Last week we took the Reading STAAR test. Now the time has come to review for Math STAAR. I decided that I would start to review by using review stations. I have divided up the most important TEKS into 4 stations per day. Each student will rotate every 20 min through the 4 stations. One of the stations, is ME 🙂 I make sure I have the readiness standard TEK so that I make sure they have mastered that concept. Before I start to tell you about the stations let me give you a little bit of background on my students, class size and time per class.
I have 69 fifth graders. I have three students that are in a pull out situation based on their needs. I teach 66 students each day. We are a fully inclusion school, which means that every student is in the general ed classroom, unless their needs are met best in a pull out. I currently teach GT learners, Autistic learners, Dyslexic learners, Students with learning disabilities and a few 504 students for various reasons. My school is 56% economic disadvantaged. I am truly blessed to teach math 90 minutes a day. The reason my students are successful is that I use activity based lessons. These lessons allow every student to access the content regardless of disability or hardship.
I have chosen 4 topics to cover every day. I assigned each group with an even number of students so that within the group they may partner up. I moved furniture around in my room to allow students the ability to move around freely with their partners. I posted signs on each station so that the students would know where to rotate next. Students worked in their stations for 20 minutes before switching.
On April 1st, we started! I discussed with the students how the stations would work everyday. I asked the students to come in, put their items up, get paper, pencil, and their planner, then meet me on the carpet. From here I tell about the day’s stations. How the station works, is it independent or with partners, what items they will need etc.
Station 1- Comparing Decimals- Students will play decimal war. Students worked in partners. (these are cards I found on the internet) Decimal War