Similar to the 1st and 2nd grade stations that I made after reading
Debbie Diller's Math Stations book.
Each month will contain 12 different math stations from the 4 critical areas of the common core curriculum. Page 1 is an outline for the month to let you know what those 12 standards are.
Each station contains a Task Card with instructions, a hands-on activity, independent assignment to complete (in a student booklet for easy management) and a game board for students to practice their basic math facts until the timer ends the station work time.
I have posted my management and organization ideas here.
I posted a math station rotation chart for anyone interested.
My summer task list has officially begun with OCT, NOV, DEC etc.
However, I wanted to post SEPTEMBER before summer break.
I hope they are what you'd hoped for.
The skills will progressively become harder with each month with
A bit ago in my Bright Ideas Blog Post... I referred to my student goal sheets.
I received many, many comments through email and TPT to share a bit more... so I hope this helps.
We call them Student Driven Data.
Basically, we fill them out each Monday morning.
We check the progress on our term goals in 4 various activities.
Reading Skills is a FABULOUS product (created my dear friend... I'm convincing her to open a TPT store and post it... I'll keep you posted!!) They practice their phonics, fluency, comprehension, grammar etc.
Another area is Reading Wheel. This is new for us. We've been using AR for YEARS and next year... it will not be funded ;( We decided to continue our reading routine but instead of counting AR points... each student will be required to read 2 books from the various genre forms. We are creating a small booklet for the 16 books (per term) for students to complete after reading the book.
PIG Math is all about math fact memorization. Some say "don't do it!" I say "do it now"! Get those facts memorized in a quick, fun way!
Math Probe is a school wide math assessment we give our students each week. It is 2 minutes on a Friday and exciting to see their progress on grade specific skills they need to know. (Fuchs and Fuchs is the author)
Each week we use a different color crayon to color in our weekly progress.
They go home in the homework folder and reviewed with mom and dad.
This way they are aware of how their child is progressing toward their term goals (marked with a star). There are no surprises at report card and conference time.
Parents have commented very positively about this sheet!
Parents sign each week and we repeat the process until the end of the term!
My sweet co-worker (I love my team... I'm so lucky!!) shared a great idea to put the student goal on the sheet also since we are looking at it so often. Sometimes the district forms don't get seen too often.