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Math Tip Monday Back to School Math Ideas

I am excited to be linking up with K's Classroom Kreations and Theresa's Teaching Tidbits for back to school math tips! Be sure to check back the first Monday of the month for new math tips. This month we are focusing on Back to School Ideas.

The most important math tip for back to school is to get organized. I love taking the time during the summer to organize my classroom because once the year starts 
there is no time for organizing! You are in it to stay alive until May!

Here are some of my math organization tips...
I have the math manipulatives that I use the most organized on this shelf...
On top of the shelf are trays that match the colors of my tables. During a math unit I will organize the materials needed for activities in these trays. Each table has a captain that is in charge of getting what their table needs during each workshop time. 
 I have 2 of these file organizers that hold worksheets for each unit, 
organized by subject of course. 
 The top of this book shelf is math books organized by subject.
 These bins hold everyone that I need to teach each unit. 
Everything is organized, laminated and ready to go.
 I have already pulled some books to start the year in this bin, 
but will continue to fill it and other math book bins during the school year. 
Monday through Thursday I teach Kindergarten Common Core Math activities. 
On Friday I run guided math groups according to my students' assessments. 
Here is a graphic that I project on my Smartboard to keep us organized 
during Guided Math Groups. 
Take some time to get organized and have a great mathematical year!

Stop by my Teachers Pay Teachers Store and get these and other math activities printed, laminated and organized for back to school...

Mrs. Bell


  1. You have some great organization ideas! Thank you for sharing them with us!

  2. Great organizations tips. Thanks for sharing.

  3. You are so organized!!! Love putting your group chart on the smartboard!!!

  4. Love your math book library! What great resources!

    1. Thanks! I have a little bit of a book buying problem:)

  5. Wow! You are so organized! I love your labels with the easy to read fonts and photos, everything looks so nice. I am so happy that I found your blog!!

    Megan Shea