Saturday, September 21, 2013

Weekly Math Tubs..and Lit Centers

Hi!  I hope everyone had a great week! It sure went by quickly!  I worked extra efficient this week.  I told myself I was leaving by a certain time every day so I could get to the gym.  I stuck to my plan all but 1 day. Not too shabby!  I was shocked at how much extra time I had at home, but of course my evenings were all consumed with school stuff.  Dang.  After 10 years, you would think I could find a balance but I just can't. Do you have that problem, too?  Mini-steps, I guess...One thing I have been keeping up on is center prep. I pull stuff out ahead of time and put it into either a Math tub or Lit center basket.  When it's time to prep centers, I just pull from there.  I am constantly making/laminating/copying, but it keeps me ahead.

Ok, rant over: time for the upcoming week's Math tubs {to see how I organize and run these, click here to read my post}!  Next week we only have 4 days so I will have to carry over centers for one day into the following week.  Everything shown will be listed and hyper-linked below the pictures in case you want to check them out.


Apple Number Order {Teacher Bits and Bobs: Paid}
Apple Skip Counts {Mrs. Wheeler: Free}
Two-Wheeled Tallies {Mrs. Wheeler: Paid}
Sport Spin, Tally, and Graph {Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits: Paid}

Now, onto Lit Centers!  These are always evolving from year to year, to fit the needs of my students and the building schedule.  This year, I pretty much run them the same as last year.  Read more about how I run them by reading this post.  I have just found that trying to hold reading groups at the same time is too chaotic.  I run my reading groups during Silent Reading.  I run Lit Centers for about 20 minutes.  I do them Monday through Thursday because Friday is busy with our Spelling Test and Fun Friday.  I have a few kids that do not attend Lit Centers because they are receiving intense intervention.

Below you will see the centers that we did last week.  Everything shown will be listed and hyper-linked below the pictures in case you want to check them out.  I love literacy, so everything shown this week is stuff I've created!






Fry's First 100 Sight Word Stampede {Mrs. Wheeler: Paid Product}
Fry's First 100 Magnetic Cookie Sheet Words {Mrs. Wheeler: Paid Product}
Alphabet Ordering {Mrs. Wheeler: Paid Product}
Color Words {Mrs. Wheeler: Paid Product}

*Alphabet and Color Word Ordering are both part of one pack.*

Speaking of Lit centers, would you like to see links to those each week, as well?  Let me know and I will continue posting.

xo
Megan


4 comments:

Kelly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sound like you and I were on the same page. I decided I was going to quit staying at school so late. I didn't do as well as you, but the days we went home (my daughter goes to my school) early, it was so wonderful. Sad to say, I like you was still working on school stuff but at least it was in the comfort of my own home.n I found that when I was staying at school late, I was doing a lot of talking to other people, not working in my room. I also agree with you on getting the centers prepped, my days just goes sooo much better when I do it.
Kelly
I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

CarolP said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It does seem like our work is never finished! This is my 21st year & I always think- what am I doing wrong? I stay pretty much every night till 5 & then work some more at home. Darn TPT- that has made me work more- haha. I actually love teaching this way- it's so much more creative & fun. Thanks for all your great products! Carol

vicky1970 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Megan - I love math tubs! It's always so fun to see our kiddos actively engaged and having fun while learning. Hope you have a great weekend
Vicky
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Glindathgd said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for sharing your centers for the week. It is very helpful to have the links for both math and reading!

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