Math Work Stations Day 1 - Queen of the First Grade Jungle

Math Work Stations Day 1

If you have read my blog more than a couple of times, you know I love Math Work Stations.  Well today, I put my money where my mouth is and DOVE into day one of work stations.

I have written two posts about Math Work Stations in the last few months....

Today will be a super quick post (did I mention I work up for the gym at 4:40) to show you what is going on in my room.

Here is my board this year:

I actually have 25 students this year so I have chosen to go with a couple of groups of 3.  If this doesn't work well I will reevaluate and might add two more stations.

Here are two of my cuties using my Zoo Number Sense Freebie.   I was SO impressed by their gumption.  They were writing number sentences with the numbers on the cards as sums.  Way to go girls!

This station is from my Ready or Not pack and was prefect to help me see some beginning of the year skills from some other kids. 

Here is another game that required my students to do 10 more, 10 less, 1 more, 1 less.  They knocked it out of the park....I'm thinking about running down the hall and kissing those 1st grade teachers!

For computers, I had these boys on an oldie but a goodie  Fruit Shoot!  Umm do all kids love seeing things blow up like mine do?

I also use these stations to learn about my kids as workers.  I was impressed by their ability to set up, work together, and play the games with each other.  For a first attempt...really I couldn't ask for more!
A lot of people ask what I am doing during this time???  Well right now I am running around like a chicken with its head cut off.  No really?  Usually I am conducting a small group. Today I gave my group some easy tasks and then monitored the room.  I will eventually get my kids to 100% independence.  BUT for now, I am realistic.  They still need me.  It's all about gradual release! So today I had my girls list ways to "make" 13, 14, and 15.  

PHEW!  Now this tired teacher is headed to bed!  Night y'all!

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  1. I am hoping to incorporate math stations soon.

  2. I love your math station posts! I am trying to get them going in my classroom this year. Katie King and Amy Lemons you have definitely inspired me! :)

  3. Great ideas! I am planning on incorporating math stations this year, but not sure how to start. How long have you been in school this year? I am amazed at how many stations students are working at. How much time do you allocate to teaching/showing students the stations and working together? Do you show them whole group? Or do students just choose a station and read the directions?

  4. I love math stations and I lOVE this post! Can you tell us how you made the beautiful magnets (I think they are magnets)?

  5. Your stations look great! I've always wanted to incorporate math stations into my instruction during the year (I even went to a great guided math PD!) and I love the organization you have for your first few weeks of school. I'm curious if you just dive right in to introducing your students to the centers or if you teach a mini lesson on a topic first, then go into centers and guided math? It looks great!

    Sliding Into Second Grade

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  9. Wow! I'm impressed that you dove right in. I'm not ready yet and it's week 3. I'll get there slowly. Also, you have been my inspiration to get up at 4:30 to go the gym. I feel so much better all day. Have a great week, Katie!

  10. Yes!! I would love to know how you set this up so soon!! I am not sure!! And how does this look the first weeks with other math concepts... Are you discussing any or just diving right into stations??
    Kickin It Whole Brain In Texas

  11. Did you put the names and stations on a magnetic board? Where can I find the numbers you used for the rotations?

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  27. Hi Katie!! I emailed you awhile ago inquiring about Lucy Calkins unit of study but never heard back from you. Not sure if you received my emails! When you have a moment can you email me? You always inspire me! ~Kindly, Allison {email:}

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