I thought I'd share some pictures and explain how I use the workshop model for Math and Reading in my classroom.
At the back of my classroom I have a giant bulletin board that stretches across the whole back wall. This is where I keep our rotation boards and materials for each station. This is probably my favorite spot in my room!
Here is an overview of our Math Workshop board. Above the bulletin board I have four posters that show the four multiplication properties. Next to the rotation board I keep a weekly list of what we are working on during the nine weeks. This helps me stay on task throughout the nine weeks and helps the students know what's coming up--great accountability for everyone! To the right of that is our multiplication fact tracker sheet. The kiddos take multiplication tests once every few weeks and if they get a 100 they get a sticker by that number. Below that is a list of my different Math groups. Underneath everything is what is in each station for the week. I stapled sheet protectors to the bulletin board and change out the paper every week. Our four centers are Math Facts, At your Seat, Teacher Time, and Hands on. In the green baskets on the desks I keep everything needed for centers. I also stapled our Science and Social Studies schedule for the 9 weeks on this board.
In between the two bulletin boards I keep the drawers where students turn in their work. Each drawer is labeled with a different subject. This has been a LIFE SAVER for me. I have a student who gets everything out of the drawers in the afternoon and I can easily grade everything from the day.
Next is our Reader's Workshop and jobs bulletin board. Below the rotation board I have what is in each station for the week just like math. We have a Reader's Response center, Enjoy a Book, At your Seat, and Discuss the Text. Each week Enjoy a Book and At your Seat stay the same and the other two centers rotate depending on if were doing Science or Social Studies that week. Since I integrate Science and Social Studies into my literacy block this is a great way for students to practice their Science or Social Studies content through literacy strategies. I also have a list of our reading groups and a schedule for our Writer's Workshop. I will do another post on how I do Writer's Workshop soon : ) The blue baskets on the desks hold everything the students need for Reader's Workshop during the week.
To the right of our Reader's workshop board is our jobs board! Each Monday during our morning meeting we change jobs. I have each student's name written on a Popsicle stick. I choose a stick, call their name, and they choose their job for the week. My kiddos this year are ROCKSTARS when it comes to their jobs. They take them very seriously ; ) I also keep our Eagle Bucks here. Students earn Eagle Bucks around the school for showing good behavior. When we get to 50 as a class they earn a surprise (lunch with the teacher, Popsicles, Free Friday, etc.)
I hope this was helpful to my teachers friends and I can't wait to share more of my classroom soon! Let me know what kind of things you'd like to see or hear more about : )