The beginning of the year for every subject area is a special time. Math is my favorite subject and there are just SO many ways to teach it (that don’t include the curriculum workbooks, thank goodness!) I like to expose my students to ALL the different ways we will learn and practice math so there is a familiarity throughout the year. Here is what we will do in the first few weeks of school.
Do you use interactive notebooks? They are such a great tool for learning! I use these once I feel confident that students are ready to show what they know. I often use them as a quick formative assessment. I also encourage my students to refer back to their notebooks to review past skills and concepts.
Symbaloo is a free place to store bookmarks of websites you want your students to be able to access quickly. They only have to learn one link to access anything you want for the whole year! I use this for Listen to Reading as well as math games. I change out the math games depending on what skills we are working on. Here’s an example of what mine looks like right now. I keep all my math games on the left side.