When you come into our classroom during math time, one thing you may notice is an abundance of restaurant trays! Thanks to our wonderful team of first grade teachers, we are now using Math Trays in our class. A math tray is a 'tray' with all of the supplies you need to complete your work. Each week we put out 3 or 4 different math trays. These trays are a mix of independent work and partner or small group work. Just like with Daily 5, our math time is all about choice. We do have some basic rules, for example, if someone asks you to play you must say yes and play at least one round with that partner. After the one round, partners are allowed to say they would like to try something different.This week we've focused on Halloween themed trays. The kids once again love being in charge of their own learning and those kids who love to take their time get to focus on their task while the other kids stay focused on his/her learning.