It looks great Deedee...you are inspiring me...
Oh how I love the look of those organized shelves! And thanks for the free printable games- love them!F is For First Grade
Your centers look great. How do you fit your math centers into your schedule? Do you do a whole group activity first? How many days a week do you do math centers? I'm trying to adjust mine, and I'd love to hear how you handle it. Thanks!
Dear Megan, I am in the process of re-thinking my math block. I already review and reinforce concepts during my calendar time. I will keep that part unchanged.I do a whole group lesson, then follow it up with my math stations. I think Debbie Diller's book is going to be my guide. I was trying to have too many "new" concepts in my stations before. So my new stations will be activities that my students can be successful in when they work with a partner. This should allow me some freedom for small math group lessons. I currently have 45 minutes for math (not including the calendar time). I'm not sure if that will be enough. I will have to get my timer out and get on my "A-Game". It is a process in the making.
You really did inspire me--I went in on my snow day and recreated my library/reading area, literacy, and math shelves! I can't wait to get back in the classroom tomorrow and see what my kinders think about it!Barbhttp://www.kinderzoo.net
Just have started blogging and reading blogs, and found this post. Thank you so much for posting free resources! I love your resources!
Jennifer! Welcome to my blog! I'm glad you found me... Let me know if you have any questions.
Deedee I've been running math roations like work centers for 2 years now and love it! Just saw your picture of organized supplies where did you purchase your clear bins with the clips? I'm looking for better manipulative storage ideas for next year. Thanks!!Lindseywww.whytewater.blogspot.com/
Thanks Lindsey... I got those bins at Big Lots! I really like that they are easy for my kids to open and shut.