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4th Grade Guided Math

I am so excited to share this new product! I hope you love it as much as I do!
Guided Math for Fourth Grade is composed of 15 units divide into four quarters. The units range anywhere from 1 week long to 4 weeks long, depending on the standard(s) being covered. There are 8 weeks of lesson plans for each quarter. (If you work in a traditional school, this will leave you one week for review or test prep each quarter. You can also use that extra week as a buffer week because we all know interruptions happen that get you off track.) Check out the year at a glance below.



Guided Math is intended for small group instruction done by the teacher. These lessons are designed to be done as targeted instruction in a group setting, but teachers may choose to use some of the materials in whole group lessons as well.

   
Binder spine labels are also included so you can keep all of your 4th Grade Guided Math materials organized!

 
Scroll down to take a look at the first unit!





 The first unit covers place value and is a 2 week unit.

Vocabulary cards, definitions, and questions from the lessons are provided to display. You can put these in a pocket chart, or have them out on the table while you are teaching a lesson.

Printables are intended to be used to support instruction and provide students with a hands on tool that can help them understand place value.


 A practice page is included for each day and covers the objective taught this day. Use this during your small group lesson to check for understanding, or make it a part of your rotations!

Extension activities are also included for each day. These can be used after students have been taught the day's lesson. You can add them to your rotations or centers.
Additional resources are provided to support your instruction. These resources vary from foldables, to games, to extra practice.

Get Unit 1 of 4th Grade Guided Math HERE or get the bundle HERE.



Click HERE to learn more about how I run Guided Math time in my classroom.

 

P.S. If you are as obsessed  as I am with the bright vibrant paper I used to make these Guided Math materials, you can get it here on Amazon.

Back to School Read Aloud

On the first day of school I like to read the story, A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams.(affiliate link) This book is a Caldecott Honor book, and if you don't have this in your classroom library, you need to get it! This story is about a little girl, her mother, and her grandmother and how they work really hard to save money to get her mother a chair. They had previously lost their home and all their possessions in a fire.

The reason I read this book on the first day of school is because I like how the family works so hard to get this special chair. After reading the story I talk to my students about how objects can be special to us and can be used to tell others about us. I then pull out my brown bag in which I have put 5 items to represent me. I share these items with my students and then give them each a brown bag to decorate. Then they take it home and their homework that night is to find five (school appropriate) things to bring in to show the class as they tell about themselves.

On the second day of school, thoughout the day, I stop class and do bags. We learn so much about each other when sharing. Jasmine likes Strawberry Shortcake toys and so she brought in a small doll to represent that. She passes it around so her classmates can smell the doll's hair. Trashawn loves to play baseball so he brought in a glove and told us about his baseball team. Edward likes the color blue best so he brought a marker to represent his favorite color. Brianna has a pet dog, so she brought a dog collar and told us about her dog. Miracle has little brothers and sister so she brought a picture of them. It's one of my favorite activities of the year because you get to learn so much about your students. The kids learn what they have in common with each other and you get an insight into their home life!

You can see this book on YouTube.



If you are interested in adding this book to your library, here is the link.