Sunday, August 12, 2012

Math Journal: "Tools for your Toolbox"

I have been asked time and time again about math journals… How do you use them?  What is the most effective way to structure them?  Can First Graders really use them as a tool?  How do you not get overwhelmed when using them??
The great thing about math journals is that there is not just one way to use them… they can be modified to fit your style and organizational preferences.
A few summers ago, I was lucky enough to attend the National Singapore Conference in Las Vegas.  One of the sessions I attended was taught by a third grade teacher.  She told us that every time she presented a new strategy, she would tell her students “it’s just another tool for your toolbox!”  Well, I don’t know if you have ever had this experience, but the more times she said that, the more it resonated with me.  I had an idea of how to help my students understand that strategies are tools. I decided to make my tools more literal.
Instead of just having a “Math Journal”, I transformed them into “Math Toolboxes”.  When I introduce them to my students, I make a big deal about how these will be something they can keep and look back on, add to, etc.  I tell them that every tool they add this year makes them more powerful. I also let them know that some tools they will use more than others and that some will be easier for them than others.  And that the best part is that they get to choose the tool they use when solving a problem.  By the time I am done talking about it, they are DYING to get their hands on one!
With each chapter we add something to their Toolbox.  I went online and found clip art tools and labeled them with each strategy that we cover. 
 To help build number sense, we make a chart that connects the numeral, word, and picture for each number.  (It is a lot of writing, but we make it fun by cheering them out as we write!)
 Here’s an example of cheering out the number word “two”:

Cheer Leader: “Give me a ‘t’”
Class: “t!”
Cheer Leader: “Give me a ‘w’!”
Class: “w!”
Cheer Leader: “Give me an ‘o’!”
Class: “o!”
Cheer Leader: “What does that spell?”
Class: “Two!”

We also mix it up by using different “voices” as we cheer… like a monster voice, a chicken voice, a football player voice, a crying voice, a sad voice, a happy voice, a British accent, a duck voice, a mouse voice, a ballerina, etc. (They will come up with some pretty fun ideas once they get going!)  I start as the “Cheer Leader” but once they get the idea, I have students take on that role. (They are always welcome to use a model!)


My students also do word problems, bar modeling, math journaling, and more all in their "Math Journal/Toolbox". The pictures below are just of the guided part of the process. We always come up with the definition and the example together as a class… it has allowed for some pretty powerful discussions! 

I hope they give you some ideas!!


 
This can be done with any shape... just another way to remember the concept of "whole" and "part".



















When we start the teen numbers, we add in the ten frames.  We want to reinforce the idea of TENS and ONES in every way possible!!







  We start with a 50 Board.
  Amazingly, every single year, as we are filling in the chart for numbers 20-40, someone notices that the rows on the hundred chart match the number of tens and the individual boxes match the number of ones... YAY!  (Some years I start to get a little anxious, worrying that no one will say anything- but it never fails!)
 
For numbers to 100, we pretty much have the pattern figured out, we justdo a few to make sure we really understand how it works. (Some years we roll two dice to get the number we are working with, some years we have two different students just say a random number-- it doesn't really matter how you get them, just try and have a few of each.
You may also notice that on the last chart, I colored the lines vertically and on these, they are colored horizontally. First Graders should be exposed to both-- after all, they mean the same thing J
 
 
 
 
 
If you are interested, send me an email and I can share some of the fun with you! semvm0816@gmail.com
Just leaving a comment will not enable me to share the documents with you-- so be sure to send me an email! Teacher sharing is what makes this crazy job possible!!

After you try it out, come back and leave a comment to let us know how it went! :)

Have a SUPER day!
Sarah

 

250 comments:

  1. Deb-
    Thanks! It has certainly been a work in progress but I have really enjoyed the process and am thrilled with how they have turned out!!

    Sarah

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    1. these prompts are amazing. I would love a copy- jwaltenbaugh@pasadenaisd.org

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    2. I would love to have your clip art and math journal printables. My email is kg0918@bellsouth.net if you don't mind sending them to me. These are WONDERFUL!!!!

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  2. This is exactly what I have been looking for. I have tried different ways of doing math journals the past couple of years. Do you have any of your printables available to download?

