I am often asked: “How do you keep your students working independently, so you can get to small groups?” The answer is kindergarten independent work stations!
Make Them Predictable
I usually have between 10-12 station activities for literacy and 10-12 station activities for math. With 2 students to a station, I needed that many each day. BUT I don’t want to take precious instruction time explaining the activities they are going to do.
So, once I teach them a particular activity, then I can change the themes and increase the complexity with each subsequent month.
You can read my TOP TIPS FOR STATION MANAGEMENT or read about the 10 LITERACY STATIONS THAT WILL LAST YOU ALL YEAR.
Here is an addition activity in November, December, then again in the spring.
Here are some ending sounds activities
Ordering numerals from November and December
Stay in their lane!
What I mean is… the activities should be practice, not new learning.
Students need engaging practice to make learning permanent.
January Stations and Centers ~ ELA
short vowel sounds
January Stations and Centers ~ Math
skip counting by 10’s
ten frames (2 levels are included)