Math this year is a bit different for me. We have used Scott Foresman in the past, but I have drifted away from it more and more each year. I didn't even order workbooks the past two years. Between TPT and all the awesome freebies out there I feel like math is more fun that ever! We were given curriculum maps at the start of the school year to guide our instruction and be sure we are hitting the Common Core standards in grade one. These have been helpful to give a road map, but they also allow for some nice freedom within our instruction.
The kidlets have started using math journals this year. I have used Cara Carroll's awesome Calendar Companion to hit the ground running! I love the math journal. My students even ask to do it. The daily journal page is great, but it wasn't covering many of the skills I'd like my friends to be working on daily. So wait for it.....Here is my first FREEBIE! I feel like I should get a gold sticker welcoming me to a secret society. I have blog stalked for sooooo long (since my almost 5 year old was nursing) and here I am making my FREEBIE debut.
I also owe a huge debt of gratitude to many of Reagan Tunstall'sproducts. Her math tubs are wonderful. She sells them in her TPT store. Great stuff I tell ya!
I have been shuttling Debbie Diller's Math Workshop book from home to school since last year! I hope to sit and read it someday. I think it will help clarify many of my math routines and structures.
I have pictures to add, but it's late and I'm tired. Two very valid excuses!