Managing Literacy/Math Work Stations
I’ve had several questions about how I manage my Literacy Work Stations lately, so I thought I would explain with some pictures:
I used Debbie Diller’s LWS signs from the back of her LWS book. I shrunk them down to about 1/3 of their size (3x5ish) and laminated them. I then put them into the pocket chart on the left side. I printed all my kiddos names on business cards using a template on my computer. I then put two compatible partners together. I move the cards down one spot each day. When I get to the bottom of the chart on the left, I move the cards to the top of the next chart. I then move them down until they get to the bottom of the second chart, they they are moved back to the top of the first chart. I have 12 stations so it takes 2 weeks and 2 days to get through all of the stations. My students rotate through one station a day.
You can see part of the charts I use for Math Work Stations on the very right hand side. I printed red number cards that correspond with red number cards on my Math Work Station tubs. I did the same thing with the children’s names (printed them on business cards) and rotate them in the same manor. The only difference is that I have 14 Math Work Stations. I have an intervention group pulled out at this time so I do not have children using all 14 stations on each day–we use about 11 of them. I have 14 though so there is enough variety and switching the activities occurs less often.
Please let me know if you have any questions. 🙂