Sunday, July 22, 2012

Guided Math ~ Chapter 9: Putting It Together

Well guys, we have arrived at the end.  I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every aspect of this book!

Without at doubt, this has been the best content-based professional book I have ever read.  I am so, so very glad that I was able to take part in this book study!

Chapter 9 was short and sweet.  It served to get us ready and give us the last little bit of motivation to implement this program in our classrooms.  I’ve told you in each and every chapter review I’ve written how excited I am to start using the Guided Math principles in my classroom this year, so it should come as no surprise that I still feel that way.

I return to school in just a couple of weeks and my mind is racing at 100 miles per hour thinking how I need to get everything set up, what can stay the same and what needs to be tweaked, how I will work within the lesson plans and timeline I have to follow at my school to make this work, and how good it’s going to feel when this turns out to be the best thing I’ve ever done in my classroom!

Throughout the book, I have highlighted quite a bit of text, but there are a few passages here and there that really stood out to me and I am quite sure I’ll be going back to those passages again and again throughout the upcoming year.

I hope you have enjoyed taking part in, or at least following along with, this book study!  I’ve never been in an online book study before, but this has been a wonderful learning experience.

Thank you so much for the comments you’ve left and the questions and comments you’ve e-mailed me during this time!  They meant a lot to me.

I plan to keep you updated on how the implementation plays out over the next couple of months.  I would LOVE to hear from you as well.  Let us know if you’re doing Guided Math and how it’s going.  Let’s share questions, comments, concerns, and even the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Realistically, I’m sure there will be some of all of that!

I wish you the best of luck if you’re giving it a try!

Enjoy J

Making It {and smiling},

1 comment:

  1. I'm just like mind is going 100 mph! I've tweaked a few things & have my weekly schedule nailed down. Just typed it all up yesterday. My next task is to get my focus wall figured out & up.
    So glad to hear you like the book as much as I did! Stop by & link up!

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