Does this sound familiar?
It’s only 7 a.m. but sweat is already dribbling down your back. Your heart rate is skyrocketing.
You have NO IDEA where to begin teaching math.
“How in the WORLD am I supposed to cover all this material AND meet every kid where they are at AND keep them engaged AND give them a good foundation in mathematics?”
I get it. I’ve been there, too.
As an elementary school teacher, the first days of school were some of the most challenging because I felt the need to get it right from the start. I wanted to build community, but I didn’t want to wait too long to dive into the curriculum.
I had no idea where the balance should be. After over 20 years teaching math and consulting for school districts across the country, I have seen so many people experiencing the same feelings that I did on those first days of school: overwhelmed, confused, and underprepared.
I created The First 10 Days of Math Class so elementary math teachers can banish uncertainty and start a new school year with confidence! The First 10 Days of Math Class incorporates the five core structures of Math Expressions (Quick Practice/Daily Routines, Student Leaders, Math Talk, Building Concepts, and Helping Community) through hands-on math and STEM activities.
In the first two weeks of school, you’ll be able to build community, expectations, norms, AND begin tackling your curriculum/state standards.