Workstations can be MESSY. Planning and prepping isn't easy. And you've got to change them out weekly? SIGH. Sometimes, it's enough to make you feel like pulling out your hair!
If you're like me, one (or a few) of these thoughts have crossed your mind as you were trying to WORK with a small group:
- Is Billy getting the practice he needs?
- Are the workstation activities meaningful?
- Are they engaging?
- What is that group of kiddos doing over at that table?
- What are the rest of the kiddos doing while I'm with my small group?
- I wish setting up workstations was easier.
- Wouldn't it be wonderful if it was all just laid out for me? (Big sigh on that one...right?)
I'm tellin' ya....been there, done that! #btdt I've had those exact same thoughts!
I'm Brenda Frady, and it's my passion to share easy to use SOLUTIONS for math and literacy WORKSTATIONS for busy, hard working teachers just like you! I've been in the classroom for 12 years. For the last three, I've taught a 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Grade MULTI-AGE classroom!
Believe me...I know that workstations have got to be effective, engaging, easy to set up, & easy for kiddos to use! My goal is to share my workstation MOJO with you so you can put the FOCUS on your small group instruction.
I've got HIGH IMPACT/LOW PREP (lots of print & go!) products in my Teachers Pay Teachers store that are ready to be put into ACTION in your classroom!
And, in case you're here to find out more about the non-teachery side of my life...
I'm a Hoosier through & through: I know that Basketball in THE sport...and the Indy 500 is the GREATEST SPECTACLE IN RACING.
I live in a very small town with my husband of 30 years (wow!), & I actually teach in the same school I went to when I was little!
I have 4 grown up kids of my own, and two adorable granddaughters who are going to be in first grade this fall.
I love to travel. This summer, my travels have found me in California, Iowa, South Dakota, and Colorado (& every state in between!). Here's a pic from one of my favorite stops:
Actually.....who am I kidding? There really isn't truly a non-teachery side to any of us, is there? I confess...at each one of my stops, I picked up something for my class: books from Mt. Rushmore, more books in Estes Park, Colorado, maps from EVER.Y.WHERE ('cause kiddos love maps), & I'm working on planning a unit based on Rocky Mountain National Park...something project-y with a virtual trip element.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm here to help YOU! Leave a comment or drop me an email & I'll do whatever I can to get you what you need!