Saturday, July 18, 2015

My Beginning of the Year Handouts

I have been going through my files from last year. I have been thinking about what I want to keep and what new ideas to add for this year.

I am sharing my ideas and decided to post pictures and links to my files. Feel free to download and use in your classroom.  If you would like to modify any of the files, email me and I will send you the Word files. :o)

I have previously blogged about my Letter to My Students.  It was really important that I use this again this year.  I will have the students put this into their Interactive Math Note Folders as the first page.  Copied on the back of the Letter to My Students is a Graphic Organizer of my Team Roles for the students to reference.  These Team Roles are used every day and are a big part of my Classroom Structure.

Here is the Letter to My Students and the Team Roles Graphic Organizer.
Download Links:
Team Roles Graphic Organizer

I have also decided to use my Problem Solving in Math and Writing in Math IMN Resources again. These were super effective.  These are meant to be copied back to back.

Download Links:
Problem Solving in Math 
Writing about Math

On the first day I have the students complete an All About Me Graphic Organizer and write a Beginning of the Year Letter to Myself. These are meant to be copied back to back.

Download Links:
All About Me Graphic Organizer
Beginning of the Year Letter to Myself

For homework I plan on sending home a goal setting assignment. These will help me understand my students feeling about Math and what their goals for the year are.  These are meant to be copied back to back.

Download Links:
Hands Up to a Successful Year
Year Long Math Goals


*** Update - I am adding a link with a zip file of the fonts I used for those who want to edit the files.
Download Link:  My Font Files


Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog.  I hope you find my ideas useful. :o)

10 comments:

  1. HI! I love these! Can you send me the editable versions please!? mrs.nehila@gmail.com Thank you so much!!

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    1. Thanks... :o) I sent them to you... Feel free to modify....

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  2. Bethany_ross@ipsd.org
    For the word files!! Thank you!!!!

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    1. I sent you my files.... Hope you find them useful... :o)

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  3. I love all of the resources you have!! Going into my 2nd year teaching, these are helping me re-think how I want to teach! I would love the editable word files. sarahedobo@yahoo.com
    Thank you!!!

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  4. I always look forward to reading your posts!

    I had trouble downloading the files (I'm sure it's my computer). Would you mind sending the to me at mmgambrel at gmail dot com? Thanks so much!

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    1. Not sure why the links didn't work... I sent the files to you... :o)

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  5. This is a wonderful resource! I'm wondering what type of INB you use. Do you use a three-ring binder? I'd love your insight because I'm staring math notebooks with elementary students next year.

    Also, do you mind sending the word files to rtispecialist at gmail dot com ? Thanks so much!

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    1. Thank You. :o) I use 3-pronged folders. As one of my procedures I train the students to put the completed notes into their IMN Folders from the beginning....

      If you go to Interactive Math Notebooks Label on the right of my Blog you can see some comprehensive posts about my IMNs. :o)

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