Friday, June 3, 2011

Reorganizing for Math Workstations

During the past two days at school I have finished reorganizing my math closet and have been working on organizing my science closet. Here's my math closet and math area before reorganization.

As you can see, my closet was already mostly organized. There were a few concepts I did not have tubs for and others where the tubs were not the right size.

This is my math corner where my math manipulatives were stored last year. There are also math books and math games. It is a bit of a mess and I look forward to only having out next year what the kids need to do the stations they are working with.

This table is located in my math corner. It doubled as a third seating area for my students this last year. Next year I will have quite a bit less kids in my class and won't need to use this table in the same way. I plan on setting up my computers on top. The drawers underneath were used to store other manipulatives as well as math activities students worked on during their independent math rotation.

Next year I plan on using the drawers as my stations. Kids can remove the drawers and take them to other areas of the classroom.

I bought the clipart from Scrappin' Doodles. Click on the picture below for the link to this clipart at Scrappin' Doodles.

I also reorganized my closet. All I need now are a few more labels.

I'm not sure at this point if or how I'll use the bookshelf in the math corner. I may use it to attract kids to the math area similarly to Debbie Diller shows on page 35 of her book. Or I may move it to a different area of the room and use it for something else. Only time will tell.

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