) to work independently in workbooks when we begin learning new concepts. The same thing happens with the game. Do you have students use a game from the previous lesson or from the day's lesson?
My colleagues and I were trying to play around with timing and whether we should have a short whole-group lesson to begin with or what, but I figured I'd come ask someone who experiences the workshop everyday!
Thanks for all your amazing ideas!
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