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Labels and I-Charts for my five math workshop stations and math manipulatives.
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In my classroom I use a rotation through five stations for math workshop
Terrific Technology: a station where students use the iPads, computer, and smartboard to enhance their learning of math, normally I draw links to "Listen to Reading" from the Daily Five because I use Tumblebooks and RazKids thus both stations use technology.
Practice Makes Perfect: my station that I draw similarities to "Read-to-Self"
Students are expected to practice independence and work through different math problems. I design most of my activities to be "never ending" rather than simple worksheets. It eliminates hearing "I'm done, I'm done!" every 5 seconds while I am trying to conference or work with a small group.
Games Galore: is my personal favorite. I love creating games for my students to play! Make sure to check out my TPT store (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mrspartyka) for some awesome games. I draw connections between this station and "Word Work" in Daily Five because my students have several different game based activities to choose from.
Problem Solving with a Partner: Another one of my favorites. More details and problems to come in later blog posts!! I have a basket full of problems that require a little extra thought on the part of students and/or have more than one answer. Students MUST share one clipboard, one piece of paper, and take turns writing in pen. Again I draw connections to the Daily Five and "read to someone"
Teacher Time: I chose to keep "Teacher Time" as a solid station in math workshop. That way I know I will see students once, if not twice, a week in small group. It guarantees that I can work with my struggling students and gives me a chance to challenge my enrichment students. Occasionally I leave a station from a previous unit at my teacher table for students to work on independently. I then use the time to conference with students one-on-one and review their math folders and math notebooks.