I have a love hate relationship with classroom stations. Mainly because they can tend to be chaotic at first and they can take a long time to prep. That’s why this week I am taking some of the guess work out for you and bringing you a post full of station organization ideas!
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I scoured the internet looking for some great blogs on station organization.
Actually, that’s not true. I mainly went to my favorite bloggers that I follow to get some of their ideas. I also share some of my station blog posts because they are a combo of my ideas + those from these bloggers.
Math Station Organization Ideas
Here are a couple of math station organization blogs to check out. There are so many different ways you can do math stations so take what you like from each of these blogs and combine them into what works best in your classroom.
Step Into 2nd Grade- Math Stations: The Breakdown– In this post she breaks down what stations she has and answers questions about how she manages and prepares her math stations.
Step Into 2nd Grade- More on Math Stations– Here she talks about how she stores her math station materials.
This Math Station Packet is similar to what I used to create my version of math stations.
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Literacy Station Organization Ideas
I think Daily 5 has pretty much overtaken the elementary classroom. I use their ideas in my literacy stations. But of course, as with all things, you have to make them personal to you. Here are a couple of literacy station organization blogs worth looking into.
Step Into 2nd Grade- D5 Pictures and Update!– I love the idea she has in this blog for writing buddies. I have a ton of stuffed animals that kids have given me that just sit up on a shelf. What a fun way to incorporate those little guys!
In my Literacy Station blog post I share what literacy stations I use and how I organize and manage them.
When I was looking around online, I also found this great post on how to create your own station cards which is perfect if you are looking to blend a bunch of station organization ideas into one that works in your room.
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Until next time,