Thursday, August 1, 2013

Work Stations

        All this week (and tomorrow too) I have been attending professional development hosted by my district.  We have a new superintendent (he came on board half way through the school year last year) and yes, you guessed it he wants to make changes.  The biggest change that I have seen is the implementation of work stations. 

        I'm all about differentiation and doing what's best for my kiddos but I am a little concerned with the amount of time that it will take to create and rotate work stations that are all based on student need for my reading, writing, and math blocks.  I think that I would feel differently about this new change had I heard about it back in June as opposed to the week before pre-planning. 

        So-now I am wondering about your awesome "go to" work stations?  I have found so so many great math games that could easily be work stations.  Unfortunately not as many ideas for my reading and writing blocks.  If you have something that you would be willing to share I'd love to hear it.  This would actually be a great linky party but I haven't figured how to host one of those bad boys yet.  Maybe that will make it to the to do list one of these days . . .

1 comment:

  1. I keep my reading stations really simple - Daily 5 style. I also like to incorporate art into the reading/writing stations. Good luck! Stations are not my forte but they are something that my district has also asked us to incorporate. I'm like, "Can't they just read the whole time?!?" LOL.

    The Teaching Thief