Back into the "viewer" mailbag tonight. If you didn't see last night's post, you might want to check it out, so you know what I mean by that!
Emily from Louisiana wants to know where I get my ideas. For me, it all starts with John Van de Walle. Period. No matter how many times I read his book, I always find something new. Or, I'm reminded of something I read and had forgotten. It's interesting that this book is not new, but it is so amazingly aligned with the Common Core way of thinking that it's a perfect complement. When I am getting ready to plan a new unit with my teachers, I pull out Van de Walle and reread the pages pertaining to the concept we'll be planning, just so it's all fresh in my mind. I've provided information about the various Van de Walle books below.
So where else do I get my ideas? I READ! This won't be news to some of you, but I have a
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|This is the current K-3 version. It is being revised with a release date in January. There are also 3-5 and 5-8 versions. It looks like 5-8 will become 6-8 when the new edition is released in February. The new 3-5 version is also set to release in February.|
|This is a new version for PK-2 which can be pre-ordered for delivery in January. The other new versions (3-5 and 6-8) are set to release in February, but there is not currently an option to pre-order those.|
|This book is designed to be used for professional development, and it's kind of pricey. This book will help you build your capacity as a mathematician, and it also includes information about how to facilitate the learning of others.|