I have gotten a ton of questions on my visual plan posts about how I utilize Engage NY in my classroom. For those of you not familiar with the math program, you can check it out and download the whole program for free here. The truth is that I am still trying to figure out how to fit it all in and what I can afford to skip. My suggestion is to really read the lesson from the module. Everything is right there. Yes, the lesson would take you a SUPER long time. Do what you can. I try to alternate what I skip from the program and sometimes we do fluency practice at the end of the day. I do always skip the exit ticket. We do this because we use the exit ticket problems to create mini-topic assessments; the end of module assessments are just way too much. My colleague, Janine Every and I will be working on creating our own assessments to possible post on TpT over the summer. This past summer we focused on revamping our phonics program, with our Words of the Week packet.

I have made a few resources to make using Engage NY a bit easier. I have included the link for the free download at the end of this post.

I placed the modules in separate binders and divided the topics with dividers.

I have included the math module binder covers and spines in the download at the end of this post.

One of the lessons we did this week required the students to use a number path. It is similar to a number line. I felt the students needed number paths they could reuse and created these. You can download these number paths for free at the end of this post.

Another option would be to have the number paths on a work mat. I have created a few versions of these work mats. Use what works for you and your students. I laminate the mats first. Another option would be to place the sheets in page protectors.

Another useful mat to have, is this number bond mat.

Engage NY does not utilize Ten Frames but I feel they are useful. I like to use ten frame work mats and counting chips for “Make a Ten to Add” lessons. I also bought these ten frame stamps from Really Good Stuff. I use them on the math pages where a ten frame could help the students.

I got to planning ahead a bit and added this Tens and Ones work mat to the download.

Here are a few videos I have in a folder on YouTube to help you. I usually go to my teammate Janine Every with questions about the fluency activities.

Jackie Corleto

This is my 2nd year teaching with the modules for 1st grade, it definitely gets better after the first year. I created quick checks, which our mini reviews that go with each topic in every module. I use them for review and quizzes to see how the kids do with each introduced skill. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/First-Grade-Math-Modules-1-3-Quick-Checks-BUNDLE-1352052 Here is the link to the bundle for Modules 1-3, I have the rest in my TPT if interested. Also, I redid the mid module and end of module assessments. Just wanted to pass along if it might help. ðŸ™‚

Erica Bohrer

My colleague and I plan on making them this summer. They need to be more visually appealing for first graders!

Positively Learning

Thank you SO much! This is our second year with Engage NY and although it's going much better, it can still be overwhelming. I so appreciate any visuals and hands-on supports for my students – thanks again! Jen

Erica Bohrer

You are welcome!

Donna Boucher

Erica, this is phenomenal! What a wonderful freebie to share. Thank you for your generosity!

Donna

Math Coachâ€™s CornerErica Bohrer

Awe, thank you Donna! We are all in this together.

ronnie

Thank you.

Erica Bohrer

You are welcome!

R Smith

Thank you!

Erica Bohrer

You are welcome!

Krystyn Richards

In the 2nd grade curriculum Engage NY has students using 10 frames. Actually, they expect them to already know how to use them. So incorporating this strategies in 1st grade would really help out your 2nd grade teachers. ðŸ™‚

Thank you for the resources.

Krystyn

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Jessica Weik

Thank you so much. My team and I were drowning in Engage NY. This really helped us better explain to our students and parents.

tqueen

Wow! How are the kindergarten teachers doing at your school with engageny? I shared your page with the 1st grade teachers at my school. Is there a kindergarten teacher that has resources too? I can use several of your ideas because # bonds are big in the K modules. We had to implement Engageny ELA skills, Listening & Learning as well as Math this year. It has been overwhelming at times. I would appreciate any advice you can give!

Erica Bohrer

Sorry, I don't know of any K teacher bloggers using it. We only have to use the math in our district.

Mary Young

Hi. I am starting Engage NY math with my 1st graders next year. If you have reccomendations I would love them!!

Alyssa McKillip

Hi Erica! We're starting with Eureka at our school next year. Would love any tips you might have on how to organize student work / sheets / exit slips, etc. Thanks!

First Grade Teacher

Hello Erica just wondering if geo-boards was something that is required/ suggested for use with Engage NY in First grade.

Thanks for your help.

Erica Bohrer

I have not seen them in the curriculum.

Jennifer Baker

I am using Engage NY Math in my first grade class this year. It is very overwhelming!! Thank you for sharing these resources with us for free, I think they will help a lot!

Erin Franklin

We are using Eureka Math (which is basically the same thing). Do you have good resource for a baseline test I can use? Eureka doesn't have one and their end of the year assessments are way too much for beginning of the year first graders. Thanks!

Karen Hyers

Do you know of any resources for ELA – Engage New York 2nd grade. We started the program this year and I am looking for resources to make in more interesting for my students.

Erica Bohrer

No sorry!

Abby G

Could you share how long you take to do each lesson and what you include/don't include. I looked at your lesson plans but I know that just gives a general idea and I'm guessing you only do math centers two times a week during a different time as well then? We are planning on starting this program next year, so I'm just trying to get some ideas in my head to start this off right!

Erica Bohrer

It usually takes about an hour for math. After doing the sprints the whole year, I realized they were not helping at all and went back to basic math sprints that I already had. I don't do the exit slips, there is just not enough time. Good luck and follow my blog for more resources coming soon.

Sara

Do you know of anyone using it in 5th grade? I would love to hear some thoughts from a teacher that has used it – I am thinking about using it next year.

Erica Bohrer

I wish I knew someone who could help you! Sorry, I don't know any 5th grade teacher bloggers using it.

Teacher Mom

This is so amazing! Thank you for sharing this!

Brandi Wecks

My kids are doing much better with ENY now that we use Zearn. I do my math block in two groups – one does Zearn while I do the application problem, problem set and some fluency work with a small group; then we switch. I am feeling much more confidant about it meeting their needs than I did when I just following the books.