This 29 page .pdf document contains
-1 cover page
-3 pages describing how to use and implement each of the labels within the math workshop environment
-6 Large Number Labels - Numbers include 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 to allow you the flexibility to choose how many rotations you would like to implement that day.
-6 Group Number Labels- Numbers include 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 to allow you the flexibility to choose how many groups you would like to implement that day.
-8 Large Station Labels- Large labels allow you to provide more specific directions to students when necessary for what should be happening during each rotation. Stations include Hands On, At Your Seat, Teacher's Choice, Task Cards, Math Journal, Technology, Math Facts, and Small Group. Having more choices allows for greater flexibility within your workshop time.
-48 Small Station Labels- 6 small station labels for each of the 8 station options. These smaller labels create the inside of the chart and allow students to track where they are going next upon completion of one activity or completion of allotted time.
Product Goal: The BIG idea behind this product is to have several groups of students rotate through stations in order to accomplish several math related goals in one class period. Use this product to teach your students to find their group number and the next station they are supposed to attend using the chart. Teach them to help each other to get back on track when they become lost. Placing these simple responsibilities back on your students will allow you, the teacher, to teach rather than manage. Once in a routine, your classroom will be the epitome of differentiation and your students will become fluent mathematicians in the various modes and fashions for which they will encounter later on.
My students have truly enjoyed using the math workshop model. Once structured properly, it is very effective and helps with time and behavior management. Students will feel encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning!