After a number walk around our classroom and school yesterday, we began our guided math groups for this week! There were four groups and two of those groups switched once during math time. I led a group, our very first parent volunteer led a group (Thank You Mrs. Alice!), our Lead Teacher led a group (Thank You Mrs. Smith!) and our assistant teacher led a group and monitored an independent one.
I worked with a group of students on pinning the correct amount of clothespins on each numeral. The children had to identify the number, count out the correct amount, and clip them on!
The children in my class have a wide range of abilities when it comes to recognizing and identifying these numbers, writing them, matching them with corresponding quantities and counting. These Guided Math Groups were a great solution! I read a great book this summer that really got me excited about teaching math in this way.