I felt like it was lacking. My small groups were rockin' it out over at the table with me, but the others were drowning in a sea of worksheets (and we are not "permitted" to do centers) . In any case it's NOT what I wanted for my kiddos. So a revamp was in need. After many months of blog reading and pinterst searching I found it... ADD A NEXT DO! duh!
So now my kids have three steps to their independent workshop. 1. Must Do (related to our HM lessons) 2. Next Do (a skill related game or activity) 3. May Do (independent reading) And I pull kids as needed!
Check out pics of our new system!
|Our Next Do activities lists... I rotate their numbers every other day.|
|This is where the kiddos can pick up their Next Do activities.|
|Thank you Donors Choose for the CD players and books!|
|HM vocabulary ABC order|
|Monster HFWs and and Fry's Phrases|
|HFW Pass It Sticks|
|Making Words- Short Vowel Version|
|HFW Blast Off!|
The kids are really digging our new workshop (and I am saving on grading and copies... YES!).
So... do you have any other next do ideas? I'd love to hear them!!