Maths resource shelf for children to help themselves to what they want to use, encouraging independence. All resources are changed half termly according to what the current needs of the children are.
My FDK Classroom Set Up (Reggio Inspired)
Setting up a Reggio inspired classroom has taken time, some creativity, and a little bit of research! Over the summer I went online to research what a Reggio Emilia school is all about, what other Reggio inspired classrooms look like, as well as attended a couple workshops that the school board had to offer about the environment being the third teacher. Pinterest is one of my best friends this school year! I think most FDK teachers will admit they have a little "pinning" addiction... I…
An fun activity in the maths area, making use of the natural resources. Encourages problem solving skills, working together, language, sorting, balancing, creativity much more!
Small challenge table, where children find their personal challenge book and complete a different challenge each day. This one is to help Rastamouse answer the addition sums, using the mini cubes and an addition mat.
Our maths area containing numbers, place mats, counting objects, lights and mirrors. Shelves offer resources to support number writing, measure including length, capacity and weight, resources also linked to time and shapes.
Creating a Math Corner
I am getting a late start on the Debbie Diller's Math Work Stations book study. Just found a way to preview the ENTIRE book online for free (click here for that information). I am so intrigued by her suggestion of setting up a math corner very similar to the way we set up our classroom libraries. It makes so much sense! Just as we all create special spots for our classroom libraries, we should also create attractive, appealing space for the classroom math corner. I LOVE this example space…