    Emily

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  3. Emily-
    I would be happy to send you what I have created! Just shoot me an email at semvm0816@gmail.com and I can send them along :) be sure to remind me about what, exactly you are interested in :)

    Sarah

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    1. I would love it if you would send the place value coloring sheets to me! For ex. 60= 6 tens 0 ones and they color the blocks. My e-mail is hhalkias@yahoo.com. Love the idea! Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. Do the kids copy this info in their journals as you write it?

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  5. Yes, we fill in our journals together. They help come up with WHAT we write (like what the definition and examples should be-- it's their "Toolbox"-- so I want them to take the lead... I facilitate their ideas, but it's up to them to get us started.)

    I have a document camera, so they can make theirs match mine.

    To make it a little more fun and age-appropriate, we "cheer-out" the words as we write. For example:
    Teacher: "Give me an 'f'!"
    Students: "f!" (as they write it)
    T: "Give me an 'i'!"
    S: "i!" (write it)
    T: "Give me a 'v'!"
    S: "v!" (write it)
    T: "Give me an 'e'!"
    S: "e!" (write)
    T: "What does it spell?"
    S: "five!"

    We also mix it up by cheering the words out in different voices (a scared voice, football player voice, monster voice, grumpy voice, "The Count" voice, whisper voice, ballerina voice, crying voice, silly voice, singing voice-- once they get the hang of it, I let them give suggestions! The options are endless!)

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  6. Sarah.... you rock. Could you please send me your clip art for the tool box as well as the sheets to fill out for the journals. Our Spanish speakers are having a hard time with some of the concepts in Math and your great handouts would work great. Please forward them to bolinga98@gmail.com. Thanks for the cute ideas for teaching the numbers. Will be trying that out today.

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  7. This is just what I have been looking for! I am planning on trying journals for the first time this year. Could you send me the clip art and handouts? Please send them to kellyford84@gmail.com. Thanks!!

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  8. Brenda and Kelly- I am happy to share! Please shoot me an email and I will send the tools on to you.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Sarah

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  9. I love your stuff. I tried math journals last year and they were ok. I love all the graphics and handouts. Would love to use them if possible. My email is nmcgarry222@gmail.com. Thanks.
    Noelle

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  10. I can't figure out how to email you directly. Sorry if Im being dense! I would LOVE to use all/any printables/worksheets you are willing to email. I am homeschooling my 1st grader and this would be wonderful! Thank you for your generosity!
    turbotuba@yahoo.com
    -Tawna

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  11. Hi,
    I would absolutely love any/all of your "math toolbox" printables. I am also a first grade teacher and think my students would live this! Thanks!
    My email is beachfan22@gmail.com

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  12. Rachel-

    If you send me an email, I would be happy to send it to you!
    Thanks!
    Sarah
    semvm0816@gmail.com

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  13. Sarah - I have just started using science journals in my classroom and am ready to use them in math as well! I googled and came across your site and you make it seem so simple, I LOVE it!! Thank you so much for sharing these ideas. I can't wait to get them started TOMORROW!

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  14. Will you please send me the clipart and all the printables for the math journal? We are using Go Math this year and I love what you are doing.
    kehrig@oabcig.org

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  15. Krista-
    Yay! I hope it goes well! Keep us posted on how it works in your class!

    Kandi-
    I am happy to share-- just send me an email and I will send them on to you!
    semvm0816@gmail.com

    Sarah

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  16. Sarah,
    This is wonderful! I have been looking for a way to make math journals more appropriate for first graders. If I email you, could you send me the printables? Thanks!!!!
    Nilda

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  17. Sarah,

    This is wonderful! I teach Singapore math to my first graders and have been looking to start a math journal. Can you send me the printables at kimmelerica@gmail.com?

    Thank you!

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    1. I am happy to share-- just send me an email and I will send them on to you!
      semvm0816@gmail.com

      Sarah

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  18. I dread using math journals, but after reading this I'm excited to give it a go! I hope that it's not too late to request these amazing tools!

