Ok.. let me just say what you are thinking… That Deedee Wills is a monstrous beast! While I am no petite flower, I felt like my 5’7″ frame towered over the adorable and tiny Debbie Diller. How cute is she?
I was lucky enough to spend the day listening to Debbie Diller talk about her book Math Work Stations. It was wonderful to hear her talk about this book and it validated my thinking and the thinking of the other wonderful bloggers who participated in our blog book party!
You know how I confessed my obsession with pencils? Well, my ears perked up when she gave a little tip about pencils (pun..)
She suggested adding pencils to the math station tubs that have a recording sheet in it. Ok, she also said to add glue (if it required glue) and scissors (if it required scissors). BUT I heard PENCILS. By having the supplies handy student work time is not lost by hunting around for supplies.
She also suggested adding tape to the ends of your pencils, so the pencils could easily be identified by pencil “borrowers.”
I’m thinking…Duct Tape!
GREEN=Math Station pencil
PURPLE=student pencil (with their name written with a Sharpie)!!! I think I will give each student 3 pencils with their names on it. That way we can return the pencils to the right owner if they get misplaced.
I am so excited to try this, I think I will also do it with my EXPO Markers. I have tried to write their names directly on the markers, but even Sharpies rub off after a few days.
Thoughts? Do I need to seek professional help? Have I taken this pencil thing too far?
One more thing! My good friend Jackie is hosting a giveaway at
her blog Here We Go Loopty Loo.
Jump over to her blog to enter a chance to win one of my TpT products (your choice) and this:
This looks like a wonderful resource!