Literacy Stations

Children are assigned to go in pairs to one Literacy Station each day.

Rotation through all of the stations takes two weeks. See Organization for more details.

 
 

Dental Health

Gingerbread

Plants

Fall
Ocean
Rodeo

First of Year

Organization

Weather

Five Senses

Owls

Winter

more to come . . .

Zoo

 

 

First of Year - First Rotation

Reading
Math

Browsing Box - alphabet books

Add Chicka Chicka Boom Boom letter board and magnetic letters

Patterns

The child will read a pattern card and replicate the pattern using math manipulatives

Math Their Way pattern cards

Phonics
Social Studies

ABC Hidden Pictures

The child will use wipe off markers to circle hidden pictures in alphabet picture card game.

(commercially made game by Highlights magazine)

 

Name Book

Prepare a booklet for each child that has a photocopy picture of each child on a page. Staple together with a construction paper cover. Add handwriting lines under each photo.

Children use name cards to copy the correct first and last name under each child's picture using colored pencils.

Extensions: 

Trace over names in another color pencil for "Rainbow Writing"

Have child copy a sentence, (such as Dennis is my friend.) or write an original sentence under each name.

Assess: Teacher Quick Check of student letter writing abilities. Make notes on post its of any skills which need to be worked on. Add to students assessment file.

Writing
Computers

Write on/Wipe off Handwriting

Children use dry erase markers on wipe off boards to practice writing letters. Use Math Their Way numeral templates to practice writing numerals.

Mouse Practice Software

Use Mouse Practice software to get children familiar with use mouse on computer

Science
Creative Arts

Letter Sort

Sort alphabet letters by line of symmetry. Children use mirrors on alphabet letter cards to determine each letter's line of symmetry - horizontal, vertical or none. Use letter stamps to record results on record sheet.

Assess: Teacher Quick Check ~ safe use of science materials

Name Collage

The child will fill in bubble letters with letters cut from magazines to make a name collage.

Children put completed work on Share Chair to share with class following rotation. Display around name word wall

Do you hear what I hear?Listening
FROOOOOOOGY!Literacy

A Porcupine Named Fluffy

Chrysanthemum

Children listen to story on tape.

Respond: Rainbow writing first name on sentence strip to add to name word wall

 

Name Games

NAME PUZZLES: Letter tiles for each child's name are put in a baggy with a name card. The child selects a baggy, puts the tiles in order and copies the name on a record sheet.

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NAME BINGO: The child and his/her partner take turns picking a child's name stick, reading it and covering that space on a name bingo card. Use macaroni frog counters to cover.

Assess: Teacher Quick Check ~ proper use of station materials, clean up procedures

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created by Lin Attaya on 09-21-01

updated 02-20-02

 

 

 

Five Senses Literacy Stations

Reading
Math
Browsing Box - familiar books

Add sign language books

Add Braille samples

BUZZ Bees Game

Children play game on bee gameboard. Pull craft stick with number word printed on it. Read number word and move appropriate number of spaces on game board. Use Sugarless Bubble Yum with small smiley face stickers attached as game pieces.

ASSESS: reading number words, counting, one to one correspondence

Phonics
Social Studies
SEE a Word, Sort a Word

Materials: mini pocket chart, 3 letter word cards - words with vowel o or a, light colored construction paper, markers

Children read a word card and sort it on pocket chart under a or o according to which vowel it contains. The child copies words from pocket chart onto construction paper using assorted colored markers. The child uses a black marker to circle the vowel in each word

ASSESS: Have child read words copied to you, check for accuracy in sorting by vowel

What's Missing?

Children will play a cooperative game using the sense of sight.

The children will sit around a tray that cantains 6-10 assorted objects from the classroom. One child will be the leader. The leader will ask the group to clse their eyes. The leader will remove one object from the tray and tell the group to open their eyes. Children take turns guessing which object is missing from the tray. Leadership role will rotate among the group members.

 

Assess: Children cooperative group work

Writing
Computers
I See Me: Sight

Materials: mirrors, hand mirror shaped books with 4 pages, pencils and crayons

The child looks in mirror at reflection. Write on pages in book about self.

Example: I see me.

I have brown eyes.

I have red hair.

I look happy.

