Here is a picture of my rotation board (kids love it)!
I gave each group a silly name: Power Towers, Goofy Gobsters, Tricky Ricks, Silly Willies and Cheery Chompers.
They are so proud to be a part of their team! Students are responsible for completing the activity at their first station. When they complete that then they may move onto their next station. I added some new stations this week onto my board that are not on the picture below. (Science, and Sorting (aka another word work). I also only have students do read to self during the stations and we do read to a partner after stations for 10 minutes as a whole class. Great time for me to do 2 running records a day.
(Got these from Deanna Jump's Blog)
This is where all of my stations are kept. YES, I said ALL! I have each station placed inside a bin. A station captain comes over to this and takes out their station drawer. This drawer set is the best invention ever. It has a lid that clicks and it comes all of the way out! It is great! I got it from Joanne Fabrics! Highly recommend it!
I also have to brag... I got an El' cheepo laminator... but I am sooo excited! I was laminating my cards to my walrus digraph center activity pack!
Then I am trying to be a good blogger and Tpt seller by taking pictures of my kiddos doing my activities.
Today was the first day they tried out my own creations! I was so excited to see my work in action!
Here are a few pictures and if you want some of these pack I will put links at the bottom of my blog!
Here is the Arctic Animal Digraph Pack in action!
Students sort words, and pictures under a heading. Then they record the words by the correct picture!
Here is a quote from my little one in the second picture, "THIS IS ACTUALLY FUN!" ha ha yaayyy!
Next, I have my students working on sorting long a and short a. I created a winter pack for this one! Here it is! She loved it and it was nice to see them actually sounding them out and thinking about long and short a vowel sounds! Yay!
That is all for today! I need to get some papers graded! Grade cards and professional binders are due next week! Never ending work! I hope next year is easier! I won't have to recreate everything each year right?
Packs if you are interested!
This is a freebie:
Something I am using to differentiate my digraph station for my higher kiddos.