Monday, April 15, 2013

Let's Get Acquainted and Math Station/Rotation HELP!

I'm linking up with Latoya from Flying into First for my first Let's Get Acquainted Linky!  This week's topic is...SKITTLES!!  YUM!! :)

Here we go...
Red- Favorite Ice Cream Flavor
I'd have to go with Cookies and Cream or Reeses.  I really can't choose- please don't make me!

Orange- Favorite Memory from College friends and I used to have sweat Sundays.  It was THE BEST!  After a fun night out Saturday, everyone would come over to our apartment in their sweats and we'd watch a movie and have snacks.  It's such a fun memory!

Yellow- Favorite Sports Team
Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears...HANDS DOWN!!
Go Cubs Go!! I'm a diehard Cubbie fan...but they are having a terrible start to the season!

Green- Favorite Fast Food Place
Hmmm...I'm not huge into fast food. I guess I'll say Jimmy Johns.  I always get a Slim 1...I am so boring!  But..YUM!:)

Purple- Wild Card(Tell anything about yourself)
Hmmm...I love getting manicures and pedicures.  It is just so relaxing to me and I love having my toes ready for flip flops or sandals.  I LOVE SPRING and wearing open toed shoes!!

I'm going to try and start math stations or rotations for the rest of the year.  But, I need HELP! I know I've seen blog posts about it, but I can't find what I'm looking for.  I'm going to post more about it for the rest of this week, but let me know...
What do you love about it?
What do you struggle with?
What advice do you give a newbie to math stations/rotations?

I have this book  and have read it.  I'm going to reread it and really dive into it now.  I think I'm finally ready!  I'd love any and all other tips!


  1. This is such a fun linky! I have loved learning about other bloggers. I would love to have you come by and link up with my latest linky. It’s all about the dollar. Anything you love, make, sell, find, or buy that is a dollar. It is really fun!

    1. I totally agree- love these fun linky parties!! :) Thanks so much for stopping by!!! I'll have to check out your linky. I'm trying to think of my latest dollar finds. I'm trying to stay away from the dollar store- I always spend WAY more than a dollar! ;) he he

  2. Hey Katie, I just found your blog through the linky. I started doing math rotations a couple of months ago. (I also teach 2nd grade) Have you checked out Stephanie at 3rd Grade Thoughts blog? I modeled my system after how she had her math rotations set-up. I only have about an hour for math. So I break the time into 3 sections. 1 group is doing the lesson with me, 1 group is doing the workbook pages (or practice pages related to the lesson), and the last group is completing a math center. The problem I am having, is keeping my students accountable for completing their work. I am still brainstorming ways to encourage them. I love how I can really work on skills that each group needs. It also allows my kids to move around a little more. Some advice...Make sure all of your math centers are independent and don't need explanation or materials from you. I change out my centers every 2 weeks. On a side note, I don't have any extra help during this time.

    If you have any questions, feel free to email me. I'd love to hear how it works out for you.

    Ms Richards's Musings

    1. Hi Krystyn! Thank you so much for responding!! I do follow 3rd Grade Thoughts so I'll check for that post! I wil most definitely be emailing you some more questions. I appreciate your help! :)