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    1. I am happy to share-- just send me an email and I will send them on to you!
      semvm0816@gmail.com

      Sarah

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  19. I'm jumping on this wonderful idea too. Could you please send me the math toolbox clip art? I would so appreciate it
    roaks@paplv.org

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    1. I am happy to share-- just send me an email and I will send them on to you!
      semvm0816@gmail.com

      Sarah

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  20. I teach 1st grade and would love to have your toolbox clip art and any other printables that you used for your math journal. I have been looking for a way to get my students involved in their leaning. Please send to sleach@trschools.org. Thank you Mrs. Leach

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    1. I am happy to share-- just send me an email and I will send them on to you!
      semvm0816@gmail.com

      Sarah

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  21. I love these and have been looking for something like this to do with my first graders. I would love if could send these to me!
    Stacey.renner@newport.kyschools.us

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    1. I am happy to share-- just send me an email and I will send them on to you!
      semvm0816@gmail.com

      Sarah

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  22. I would love if you could send the flipchart! :) meredithmarie02@gmail.com

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    1. I am happy to share-- just send me an email and I will send them on to you!
      semvm0816@gmail.com

      Sarah

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  23. These are great! Exactly what I've been looking for. Could you please send me the tools? I can't wait to try these with my 1st graders! :)
    1stgradetchr02@gmail.com

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    1. I am happy to share-- just send me an email and I will send them on to you!
      semvm0816@gmail.com

      Sarah

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  24. I've been looking for ideas for math journals. Love your pages. Could you please send me the information? Can't wait to use them with my first graders.
    Turk.j@stjudebulldogs.org

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    1. I am happy to share-- just send me an email and I will send them on to you!
      semvm0816@gmail.com

      Sarah

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  25. This is great! I am the resource room teacher and am always looking for any ideas to make math easier for my kids. I would love the information for the printables for the Math Toolbox! This would be wonderful not only for next year, but also for use this summer with the kids I'll be working with.
    Thank you !!! blynch@stpaulsfw.org

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    1. I am happy to share-- just send me an email and I will send them on to you!
      semvm0816@gmail.com

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  26. Hi Sarah! I love this and have been looking for journal ideas to use with Go Math. This is my second year of teaching first grade and would love to share this with them! Would you mind sending me a copy as well? My email address s ah814@aol.com. Thamks

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  27. Hi Sarah,
    I am just starting to research how to use math journals effectively and I think you have given me exactly what I am looking for. I would love any copies you are willing to share Luvmykj@bellsouth.net. Thank you!!!

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  28. Hi Sarah,
    I am excited to use the tools for the new school year! If you don't mind, will you send me the printables you used for the math journals? If there is a flipchart, will you send that as well? My email address is sdburress45@gmail.com. Please & Thank you!!

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  29. Hi Sarah!
    I am interested in using this math journal idea! Could you please send me the printable tool? Thank you!

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  30. This is perfect for my first graders! If possible, could you please send me the printables? Thank you so much! Holly. Bearcom1000@msn.com

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    1. I am happy to share! Just shoot me a quick email and I will send them right to you!

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  31. Great toolbox! If possible, please send me the clipart and printables that you use in your Math Toolbox. Thanks! tmfrolli@gmail.com

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    1. I am happy to share! Just shoot me a quick email and I will send them right to you!

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  32. I'd love your first grade math toolbox/ math journal copies. I tried to send you and email but it returned to me. Can you send it to me? Thanks. abeck@lcps.org

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    1. I am happy to share! Just shoot me a quick email and I will send them right to you!

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  33. I used simple math journals with my first graders last year. Mine was not as organized and thoughtful as some of your. I would love to use some of your printables and I love the toolbox idea. Thanks! klemelle@my.putnamschools.org

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  34. I would really like to start using math journals this year, can you send me your printables? Thank you!
    kcarr@dysart.org

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  35. This looks terrific! I have been wanting to do math journals with my grade 1s but wasn't sure how to do them at their level. I would really appreciate it if you could send the printables for yours. Thank you.
    helliott@smcdsb.on.ca

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  36. This looks awesome. I will make sure to send you an email.

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  37. This looks fabulous! I would love to be able to use this resource with my students. Jkpinter@msn.com

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  38. Your techniques and ideas look fantastic and so applicable! Please send me these resources to share with my students. Thank you. cwoodruff75@hotmail.com

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  39. I absolutely love your journals. They are so kid centered. I would love to use them in my classroom. morrisl@hayscisd.net. Thank you so much!

