MemberJune 12, 2019 at 11:29 pm
My classes are 44 minutes x 5 days per week. I’m amazed at how long some teachers have with their students each day. I wish my classes were longer! At the beginning of last year I had a routine where we would spend about 10 minutes with students working 3 or 4 problems on skills that were things that “should” have been learned/mastered in previous years. I teach mostly 7th grade, so it was a lot of review of the four operations with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. We used the Illustrative Math curriculum for the first time last year, and I was finding that I didn’t have enough time to do a warm up review and hope to get through the lesson for the day. There are warm up questions/activities that are a part of IM, so I ended up just starting with those each day.