Centers, Workstations, Small Groups, whatever you call it ....
All I really know is that workstations can either fly, or flop. I have had my fair share of each. However, the same ones seem to work day after day with no complaint from me or my kiddos. These are the ones I work with generally ... Enjoy!
This is the back-up to the main library at school. Have I told you how AMAZING that library is? Well, it is awesome! Mine is much to be desired, but really ... this was just not the year for a great in class library.
Vocabulary. We use Steck-Vaughn and they have great picture cards and word cards that the kids use in speed guessing, matching, and racing. Their favorite is taking turns and being the "Teacher." It melts me heart a little. Oh and they know over 120 new words like treacherous, versatile, humane, and diplomat!
However, some kids love to just read... AND I am not going to stop it!
This is the Games Workstations. Basically, I have different language/grammar skills that are covered in several games! LOVE IT!
This is AR. The kids read a book on their level and take a comprehension test via Accelerated Reader.
|Word Work. They are playing scrabble! Obviously they are spelling HUGE words, but their words from the DSA are always an option. They can also create word searches using the weekly words! Then they trade and search for the words.|