I'm so excited for Back to School and Debbie Diller's Math Station Book. We are only on Chapter 5 and I have to admit... I've gone ahead ;) I created a Back to School unit and was quite excited... now I'm even more happy... I've added additional stations (to include each strand) and accommodate for the large class size I will be having this upcoming year. I'll probably need 14 stations... 1 will be technology/computer, 1 will be small group with me... that leaves 12 math stations at one time. I've created them and the good news is... the are copied, cut and stored in a 9x12 envelope I purchased from the dollar store. I've purchased 14 - 5"x11"x16" Sterlite boxes to store the instructions and equipment.
I've also decided to give each student a Math Station folder to take with them as they rotate through the stations. Inside they'll have a cover sheet (I'll have a different one for each 'theme') with a paperclip to keep track of all the station assignments... a 100 chart to accomodate and a PUNCH card. Each day the kiddos will be able to use the hole punch to punch their card. By the time BACK TO SCHOOL stations are over... their punch card will be completed and they can hand in all their assignments in a semi-organized way... Wahoo!!! I'm so excited... now all I need is a few students ;)