This year I implemented math journaling (beginning in October) and I have blogged about this venture before. You can read that here. But today, I want to answer a question I get about math journals.
How often do you check your math journals?
Let me just say I
I don't pour over these journals. They are a prime example of my student's independent work plain and simple. A record of growth. A record of concepts taught. Some journals are pristine. They are ...ahem...a glowing example of my outstanding instruction in all things math...ahem...others are a scary mess of numbers here and there with rips and tears for corrections. Like I said, a perfect example of each student's independent work.
April journal prompt (adding three digits)
April math journal (counting down from any number)the May math journal is finished and posted to Teacherspayteachers! It's discounted for the first 24 hours.
Ok this last picture was the cutest ever. I was coloring my sample pages (seriously it's like therapy to me) and my dog Lucy kept nudging closer and closer trying to bring my attention back to her rather than on my fine example of a journal. finally she moved all the way up to the journal and pawed it until I stopped and gave her a stern look and a lot of love pats. Just to thoroughly confuse her and all.