## Tuesday, August 13, 2013

### Math Notebooking!

Hello Everyone!
Well, I finally had a chance to get away with the family and have some beach time!!  Precious rejuvenation time memories!!! But... I'm back and am in full school mode now and ready to share another unit!  This one is all about math notebooks.  I  have always had my kids do a math journal of some kind or other, but as you know, we are always evolving and "working on work." After a great math workshop this summer, I wanted to revamp the way I approach math notebooking.  I wanted to, of course, include infinity calendars and number of the day pages in varying degree, but I also wanted a place for kids to articulate and record their thinking about what we did in math during a mini lesson or what they did in their math tub for the day.  I came up with this little ditty.  It ended up being about 40 pages long, but it includes all the calendars, 4 different number of the day options, various recording sheets and resources. I'm looking forward to trying this out with my kids.  I will print, copy, hole punch, and place in 3 ring binders (the skinny cheap ones) for each kiddo. Here's a peek:

 ...along with a list of vocabulary words Click HERE for your unit!! :) Don't forget to leave some feedback!! :) Things to fix, change, add, etc.Now, off to get my new class list and meet with my sweet team!! Here we go!!!Joyfully!Nancy

1. Thanks so much for your wonderful ideas and for sharing them! I am excited to use some of these math pages with my first graders!

2. Your ideas and creativity are really awesome. Keep up the awesome work you are doing!!!

Thanks and take care.

3. Once again...a great big thank you. I have been asking teachers if/how they use Math notebooks and haven't found anyone who could help me so I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with where to start. You came through for me again. After looking at the resource I feel like we just had a discussion on what it should look like and how to use it. THANKS for being on my team!

4. Thank you so much for this resource! I am moving from 3rd to 1st and was trying to figure out how to incorporate math notebooking, this will be perfect.

5. Wow, I am so impressed. Thank you, thank you!

6. Thank you! This will be a wonderful addition to my calendar time.

7. Thanks so much for this! It will be a great addition to my math time. You are so generous to share with us. Thanks again!

8. Thank you once again!!!
ann
the caffeinated classroom

9. Thank you for the great work! I've been thinking about making a math binder and you made it easier for me to do!Thanks so much!!

10. Thank you!! What a great resource.

11. Thank you so much for sharing Nancy! Could you share some ideas for using the hundreds charts and ten frame pages in the notebook? Much appreciated!

12. Thank you so much for all your ideas and printables. We homeschool our 4 kids and I have 2 left that will be in first grade. I just sat here and read most of your posts and love everything! Thanks again!

13. A million thanks for sharing your love of teaching and your talent for creating amazing visuals. I'm so happy to have found your blog... I can tell it's going to be life changing for me! Thank you!

14. Thanks for sharing another great resource!!

Tracy

15. You are awesome Nancy! I have a question I have to come up with a first grade syllabus. Do you have any sugguestions in your bag of tricks?
Thank you,
Corey Power
powerteacher@hotmail.com

16. Nancy, this is fantastic! I can't wait to put this together for my class this year!
Thank you!

Elizabeth Danielson

17. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. We start school tomorrow and I've been busy prepping math notebooks- now to figure out how to incorporate your wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing!!

18. Thanks for this great resource!

19. You are infinity times infinity WOW! I appreciate the time that you take to share all your knowledge, wonderful ideas and packets for first grade. I look forward to checking you blog every week! Have a great year and thanks again:)

20. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You are so generous to share all of your wonderful units. This is a valuable resource that I cannot wait to use!

21. I was moved from 1st to kindergarten this year. I believe I could use some of this with them. Do you have any other suggestions on kindergarten friendly units you have? I have followed you for a while now and my first graders these last couple years loved your units! Thank you for your wonderful work!
Samona
obrienbrinegar7@gmail.com

22. What a great resource! You are definitely "First Grade Wow!"

Karen
An Apple a Day in First Grade

23. I am absolutely amazed by your ideas for the math journal. I am only a student teacher and am so excited to share your ideas with my mentor. We have been looking for more dynamic things to share with our students for their journals and I love yours.

Gaby

24. Thank you so much for sharing. I love these. So cute. You are the best.

25. Nancy, I just wrote this but it has disappeared. If it shows up somewhere else, I apologize...lol. I was looking at your back posts about back to school and saw this on math note booking. It is a wonderful resource. But I have a QUESTION about the calendars. They ask for a pattern for each one. I don't think I understand. Are you giving them a pattern somewhere? What was your thinking on this? Thank you for all your wonderful units and time sharing. Please let me know when you come to San Antonio so I can buy you dinner.