This is my first year teaching in a team teaching classroom and I am still getting used to the whole “sharing kids between the two classes”. It is hard for me to revert to the thinking of sharing my kids with others and switching the kids back and forth between the classes depending on need. Does anyone know what I am talking about? Can anyone give me some advice?
Our Maths lesson today was a great example of how with a combo class (Grades 3/4 together) team teaching works really well.
We started with drawing Number Paths. We have 10 spaces on our number path, put the number 0 in the first box and 100 in the last box. Then we rolled 2 10-sided dice (eg rolling a 4 and 8), then decide whether we want it to be a 48 or 84. Then place it in the correct spot on our Number Paths. We kept playing until we filled in our whole Number Path – it gets tricky towards the end!
Paula’s Place says
Hi, I know exactly what you are talking about. I am the lead teacher in a 4 grade shared space. We had great success with a double teaching space last year and we decided to put all our Prep (85 preps and 4 teachers in one big space) – check out my blog shawpaula.blogspot.com
Nicole Heinlein says
This activity sounds great for my 2nd graders! Some of them are still struggling in place value and I've been looking for some harder, higher thinking activities. I'm going to try this out this week – thanks for the idea!
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Alison Hislop says
I have been doing lots of place value with my class at the moment too – look at a few more of my recent blog posts for some different ideas too!