Since our first blog kick off post, a flood of kind words and support have come through from visitors--our new followers and fellow adventurers. Thank you! Thank you! Many thanks also go out to all of those who have helped get the word out through Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, posts on blogs, and word of mouth. Thoughtful comments and new followers exploded yesterday!

To express our special thanks, please enjoy this

**Problem Solving Discussion Fan**download!

Here is a bit of info about how you can use the discussion fans in guided reading rotations (and any problem solving situations):

- Discussion fans were designed to help guide student discussion with one another during independent work time. Rich math discussions are an important way students learn, and these discussions do not always need to take place in a whole/small group, teacher-directed setting. Students can pair up during guided math rotations, center/workstation time, at the end of a whole group lessons, etc.
- Use fans after students have had discussion experience in a whole/small group, teacher-directed setting. This will provide positive modeling of the process. Have students help model.
- Students do not need to discuss all questions/prompts, but they will find it helpful to be able to choose from them when reflecting on their solutions.
- Questions/prompts have been grouped by type and are color-coded. You may tell students to choose one question from each color, assign a group/color to choose from, have students choose, etc.
- Encourage students to use math language in their discussions. Make math vocabulary visible in the classroom for student reference and model its use yourself.
- Student discussion evolves over time. I am always amazed by my students’ thoughtful discussions as this becomes an integral part of their explorations.
- Discussion fans are a great reference for the teacher during whole or small group discussion. Keep one handy! :0)

**Upcoming Book Study**

We also want to let you know that we will be hosting a book study starting on July 9th. We will explore Dr. Nikki Newton's

*. The text is available on amazon in softback, on Kindle, and for rent. Look for details to come soon!***Guided Math in Action****AND our kick off giveaways continue! See our original post pasted below...**

Welcome to our brand-new blog,

*! So glad you stopped by! We are two second grade teachers sharing our adventures, and our students' successes, in guided math. It is our hope to learn from and inspire fellow educators as they explore, consider, begin, and/or adventure through guided math themselves. Ultimately, we want others to know how powerful establishing a guided math framework can be and how empowering it is for the mathematicians in our charge. We would love to have you as a follower and fellow adventurer!***Adventures in Guided Math**Enter to win one of the above giveaways! Electronic items will be delivered via email, and texts will be ordered and sent directly. Good luck!

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Swinging for SuccessFollow me on Facebook!You are welcome! I agree, the Sammons book is wonderful! We are meeting today and will be posting details about the book study very soon... :0)

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Primary Classrooms are Oceans of Fun

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