Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Debbie Diller Documents
So I know I am a little late jumping on this boat but Debbie Diller's Math Work Stations.. AMAZING. I read the first 3 chapters today while my kids were destroying my house and can't wait to read more tomorrow (I would read on tonight except I have to watch So You Think You Can Dance :) and have some Mommy time). Tomorrow morning is a babysitter day for me so I am going to spend the morning cleaning/purging/organizing my math manipulatives as Debbie suggests in Chapter 2!
I created the following three documents to be ready for the start of Math Work Stations week 2 of school! Note: These documents are not fancy, just essential to run Math Stations! I hope someone can use these, and I promise I will share more as I read!
This document is used to list I cans whole class and will act as a reminder to students as they are working:
This document should be used with the students to list vocabulary that they should be using during independent work time (the parenthesis is for the topic that the vocabulary falls under i.e. Geometry):
And last but not least-- the necessary evil- behavior. I LOVE the suggestion in the book to have students draw how they are going to act next time... well I stepped it up just a teensy bit and plan on copying it and sending it home so parents know what the incorrect behavior was by drawing what they were doing and what they will do next time. I also LOVE that she suggests a one strike rule (how many of you have students that know they will get three before anything really bad happens so they go ahead and take they two just to make you crazy??)
Let me know what you think!