Monday, March 26, 2012

Class Station Journals

I was in a pre-k classroom last week and I wanted to share the way the teacher had her stations set up.

She has 3 activities for her students to do in each station.

She has a class journal in several of her stations. This was the part that I really liked. She has a spiral notebook that is used by all of the students who go to the station. In it, students record pictures and sentences about what they did in the station or something they learned. The examples I looked at varied from pictures, to diagrams, to sentences, etc. You could give your students a focus or let them make their own decisions about what they journal about.

Instead of photocopying recording sheets or putting loose paper in the station, the teacher used the journal. It was a great assessment piece for showing student growth over time. Here is a pre-k example.


I liked the way the teacher managed sorting activities too. She grouped them on poster board using Velcro instead of having lose pieces that go all over the table or floor. 

3 comments:

Miss Squirrels said...

I love the idea of a class journal for the centers!
Staci

Going Nutty!

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Mrs. Davis said...

Oooh, when we had our science common core meeting last week, we decided to make class journals for our pet and plant observations! (Guess who gets to make them??? Me!) Love it!

Kim
Carried Away in Kindergarten

Amy said...

I love the center ideas!!

Amy
The Crazy Adventures of a University Graduate
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