Well, now that I feel like that is running like a well oiled trained, I decided to jump into math stations. I have 12 different math stations. I only do math stations 4 days a week so they visit each station 1 time. Having said that.....station 1 and 7 are the same and 6 and 12 are the same so that they visit each stations twice. There are 2 reasons for this. Our district mandates that we follow our Math in Focus curriculum and the workbooks that go with it. It isn't feasible for the kiddos to just go their once because if they visit it on Wednesday, I may have not taught the content until Thursday. Also, the district mandates that we complete so many Compass Odyssey episodes a week as well so 6 and 12 are computers.
Here are my math center stations for the week in my Peek at the Week:
Here is what my the chart looks like for students to determine where they go:
I have matching signs hanging throughout the room showing where to complete that center. Also at that center are boxes with the matching number that contains all items needed to complete that center. The students do SO well knowing how to form a straight line, find their number, go to their station, and complete it. They get 20 minutes at each station. Here are a few of our stations this week:
Linking from smallest to largest
Counting pumpkins and creating tens frames
First page of our Count of Halloween page.
Number word scramble from my Numbers 1-10 unit.
Okay...this was last week, but look how hard they are working together trying to figure out how to link numbers in order from 1-20. Precious. I love them.
Students complete Compass Odyssey math lessons correlated to their MAP scores so it is COMPLETELY differentiated. LOVE!
Here is one of the IWB lessons that comes with our Math program. Um, hello. I didn't know about them last year. They are FREE! Geez!
Matching to figure out which has more and how many more. So great!
This was a lesson on matching numbers to objects to cards. Love!
To say I am THRILLED with how my math centers are going is an understatement. They are so hands on, excited, and engaged. When I say "Let's begin centers" they all go "YES!!!" Win, win for both of us! :) How has your week been. Do you do math centers?
Now, to the giveaway. I know...that is what you really wanted to know about! I have FINALLY finished my Number 11-20 unit that is the sequel to my best seller Number Fun 1-10.
I will give 2 away tomorrow night. Just leave a comment telling me what your favorite subject to teach is and why. I'll pick 2 randomly tomorrow! Good luck!