06252012, 11:36 AM


We are going to rearrange as follows: 3, 4, 1, 2, 5, 6 and leave the rest. 1 and 2 are wordproblem heavy, while 3 and 4 are 'count the dots, write the number' or 'find the missing part'/'count the total', which is a far better K review. I would have even preferred 3, 4, 5, 6, 1, 2. We also discussed the potential of putting geometry and/or data up front, since they're a good K review (count the bars, count the sides/corners, name the shapes) and have good independent practice activities associated (geoboards, pattern blocks, etc.) to get the kids going on building stamina during independent practice. Topics 1 and 2 are SO wholegroup heavy it was torturous...Teacher reads word problem, everyone solve together, repeat or teacher reads problem, kids solve that one problem independently, kids wait around for their classmates to finish, repeat.
Good luck!
