In the lower grades, number towers are both fun and helpful. Students use unifix cubes of the same color to make a group of ten. Then when they build on they start a different color. This is a way to build the concept of ten as a benchmark. Students can easily count on when they see a ten first and add to it.
Understand the needs of your students in order to develop the lessons in a way that target the skills they are in need of the most. Starting each unit with a pre-assessment is a great way to see what students already know and decide what it is they need to learn.
How do you know if you are adequately planning and pacing yourself? Will you end up not finishing all of the content by the end of the school year? Will you cover the state test required concepts in time? All of these racing thoughts are very typical and often discussed continuously among colleagues.
In the midst of this global pandemic, you need a break from your classroom even more than you usually do. Teachers are being asked to do so much more to maintain the health and wellness of their students in addition to the already tall stack of expectations heaped on teachers with curriculum, assessments, and grades. With all the stress that you are under as a teacher, you need to take some time for yourself. Don’t be afraid to use a substitute teacher to give yourself a break.
- Classroom Teacher
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