Math Work Stations Organization
I’m in a mood to organize things lately…I like to start getting things cleaned up near the end of the year so that my new year will be uncluttered and happy! Ask me how that’s going the 2nd week of January!! 🙂 I came up with a way to organize my Math Work Station materials after they have been removed from the tub (thanks to Debbie Diller for her MWS ideas! She’s my American Idol–can you tell?? 🙂 ).
I got a big 3 inch binder and filled it with a bunch of clear sheet protectors. I then divided the sections up by when the materials were introduced into the tubs (Sept/Oct, Oct/Nov, etc.). If the lid had a picture in it to remind the children what to do, when I switched out those materials, I put that picture in the right sheet protector section and wrote on the back what supplies I needed for next year–small things like numbers written on index cards were put into the sheet protector also. Next year, I’ll be able to see what I introduced in each “round” of tubs and what I need to quickly put them together. You could also organize this binder by the Common Core Standard that it addresses. For the tubs that I did not take a picture of, I included the page that gave directions–just something to help me remember what I put into the tubs.