On 10/19/15, Cathi wrote:
> On 10/18/15, Krystel wrote:
>> I'm a new teacher and currently teaching grade 6/7 2 days
>> I am really struggling because I haven't had a chance to
> get myself organized.
>> Math is a nightmare for me. I did my practicum in K/1, and
> now I'm teaching
>> Math which is completely different than when I was a kid
> these grades!
>> Does anyone have any tips on how to teach the 2 different
> curriculums at the
>> same time? It's such a juggling act assigning the 7's some
> work to do while I
>> teach the grade 6's, then jumping back to the grade 7's,
> and then having kids
>> come up to me asking for help constantly.
>> Also, are there any places for teachers to swap/share unit
> plans? I am DYING for
>> someone to share some plans with me. I'm desperate. I
> keep working 13
>> hour days. It's killing me.
>> Please help.
> There is a combined Grade 6/7 guide that may help. Email
> me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you my
> outlines that I have used and the math teachers are
I have found Dr. Marian Small's books to be very helpful with
Minds On activities. Realistically, you probably have
students anywhere from grade 4/5 to grade 8 so her activities
are great for differentiating.
Also really look at the strands you are teaching side by side
to see where the grade levels differ.
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