Here are my boxes. I have 30 students so I have 15 stations. I got my boxes from Wal-Mart. I bought 2 sizes because some of the activities didn't fit in the small ones.
Here are my charts. I found a cute clipart from Scrappin' Doodles and the numbers from Lettering Delights!
I put my "Aarrgh We Equal" (from a previous post) activity in the stations so the kiddos could try out the number sentences on the number balance. It was cool to see them explore other problems as well.
This activity is from Debbie Diller's book (Math Work Stations, also from a previous post) called 'Grab and Graph'. I made my own recording sheets to go with it.
I've had these 100's boards from Learning Resources but I only had 2 of them and couldn't figure out how to let everyone have a turn with them. They love playing 'SWIPER' when they finish putting the chart together. One person is 'SWIPER' and covers 5 numbers while the other person isn't looking. Then has to guess what the numbers are.
I wanted a counting activity so I made this one called 'Grab and Count'. They grab a handful of items from a bag and count them, then record it on a sheet I made. They do it several times. Another activity is called 'Grab, Count and Add' where they grab two handfuls, count the items and add them together. They also record on a recording sheet.
This is 'School House Order' an activity I got off of Cara's blog on The First Grade Parade .
This one is the most LOVED! I took it from Debbie Diller's book and used dot cards. They play teacher and student and match the numbers to the dot cards. Then they can make their own with the bingo markers to take home. Can I tell you how much I LOVE the bingo markers!!! Where have I been? How come I didn't know about these before now? I had a hard time finding them. Ended up getting them at Amazon.com. Actually, they are called 'Do-A-Dot Rainbow Art Set. Click on the picture for a link to Amazon.
P.S. Thanks Fredia for collaborating with me!
* I have had several readers ask about the dot cards and where I got them. I did not make them. But here are some links to websites where you can find some for FREE!
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