Hello! Thank you so much for your post. I am struggling with differentiating math in my 1st grade classroom. I currently teach whole group math and do not feel that I am meeting the needs of all my kids. It's very frustrating..I would love to do math groups. Do you meet with each group every day? Could you let me know what your weekly schedule looks like? Thanks so much!!
I love that you are looking at how you can improve your math instruction! Once you get it going I am sure you will love teaching this way. We start out as a whole class and do our calendar activities or review over a particular skill that is appropriate for the whole class. Then we break into our groups. We rotate after about 15 minutes. This way I do get to meet with each group on a focused interactive minilesson. We rotate 3 times so each group can get to the 3 stations. We do this 4 times a week;. I absolutely love it and see amazing results. I have also done this type of math grouping when I taught 1st grade a few years ago. Let me know if you have any other questions!
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