So when I find an opportunity for teachers to add color to their classroom without using a color printer, I know I have to share it. And when I wake myself up in the middle of the night, because I can see how this color will help you differentiate your instruction, well then I’m so delightedI can hardly contain myself.
. . .and counting and making patterns . . .
. . . and using creatively for a name activity. Oh yeah, this is going in my first week of school plans for sure. My kinder friends are going to LOVE these colors.
. . . or you can print the frame on an Astrobright color and the number portion off on white. Glue the white on top of the colored frame and laminate. These numbers will correspond with the numbers that are next to the student groups. So if a group of students have a 6 next to their group of names, that’s the station they will attend.
I am going to demonstrate with a simple number order lesson. I’ve given you a map below to kind of show you the process of tiering an activity. ( It’s just a visual, to show you how it’s done. I certainly don’t do this with every lesson.)
In your lesson plan book, it might be an entry in your math stations that looks like this:
When student Group 6 heads to their math station, this is what they will see. Everyone knows which materials are theirs, because they are separated by clear poly envelopes and labeled by with an Astrobrights corresponding colored mega dot.
It’s just a simple laminated dot taped to a poly envelope, but it’s a great visual for students to know ‘I am orange, I use the materials in the orange envelope.’
I just used my circle paper punch to make them.
Let’s say you wanted all your student so use the same answer sheet, but use different ranges of numbers for this activity.
Instead, inside their drawer this is what they would see. By using Astrobrights papers to colorize the spinner cards, you can easily distinguish between the different groups. (You’d want a couple more spinner cases for those groups with more than one tier attending.)
Students can load their spinner case with their appropriate spinner, and you will know that they are working at their own level of readiness.