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Old 02-13-2019, 01:53 PM
 
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Hi everyone! I am a second grade teacher and I am currently using My Math curriculum. My school wants to make a curriculum change and is seeking out opinions on curriculum we want to pilot. What are your thoughts or experiences with Bridges?


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I taught it for one year before I retired. I.hated.every.minute.of.it.

The prep time is ridiculous. 2-3 hours for 3 lessons.
Countless pieces and parts to keep,track of.
Boring, boring, boring lessons, teaching, games, manual...all boring.
Next to zero repeated practice.

Even the company rep said, and I actually quote “yeah, the second grade units are a hot mess. No one really knows what to do.”

Run....fast...
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I have been teaching for over 20 years... I love Bridges. Yes, it does take prep and time, but wow!!!! the benefits are so amazing. Be ready -the first year will be overwhelming and difficult but the next year will be fantastic. Save the big ticket items and reuse year after year. I used this program when it was Box it and Bag it, Bridges first edition and now we adopted about... 6 years ago the second edition. It is a hands on busy program. The knowledge that your students will leave with are astronomical. It will difficult to see right off the bat until the younger grades spiral up to you. You will love it, because your students will love it. Not a worksheet heavy program....if you are hoping to stick a worksheet in front of them and that is all - you will hate this program.
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