 ASSESS: Social Studies/ self awareness

Share with class when complete

Five Senses

Use Kid Pix template with 5 spaces, each labeled with one of the five senses.

Children sort stamps by the sense/senses used with that item.

Example: rose

I can SEE a rose, SMELL a rose, TOUCH a rose. I will stamp a rose under each of those categories. I would not TASTE a rose or HEAR a rose, so I do not place a rose stamp under those categories.

ASSESS: print out and use as a Five Senses Science assessment. All appropriate resposes are accepted.

Science
Creative Arts

TOUCH a Letter/ Stamp a Letter

The child will use his/her sense of touch to identify letters in a grab bag

Materials: grab bag with draw string closure, set of magnetic letters, set of alphabet stamps, stamp pad, paper with title: I can find. . .

The child selects one alphabet letter stamp and places it on top of the stamp pad. THe child reaches into the grab bag and feels for the designated letter. When the child finds the letter, s/he pulls it out of the bag and uses the letter stamp to stamp the letter on the paper.

ASSESS: teacher quick check

Fivw Senses Clown

The child will use paper to create a clown face collage. THe child will label face parts with the body part related to one of the five senses.

ASSESS: Share with class during share time following station rotation

Listening
Literacy
Sound Tape and Picture Match: HEAR

The child will match sounds and to pictures of objects making that sound.

ASSESS: Language Arts - Listening

Shadow Writing: SEE

Materials: overhead projector, white board, dry erase markers - one color, one black, dry erase erasers, word ring with high frequency words

Children work in pairs to complete this activity. Set up the overhead to shine on the white board. One child reads and copies a word from the word ring onto the overhead projector with a colored dry erase marker. The other child traces over the word on the white board with the black (shadow) marker. Children switch places and continue to read, write and copy words

Teacher Quick Check

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created by Lin Attaya on 09-24-01

 

 

Ocean Literacy Stations
Reading
Math

Browsing Box - familiar books

Add ocean books

Read: The Little Fish That Got Away

by

Measure duplicated fish shapes using cubes, inches and centimeters. Record on record sheet.

Bonus: Draw and measure your own fish on the back

Phonics
Social Studies

Long Vowel Word Wheel

Record words made on the word wheel on record sheet. Add shark pens to station for use when recording words

-ake -ace -ame -ail

Reference: Phonics Games & Learning Activities by Teacher Created Materials

Sunken Treasure Game

Cooperative game

Child chooses a game card. If s/he can read the word with -ed ending, s/he may roll the die and move marker on gameboard on the path to the sunken treasure.

*Children created game cards by searching readers for words with -ed endings to write on game cards.

Look for Treasure

Writing
Computers

a/an word sort

Sort ocean creature words on mini pocket chart under headings a or an.

Child uses thin markers to record sort on light blue paper - adding illustrations

Create a Kid Pix Ocean

Use Kid Pix computer software to create an ocean scene. Stamp tool may not be used.

Save pictures for class slide show.

Science
Creative Arts

Seashell Sort

Sort seashells on Venn Diagram sorting mats

Children can mix and match headings to vary sorts:

big - little rough - smooth shiny - dull

univalve - bivalve

I like - I don't like

 Shell Sort

Doodle Art Ocean Dictionary

Children use blank Ocean Dictionary book. Draw sea creatures from Doodle Art posters under appropriate letter in dictionary and label with name

Listening
Literacy

The Magic Fish

Children listen to story on tape.

Respond: I wish . . .

 

SEE Our Homophone SEA

Class generated a list on homophones that were recorded on sentence strips. Words were cut apart and a paper clip was attached. Children use dowel rod fishing pole with magnetic hook to catch pairs of homophones

See Our Sea

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created by Lin Attaya on 03-06-00

 

Dental Health Literacy Stations

Reading
Math
Browsing Box - familiar books

Add tooth books

No Tooth, No Quarter

A Quarter From the Tooth Fairy

Loose Tooth

Tooth Story Problems

Students create a picture using mini tooth stickers. Write an addition or subtraction story problem to match picture created. Be sure to add a number sentence.

Collect illustrated stories for class book

Phonics
Health
Read and Sort ee ~ ea /e/

Students read word cards on which an ee or ea word is written. Sort words onto mini pocket chart. Copy words using thin markers sorted onto a piece of manilla paper which has been folded in half. Circle the digraph ee or ea in each word written.