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  40. I would really love a copy of your great ideas!!! Thank you for sharing
    westhoke@aol.com

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  41. I would love a copy…thank you, in advance, for sharing

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  42. I would love a copy.
    mlp0708@sbcglobal.net

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  43. Ms. Bullock First Grade TeacherOctober 2, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    These are awesome. I would love a copy. Thanks so much for sharing. bullockls@gcs.k12.nc.us

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  44. I love this. I would love a copy. Thank you so much. This is what I've been looking for. robin.schultz@allen.k12.la.us

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  45. Like so many others, I would love to try this with my first graders. Could you please send the printables to allow me to do this with my class? Thank you so much for sharing! terrelle.abatelli@desoto.k12.fl.us

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  46. Awesome Idea! Please send me a copy of the toolbox clipart and printables. Thanks for sharing!
    osanachay@gmail.com

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  47. Hi Sara,
    I would love a copy of your tool box graphics and handouts for my first grade class. I really appreciate you sharing all of your hard work!
    Thanks so much!
    Marie Hudec mjhudec65@hotmail.com

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  48. I would also love to try your Math Journals and would love a copy of your printables. Thanks for all of your work and willingness to share it!
    mchristensen@graniteschools.org

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  49. Feel free to email me directly! I would love to have time to email you from a comment but I, unfortunately, do not.
    (See above).
    :)

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  50. I would love a copy of these, if at all possible. I will see about emailing you. :) Thanks for the info. :D

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  51. I would love to get a copy of the handouts that you use in the Math toolbox journal; Thanks for your willingness to share :)

    tkthodges@gmail.com

    Kelly

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  52. I would love to get a copy of the place value worksheets. Looks awesome! sballard@busd.org

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  53. I would love to get a copy of the handouts that you use in the Math toolbox journal. They look really great! My email is dianesfort@gmail.com

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  54. Love these prompts! I would love a copy of these to use during my guided math time.
    kscarpetta12@aol.com

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  55. Thanks for you ideas! Can't wait to use them and share with my team.

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  56. Thanks for an amazing idea! I'd love to have a copy of these to use with my ESL students who need visuals more than anything! gloria_alfaro02@gmail.com

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  57. Love, love, love your organization, visuals, and brief explanations. I'll be sending you an email shortly!!!

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  58. I FINALLY see how common core Math could actually be useful and helpful to my first grader, THANK YOU! He is such a visual learner this will help so much I think. It has been hard to get 4-5 different strategies and then the questions a completely different set up. Thank you again

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  59. My name is Sonia. I would love a copy for my first grade. sisaac@southsanisd.net

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  60. hi, amazing work. would greatly appreciate a copy for my remedial math group. jaclanajunk@gmail.com

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  61. I teach ELL students and would love to have a copy. Please send to rrrutledge10@yahoo.com. Thanks

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  62. I really hope you are still emailing this. I think they are GREAT!! I teach Special education students and would love to a copy. My email is gmf88@bellsouth.net. Thank you :)

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  63. I was looking through your website and came across your post about the Math Toolbox! First, and foremost, I love the TOOLBOX! That was a WOW moment. I hope you are still emailing it out. I am a new teacher and would love to use this. My email is TLMinor123@comcast.net.

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  64. Please provide as much information as possible, this seems so helpful. Pictures organization and text. So appreciated.

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  65. Hi Sarah, I would like to have a copy of your worksheets. This is perfect for ELL, my whole class will benefit from this. Thank you

    vardeman.dale@yahoo.com

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  66. Would love to receive more of your ideas.

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  67. Hello, I have been trying to implement math journals this year. I love your ideas and examples. My email is twelch@gesd40.org. Thank you.

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  68. I would love to have a copy of these sheets. Thank you!

    susan.murray@sccboe.org

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  69. I'd also love a copy of these sheets. They are great!
    jillhazelton@comcast.net

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  70. I would love to have a copy of your sheets, too. I think that they're awesome!
    moneciaj@yahoo.com

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  71. I would love a copy too..:-)
    mettesblog@gmail.com

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  72. I have tried integrating math journals into my class. These " tools" would be very helpful! erinlocke@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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  73. Hi Sarah,
    I just found your blog and I love how you implement the toolbox in your class. My students would definitely benefit from these. I sent you an email already but wanted to post on your blog to tell you how awesome these tools would be to my firsties.
    Deana

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  74. I love this! Please send me a copy of your sheets! katnacke@yahoo.com

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  75. These are wonderful! I starting math journals this year and am constantly on the lookout for some great resources. Could you please send me a copy of your sheets? Thanks!
    deborah_jones@whitfield.k12.ga.us

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  76. I would love a copy of your journals if you are willing to share! Thanks so much! mbrock@pcsd.us

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  77. Hello! I too would LOVE a copy of your journals especially writing numbers with the 100s chart coloring!!

