Sunday, September 22, 2019

Launching Math Workshop Part 3

If you missed the first 2 parts of the series, you can check them out here:
Read on to find out what the 3rd day of math workshop looks like
{and get a free flipped lesson}

Day 3 is all about gradually releasing responsibility

I start off by having the kids talk about what we did the day before in math workshop. Through our discussion, they remember that we used Google Slides and that they watched a math video. 

Wondering what I mean by Google Slides for math workshop? Check out this post

Then I let them know that today they'll be watching a video on their own. 

We are using Google Classroom this year, so I shared the Google Slides with my classes through that website. So to start off, the kids get onto Google Classroom and we walk through finding the Google Slides. 

Once everyone has found the instructional video (included in their Google Slides), we quickly review our anchor chart on watching videos. Then, they grab their headphones, spread out & get started. 

I walk around while they're watching the videos and make sure they're:
1. actually watching it
2. not experiencing any technical difficulties
3. remembering to complete their anchor chart

For today, I have them go back to their desks and read a book when they're finished. Once everyone has finished, we glue our charts in their journals and quickly review how the process went. 

You can grab the video and anchor chart that we used for free here:

Then we look at the directions for the next activity together. I model what the activity will look like and where they will find the math tools. We don't spend a lot of time talking about the rules for workshop yet. That will come tomorrow.

Once everyone understands what they need to do, they spread out again and get started on the activity. The activity they did was using place value blocks to build a number. Then they took pictures of each number and put them into PicCollage. Finally, they added the expanded notation for each number into their collage. 

Not everyone finished, but that was okay. I let them know that they will always have 2 days to work on the activities in the Google Slides.

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