Teacher quick check for accuracy.

Toothbrush Book

Materials: Blank book shaped like a toothbrush - pages of the book are the "bristles"

Write a rule for dental health on each page of the book. Illustrate

Turn in for health grade

Writing
Computers
Tooth Shaped Blank Books

Children create tooth related stories in blank tooth shaped books which are stapled at the top.

Add TOOTH WORD BANK to writing station

Possible prompts:

How I lost my first tooth . . .

The Tooth Fairy

A trip to the dentist

How I take care of my teeth . . .

Share with class

Keyboarding Practice

Science
Creative Arts

Happy Tooth/Sad Tooth

Fold a 12 x 18 manilla paper in half. Trace a tooth shape at the top of both sides. Add features to each tooth to create a 'happy tooth" and a "sad tooth." Read an sort statements into appropriate categories.

Ex: I brush my teeth.

I eat lots of candy.

Turn in for Science/Health assessment.

Toothy Grins

Add mirrors to Creative Arts Station. Draw a picture of yourself with your teeth showing. Do you have permanent teeth, baby teeth or "windows" in your mouth? Draw a picture of yourself when you were a baby. Draw a picture of you as a grownup. Make sure each picture features you with a big grin! Label your pictures.

Share with class - add to portfolio

Listening
Literacy
Little Rabbit's Loose Tooth

Children listen to story on tape.

Respond: I know I am growing up . . .

 

Share with class

Contraction Memory

Children cut copied contraction word cards apart and gluestick onto construction paper rectangles to create a memory game. Play game with partner, matching contraction with two words used to create it

Store in ziploc bag - take home for practice

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created by Lin Attaya on 03-06-01

 

Plant Literacy Stations

Children are assigned to go in pairs to one Literacy station each day.

Rotation through all of the stations takes two weeks.

Reading
Math
Browsing Box - familiar books

Add plant books

Add Little Red Hen magnetic story characters and cookie sheet

Read: Jack and the Beanstalk

How many different kinds of beans can you find in 15 Bean Soup Mix?

(sounds funny - try it!)

measure 1/4 cup into butter tub, count beans onto 100 chart, sort beans onto sorting mat, draw sort on record sheet, record observations

Phonics
ABC Order
"We're 3 Peas in A Pod" Contractions

match word cards to make contractions

we + are = we're

Record contractions on pea pod shaped recording sheet

Staple pages together to make a contraction booklet

Assess: contractions

Pick A Plant ABC Order Game

*Before this game is set up, the class brainstorms things that grow from plants. Write each of these words on a large craft stick using a thin permanent marker. Store sticks in a flower pot.

The child "picks" 5 sticks from the pot. Put them in ABC order. Record on record sheet. Pick again and play again.

Teacher quick check for accuracy.

Pick A Plant

Writing
Computers
___ and the Beansprout

Bean sprout sequence book.

The child colors and sequences pictures of a bean growing from run off sheet.

The child glues pictures in sequence in book using glue stick.

Write a caption for each picture.

Turn in for reading - sequence - grade

Plant Poems

Use ClarisWorks to write a plant poem using framework:

I like (watermelon).

(juicy) , (red) , (watermelon).

(especially in summer)

Print poems. Children use colored pencils to illustrate poems.

Share with class. Display on Garden Bulletin Board.

Science
Creative Arts

Living/Nonliving Sort

Sort words on Mini pocket chart according to headings Living and Non - Living

Use markers to record sort on manilla paper, illustrating words.

Turn in to basket for Science Assessment grade.

Great work, Breanna!

work sample by Breanna

My Secret Garden

Read instructions to create a garden picture on white construction paper with pencils, thin permanent markers and water color paints

Use these to decorate Spring Learning Portfolio envelopes

"Growing and Learning Together"

Spring Learning Portfolio - 2001

Listening
Literacy
Jack and the Beanstalk

The Little Red Hen

The Princess and the Pea

Children listen to story on tape.

Respond: Select one story - draw the characters in the story. Write one sentence to tell about each character.

Share with group.

Pea + nut = Peanut Compound Words

The child finds words on "nut shaped" brown paper that can be combined on a tan "shell shaped" mat to form compound words.

Record compound words created in peanut shaped book. Illustrate words.

