Well, it’s been quite awhile since I posted on my blog. I hope this year I can do a better job. I have some challenges ahead this year with math (and language) as I will have a class with at least 12 IEP’s. Some of my kids will struggle in language, some will struggle with math and some with both. I have a 4/5 split again. My last two years have been pretty OK in terms of math ability for my kids. This year is a worry.

Each year I have made math offices with my students – 2 large file folders glued together with reference materials on them. I will do that again this year, but I think I will start slow – just the very basics first, multiplication grid, addition grid, hundreds chart and place value chart. I will also include the number words. I believe that should do for a start.

Also considering doing some guided math groups. I do believe the first couple of months of this year will be a lot of diagnostic assessment. What do they know. We started using Dreambox last year (Spring of 2015) I hope we get to continue – it will be a useful tool and allow me time to spend with small groups. Fingers crossed.