I created and used this Daily 5 station chart to help my students transition to their Daily 5 stations. After teaching my students how to use this, it saved me precious transition time as I called my next group!
You can customize how many blank squares you want for each station. Assign each students a number and they will use that number to select their station.
You choose the number that will start the chart and students go in order until the last student has chosen. (e.g. Tuesday student number 2 chooses first, then comes 3, 4, etc. after the last student, student 1 chooses the station) That way all students have a chance to be the first one to choose!
***Don't forget to teach them to skip a number if student is absent or if they are working with you.***
Tip: If dragging is too much of a hustle, have students write their numbers instead of dragging.