Wednesday, August 24, 2011

So... How are my stations going?

Howdy friends!  I promised to check in with an update on my Peek at My Week post (click here to get my literacy and math station plans for this week).  Today was our 6th day of school and although I feel a bit like a goat herder, I am happy to report that my stations are going REALLY well.   I am a bit surprised to be honest.  

Check it out!

Literacy Stations
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Oh my goodness!  I was a little worried because not all of my students know their letters.  They did such a great job of helping each other.  Yay!
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This was the coveted station this week.  Leslie's Playdough Word Work is one that I plan to keep going for weeks and weeks and weeks.
This is from a Learn to Draw book.  I will try to link this up tomorrow.

Overhead station rocks.  A little handwriting practice with old  skool technology!

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Math Stations
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 Yep, we are still exploring some math manipulatives.  Notice I have the station work area designated?  This was station #5.  I love that I added these work area designations this year.  Thank you Debbie Diller!
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So I am officially excited!  I think things are going great!  Some of the management tools we learned about during our work stations book study are in motion and it is almost like I know what I am doing... LOL!


I'll be back in a few days with next week's Peek at my Week!

11 comments:

  1. OMG, Deedee! Only the 6th day of school!? You are sooooo amazing! I wish I could say my week went this smoothly....it didn't!!!! LOL!;)
    Little Warriors

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  2. Do most of your students usually know their alphabet?
    I teach at a District-wide K center, 370ish kindergartners. The average number of letters known yearly when entering K (we each have about 48 students between the 2 sessions) is 7 letters.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this! Wow! I had some of the ideas together but you have put it all in place and now all I have to do is follow it. YOU ROCK!

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  4. Thanks for sharing. I wish my group was this far along. We are still exploring stations. Today was our 7th day. I plan on opening stations next week. Love the activities. I had already purchased some of them from Tpt, great to see them in action.
    Rose

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  5. Hi Kathy,

    I am in the middle of assessing my students right now and I'll know more in a few more days. So far it looks like my average identification is 15 capital and 15 lowercase letters. Of course, I have some who know them all and some who only know 4 or 5. That's why I love to differentiate. I also have my students heterogeneously grouped, so they can help each other.

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  6. Thanks for sharing the playdough word work center Deedee - glad your kinders are loving it! You guys are doing great for day 7!
    - Leslie
    KindergartenWorks

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  7. Thank you for sharing!! Love your ideas and center guides. We are also beginning centers next week, what a help! I'm heading to TPT to get them now ;)

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  8. Everything looks awesome! I've enjoyed exploring your site -- as I'm new to this whole blog thing!

    How big are the mats you use to designate your math work stations?

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  9. Hi Jess! Welcome to the world of blogging!!!

    My mats are about 2 1/2 ' by 2 1/2'. Some are smaller. They really help keep the materials corralled in!... and quiet!

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  10. Hi! I came across your blog a few days ago and have blissfully been lost in it and dont want to come out :). Thank you for sharing all your ideas. I am going to try to get my hands on the book so i can keep up with the book study, but right now i was wondering about the learn to draw book pictured above. Can you tell me the title or publishing company? Thanks!

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  11. Hi,
    Oddly enough I have the same question as the person who posted in June. I have a few pages from the Learn to Draw books that were given to me copied and I love them. However, I'm teaching at a different school and never saw the book so I could never buy it to have more but the picture in this post is one of the ones I have a copy of! What book is it?! Can you link me to it? Thanks!

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