You know when you go to a party, and it is getting late, but you aren't ready for the party to end. Well, that is how I feel. Summer is ending soon. Although I still have two weeks of vacation remaining, I'll be back at school to start unpacking today.
This year, I'm going to try to do Guided Math. I bought the book and went to a half day Guided Math inservice. I've been stalking other bloggers and reading how they do it. This week, I started organizing. I used a Wal-Mart gift certificate to pick up some three drawer containers, then I started making drawer labels.
Differentiation is a BIG buzz word in my district, so this will be perfect. The top blue drawers will contain activities that any of my students are capable of doing. The middle green drawers will be activities for students on-level. The bottom brown drawer will be challenge activities. I have a 4th set of drawers. I was thinking about labeling them "Teacher Time" to help me organize small group work.
After I created the labels for my drawers, I didn't stop there. I decided I needed to make polka-dotted rotation cards. I put it all together in a new file. You can find it here in my TPT store or click the preview picture below.
I've already shared my spray painted buckets. They were a little plain, so I added some super cute ribbon that has all of my colors. (Offray ribbon from Wal-Mart.) Last week, I made some labels. [Hint: Facebook Fan Freebie] Now 3 of the 5 are finished. I needed another roll of ribbon, but it was out of stock at my store. Hopefully, I can find another roll at another location.