Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Adventure Begins with a Book Study!

When we were thinking of a name for our new guided math blog, the word adventure immediately popped into our heads.

What does it mean to adventure? To adventure is to set out on an exciting and remarkable journey. Guided math is that remarkable journey!  Some are seasoned travelers, some haven't been on the road for long, and others are venturing into new territory.

Based on the many wonderful comments we have received so far, you most likely fit into one of these categories.  You are an adventurer, and it's much more fun to travel with others!

For this reason, we want this blog to be a community of adventurers, those willing to reflect, share, comment, and question.  We are looking forward to traveling together, helping each other with those inevitable bumps in the road, and ultimately share in the awesome sights to behold. None of us are experts--we will learn from one another as we explore!

Come join in our first exploration together, a book study of Dr. Nicki Newton's, Guided Math in Action: Building Each Student's Mathematical Proficiency with Small-Group Instruction (K-5).   We intended to begin the study on July 9th, but we wanted to give everyone enough time to get their hands on the text.  For this reason, the book study will kick off Sunday, July 13th!

Want to purchase Guided Math in Action?

Option 1: We have secured a special price from Routledge, the publisher of Nicki Newton's Guided Math in Action--$8.45 off of the publisher's price!!  That's $26.50 plus $5.99 shipping and handling (tax is included in the text price).  

To order a copy, just click the Buy Now PayPal button below--DO NOT ORDER FROM THE PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE.  

You will be directed to pay through Sarah's personal PayPal account (Rustic Threads).   

Check out and MAKE SURE to provide the following information (can be typed in the comments box when checking out)--your first and last name, the address where you would like the text to be shipped, your email address, and your phone number. 

We will be taking orders from now until 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 6th.  Order information will then be sent to the publisher so orders can be filled on Monday, July 7th.  We will take care of paying the bill from the publisher using buyers' payments made to PayPal. The friendly sales rep said that the texts should arrive to you by the end of that week (yet they do tell buyers 7-10 days, just to be safe). 

Option 2: You may also buy or rent a Kindle copy of the text from amazon.com, if you have a Kindle or the Kindle app download on another device.

How would you like to participate?

I have a blog. --- Create a post (see schedule below), save our button to include in your post, link back to our post, and link up with your blog button and information. If you have a blog and plan to participate, please email us at guidedmathadventures@gmail.com.  We would like to post a list of participating bloggers on the kick off day, Sunday, July 13th. :0)  Click here to visit our book study page to grab any related buttons you will need.

I do not have a blog. ---  Visit us to read scheduled posts (see schedule below), reflect, share, comment, question, and visit other participating bloggers.

We are eagerly awaiting the start of this book study!  Thank you all for your time and consideration. We hope you decide to 'hit the road' with us!

AND our kick off giveaways continue!  See our original post pasted below...

Welcome to our brand-new blog, Adventures in Guided Math! 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!

We are offering some FABULOUS giveaways to kick things off!

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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  1. Woohoo! I can't wait. Book is ordered - awaiting it's arrival!!!!

  2. I can't wait to start the book study! I just downloaded it on my Kindle!