Now that I am moving to 1st grade, I am looking at this book with fresh eyes and the possibility of students with more independence. I was able to have math stations for the last two years in kindergarten, but the activities were not always what I wanted them to be. Kinders need a lot of support, so I made the stations more directed at the beginning. As the year progressed, they (and I) was ready for them to take on more responsibility. However, Ms. Diller's work has re-inspired me to change them again for my first graders.
I've been following other blogs and reading their fabulous insights into this book. I encourage you to do the same. So far, I'm thinking that I will have 12 stations going at a time (2 students in each). The stations will be made up of:
- Counting/ Number Concepts
- Patterns/ Geometry
- Place Value
- Games & Computer (www.IXL.com)
These are just my initial thoughts... I just started rereading, so I know more is to come on this part of my new curriculum.