Monday Made It # 1:Anyways, I made my "Daily 5" math rotation board this week. I was inspired by this blog post by That's So Second Grade (and she has free planning pages too!). After deciding what would fit in my schedule and me personally, I printed out the choices, rotations, and group numbers and then laminated all of them. Of course with my awesome laminator! Can you tell I am still in love with it?? (I've also gone through 100 sheets as of today!! oh geez!)
Here is my plan for my "Daily 5", really Daily 2, but we will see. Each day the kids will do Math by Myself in one of the Rotations, then one other station/rotation. I will have two teacher groups, one in each rotation. I wanted to have a few slots open to pull additional kids, but that will have to wait. My best teacher friend will be pushing in with me again this year, so maybe she can help pull some kids who need extra support.
Here are the stations/rotations:
Math by Myself
Math with Teacher
Math with Someone
I created a schedule for now, instead of letting the kids choose. I'm too OCD to let that happen right now. Here is my Daily Math plan.
You can download by clicking the picture or here. Hopefully it is all correct, since my eyes were too tired to check it again. Feel free to let me know if there are any mistakes on it.
I am going to divide by kiddos into 5 groups and use 2 rotations. Here are some pics before it was all put together.
I then used Velcro to attach them to a poster board, just in case I need to change out the signs. Here is the final product! I love it! (sorry, the pics aren't that great... )
Rotation Board: Shows the kids where they will be for the day. I'll just move the group number each day which will be so much easier than moving all of the options!
Instructions for the station/rotation along with groups. I'll write what has to be completed in each station. Then under the group circles, I'll use sticky notes to put my kids in groups, since they will probably change frequently.
Monday Made It # 2:
After trying to plan out my first reading unit, I had remembered seeing "story boards/maps" which you could use for each story you read. I searched my love "Pinterest" and found a few I liked, but one I fell in love with! Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten posted a picture of her story map when she read Too Many Pumpkins. Check it out here. I wanted to adapt it to fit my room. So using my color scheme card stock and a thick poster board, my Cricut machine, and of course my laminator!!
Here was my inspiration:
And here is my finished product!!!
I'll write on the white spaces when I do each story with my 2nd graders and then wipe it off when we are done to start all over with the next one! I am so in love with it!
What did you do for Monday Made It?