    Thank you so much.. summeramnakamura@gmail.com

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  78. These are wonderful and would be most helpful especially at the beginning of the year. Thank you so much

    lymccay@morgank12.org

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  79. This is terrific. I would love for you to share this with me. I am finishing my first year in 1st grade after 8 years in second. I'd appreciate this resource.
    lorri.whisenant@cms.k12.c.us

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    1. what did you think of first grade after teaching second grade so long? I taught second grade last year as a first year teacher and this coming year I have to go to first grade.

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  80. Wow! I love the visual tool box. This will be perfect for my ELL students. May I please get a copy? It takes a village. Thank you for sharing your AWESOME idea. ptalke@srcs.org

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  81. I really enjoyed reading your ideas and would also love a copy - Fantastic idea!! lnlstuff@cox.net

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  82. I am hoping to integrate interactive journals in my math class this year...these are great! I hope you are still willing to email/share these:) Thank you!

    takak_tere@asdk12.org

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  83. I would love to use a copy of this next year! It might be just the right "tool" for my class of almost all boys!

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  84. I'm also looking just this type of resource. May I please have a copy? Thanks in advance.
    mfrails70@yahoo.com

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  85. I would like to receive a copy of your Math journals please.

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  86. my email is mgargac@gmail.com

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  87. Thank you so much for this wonderful resource.

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  88. This is a great resource and I would love to use it in my class. If you are still sharing I would love a copy. My email is catie_92@hotmail.com. Thank you!

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  89. I would love to have these great resources. Here's my email CYNTHIA.POWELL@BROWARDSCHOOLS.COM

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  90. This is awesome!!! Please send the link on how to get copies.
    blackgal7@yahoo.com

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  91. wonderful idea. sabrina.marshall@powhatan.k12.va.us

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  92. I find anchor charts have the most impact when the students create them. This is a wonderful tool for housing their creations. I'd love a copy of your resources. Thank you for sharing! dboutilier@bonnyeagle.org

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  93. I find anchor charts have the most impact when the students create them. This is a wonderful tool for housing their creations. I'd love a copy of your resources. Thank you for sharing! dboutilier@bonnyeagle.org

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  94. I also attended the Singapore Math Vegas conference several years ago! It was an amazing experience. I love the toolbox aspect for instructional support. Could you please email me a copy of the toolbox graphics and additional resources! Thanks so much! Delilah.lewis655@gmail.com

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  95. love this! teribrinkley@yahoo.com

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  96. Would love to have a copy! Tjjhicks01@live.com

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  97. I think this is so great, would love a copy for my kiddos to start this in my math centers! mblecha@usd224.com

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  98. Sarah, I would love to have a copy of this for my first grade class. It seems this is the type of mathematical processes I learned at our STEM training the last two weeks. dhemphill@cvalley.k12.ok.us

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  99. Hi Sarah. Can you please send me your place value sheets, specifically the ones where the students shade in the correct amount? Thank you! daniellevisser2013@gmail.com

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  100. Love the toolbox idea!! I tried math journals last year and they did not turn out as well as yours. I would love to have a copy of the place value sheet and the cute toolbox headings! Thank you so much!

    alk22319@gmail.com

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  101. This is a wonderful resource and I would love using it in my classroom. I have used other interactive math resources but didn't look this wonderful. If you are willing to share I would love a copy. My email is eviganas@yahoo.com. Thank you!!

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  102. I love your ideas and would love to use them with my class. Thank you for being so generous to share your ideas. My email is tratzlaf@mainstaycomm.net

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  103. This looks great! I would love to use your ideas, and thank you in advance for your generosity in sharing them! My email is claunchl@gmail.com

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  104. Amazing! I love these journals. It is clear that you challenge your students and give them the tools they need to become math thinkers. I'm inspired and would love to model your work. Thank you for sharing.

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  105. This looks great! My correct email address is: lmclaunch@gmail.com--too many details going on this week! Thank-you!

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  106. This looks great! My correct email address is: lmclaunch@gmail.com--too many details going on this week! Thank-you!

