Training days, training days!
In 3rd grade, we started by brainstorming a list of workshop expectations. These are things the students are expected to do in every zone, every time. We review these expectations by echo reading, and then the students vote how they did with each expectation after we practice a zone.
Time to play!
After reviewing the expectations for the Play with Someone zone, students worked on building stamina in that zone. Here, students are playing number war.
Building stamina takes a LOT of work!
The first time we played number war, we only made it to 2 minutes and 35 seconds.
Yesterday, we made it 5 minutes and 15 seconds.
Today we made it 9 minutes and 25 seconds. Yay!
Building stamina is SO critical to the success of the Math ZONES program. It may feel frustrating at times, and it may feel like you are "wasting" your math time. But stick to it! You will reap the benefits of this training all year long.
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