Centers, Stations, Rotations, whatever you call them: I have had a most difficult time getting on board.
It's got to be the new space I have "found" in my room.
All Saturday while Mrs. Jones and I were working at school (more to declutter, organize, rearrange, etc.) I kept thinking about where, and how I could put up a literacy station that was meaningful. And what that station might be. You know--really reading or getting better at a reading skill. That was a BIG deal when I realized what was going on in my head.
I've read the Daily 5. Tried it. Too much going on. I couldn't handle it. Read Literacy Stations and took a college class on it. Tried that too. We were tripping over each other. Didn't like that either.
Now, as we embark on this new thing of "space in the classroom because of all the not having desks" I have so many ideas.
Here is what I put together... a retell station; a spell our weekly sight word pocket chart station; a winter books for reading and answer comprehension questions with one of those balls that has been sitting in my cupboard for three years because I didn't know what to do with it; a poetry station; and the library, because if they want to read--who am I to stop them?
Tomorrow can't come soon enough. I want to get these kids reading and pull a couple of strugglers and encourage their skills, teach them something and give them time for guided practice.
Pictures and more stories to come...