Saturday, June 18, 2011

Loving the Math Station Ideas...





I'm so excited for Back to School and Debbie Diller's Math Station Book. We are only on Chapter 5 and I have to admit... I've gone ahead ;) I created a Back to School unit and was quite excited... now I'm even more happy... I've added additional stations (to include each strand) and accommodate for the large class size I will be having this upcoming year. I'll probably need 14 stations... 1 will be technology/computer, 1 will be small group with me... that leaves 12 math stations at one time. I've created them and the good news is... the are copied, cut and stored in a 9x12 envelope I purchased from the dollar store. I've purchased 14 - 5"x11"x16" Sterlite boxes to store the instructions and equipment.








I've also decided to give each student a Math Station folder to take with them as they rotate through the stations. Inside they'll have a cover sheet (I'll have a different one for each 'theme') with a paperclip to keep track of all the station assignments... a 100 chart to accomodate and a PUNCH card. Each day the kiddos will be able to use the hole punch to punch their card. By the time BACK TO SCHOOL stations are over... their punch card will be completed and they can hand in all their assignments in a semi-organized way... Wahoo!!! I'm so excited... now all I need is a few students ;)

























































I will be sending the updated Back to School file to all those that have purchased the unit. I hope it gets you excited for Back to School, too!!!

11 comments:

luvzenkms2(Leea) said...

Internet4classrooms has by Grade Level some awesome links for math, on my blog I have a link...

http://stopsignonablacktop.blogspot.com/2011/06/sources-and-sharing.html

Hope it helps :) Love your blog btw;)

Beth said...

Sounds like you are super organized and ready to go!! I wish I could say the same :-) Can you post a pic of your punch card? Is it numbered 1-12 for each work station? Will it be 1 punch card a week? I think I might take that idea and if their work is completed, name on it, (and I can tell they really put their effort into it) then their cards can go into a basket for a drawing....(a trip to computer to work on math skills instead of working on morning work one day? )hmmm

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Lory said...

Hi Beth... thanks for the great idea about a drawing. The punch card is in the 1st picture. I'll create a link for it though so you can see the real deal ;) I will have 14 stations next year (w/28 kiddos) and the kids will work a 2/day. They will punch their card twice a day. Thanks again for your comment and ideas!
Lory
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Carolee said...

Hi! I love your math centers unit! I just purchased it can't wait to print it out and get it all ready. We do Singapore math at our school and although is pretty straight forward it is very hard for our lower kids so they need a lot of practice with the basics and I think this unit will be very helpful.
Thanks!
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Karen said...

I loved your ideas... I have a question though about the font. I fell in LOVE with the two fonts you used on math station punch pass. Can you share what they are call and where you found them?

THanks
karen

Lory said...

Karen... I love these 2 fonts also... they are from Kevin and Amanda.com called pass the chex and smilie monster. good luck they have a TON of cute, free fonts.
Lory
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Mrs. Shepherd said...

WOW Lory, this is my first time on your site and I am truly motivated after seeing your back to school post to start creating my centers. I'm new to second grade this year and your site is truly a great resource. Would love it if you could follow my blog at mysecondgradejournal.blogspot.com

Once again your awesome!

Beth said...

Lory-- I understand having a large class. I have co-taught the last several years and we had 36 1st graders. Thank you so much for all of your ideas! love it :-)

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Daniella Garcia said...

This looks awesome. So if we purchase this from TpT we get what you posted above? Also I want to start math journals do u have any ideas for that?

Eva said...

Okay so how many groups do you meet with a day? Do you have a math curriculum that you follow? If so is this what you do with the group that meets with you? Last year I tried to meet with a group aka half the class while the other half worked in centers then we switched each group go to work in centers and meet with me. Of course on test days this was quite different. Could I still keep this system and use your centers? Also do you grade their work? Last question I think how much time do you get to teach math?

Jeremy and Chantelle Warnick said...

Are all of the pictures posted above in your Back to School unit! I love it! Thank you for all you work