I'm a huge fan of the Daily Five. I know many teachers are using it in their classroom and know it's a very effective way to run your reading program. After 4 years of using the Daily Five system, I feel pretty confident about how it's working in my classroom. This summer I started thinking about math. Most primary teachers are reading fanatics and most resources you find out there are geared towards reading and language arts.
This summer I'm making a goal to get geared up for stronger math instruction in my classroom. I'm going to take methods I use in my reading and language arts instruction and apply it to math. Sounds pretty simple...don't know why I didn't think about that before? Maybe because June is the only month out of the year that I can actually sit back and...THINK. :)
The first thing I want to modify are my math stations. They already work pretty well and the kids do a phenomenal job in them...but they could be better. I structure my Daily Five using menus for the kids and I just created menus for math stations. I'm attaching the menu below along with an explanation page on how I plan on running them this year. I cannot get into my classroom until July, so you'll have to wait for pictures until then. But check out the menu and share your thoughts!