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  107. I love your Math Toolbox/Journal ideas. They are SUPER! I plan on using them this year with my students. I would love anything that you are willing to share. What a great post! I LOVE teaching Singapore Math concepts.
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  108. Wow! You have done a ton of work. It looks amazing! I would love to have copies of your math toolbox materials. My email is craven.dawn@gmail.com

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  109. I would like to have a copy of your math journals. These look like a wonderful resource to use. My email is abenson@waynesville.k12.mo.us
    Thank you!!

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  110. Hi Sarah! I just emailed you the templates I would like! Your work is amazing!!

    Yvonne S.

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  111. love it.... can't wait to start my own math journals with my second graders.
    kimhoyz@gmail.com

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  112. Hi! I love your work. Thank you for this wonderful resource. I would LOVE a copy of your journal! My email is mariel_102@yahoo.com.
    Mari H.

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  113. I would love a copy too, This is wonderful thanks. Amirabaker@yahoo.com

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  114. I love, love, love all of it and especially the number, word, picture place value charts. Thank you so much for taking the time to share these wonderful journals and how you use them. It is so helpful.
    okgauthier@gmail.com

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  115. I've been looking for a way to collect all the info we learn in one spot. Thank you for the great ideas!!!
    collinsnh4@msn.com

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  116. I would love a copy of your journal.

    lymccay@morgank12.org

    Thanks

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  117. I would love to use this with my first graders. I think it will be so great for them to be able to help themselves by going back to each page for a reference as needed. Thank you for your generosity!
    maggie7engstrom@gmail.com

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  118. Great tool. As a new teacher, I am always looking for great ideas, there are so many to choose from, but this one really strikes me. Would you mind sharing?
    mccartymeg@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  119. I really like your math journals. Could you share with me? We are tallying and graphing now. Thanks

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  120. Hi. I would love the document that has the number, word, picture (100 squares) and place value with tens and ones. Thanks! algaeplankton@msn.com

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  121. This is fabulous! I love the tool box idea. I would love a copy of your documents with number, picture, and word. I like how you use the tens frames once you get into the teen numbers. djlisa@bellsouth.net

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  122. Yes could you send me the ten frames, picture numeral and name.
    brittam@pwcs.edu

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  123. Wow, these are AMAZING!!! My email is emmysue77@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  124. Stop requesting this material .. It's not being sent

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  125. Please send me any materials if still available..Jacqsheridan@aol.com

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  126. If you're still willing to share, I'd love a copy! Than you for your time. lao.ocean@gmail.com

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  127. I know it's been a while since this post, but my school just purchased the Singapore Math Series and I'm muddling through the first year teaching it to my first grade students. Your journal ideas are exactly how I want to implement this component into my classroom. I would love anything you can share with me. My email address is rdeangelo@wyomingarea.org. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  128. Thanks for sending me the email! I am a little nervous about the writing part with my little ones but excited to get the "toolboxes" started ! Cathy B.

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  129. I love, love, love your Math journals! I would love whatever you are willing to share--the place value pages, number bonds, anything and everything! I have been interested in starting a math journal but was never sure what to do or where to start! Now I do!! Thanks so much!!! harrysummers14@yahoo.com

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  130. Love this idea! Seems a very "do-able" way to do math journals! Please send your printables if you're willing to share. Hate to recreate the wheel if it's already done! :) Thanks!
    cherylrose@cscshc.org

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  131. I would love a copy of your work!! Thanks!!

    leen73@hotmail.com

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  132. I would also love to get a copy of your journal printables. If they are on sale somewhere I would buy them. Thanks,
    memagyar@yahoo.com

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  133. I'm a first time first grade teacher an this would be very helpful. I would love a copy. pizzaninja_21@msn.com Thanks! :)

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  134. I'm a first grade teacher and this would be very helpful. I would love a copy. Lbynum@wcsd.k12.sc.us

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  135. I would love a copy of your journal printables. lbynum@wcsd.k12.sc.us

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  136. Do you have a store where I can buy your products?

    Thanks,
    lbynum@wcsd.k12.sc.us

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  137. I would love a copy of some of these worksheets!
    dianalara@maderausd.org

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  138. Your work is amazing!! I would love a copy of your journal printables to do with my students. If you are still sharing, would you please send me a copy of the things you are willing to share? kvaleri12@yahoo.com

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  139. I love your work and ideas! I would greatly appreciate a copy of your journal printable to use with my students. Hope you are still sharing! Thanks, ashleydal01@yahoo.com

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  140. Hi Sarah, Wow! Love your ideas, especially the math toolboxes. Could you please let me know where I could purchase a copy of the journal starter pages? Thank you. pyeclifforda@yahoo.ca
    Anna

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  141. love this!! Do you sell these pages anywhere? Please let me know. edwina612@gmail.com

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  142. Simply amazing article! I am sure there are many people who are faced with the same problems I recently had. I couldn't find an online service for merging PDF files, but eventually I found a simple one. Merging files is super easy with AltoMerge. Try it on your own here http://www.AltoMerge.com/ and you'll make sure how it's simple.

