I'm following up as promised. Last week I gave you some detailed steps on how to set up and organize your stations with my post, Setting Up Math Stations For A Successful Year. This week I wanted to let you know how I introduce them and what the reality of first day math stations actually looked like in my classroom. MAKING THE INTRODUCTION This is probably the question I get most often from teachers. How in the world do you introduce math stations? What's the secret? I can't really ... VIEW POST
The Reality of The First Day of Math Stations
Making Sense of Math-Measurement
We are winding down our number sense weekly link-up and this week we are talk about measurement. Marilyn Burns tells us that it's important for students to have many different opportunities to use measurement. Measurement builds number sense by having students make predictions and then allowing them to use measurement to check their prediction. In all seriousness, have you ever met a kid that wasn't intrigued with a ruler, tape measure or scale. It exploration at it's ... VIEW POST
Gobbling Up Some Differentiated Math Stations!
I'm thankful for differentiated math stations this weeks. I LOVE math, and I love that my kinder friends love it too. My plans for this month's stations are set (It's a short month with all the holidays and such), and I thought I'd give a little glimpse at the goodies we have planned. I'll be finishing up my Daily 6 stations shortly. If you need to print off a copy of these plans, just click on the picture and it will take you to the pdf that you can print. The ... VIEW POST
Peeking at my Week.
I'm giving you a quick peek at my week and linking up with the fabulous Deedee from Mrs. Wills Kindergarten. Between piles of laundry and several soccer games this weekend, I was able to put this quick post together. Here's my warning . . . it's not pretty, but I think you'll be able to get a glimpse of what I have planned for my next set of Math Stations. My Daily 6 stations are forth coming, but I don't have all my pictures taken yet so I will probably post them in the next day or so. Sorry ... VIEW POST
Peek at My Week and Plans . . . Daily 5 Here We Go!
Well, I made it through the first week of school. In one piece and with my wits still about me. I call that a 'win.' I'm trying to get myself in some kind of routine to post my plans for all of you. Slowly but surely, I'm making my first attempt of the year. It's a bit tough when your class is still in the 'learning procedures and routines' stage and when you start school about three weeks later than everyone, but for what it's worth, here is a peak at my up-coming week. I'm linking up ... VIEW POST
The KEY to making math stations fun!
Here is something I have learned about kindergarteners and kids in general . . . engaging them often means using real life objects in new and interesting ways. So when it was time to think about community helpers and math stations, I wanted something that was hands on and would hold my students' interest. (differentiate by readiness, learning profile or . . . INTEREST!) The key?. . . KEYS!!! Now I have a boat load of keys in my manipulative arsenal. Most are from my dad who was a ... VIEW POST