Bonus: include a peanut snack to enjoy while working in this station

Teacher quick check for accuracy

Peanut is a compound word and so is . . .

work sample by Ryker

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created by Lin Attaya on 03-21-01

 

 

Rodeo Literacy Stations

Reading
Math
Browsing Box - familiar books

Add Texas/Rodeo/Farm books

Add flannel story for Mrs. Wishy Washy.

Grocery Coupons

Children clip grocery coupon, glue it on manilla paper. Use coin stamps to stamp coin value of coupon under the coupon.

ASSESS: counting money

Phonics
Social Studies
er/or/ir Rodeo Round up

Read words with er/ir/or

Sort word cards into 3 groups.

Write words on recording sheet, circling ir/or/er

 

Teacher Quick Check

City Life/Country Life

Read: City Mouse and Country Mouse

To prepare: discuss things you would see in the city and in the country. Write each of these on an index card.

Children fold 12x18 white construction paper in half. Label one side "city" and the other "country." Select a card. Read the word. Decide if it is something from the city or the country. Draw it under the appropriate heading.

BONUS: After picture is complete, add details. Write about each setting.

Assess: Social Studies

Writing
Computers
Postcards from Texas

Write a postcard to someone telling them about Texas on postcard writing template. This will be glued to the back of the computer generated picture from brown station

 

ASSESS: Social Studies

Share with class when complete

Postcards from Texas

Use Kid Pix draw tools to create a drawing that will be the front of a postcard from Texas. (line drawings - without fill colors)

These will be printed in black ink and colored in with colored pencils. Use as front of postcard to be written in yellow station

Science
Creative Arts

Signs of Spring

Spring Lift the Flap

In spring . . . complete the sentence on the front of the flap and lift to illustrate.

Provide books about seasons/spring

ASSESS: Science

Mix and Match Farm Sentences

The child will mix and match color coded word cards to create silly sentences. Select one to copy and illustrate on picture story tablet.

The brown cow jumped over the fence.

A lazy pig fell in the mud.

ASSESS: Reading Comprehension

Listening
Literacy
City Mouse and Country Mouse

Response: Are you a "City Mouse" or a "Country Mouse?"

Why? What do you like about the city/country?

ASSESS: Language Arts - Listening

You Can Quote Me On That

Child uses macaroni to show where quotation marks go in sentences written on sentence strips. Choose one sentence to copy and illustrate - sentences related to farm/rodeo

ASSESS: Language Arts - punctuation

Neigh! Neigh! Neigh!

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created by Lin Attaya on 04-12-01

 

 

Animal Literacy Stations

Just monkey-ing around and learning lots!

We're monkey-ing around while we're learning!

Reading
Math

Browsing Box - familiar books

Add zoo and animal books

Add Little Bear AR books

Add Curious George AR books

Zoo Animal Sort and Tally

The child will sort plastic animals. The child will tally number of animals in each group, label groups and record results on tally sheet.

Assess: Math, Tally and Graph

Thanks, Emily, for this great idea!

Phonics
Social Studies

ir/or/ur word sort

Using cards created from MatchWords the child will sort words by ir/or/ur and write them on a recording sheet. The child will circle ir/or/ur in each word

Zoo Maps

The child will draw a map of the zoo and will create a map key using MAP PENCILS :o)

 

Assess: Social Studies, maps

Writing
Computers

Animal Scramble

Children use scrambled animal word cards and magnetic letters to unscramble letters to spell names of zoo animals correctly.

Share with group

Animal Software

use computer software to research zoo animals and play animal games

Science
Creative Arts

Lions, Tigers and Bears , Oh My!

Set up grid with animal names across the top and questions about animal attributes down the side. Children complete the grid with yes/no answers.

Child selects favorite of the three to make a mask.

Graph class favorites.

Tangram Animals

The child will use tangrams to create animals.

Use paper pieces to record one animal on story tablet. Use crayons to create a setting for the animal. Write several sentences about animal.

Listening
Literacy

We're Going to the Zoo

Children listen to story on tape.

Respond: My favorite zoo animal

 

Animals. Animals, Animals

The child will match up statements containing commas in a series and use macaroni to make commas.

