Station Signs Free Files for your kindergarten classroom! These will help you manage your center or learning stations! It is also great for Daily 5!
How do you get your students up and working in centers quickly? I used a work board! We spend the first few weeks learning how to read this board, then the students take care of the rest!
First I organize my stations on this pocket chart. I think they have discontinued this chart but you can find a similar chart HERE.
The blue sign is for my students first center rotation, the yellow sign is for their second center rotation. Make sense?
After their first rotation (20 minutes), I signal my students to return to the carpet. I like to use a SHORT song to bring them back (a song under 2 minutes). When students have all returned to the carpet, we have a little time to debrief. I want to be sure all their centers were put away “neatly and completely” before we go onto the next rotation. I also want to ask what they did during their center time to be a better reader or writer. Then the students move onto their second station (yellow). This allows me time to meet with a small group of students for guided reading. You can read more about guided reading by clicking HERE.
One side held my literacy stations and the other side had my math stations! Simple!
You can read some of my other blog posts on station management below
Feeling better prepared already? I sure hope so!
You can find the stations cards as listed above by clicking HERE.
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