Sunday, April 22, 2012

Help Wanted!!!

It is sleepy Sunday, and I am laying on the couch, updating my blog.  The weekend is the only time I seem to be able to update because I am so busy during the week, especially since the end of the school year is a month away!  

I have updated all of my pages (Classroom Organization, Behavior Management, etc.)  So feel free to take a peek!  As always, there will be MORE COMING SOON!

BUT...I also need your help and ideas....

This is my Math manipulative organization shelf.  However, it is only semi-organized.

The tubs are filled with certain math materials~ bears, counters, cubes, shapes, blocks, chains, etc.  However, my tubs aren't labeled.  And I haven't organized the tubs in any sort of way.  
I am so obsessed with Daily 5 and absolutely love what it has produced for me in my guided reading.  I have only scratched the surface of Daily 5 Math, but it is definitely something I want to implement into my classroom for next year.  So, I was seeing if anyone had advice on how to organize this space and these materials for that.  Or, maybe organize them in another way.
I am very open to new ideas so PLEASE SHOOT THEM MY WAY.



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Suzanne said...

I don't know if this will help, but I labeled my tubs with pictures of what was inside. Our school gets boxes of catalogs for teacher supply stores. I grabbed 4 of the same catalog and found pictures for the manipulatives. I cut them out and glued them to the outside of the bins. There were a few items I couldn't find, so I took pictures and printed them at home on my color printer. It's easier for me to find what I am looking for now.

I am just starting to read my Daily 5 book, so I don't know exactly what you need for math. However, we do workshop for language arts. I use a pocket chart and pictures of the items students can choose from on my shelves. They have a card with their name on it. They put their name next to the item they are choosing to use.

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Lenore said...

My tubs are clear, but I labeled them with numbers because students would put the tubs in any slot rather than group them. It forces them to practice their numbers. :-D

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