Copy and illustrate sentences on picture story tablet

EX: Elephants, hippos, and giraffes. are big.

work sample by Allie

Assess: Grammar

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created by Lin Attaya on 04-24-01

 

 

Weather Literacy Stations

Learning TOGETHER in all kinds of WEATHER 
Reading
Math
Browsing Box

It Looked Like Spilt Milk

flannel board story

Umbrella Math

The child will trace and cut a paper umbrella. The child will write a number (6,7,8 or 9) on the umbrella. The child will use yarn to attach raindrops on which they have written facts that equal the number on their umbrella.

Assess: number combinations for designated number

Phonics
Social Studies
Read and Sort sh ~ ch

Students read word cards on which an sh or ch word is written. Sort words onto mini pocket chart. Copy words using thin markers sorted onto a piece of manilla paper which has been folded in half. Circle the digraph sh or ch in each word written.

Teacher quick check for accuracy.

Make A Rainbow Cooperative Game

Materials: spinner on which the color words are written, copy of a rainbow with spaces labeled with color words, clipboard and crayons

The child will spin the spinner and color in the appropriate space on the gameboard. The child "misses" a turn if s/he spins a color that s/he already has colored in.

Draw a rainbow picture on the back.

cooperative learning game

Writing
Computers
Weather Words in ABC Order

Preparation: brainstorm a list of weather words with the class. Write each of the words on blank index card. Give one card to each child to illustrate.

Children select a card from the collection and write it under the appropriate letter in a blank ABC weather book. The child can use colored pencils to illustrate each word entered in their dictionary.

Share with class - put in writing notebook for reference during weather unit

Kid Pix Weather Pictures

Science
Creative Arts

Weather Graph

Preparation: The child will sort favorite weather pictures drawn by classmates. The child will create and record a graph of results

Turn in for Science assessment.

Weather Pictures

Children will use permanent markers

to draw a weather related picture.

They will use water colors to

paint picture.

Children can write a weather report to accompany paintings during writing workshop or present picture to the class for an oral language assessment

Listening
Literacy
Peter and the North Wind

Children listen to story on tape.

Respond: windy day pictures

 

Share with class

Shadow Writing

Children will work in pairs, one child at the overhead and the other on the white board. Shine the overhead on the white board. One child writes a high frequency word from the word ring on the overhead using a colored marker. The other child reads it and traces over it on the white board with a black marker.

Assess: read words on word ring

created by Lin Attaya on 10-24-01

 

 

 Owl Literacy Stations

Reading
Math
Browsing Box - familiar books

Add Owl Babies

Label parts of an owl on poster

Owl Story problems

Materials: Night workmats, owl markers, simple addition and subtraction word problems

Children read simple math addition and subtraction story problems and act out problems using owl counters. Children choose one story problem to copy and illustrate

 

ASSESS: problem solving using addition and subtraction

Phonics
Social Studies
OW Detective

Materials: mini pocket chart, word cards - ow words, black construction paper, chalk

Children read a word card and place it on the pocket chart. The child copies words from pocket chart onto construction paper using white chalk. The child uses a colored chalk to circle the letters OW in each word.

 

ASSESS: Have child read words copied to you, check for accuracy in reading and writing ow words

Fly Into the Night

Materials: Night gameboard, owl markers, North, South, East and West game cards.

Pairs of children will sit side by side in front of the gameboard. Each child will place an owl marker in the center circle of the gameboard. Game cards are in a small cup. Children take turns selecting one game card, reading it and moving their owl 1 space in the direction stated on the card. The first owl to fly off of the gameboard and into the night is the winner.

 

ASSESS: observe understanding of cardinal directions - North, South, East and West while playing the game.

Writing
Computers
Wise Owls

Materials: Owl stationary writing paper

Writing prompt: I am as wise as an owl.

I know . . .

Children write about things that they have learned

 SHARE with class during share time following rotation. Save for student portfolios.

Owl Puzzle

 

Science
Creative Arts

Owl Pellet Findings

Materials: bones found during owl pellet explorations, magnifying glasses, bone identification chart, vole skeleton sketch

The children will use science materials to investigate further into findings from owl pellets. Record observations on record sheet

ASSESS: teacher quick check

Night Scenes

The child will read and follow written directions using terms, "first, second, etc" to create a night scene.

 

ASSESS: Share with class during share time following station rotation

Listening
Literacy
Owl Listening Tape:

Listen and Follow Directions

The child will listen to tape recorded owl facts and follow directions to complete an owl worksheet.

ASSESS: Language Arts - Listening

BOO!

Materials: plastic pumpkin to hold game pieces, "Smarties" candies, each with a word from the high frequency word wall taped to it, 10 candies with the word BOO taped to them.

Children work in pairs to play this game. One child selects a candy. If the child can correctly read the word printed on it, s/he may keep the candy in a pile. If not, the candy is returned to the pumpkin. If a child selects a candy with the word BOO on it, all of her/his candy has to be returned back to the pumpkin. Continue playing. Each child may select one treat to keep at the end of the game.

Teacher Quick Check

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created by Lin Attaya on 10-10-01

 

 

Reading
Math
Browsing Box - Gingerbread Boy

Act out story using small stuffed animal characters

Gingerbread House Candy Graph

Materials: Picture of a Gingerbread House, candy graph to match picture

Children count and graph candy used to create a gingerbread house.

ASSESS: graph is turned in for Math graphing assessment

Phonics
Social Studies
Spin A Word

Materials: 3 letter word spinners, letter tiles, black lined paper and gel pens

The child will spin 3 letter spinners. The child will assemble letter tiles to make word and use gel pens to write the word on black paper

ASSESS: student ability to read and write 3-4 letter words

Candyland Math Adventure

Materials: Candyland gameboard and gingerbread kid markers, cards with addition or subtraction facts written on them

 

Children play the game using fact cards. Each child picks a fact cards, solves the problem and moves that number of spaces on the game board.

ASSESS: cooperative game - social skills assessment

Writing
Computers
Gingerbread Writing

Materials: picture story tablet paper

The child will draw a picture and write about a gingerbread house or child

Possible prompts: 

How would you catch the Gingerbread boy?

Create a MISSING poster describing your Gingerbread Child

Would you like to live in a gingerbread house?

 SHARE with class during share time following rotation. Save for student portfolios.

Kid Pix - Make A House

The child will use draw tools to create a Gingerbread House. Print and use as holiday greeting cards to the families

 

ASSESS: use of drawing tools to create a picture

 

Science
Creative Arts

Sink and Float

Materials: tub of water, assorted objects for testing, paper towels, mini pocket chart, word cards to match objects tested for pocket chart

The child will spend time experimenting with objects, testing each to see if they sink or float. The child will use paper towels to dry hands. Record results on mini pocket chart, sorting cards under the headings SINK or FLOAT. The child will copy results onto manilla paper using colored markers

ASSESS: assignment turned in to finished work box for Science assessment

Gingerbread Boy Book Cover

Materials: gingerbread boy stencil to trace and cut, assorted colors of construction paper, buttons, trim, zig zag scissors, yarn, hole punch, glue

The child will use materials to create a gingerbread child for the cover of their retelling of the Gingerbread Boy story.

 

ASSESS: creative expression, appropriate use and care of materials

Listening
Literacy
Gingerbread Baby Listening Tape

Listen and Respond

The child will listen to the story on tape. Respond using story response sheet:

Draw the characters of the story

Draw your favorite part

ASSESS: Language Arts - Listening

Ginger-Kids Recipe Cards

Materials: Flannelboard, felt gingerbread man and assorted cut out features, Ginger-kids recipe cards, a supply of blank cards and colored pencils

Children select a Ginger-Kids recipe card and read the directions to create a Ginger-kid.

Repeat the process several times

The child creates a unique Ginger-kid and uses a blank recipe form to record directions for another child to duplicate.

Share recipe card with the class following station rotation

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created by Lin Attaya on 11-26-01

 

Reading
Math
Browsing Box

Winter books

Calendar Math

Materials: Old calendar pages, direction cards, crayons.

Children read and follow directions on direction cards related to their calendar page.

EX: Color each Tuesday blue.

Circle the 1st day of the month.

ASSESS: calendar page is turned in for Math calendar math assessment

Phonics
Social Studies
Spin A Word

Materials: 3 letter word spinners, letter tiles, black lined paper and gel pens

The child will spin 3 letter spinners. The child will assemble letter tiles to make word and use gel pens to write the word on black paper

ASSESS: student ability to read and write 3-4 letter words

Froggy in Winter

Materials: copies of digital pictures of Froggy dressed for the 4 different seasons, season words, paper

 

Children will create a backdrop appropriate for one of the Froggy seasonal pictures. The child will add details to show understanding of the season. The child will write sentences about picture to include for class wall book.

ASSESS: cooperative game - social skills assessment

Writing
Computers
Snowman Writing

Materials: picture story tablet paper

The child will draw a picture and write about a snow friend

Add snow words to writing station 

 SHARE with class during share time following rotation. Save for student portfolios.

Kid Pix - Snowy Day Picture

The child will use draw tools to create a snowy scene. Print and use as snowman writing prompt

 

ASSESS: use of drawing tools to create a picture

 

Science
Creative Arts

Black and White

Materials: black and white paper, penguin xerox, black and white animal books

The child will read and record animals and things that are black, white and black and white on paper collage

ASSESS: assignment turned in to finished work box for Science assessment

thanks for the idea, Emily!

The Mitten Story Retell

Materials: paper pocket, xerox of animals that go with the story, crayons

The child will use materials to create a mitten and characters from the book to retell the story.

 

ASSESS: creative expression, appropriate vocabulary and story sequence

Listening
Literacy
Snowman Following Directions

Listen and Respond

The child will listen to the directions on tape. Ordinal positions and position words will be emphasized. Respond using snowman response sheet

ASSESS: Language Arts - Listening

Ordinal Directions

Rhyming Mittens

Materials: paper mittens with rhyming words matches on mitten pairs, rhyming word puzzles

Children match mittens to form rhyming word pairs. Children read and record rhyme pairs on mitten recording sheet using skinny markers

ASSESS: record sheet checked for accuracy - Language Arts

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created by Lin Attaya on 11-26-01

 

 

Organization of Literacy Stations

Literacy Station assignment chart

Children are assigned to go in pairs to one Literacy Station each day. Rotation through all of the stations takes two weeks. My station chart is made out of poster board. It has metal brads pushed through from the back to the front. A wide piece of packing tape secures each row of brads to the back of the chart. The name tags hang on the metal brads. I use color tags (black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink and white) with station name written on each to designate stations Areas of the classroom are tagged with colors to designate work spaces. The children stay in assigned pairs throughout the entire rotation. To change the chart each day, I take off the top color tag (black in this picture) and move it to the bottom of the chart. I move each of the other color tags up one space. I have 16 students in my class this year, so 2 of the stations are not in use each day. (on this chart pink and white stations were not in use,) At the beginning of each new rotation, when all of the stations are new, I take all student names off and assign students with different partners.

 

materials for stations are stored in color coded tubs or baskets on a shelf

Materials for Literacy Stations are stored in baskets or tubs that are kept on a shelf in the classroom. Color tags on the storage container (these from Math Their Way) help distinguish each station. A color tag is also taped to the shelf to remind students where to store materials. Children take the basket or tub to their station and return materials to the shelf at the end of the session.

Reading
Math
Browsing Box - familiar books

reading loft

Math game or activity that incorporates reading or writing.

floor space by my desk

 

Phonics
Health/Social Studies
Reinforcement and practice of specific phonics skill with method to record work when appropriate

floor space at front of room, clip boards available for use as needed

Activity or game related to study in Social Studies or Health. I try to include a book related to activity in the basket when possible.

floor space by door

 

Writing
Computers
Writing Station

At the beginning of the year I used more pattern writing or form writing activities. These are usually directed writing activities related to our Science/Social Studies studies.

writing loft

Computers - I have 2 Mac computers in my classroom and one PC. Students generally work on the Macs. Language games and programs are used at times to reinforce skills. Technology is also used to generate student projects related to our studies.

computer station

 

Science
Creative Arts

Science explorations with support of books or printed materials. Results of explorations are recorded to incorporate writing skills

floor or table space with equipment

Creative Art project used as a response to or springboard for further reading or writing activities

floor space with trays for use as work space or table space depending on activity

 

Listening
Literacy
Listening tapes and books with writing response follow up

listening station under reading loft

Specific literacy skill reinforcement or practice. Hands on games and activities which require use of reading skills or activities which require students to make a written record of their work with materials.

floor space in front of flannel/white board

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