The school year is winding down now. We only have three days of school left, plus a teacher institute day. Still, I can't help but start thinking about how much I need to do to prepare for summer school! After taking a year off of summer school, I'll be back to teach a group of our school's incoming second graders. It should be much more exciting than the fifth graders I taught last time! Even more exciting is the fact that we will be using our normal curriculum and resources to teach these kiddos. No learning a new system that has nothing to do with how the students normally learn during the year. I will, however, need to do a bit of learning because next year (and during summer school) we will be implementing a new math program.
We haven't officially been trained on it yet, but I do know that this new program will be a shift as it will include math centers. I just started going through the topics and making a list of possible center activities.
Our first unit of the year will be all about adding and subtracting basics. Here are some activities that I designed as possible center activities. Head on over to my TPT store for a download!
Next week we'll hear all about the new system. We flex-group for reading groups, so I'm curious if we will flex-group for math as well. I'm hoping that we won't! I really want to do math journals for centers next year, but I don't know if everyone else on my team will be up for them.
If I get to do math journals, I'll shrink these down and glue them in. Otherwise, I'll laminate them so that we can use them over and over again. I plan to make several more activities for our basic addition and subtraction unit.
Here's another one I did too!
Like the first game, you can find this one over at my TPT store!
The game includes 9 different boards. The middle numbers go from 1 to 9.
Is anyone else teaching summer school this year? Are you thinking about it yet, or are you letting yourself relax a bit first?