My kinders have been working so hard to be able to work in small groups and pairs, and they have really done a great job! Last week we did a trial run, and now we are all set for the real deal next week. I am lucky to have some helpers on most days - an eighth grader comes in on Tuesday and Thursday (we are a K-12 building), and two moms have promised to come in on Wednesday & Friday. That just leaves Monday without extra help. Even so, I am very happy to have help four days a week!
We (my two fabulous teaching partners & I) plan our Learning Stations together. Usually we try to do the same activities, but sometimes we trade off - rotating three activities. We allot a half hour for Stations, and our shared aide comes into each of our rooms to help run an activity.
|Mrs. S's Station. Read, Write, Stamp! Sight word practice.|
|Word Word Station. Spelling their, and classmates', names with magnets.|
|Writing Station. Rainbow names - roll the color coded cube and write your name using that color crayon. Simple, but a great way to help them to practice writing their names!|
|Listening Station. I got my new jackbox and headphones! Yay! Now everyone will hear the story well.|