Today I am sharing with you a wonderful management piece that I have in my classroom.
My kids really enjoy stations, but I needed a simple way to manage it without them constantly asking what they need to do or can do after they finish.
The green circles at the top designation the station you should be at during each rotation.
The circles on the left hand side are the names of the groups.
I LOVE to call my groups using mathematical vocabulary. I call my kids by geometric shapes: pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, and hexagon (since these are the trickiest to remember). During stations I can simply say, “My six sided figures, you’re getting too loud”. My kids now have to think about shapes even if we are not currently teaching geometry! It’s wonderful.
The long green ovals house the group members. I have sticky Velcro on the backs of these so it is easy to mix groups, since my groups change based on what skill we are focusing on that week.
I also have a “We are on rotation” card.
My “station manager” just walks to the board and changes out the clip as we rotate. I keep them on a magnetic binder clip with Velcro on the back. He just unclips and swaps!
The four pages at the bottom are HEAVEN!
Once page correlates to ONE station. Either the M, A, T, or H station.
Each week we do stations, I simply write what we are doing in that station.
By write I mean:
Tub 2, and so forth.
My kids know that they must do whatever is in that tub in order to complete their station.
Only then does that mean that they can do the “May do” side of the page.
I will typically add two “may do-s” just in case they finish the first one.
Here is another class that uses my math rotation board!
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