Saturday, September 17, 2011

Peek at My Week-Stations

Another great week with my kiddos!  Our Math and Literacy Stations are zooming along.  I started our small groups (reading) on Wednesday and things went really well (I just knocked on wood).

As I was blog stalking I found this WON.DER.FUL post from Erin Eberhart.

I love her blog because she has a great eye for creating kid-friend activities AND she knows her stuff.  If you are not already following her, I highly recommend it!

Anyhow, she posted about calendar journals... so I thought... I could make that a station!!  When I saw Debbie Diller in August present, she mentioned a calendar station.
This could be a year long station... hmmm?  Maybe???

So I asked her if she would add tally marks to her recording sheet.  Because she is majorly awesome, she did!  Here it is!
Click on the image to get this paper.

So,  we started using this on Thursday.  We are using this as part of our whole group, but starting next week, I will make it a station. Now, I know my students will not be independent with this, so I will make this station "teacher directed"~sort-of a stations with the teacher.

Click on any image below to get this document from Google Docs

NOTE:  The images for Kim Adsit's activities were taken directly from her TpT product (so they were not done be me... I WISH!!!)

Have a wonderful week and I'll check back with you all later!


  1. Deedee, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you. I have been teaching for 12 years but just made a huge move from being an Elementary resource teacher to Kindergarten. I always wanted to teach K but my college advisor talked me into majoring in Special Education for job security! I have to confess, I always thought being a special ed teacher was harder than gen ed teaching (I know.. I was clueless). This year I have a wonderful class of 19 5 year old (10 of those are ELL) that I am responsible for all day! I LOVE THEM SO MUCH ALREADY.... however, making sure I differentiate, serve their needs individually, meet standards, order books, turn in cookie order money, send in attendance and room count by 8:30am, not to mention.... make sure they all eat, and go home with dry pants.... well, let's just say NOW I think the hardest job in education is Kinderteaching! I respect you all so much and appreciate you posting these lesson plans! OMG I don't know what I would have done without my blog this year. You, D. Jump, KinderKim, Kindergarten Crayons (Fran), and Growing Kinders..... are like my imaginary grade level team. I couldn't do it without you. Just wanted you to know that! :) Sorry for such a LONG message I have started making some things myself but I just don't have the skills that you all do!
    Have a great week!

  2. Seriously - I've gained almost 30 new followers over night thanks to you! You are my hero! :) I've already found fun stuff from your weekly centers that I'm gonna implement this week! Yess! Thanks so much!

  3. Mrs. Voss! Thank you for you wonderfully kind words. I have to tell you that it really uplifts me when I feel like someone has benefited from my ramblings.

    I know kindergarten is a whole new kind-of crazy, but I have massive respect for our special education teachers. MAN! They have to do it all!

    Good luck in your upcoming year, take long naps on the weekend, and enjoy your little sweeties!

  4. Deedee, as I read this post, I was thinking, "Wow...I wish Deedee had been one of my college advisors!" You rock, sharing your week with all of us. :-)

    I passed the Versatile Blogger award to you! I'm sure you've received it, but I wanted you to know how much you are appreciated!

  5. I LOVE the font you use on this site! What is it?


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