While there, I set up a few things in my room:
Last week's Made For Math featured an awesome system by Ms. Mac for making up work. I immediately decided to steal her calendar, but I wanted mine to be bigger and reusable.
Spare small dry erase board turned 2 week calendar! I can block off the days I'm busy and students can sign up for other days. I'll also ask them to say what they're working on so I can make re-assessments ahead of time (glory of last block prep). Since the sign up list will get erased every week I made it one of my goals to keep track (via google doc) of everyone who attends and skips after school help.
I also set up my class agendas. They only take up 1.5 boards (now that I'm hiding the homework and journal until the end of class so no one skips ahead) so I have lots of board space left for kids to work at.
|My desks won't stay in rows, but they haven't finished the floors yet...|
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And finally, we raided the math closet while no one else was around. Check out what I found!