One of my goals this summer is to review how I am doing Math Stations and look for ways to improve them. I am starting at the beginning. I redid my Shape Stations first. I decided to focus my shape stations on the Mouse Stories by Ellen Stoll Walsh.
My math shape stations include:
· Shape Bingo
· Shape Memory
· Mouse Counting Jars
· A Mouse Shape Spinner Game
· Shake and Make A Mouse
· Say It and Draw It
· Number Power
The stations focus on the basic shapes: circle, rectangle, triangle, square, oval, hexagon, and diamond. There is also a review of identifying numbers 0-20.
I also wanted to share how I plan to organized the stations for next year as well. First I purchased these drawers.
Then I purchased these plastic folders that the children will carry to the tables to work with. “I Can” directions are on the back. When the unit is over I just need to collect the folders and put then away in the file cabinet for next year.
I put green dots on the folders to indicate that the folders are on level for everyone.
I am planning on purchasing this Mouse Unit from Doodle Bugs Teaching for enrichment as soon as TPT is working correctly.