Factor #2: Michigan has joined the WIDA consortium, which means we will be giving the ACCESS test this spring. Much more academically based than our previous test!
Factor #3: All of my gen ed co-teachers want to implement math workshop this year.
1+2+3 = me co-teaching in ALL math classes this year! Who would have ever thought I would be a "math" teacher?!? Not me, that's for sure!
However, I am LOVING it. Mostly because I really like the people I work with. But, I also get bored quickly, and so I love to try new things. This gives me the chance to try something new and challenging without actually having to find a new job. Yay!
This past week has been a lot of training for students, and building stamina for each workshop station. This will continue throughout the month, very similar to what you do for Daily 5 reading. So, nothing really exciting to report there.
But - in my 5th grade class, one of the stations will be a notebook station. So we have been very busy setting up and adding to the math notebooks. This has been SO exciting that my co-teacher created a video about it! Check it out: