Sunday, June 12, 2011

Chapter 4 Freebies

I am really enjoying reading Debbie Diller's Math Work Stations. 
Thanks to DeeDee Willis for getting this book group organized! 

 As I was reading chapter 4, I was envisioning what these bins might look like. If the math talk cards were a simple talking bubble with no label, would they always get put away with the correct activity? How would I, when setting up the bins, remember all materials that need to end up there? SO, being the Type A personality I am, I made these from the activities mentioned in the book and thought I would share them with you all.
Beginning Number Concepts

I resisted putting directions because K/1 can't read them anyway but it seems like having the materials helps jog my memory which game it is. I would still make the I Can list WITH the students as suggested by Debbie.

I was thinking maybe if I make more I should add the standard in a small font to keep easily organized? Or maybe just copy them on different colored cardstock.
I'd love to hear your feedback. Do you think these are useful or do you have other organization ideas?

Fran Kramer is hosting the linky party for the Chapter 4 discussion and you should go check out her wonderful ideas and freebies if you haven't yet!



  1. Dear Jean,
    I love these cards and how you made them a bit more challenging for first graders. I love the idea of putting the standard on the card and color coding them (use dots in the corner). Maybe you can keep them on rings to maintain your sanity. My kids never put things back where they belong but now I know what to do- model, model, model-LOL

  2. Thank you for sharing! These are perfect! Even for my beginning of the year 2nd graders! :)

  3. Thanks for sharing these! I really like your idea of listing the materials that go with the activity.

    Magnificent Multiagers!

  4. love the card idea thanks for sharing