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  143. The whole journal is fantastic!I love your place value format and think it would be a really great review for my students. If your still sending out copies my e-mail is carrie_fontenot09@yahoo.com Thanks!

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  144. This is very beneficial. If you are still sending out copies of the toolbox and journal pages, I would like a set....amy.mcdevitt@pikeroadschools.org Thank you so much!

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  145. I would also be very interested. We have been using math journals but this seems much more interactive. thanks for the great ideas. cmeidl@ascscrusaders.org

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  146. I would also be very interested. We have been using math journals but this seems much more interactive. thanks for the great ideas. cmeidl@ascscrusaders.org

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  148. This is exactly what I was totally messing up while I was trying to create them on my computer.:) I'd love a set of all the printables!!! pamroc@sbcglobal.net

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  149. This is what I need for my first graders. I would love to have a set of the printables. patrina.cochran@yahoo.com

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  150. I would love it to have a copy of the place value materials. Please, please
    My email is steaton@rochester.k12.mn.us

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  151. I would love to try these with my first graders if you are still sharing them. They are exactly what I've been looking for! Thank you so much!!

    amy.harris@bps101.net

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  152. I love the way you integrated the concept into a kid friendly tool. Your graphics and student practice for common core are tied together so well. Please send me copies of math tools and student practice. I would love to hear your newest Ideas. I teach 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade.
    Michelle
    tchashell@gmail.com

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  153. I have been teaching for 20 years (k and pre-k) and this year got moved to first grade. We do math journals but no one can explain the use of it quite like you. I would so appreciate your print outs and lay outs of your journal. Wendy.overstreet@opelikaschools.org

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  154. I am teaching 1st grade and love your math journals! I would love a copy of your journal. :) lnielsen@wcsc.k12.in.us

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  155. I a homeschooling mama of 2 and would love to add math "toolboxes" like this! My e-mail is Rachel3D@gmail.com please send me any/all of the printables! Wow! Thank you- these are amazing!

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  156. Hi Rachel-
    Your math toolbox is awesome! I have been wanting to implement math journals into my first grade class. If you could kindly send me the printables,I'd appreciate it! Thanks so much! cbrown@wtsd.org

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  157. Please those templates. They're amazing aleksandra.kociubowska@gmail.com

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  158. I would like to try this please. mlazar@eurekausd389.net

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  159. I would love to get a copy of your resources. ayirrell@gmail.com

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  160. I would love to have a copy of the number sense activities. My email is bamaone@bellsouth.net . Thank you and God Bless!

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  161. Please send me a copy too :)
    sonyabeckett@hotmail.com

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  162. In Kindergarten I LOVED my math interactive notebooks (toolbox); next year I am looping with my class to first and would appreciate you sharing your first grade resources...thank you!!
    ddandtjadams@comcast.net

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  163. I especially like your number bond pages.
    kimberlymbaldwin@gmail.com

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    1. I did math journals with my first grade class this year and my students and I loved it. I am looping up to 2nd with my class for the 1617 school year and have been shopping around for materials to purchase. I have yet to find what I want, but then I happened upon your site! It would be a great review and many students didn't get it the first time around. If you could share I would be grateful! spagnier@grandblancschools.org If you have other "stuff" you should consider being on teacherspayteachers. If you are I couldn't find you name. Thanks for any help you can give!

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  164. Awesome idea!! Please send more info to me!
    pewilliams0214@gmail.com

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  165. Your journal is awesome. I'd sure be grateful If you would share your materials with me. This will be my first year teaching first grade and I want to nail this math!
    kfinocchi@yahoo.com.

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  166. I love your blog and teach Singapore math would love your clip art and printable math sheets, if you are willing to share.
    My email is: sylviatessier@comcast.net
    Thank you in advance!

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  167. This is a fantastic idea! I would love to use your printable math sheets. bklaybourne2@gmail.com

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