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The Ultimate Guide to 1st Grade Math Intervention

When I first became a math interventionist I’ll admit, I was a bit over my head! I was set to plan for six different grade levels alongside interventionists who had been doing the job for much longer than I had. I was so, so excited for my new position but moving from the classroom into an interventionist role was like stepping into a whole new world.

Previously, I had been given a full year curriculum and all of the materials I needed to teach my students- now, I was flying solo. Previously, I had been given my class list with the students I was working with already determined- now, I was tasked with setting my roster. Previously, I had taught all subject areas- now I was somehow feeling like one was an even bigger job!

It wasn’t long before I had settled into my new position and was loving every single minute. Over the years as an interventionist, I found the routines, lessons, and philosophies that resonated with me and helped my students to learn, grow, and close the gap between themselves and their classmates.

The 1st Grade Math Interventionist Bundle has everything you will need to walk into your classroom feeling calm and confident. You will know you are prepared to reach and teach every single one of your 1st-grade students. Let me walk you through what is included in this incredibly comprehensive resource.

5 Day Focus Lessons 

You will find 14 units of study, each including 5 lessons focused on one very specific topic. Each unit includes:
  • A pre and post assessment
  • Five days of incredibly detailed lessons
  • Independent practice activities
  • Daily tickets out the door

These units are the heart and soul of the bundle and will anchor your year. Because there are only 14 units (listed HERE) you are able to take your time. There is nothing more frustrating than a curriculum that is jam-packed so you feel like your students are chasing the pacing guide. The exact opposite is true here. Spend a day (or two) on a lesson if you need and at the end of a unit if you have any students who need more support you can take the time and give them the help they need. Don’t worry, I have plenty of important work for your other students to do!

Seasonal Math Centers

You may think that in an intervention setting the idea of math centers goes out the window. For me, that couldn’t be farther from the truth! Math centers will give your students the opportunity to practice, practice, practice until these skills become second nature. Each set of seasonal centers includes centers for every single 1st-grade math standard. This means no matter what month of the year you are in, you will have the perfect math center to meet any and all skills your students need to practice. 

Fact Fluency 

Fact fluency instruction is very much embedded in the skills 1st graders are learning in math. That doesn’t mean that you should neglect fluency instruction as well. You will find 40 Print & Go math fact games (20 addition and 20 subtraction). When your students are playing math games they are practicing an abundance of addition and subtraction facts in a short period of time. They are applying the skills they have learned in their lessons and refined in math centers and they are moving their facts to long term memory. 
I have also included a Fact Fluency Strategy & Assessment Guide as a bonus file. This file gives you everything you need to understand how students learn math facts and to assess your students in an efficient and effective manner. 

Word Problem Notebooks 

Word problems are embedded in every 5 Day Focus Unit. You may wish to give your students more opportunities for practice with word problems and that’s where the WP Notebooks come into play.
Each themed notebook comes with 25 word problems- that is 5 of each of the problem types in the Common Core Standards. 
I recommend using these notebooks as a warm-up, for assessment, in math centers or even as homework. 

The Planning Guide

I know I promised to help you feel calm and confident and then I described a HUGE bank of resources! No worries, I have also included a planning guide. Within an hour of starting the planning guide, you will have set your full year at a glance. You will have a plan for quick and effective monthly planning and you will set yourself up for success creating weekly plans in just minutes. I am a fan of systems that work for me and this planning guide helps you to take this bundle and use the pieces to “work smarter, not harder” when it comes to your math planning. 
Right now you may be feeling like you are flying solo but that won’t always be the case. If you are ready to jump into your next school year feeling calm, confident and ready for your students, head over and grab the 1st Grade Math Interventionist Bundle

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